In the preseason opener against the Raiders back on August 13, Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo was constantly on the run, to the point that we’re still surprised he was only sacked once in that game. Which is to say, the offensive line was bad.
But Romo has stayed off the turf in each of the team’s two exhibitions since, and on Saturday against St. Louis, the former Pro Bowler Romo actually looked pretty comfortable. He manipulated the pocket as he always does--which, of course, requires the line to build a pocket for him to operate--stepped up, and went 9-13 for 198 yards and two touchdowns passes.
Romo believes the new-look line--and his relationship with the group--is a work-in-progress, but he’s been encouraged by their collective growth from week to week.
“We’ve been building,” Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Camp’s a long time and these guys have worked their butt off. I’m proud of the guys up front. They’ve continued to get better and better. It’s exciting to see.”
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