Observers insist Cowboys QB Tony Romo doesn’t look right in the first two weeks of the regular season. The consensus is that he doesn’t have the same zip on his passes.
Romo answered repeated questions on his health and arm strength in the wake of the team’s 26-10 victory over Tennessee.
“Listen, I’m telling you guys, the reason I’m excited is because of the way I’m throwing the football,’’ Romo said. “Physically just piercing it when I want to.
“I can throw it better than I ever have. The rest of it is part of the game and footwork and your hips. Did you find the guy at the right time, or are you working here and throwing it over there so it’s like you don’t get anything on it?’’
Romo concedes the subtle aspects of his set-up and delivery are coming along slowly since his back surgery nearly nine months ago. But he said he feels better with each week that goes by and is throwing the ball well down the field.
He said this even though he had only one completion that went for more than 20 yards against the Titans. While he had no interceptions, a sideline out to Jason Witten near the end of the first half would have been intercepted if the tight end hadn’t knocked the ball away from safety Bernard Pollard.
The Cowboys are fortunate enough to be riding the hot hand of RB DeMarco Murray who went over 100 yards both weeks of the season so far. With another favorable rushing matchup Week 3 for the Cowboys, expect more of the same. Things will start to get more difficult, however. Despite the talent around him, Romo has only put up very average fantasy numbers.