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Romo Proving His Sanity With August Prediction



    Romo Proving His Sanity With August Prediction
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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 14: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a pass in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    Try to take yourself back to August for a second.

    Tony Romo, a 35-year-old quarterback seemingly on the decline, was coming off two back surgeries in the offseason and playing for a team that no one saw getting any more than seven wins this season, tops.

    And take yourself back to the Cowboys' season opener in September against the San Francisco 49ers at JerryWorld. Romo was rusty, and it showed as he threw three early interceptions in a Cowboys loss that didn't quell any of those 6-10 fears.

    But since then, wow. Romo has been fantastic, and even with that awful first half against the Niners and a near-equally poor showing on Thanksgiving Day, Romo is second in the NFL in quarterback rating with a 110.4 behind only Aaron Rodgers' 111.2.

    He's passed for 3,188 yards, 28 touchdowns and just eight picks — five of which came in those two aforementioned games.

    Most importantly, Romo now has 10 wins to his credit, and two of the Cowboys' losses were games in which Romo missed time (Washington) or didn't play (Arizona). Is he the team's MVP? No, that's DeMarco Murray. But he's right up there in the conversation in what very well could be his finest season yet.