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Jim Schwartz: Romo "Playing Outstanding Football"

Tony Romo has been drawing praise from opposing head coaches all year

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    As far as praise from opposing head coaches for Tony Romo goes, the Detroit Lions’ Jim Schwartz picked up right where the Philadelphia Eagles’ Chip Kelly left off.

    “I think he’s playing outstanding football,” Schwartz said of Romo this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “Any time you have a quarterback rating over 100, you’re doing something right. You’re throwing touchdown passes, you’re avoiding interceptions. He’s done that. They got some good playmakers around him.”

    Indeed, even after a relatively underwhelming performance against the Eagles, Romo’s passer rating on the year sits at 101.6. He’s completed better than 68 percent of his passes through seven weeks and has thrown 15 touchdowns while allowing five interceptions.

    Schwartz didn’t limit his praise to Romo, though. He also lauded the weapons around Romo.

    “[Jason] Witten has always been his go-to guy. Their careers have sort of been right next to each other. Witten’s an outstanding tight end. I think they’ve added some playmakers there at tight end. [Gavin] Escobar has done some nice things for them. Wide receiver-wise I think they’ve really built their depth. Terrance Williams has made some plays, Miles Austin is a proven player. Even some of the other guys have stepped in and really made plays, given him a lot of targets. When they can run the ball--when [DeMarco] Murray’s been healthy--that’s been a big difference for them also. It’s not just about Romo. He’s got plenty of playmakers that he can just get the ball to. I think that’s made a difference for him.”

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