TONY ROMO FACTS
Tony Romo is 8-13 in the month of December. Here’s how other Cowboys quarterbacks who won playoff games performed in December:
Roger Staubach: 17-3
Danny White: 11-10
Troy Aikman: 18-19
Don Meredith: 10-8
Craig Morton: 8-1
Steve Beuerlein: 3-0
Since assuming starting duties in 2006, Romo has gone 2-3 in his opening December games with all of those coming on the road. Tony Romo’s December passer rating is 86.6.
7/8 of Tony Romo’s December wins have come on the road. The only team he has defeated at home in December is the New York Giants. Tony Romo has not thrown an interception in December since 12/27/09 at Washington.
Last Thursday, Tony Romo became the first Cowboys quarterback to throw 50+ times in back to back games. Among playoff-winning contemporaries (Both Mannings, Brees, Brady, Ryan, Flacco, Roethlisberger, Rivers, Rodgers, McNabb, and Warner), only Tom Brady has done it (2002) with a comparable 1-1 result. None of them have ever thrown for 60+ times in their career, something Romo has done twice this season.
The last Eagles game in December Tony Romo quarterbacked for more than three quarters was the infamous 44-6 debacle in the ’08 season finale.
Tony Romo’s worst home passer rating against the Eagles is 22.2 (12/16/07), and his best home passer rating against the Eagles is 123.2 (9/15/08).
Before ever throwing a touchdown against the Eagles, Tony Romo’s holds on field goals and special teams from 2005-06 helped put 24 points up against Philadelphia.
Tony Romo is 16-16 against the NFC East. Here’s how the other Cowboys quarterbacks who played 32 games against Cowboys divisional opponents compare:
Danny White: 25-7
Roger Staubach: 24-8
Troy Aikman: 14-18
Don Meredith: 8-22-2
This is the second consecutive year Tony Romo has faced an avian mascot in his first December game (’11 Cardinals). His most common mascot in an opening December game is anthropomorphic (’06 Giants, ’08 Steelers, ’09 Giants).
Tony Romo is 24-17 against anthropomorphic mascots, 14-4 against mammalian mascots, 12-11 against avian mascots, and 3-2 against concepts or inanimate mascots.
Tony Romo owns the Top 5 Cowboys single-game pass completions. 3 of them (NYG, CLE, WAS) occurred this year.
With a touchdown this Sunday, Tony Romo will pass Troy Aikman and own the Cowboys’ all-time touchdowns record at 166.
The Dallas Cowboys are 18-8 when Romo throws for 3 or more touchdowns. In those 8 losses, Romo did not throw an interception in 3 of them.
Tony Romo is the franchise leader in 300-yard games at 37. Amongst his peers, Romo has more than Rivers, Rodgers, E. Manning, Roethlisberger, and Ryan. Obviously, P. Manning, Brady, and Brees have more 300-yard games. However, Romo beat them to 37 in only 77 games, and it’s not even close:
Drew Brees: 125 games
Peyton Manning: 136 games
Tom Brady: 148 games