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Jerry Heaps Praise on Romo's Performance

Tony Romo became the first Cowboys QB in history to throw for 500 yards on Sunday



    Tony Romo played as good a game as any Cowboys quarterback in recent memory in Sunday’s 51-48 loss to the Broncos, at least according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

    Jones isn’t without some statistical backing here. Granted, Romo set the Broncos up for their game-winning field goal with a fourth quarter interception--just his second on the year--but he also went 25 of 36 passing for 506 yards and five touchdowns. No Cowboys QB had ever thrown for over 500 yards before Sunday.

    He’s tough as a boot,” Jones said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “I’m not the least bit worried about any criticism here. I’m glad he had this game. If he can get better, this ought to make him better. I mean, I know no one with the Cowboys have ever had a game like this. Now you say you’ve got to win, but no one has ever played statistically and executed and did everything, not only executed the plan, not only did a lot of the deal, but he also created, and he made things happen.

    “... You saw the whole package out there today. We’ve got some creative Romo. We’ve got the other parts of him too that he’s been working on. I like what we got out there today. I’ll take a helping of that every time. Seriously, I will, because it’s such a great combination and very few people can play quarterback that way.”

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