Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo isn’t ready to say he is 100 percent.
“I think I am getting close,” Romo said after the Cowboys’ 38-17 win against the New Orleans Saints.
Whatever the percentage is, Romo is feeling much better than he did in the first two weeks of the regular season. He has altered his practiced schedule the last two weeks, taking off Wednesday’s workouts to focus on strengthening his core and legs.
In the last two games Romo has completed 40 of 52 passes for 479 yards with five touchdowns and just one interception.
“I think it’s always going to be there. You’re going to have to constantly work on your back, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come back and be what you were,” Romo said. “I think that is part of being a great football player. That is what I’m trying to do and that is what I am going to have to do to be successful.”
For the second straight game, Romo’s legs were a big part of the story, too. On third and 5 from the New Orleans 49, Romo scrambled for a career-long 21-yard pickup. On the next play DeMarco Murray scored on a 28-yard run to give the Cowboys a 31-3 lead. Romo is starting to look like his old self from a fantasy standpoint. Outside of Seattle in Week 6, Romo's schedule is pretty favorable. The only thing holding him back is Murray's success in the running game, but even so, it seems like he's at least going to have some low-end QB1 value going forward.