Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is the cover boy for the December 2 issue of Sports Illustrated and, according to the story’s author, S.L. Price, Romo “deserves your unconditional love.”
The always high expectations for Romo were ratcheted up this offseason when he signed a six-year, $108 million extension and, as Price writes, he’s done a pretty admirable job of living up to the deal. Romo currently has the Cowboys, banged up defense and all, atop the NFC East at 6-5.
“On paper, Romo ranks among the finest,” Price wrote. “A supposed choker, he has the best fourth-quarter passer rating in the regular season (102.5) of any QB, ever, and his 11 game-winning drives since 2011--the latest a 14-play march on the road, with Romo connecting on six of nine attempts for 67 yards, in the final 4:45 to set up the winning field goal against the Giants on Sunday--lead the league.
“This season, the 6-foot-2, 236-pound Romo has thrown just seven interceptions while being lodged, as usual, among the NFL leaders in completion percentage (64.2, eighth), TDs (23, fourth) and passer rating (97.2, seventh).”
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