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Romo's December History Needs to Change

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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys sits on the sidelines with an injured hand against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    As we saw when the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Arizona Cardinals, the Cowboys' team goes as Tony Romo goes.

    In that game, of course, Romo was on the sideline and the offense looked inept with Brandon Weeden under center. In the Cowboys' other losses this season, Romo was either bad or injured. In the Cowboys' eight wins, it's been pretty much a constant fact that Romo has been spectacular, and for the Cowboys to make the postseason they almost certainly have to win at least two of their remaining four games, if not three.

    But there's one problem, over the course of his career, Romo has been historically bad in December — the opposite of his Novembers, which have historically been some of the best months for a quarterback in the league.

    For instance, in November, which is Romo's best month, he has a quarterback rating of 106.1 over his 35 career games with 71 touchdowns and just 20 interceptions. In his 33 December games, the numbers don't look quite so good. Romo has just 48 touchdowns in those games (his lowest touchdown total for any month) and 27 interceptions.

    It starts Thursday night in Chicago against a Bears team that is ripe for the picking, and Romo needs a big game to get the Cowboys off on the right foot as the season winds down.