This weekend's NFC Divisional Round game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers has all kinds of juicy numbers surrounding it.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has his ridiculous streak dating back to December 2012 as the last time he threw an interception at home. The Packers are a perfect 8-0 this year at Lambeau Field, and the Cowboys go to the Frozen Tundra with a perfect 8-0 road record this year — a near lock of a stat to send a team to the Super Bowl in recent history.
There are several reasons for the Cowboys' road success this year: their dominant offensive line, an improving defense and their ability to control the clock on offense. But there is one glaring reason for their success, and it's quarterback Tony Romo's rousing success in hostile road environments.
Romo has been unreal on the road this year, tossing 20 touchdowns with just two interceptions. In his last five road games, he has 15 touchdowns to one interception.
Romo says his past success has no bearing on Sunday, but it definitely can't hurt matters in terms of his teammates' confidence going into a place that is as tough to win as Lambeau. Then again, this team won in Seattle this year, and it gets no tougher than that.
"I don't think anything that happened before this is necessarily going to help you when you're on the field on Sunday," Romo told ESPN Dallas. "What matters is if you do the things that you've done before, but you've got to still go do it. We feel confident whenever we step on the football field, whether it's at home or on the road, that we're going to give ourselves a chance to win the football game. I think we're not going to feel any different going into this game."