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Romo's Back Has Had a Time Against Redskins

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    The last two times Tony Romo has faced the Washington Redskins, they've literally broken his back.

    That's a pretty daunting piece of informaiton heading into Sunday's regular-season finale, which likely will mean absolutely nothing to the Cowboys after they wrapped up the NFC East and a home playoff game last week.

    Even still, Jason Garrett is insisting he will play everyone just as if it was a regular game on Sunday, and if history repeats itself that could be devastating both to Romo and the Cowboys' playoff chances.

    We've gone on record here saying Garrett is making the right decision by not mailing in Sunday's game and letting his players play, but Romo's case is a bit worrisome.

    For whatever reason, most logically Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, Romo and the Cowboys have had a hard time against the Redskins' defense, even when it's been bad. Haslett always finds a way to dial up the right blitzes and pressures to throw Romo off.

    Romo is just 8-7 against the Redskins in his career, and has thrown 15 interceptions to go with his 25 touchdown passes. With Haslett running the show on the Redskins' defense, the Cowboys have scored less than 20 points in four of Romo's eight games, including the first meeting this season when the Cowboys lost in overtime 20-17. He's been sacked 18 times in his eight career starts against a Haslett-led Redskins defense.

    Still, Romo isn't fazed by his history against the Redskins, even in the last two games that have resulted in Romo back injuries.

    "I go in with the exact, same mental approach I do every game," Romo told reporters. "If you're a football player and there's a game, there's only one way to play and it's hard the whole time. You go all out. I think you're doing a disservice to the game and your team if you don't play that way. To me, regardless of circumstance and situation, if I'm out on the football field, you're going to see the best version of myself. And I think you're going to see that with our football team."