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Tony Romo is facing his home state Packers for the fourth time in his career, posting a 2-1 mark in previous games. Here is how Cowboys quarterbacks have fared:


Don Heinrich: 0-1

John Roach: 0-1

Don Meredith: 0-3

Craig Morton: 1-2

Roger Staubach: 1-1

Danny White: 2-0

Gary Hogeboom: 1-0

Steve Walsh: 0-1

Troy Aikman: 7-2

Jason Garrett: 2-0

Vinny Testaverde: 0-1

Tony Romo: 2-1

Jon Kitna: 0-1


In the history of the Dallas Cowboys, only nine quarterbacks have been able to start against their home states’ teams. Tony Romo is 2-1 against the Packers. Here is how other Cowboys quarterbacks compare:


Troy Aikman (CA): 10-8

Craig Morton (MI): 3-0

Roger Staubach (OH): 2-0

Tony Romo (WS): 2-1

Steve Pelluer (WA): 0-1

Drew Blesoe (WA): 0-1

Eddie LeBaron (CA): 0-1

Quincy Carter (GA): 0-1

Vinny Testaverde (NY): 0-2


Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) gives a signal in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT

Among those quarterbacks, only Bledsoe, Testaverde, Aikman, and Romo were able to play in their home states. Among those quarterbacks, only Aikman and Romo were able to win in their home states.


The only Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks to defeat the Green Bay Packers in their thirties were Roger Staubach, Danny White, and Jason Garrett. Don Heinrich, John Roach, Don Meredith, Troy Aikman, Vinny Testaverde, and Jon Kitna all failed.


Tony Romo has 7 interceptions on the season. Even if he throws only one more, he will set a career best for a 16-game season. Current record is 9. If he does not throw another, he will tie the franchise record for 16 games set by Troy Aikman in 1995.


Tony Romo is 38-10 when leading at halftime, 6-6 when tied at halftime, and 19-30 when trailing at halftime.


Tony Romo is 17-17 in late afternoon games in his career with a 12-7 mark at home.


Tony Romo’s 27 touchdowns ranks him 4th in the league behind Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Philip Rivers.


Tony Romo’s 7 interceptions is tied for a league lowest with Russell Wilson and Alex Smith.


Tony Romo is sacked on 6.1% of his dropbacks, ranking 10th in the league.


Despite being a six-year veteran and playing for four different teams, Matt Flynn is 2-3. Against quarterbacks who have only played five games or less, Tony Romo is 9-1. The lone loss is to Russell Wilson in Week 2 of 2012.


Tony Romo has a 6-8 record against Texas High School quarterbacks.


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