Tony Romo Returns, Throws Touchdown on First Drive
Jan 03 2017
In the interim, rookie Dak Prescott grabbed the starting job and it appears Romo's days in Dallas could be numbered.
"I've always been someone that thinks that how you practice is how you play", Romo said. He was followed by Tony Romo, making his first appearance of the season.
- Cowboys QB Dak Prescott leads National Football League rookies in yards passing (3,630), TDs (23) and rating (105.6).
THE OTHER ROOKIE QB: Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick, is second behind Prescott in yards passing and TD passes by rookies.
The widest was victories. The previous club mark was three by Quincy Carter in 2001. Aptly nicknamed "The Dak-Attack", the Mississippi State alum completed 68 percent of his passes while posting a quarterback rating of 105.6 this season. The game ended up being the last for head coach Gary Kubiak, who led the team to a Super Bowl win in his first season at the helm a year ago.
May I humbly suggest having your $75 million cornerback, Josh Norman, guard Odell Beckham Jr. for the WHOLE FREAKING GAME this time?
Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott did not play a snap; veterans Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris, and Lance Dunbar carried the load with the three rushers combined for 18 rushes for 60 yards. But the Patriots kept winning. The Cowboys dropped to 13-3 but already had the top spot in the NFC locked up.
Tom Brady also lost a trusted receiver in Danny Amendola to an ankle injury December 4. The third-year tight end finished the game with 13 catches for 139 yards and two scores.
Bennett has 52 catches for 668 yards and 6 touchdowns. "He's a very tough guy". "This is a time to get our eyes forward and get back to work". What most impressed the coach with Wentz's durability, he said, was how it came in a year that's been a whirlwind for Wentz. "It speaks to what he's all about, his mindset, his character, his determination". Jason Witten and Dez Bryant played three series. It is easy to become a prisoner of the moment - the Eagles were 3-0 at one point, and they were on a five-game losing streak later in the year - and Wentz needed to focus on being the "same guy" through both extremes. Connor Barwin notched his fifth sack of the season giving him 501/2 in his career ... Houston's defense has propped up an offense that struggled under expensive free agent Brock Osweiler, who was benched. Neither did Ronald Leary, who did not practice during the week because of a back injury. But the Vikings couldn't sustain it, even though Sam Bradford filled in well for Bridgewater after a trade.
Reich said Wentz's durability is a testament to Wentz's toughness, preparation and offensive line.
- The Browns' season ended in Browns fashion, as they lost to the Steelers in overtime.
"It sounds simple. But getting the call from the sideline and handling the mechanics of the line of scrimmage, you know, just wanted to see him do that".
As the number one seed, Dallas will play the lowest remaining seed following Wild Card Weekend. That last game against the Cowboys was a heartbreaker for Philly, during a prime time slot on Sunday where they looked like they might win it going into the second half. Without Johnson, several players were shuffled around which hurt the chemistry.