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Romo taking sacks makes Cowboys better

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By Eric Edholm

QB Tony Romo is having his best and most complete season in terms of taking care of the football and making plays without hurting his team. His recent streak of 167 passes without an interception was ended on a ball that WR Roy Williams should have caught, and Romo had another streak of 142 throws without a pick earlier this season. His eight interceptions are a career low, as are his six fumbles (only four were lost). The sign of Romo's maturation actually comes in the number of sacks he has taken — 32 — which represent a career high. Romo has figured out that taking a six-yard loss on a play is far better than turning it over. He averaged 15.3 picks per season the previous three, and that included the '06 season in which he only started 10 games. The Cowboys are better off with the new Romo. He has found a new go-to receiver in Miles Austin and hasn't caved to pressure to force the ball into Williams, who is being paid like a No. 1 guy.


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