Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo didn’t exactly light up the box score on Sunday, as he went 19 for 29 passing for 176 yards and a touchdown, but the team didn’t need him to--a refreshing departure from the team’s usual formula for winning.
Rather than leaning on Romo, as they have countless times in the past, Dallas leaned on the ground game to carry them to the win in Nashville. In all, Dallas rushed for 220 yards. DeMarco Murray had 167 of those yards, and freed Romo up to simply drive the bus.
That’s just fine with Romo.
“There will be games where I’ve got to play at a high level for us to win and there will be games where we’ll have the opportunity to do what we did and run the ball and do things,” Romo said. “You’ve got a back like DeMarco Murray and a line that can pound in the running game, it gives you a chance.”
This doesn’t mean Romo didn’t play a significant role in the win, of course. On the crucial, third quarter scoring drive, Romo threw nine passes, including the touchdown strike to Dez Bryant.
“I thought Tony did a nice job for us,” Garrett said. “We blended the run and pass really well. We want to be able to play downhill football and move the chains, control the line of scrimmage. I think we were able to do that and the entire offense did a nice job.”
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