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Sanders: Romo 'Straight-Out Balling'

Sanders has been one of Tony Romo's more outspoken critics this season



    For all the statistical evidence out there to suggest that Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo has been playing very good football of late, one of the more convincing signs of the Dallas signal caller’s proficiency of late is this: Deion Sanders paid Romo a compliment or two on the NFL Network on Sunday night.

    Sanders, long one of the more outspoken critics of Romo among media types, spoke highly of the Dallas quarterback following an overtime win by Sanders’ old team, the Cowboys, over his other old team, the Redskins on Sunday. Romo was 23 of 26 passing in this game, for 292 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. In the team’s last three games, Romo has eight touchdowns and no picks.

    With numbers like that, it’s not much of a surprise that the veteran quarterback is winning some critics over--for now, anyway.

    “Not only are the Dallas Cowboys playing very well but the quarterback, Tony Romo, is playing very well,” Sanders said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Yeah, I said it. I said it. I said it last week. I call it like I see it. When I was very critical of Tony Romo, that was coming off a game he threw two interceptions and pretty much single-handedly gave that game away [against Detroit]. And the Jets game as well.

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    “Tony Romo has been straight-out balling, not turning the ball over in, what, five straight games now? He’s consistent, he’s hitting Jason Witten. He hit nine different receivers in the game, and he didn’t have the running presence from DeMarco Murray, but he still got the job done.”

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