To say that Tony Romo has been good this December is an understatement.
He’s been absolutely outstanding.
Romo threw his first pick in December this Sunday against the Redskins. It wasn’t even his fault, as Romo hit penguin-handed receiver Roy Williams right in his flippers.
In this month, Romo has thrown seven touchdowns to one interception. He’s averaging over 300 yards per game. Guiding the Cowboys to a 2-2 record, a success in the eyes of many Cowboys fans, he’s been the deciding factor. Even in the two losses, to the Giants and the Chargers, Romo had solid performances.
He outplayed Drew Brees by a wide margin in the Cowboys’ upset win over the Saints. He outplayed Eli Manning in their road loss the the Giants. He outplayed Jason Campbell, if that means anything.
Is it the emergence of Miles Austin as a number one receiver who can keep his mouth shut? Is Romo more willing to spread the ball around with Terrell Owens in Buffalo? Or is Romo maturing before our eyes, as he’s more willing to take a sack or throw the ball away instead of forcing a pass?
He’s been getting it done in December, which has been an absolute blessing for Cowboys fans. He’s turning up his play at the most important time in the season, the mark of a franchise quarterback.
Now, Romo will have to face another franchise quarterback in Donovan McNabb, who is having as good a season as any in recent memory. There’s a chance that the two will square off twice in a row depending on how Week 18 plays out.
With the ever-improving Romo at the helm, Cowboys fans should feel confident about Week 18 and the playoffs.