Romo Breaks 3 More Records, Beasley Continues to Shine.

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Tony Romo is the definition of a story book career. Despite being an undrafted free agent from a division II school (Eastern Illinois), he continues to illustrate why he will not only be a first ballot hall of fame player, but remembered among the NFL’s all time elite QB’s.

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Tony Romo continues to show what the word “ELITE” really means. It takes a lot more than sporting a Super Bowl ring. In the Cowboys theatrical come from behind victory against the New York Giants Sunday night, he broke three more records. Unbeknownst to himself, one of them was already his own.

Romo became the only QB in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass in 38 consecutive road games. The prodigious thing is, the former record of 32, was previously held by the one and only Brett Favre. Therefore, Tony broke a record he didn’t even know he held for the 5th time. The other record he broke Sunday (28 4th quarter game winning drives), was not only a Dallas Cowboys franchise record, but trumps every QB in the NFL since he entered the league in 2006. The third record he broke was 37 games with 3 or more TD passes (also held by himself). It was formerly held by Danny White. Below you can see all of Tony Romo’s records.

NFL all-time records

Career

Dallas Cowboys team records

Career
  • Games with 3+ touchdown passes: 37; previously held by Danny White (20)
  • Games with 300+ yards passing: 46; previously held by Troy Aikman (13)
  • Lowest career interception percentage: 2.6% (minimum 16 starts; previously held by Aikman with 3.0)
  • Touchdown passes: 230 (previously held by Aikman with 165)
  • Most 4th Quarter Comebacks/Game-winning drives (28) -(Previously held by Roger Staubach with 23)
  • Consecutive games with a TD pass: 38 (2012–present); previously held by Romo (20, 2010–11)
Season
  • Games with 300+ yards passing: 9 (2012); previously held by Romo (8 – 2009)
  • Passing TDs: 36 (2007); previously held by Danny White (29)
  • Passing yards: 4,903 (2012); first and only Cowboys’ quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Completions: 405 (2012); previously held by Romo with (347 – 2009)
  • Attempts: 611 (2012); previously held by Romo (550 – 2009)
  • First quarterback in franchise history to average over 300 passing yards a game in a season (306.4 – 2012)
Game
  • Romo has twice thrown 5 TD passes in a game (Nov 23, 2006 and October 6, 2013) a record he shares with Troy Aikman (September 12, 1999.)
  • On Nov 13, 2011, Romo completed a team record 88.5% of his passes in a home game against the Buffalo Bills.
  • Most passing yards in a game, 506 yards against the Denver Broncos on October 6, 2013.

 

People can say what they want to about Tony Romo, but as the old saying goes; the numbers don’t lie. Despite coming off of season ending back surgery in 2013 and sustaining two fractures in his back this year, he is currently the second most efficient QB in the NFL behind Aaron Rodgers: boasting a 111.4 passer rating on the season; which is also a career high. He is currently ahead of the likes of Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Tom Brady. Tony Romo is completing 68.8% of his passes despite all of the drops and hasn’t thrown an interception since week 7. Ultimately he has only thrown 6 on the season and only 3 over the last 10 games.

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Cole Beasley continues to catch the eye of scouts all around the NFL. Despite the fact he is only in the game for a small percentage of the snaps and gets the least amount of targets, he remains not only the teams best route runner, but the modern day Mr. Clutch. He is 100% on 3rd down. Dez Bryant seems to get all of the credit for the win on Sunday, but on only two targets, Cole Beasley made two huge plays. One was a 45 yd TD grab that is a perfect example of just how good of a route runner he is. The quickness and elite change of direction skills he exhibited, left the defender standing there wondering what happened. It was a true ankle breaking move. That play changed the momentum of the game. The other one was a 21 yard grab to keep a crucial drive alive. Despite only having two starts on the season, Beasley has amassed 18 receptions for 209 yards and a TD. If he was getting as many targets as Dez Bryant, he would be on course for well over 1,000 yards and at least 10 TD’s.

Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones may not appreciate his quickness, change of direction, excellent route running and hands like glue, but mark my words, the scouts and Bill Belichicks of the league have their eye on him. Cole Beasley is set to be a restricted free agent this year and there are more than a few coaches (who run an offense that properly utilizes his skill set) foaming at the mouth. I love Beasley as much as the next guy, but if this coaching staff is too short-sighted to use him properly, I hope he ends up on a team that will allow him to have the career he deserves.

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  • Lionone1

    Beeaasse!! 🙂

  • Gabriel Carrasco

    Sadly Romo would have to win two Superbowls in order to reach the Hall of Fame. Because media perception has destroyed any popular opinion.

    • I disagree: Marino doesn’t have a ring and neither do several others who got in.

      • Gabriel Carrasco

        Marino wasn’t hated either. Think about it, Charles Haley isn’t in, and deserves to be in. Romo has been ragged on by the media, and pushed down. So many people hate him, and don’t look at him objectively. I think for him to get in, he has to win 2 Superbowls.

        • In case you haven’t noticed the public consensus is changing a lot even among the main stream media.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            I have noticed, however there is still the fact that there is a bias against Cowboys players in general, and also against Romo. Romo’s numbers are Hall of Fame worthy, but media plays a big part in saying just how good he is.

          • I am not disputing the bias. But players like Haley did it to themselves by not being media friendly and Romo is at least nice to them.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Romo has been nicer, personally he deserves, it, but media perception of players goes a long way. How guys like Pearson and Walls aren’t in, but a bunch of players from the Packers and Steelers are, it shows the Cowboys bias.

          • I won’t dispute the bias.

          • What I can’t figure out is how in the hell Irvin got in before Pearson with all of his off field isuues.

          • Gabriel Carrasco

            Not saying it’s fair, but media helped him a lot. More games were watched in the 90’s than the 70’s. Also Irvin had a hand in 3 Superbowls for Dallas. That’s just my opinion. But Irvin also had a lot of talent. You could say the same thing when it was found out that Taylor had been using steroids pretty much his entire career.

          • Irvin was not only arrested for rape and bought the girl off, he was caught smoking crack with 13 year old girls!!! I have zero respect for the man!

  • Chris

    Cole Beastley! If he doesn’t get more looks tomorrow and going forward then the coaches are just wasting some amazing talent! With the finger injury to Williams they need to get Beastley more involved!

    Romo is Clutch, numbers definitely don’t lie. Right now Romo is playing lights out, far better than Brees and just as good as Rodgers and Brady.

    He will get into the HOF no doubt but unfortunately unless he wins at least 1 super bowl it won’t be on the first try but he will make sooner rather than later after he is eligible. We all know Cowboys player don’t get much love from the HOF voters.

    • You made some valid points and it is a sad reality.

      • Chris

        I’m hoping he seals his HOF worthiness this year with that SB though! 😉

      • Gabriel Carrasco

        Drew Pearson and Everson Walls aren’t in, that should say something.

    • Gabriel Carrasco

      Beasley’s been open, but Romo has gone different ways. A lot of the big plays that Bryant and Williams have is because DC have had to bring the S down to cover Beasley. When Beasley is on a LB Romo typically throws that way.

      • In most cases the play has a call number and that is who the play is designed to go to. If that play isn’t makable then the QB can make his reads and go elsewhere. It is as obvious as the day is long that this coaching staff is always trying to force the big play to Dez which results in a lot of 3 and outs. This offense consists mostly of deep vertical routes. Bad idea if you want to sustain long drives and eat clock. Especially rest the defense.

        • Gabriel Carrasco

          Really want WCO, pass protection will improve under that scheme. And it benefits everyone outside of Williams.

    • Beasley is the smartest WR on this team and the best route runner. Gruden would make him a star. JJ just likes flash and or his draft picks being front and center.

      • Chris

        He definitely is and this was another breakout game for him. It’s time for the coaching staff to really make him a focal point in the passing game. He can beat the slot corners any teams try and match him up with and if it’s a LB then it’s not even fair.

  • Chris

    Mark Sanchez… we lost to fucking mark sanchez! we’ve been making below average qb’s look elite for years now! Such a frustrating game to watch and ruined my whole day. Completely overmatched and the team played with no passion. I stopped watching it after the 3rd quarter.

    • Lionone1

      Yup. Chicago will be tough also.

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