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Irvin: Cowboys Play Harder With Romo at the Helm

Michael Irvin believes Tony Romo's return gave Dallas a mental boost on Sunday



    Irvin: Cowboys Play Harder With Romo at the Helm

    With Tony Romo back at the helm, the Dallas Cowboys cruised to victory in London on Sunday, 31-17 over the Jaguars.

    Romo went 20 of 27 passing for 246 yards and three touchdowns, but his mere presence provided Dallas with a boost before the opening kickoff was even struck, according to Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin. Irvin believes it’s only natural that the Cowboys will play harder with Romo in the lineup.

    “Hope will dictate effort,” Irvin said on the NFL Network on Sunday, via the Dallas Morning News. “When you know you have Tony Romo in the game, it gives you more hope. You put in more effort. You play harder. You expect to win. Without Tony Romo, things change for the Dallas Cowboys.”

    The week before, with Romo out, the Cowboys were defeated by the Arizona Cardinals 28-17. Backup Brandon Weeden struggled in Romo’s absence, going 18 for 33 for 183 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.

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