Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo has kind of made a career of making plays while being chased by any number of large human beings. This ability played no small part in his being extended for six years and $108 million--an unprecedented figure for Dallas--this offseason.
Now, we have the statistics to elucidate just how good Romo has been while under pressure.
Per Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas, Romo was fourth in the league in terms of passing yards outside the pocket, with 505. He was No. 1 in touchdown passes outside the pocket with seven. His quarterback rating, while working outside of the pocket, was over 116.
It’s still troubling that Jerry Jones rationalized having a bad offensive line by saying that Romo was suited to working behind a shoddy front, but for what it’s worth... Yeah, Romo is pretty good at working behind a shoddy front.
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