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OFFENSIVE SLUMP CONTINUES: Last three games not pretty for Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys offense

In Detroit, the Dallas Cowboys had 134 yards in the first three quarters. They had 134 in the fourth quarter. “Give them credit,” Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said. “That was a very good front we just played against. It felt eerily similar to the Minnesota game up in the dome in the playoffs, scheme-wise […]

LEADING AMERICA’S TEAM: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo set for 100th career start

IRVING, Texas – Nearly seven years ago exactly, Tony Romo led the Dallas Cowboys on the field in Carolina for a Sunday Night Football clash with the Panthers. Ultimately, the goal that game was to help the Cowboys get off the 3-3 mark and get a big road win. Obviously, that will be the same […]

LONE FLASH OF BRILLIANCE: Tony Romo didn’t have to be the Dallas Cowboys star, for once

ARLINGTON, Texas — A wry grin broke out on Tony Romo’s face when asked to describe what happened on his spectacular touchdown pass Sunday night. “I would normally ask you which one,” Romo joked after the Dallas Cowboys’ 31-16 win over the NFC East rival Washington Redskins, “but I think I know.” Yep, there was […]

AIR ATTACK AND BACK: NFL fans reward Tony Romo | Miles Austin wants end zone

FedEx winner for Tony Romo So Tony Romo knocked off Peyton Manning in something this week. Although he came up short in the game, the fans voted Romo ahead of Manning (and Drew Brees) for the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week award. Romo threw for a franchise-best 506 yards in the epic […]

NFL LEGACY LESSONS FROM THE PAST: Winning the ‘big one’ comparison of Tony Romo to John Elway

IRVING, Texas – Not many figures in the NFL landscape are more familiar with the importance of “winning the big one” than Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. As offensive coordinator, and eventually head coach of the Denver Broncos, few people were closer to Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway during his struggles and eventual success […]

VOCAL VALLEY RANCH: Dallas Cowboy players praise Tony Romo, the NFC’s top rated quarterback

IRVING, Texas – The typical criticism poured down on quarterback Tony Romo after Sunday’s awe-inspiring start and ultimately disappointing loss, but none of it’s coming from within the organization. Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones described Romo’s 506-yard, five-touchdown performance as the best game he’s ever seen his franchise quarterback play, and the rest of […]

EPIC PERFORMANCE UNREWARDED: Dallas Cowboys have problems, but Tony Romo isn’t one of them

Save it, haters. Get a clue. If you’re stressing the negative on Tony Romo, I’m not sure which game you watched Sunday. It certainly wasn’t the epic game of this NFL season. It certainly wasn’t the game in which Romo’s greatness was the only reason that the Dallas Cowboys even had a chance to trip […]

POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE: Jason Garrett, Tony Romo, and Jerry Jones reaction to Dallas Cowboys 51-48 loss to Denver Broncos

Jason Garrett Postgame Press Conference (11:17) Head coach Jason Garrett talks to the media following the 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys loss to the Denver Broncos. … Tony Romo Postgame Press Conference Jerry Jones Postgame Press Conference 9:13 2:45 Spread the word about The Boys Are Back blog! Please use the SHARE buttons below!

2013-2014 NFL GAMEDAY PRIMER: Tony Romo addresses preparation and the deep passing game

IRVING, Texas – It’s hard to quantify whether Tony Romo is putting in Peyton Manning-type time at Valley Ranch this season, but he’s certainly dealing with plenty of Peyton Manning talk this week. With one of the game’s great quarterbacks playing the Dallas Cowboys this week, it goes without saying that Romo would field plenty […]

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Inaccurate reports of Jason Hatcher about Tony Romo changing calls

ARLINGTON, Texas – Whatever might have been spoken behind closed doors, there was nothing but love in the Dallas Cowboys’ open locker room Sunday afternoon. Reports surfaced during the weekend of an altercation between Jason Hatcher and Tony Romo, in which the veteran defensive tackle took the $100 million quarterback to task. To hear it […]

PRE-RAMMED RIBS: Tony Romo planning on injection before Rams matchup

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will likely get another shot for his ribs before the matchup against the Rams this weekend. Romo, who injured his ribs in the opener against the Giants, got a shot before Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. He said it already feels better now than it did the […]

POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE: Jason Garrett and Tony Romo’s reaction to Kansas City Chiefs loss; Dez highlights

First Take – Dallas Cowboys vs. Kansas City Chiefs wrap up Nick Eatman, Rowan Kavner, and Bryan Broaddus from Kansas City for First Take immediately following the Dallas Cowboys loss to the Chiefs. … Coach Jason Garrett & Tony Romo Postgame Press Conference Jason Garrett and Tony Romo react following the Dallas Cowboys 17-16 loss […]

NEW SEASON-NEW HOPE: Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo ready to kick-off 2013-2014 campaign

IRVING, Texas – There’s been talk for six months about Tony Romo’s increased role in the Cowboys’ game week preparation. Well, game week is finally here. Romo was never likely to discuss the finer points of the Cowboys’ season opener strategy against the Giants. But with the days dwindling down until the start of the […]

TWO SIDES OF THE FENCE: Tony Romo’s NFL legacy is still being written

On a picture-perfect Southern California afternoon, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo took a break from the daily grind of training camp to chase 16-month-old son Hawkins around the field. A few days after Romo’s family left training camp, news broke that his wife, Candice, is expecting the couple’s second child after the season. Five months ago, […]

DRESS REHEARSAL REVIEW: Tony Romo believes the starters on the right track

ARLINGTON, Texas – Tony Romo got sacked on the first play of the game Saturday, but it wasn’t a sign of things to come. Romo finished Saturday’s game 13-of-18 with 137 passing yards and two touchdowns, one each to Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, behind an offensive line that featured Doug Free at right guard […]

PRESEASON PRIMER: Tony Romo may play into the second quarter against the Cardinals | Tanney in the spotlight

Tony Romo will play “15 or so” plays in Saturday’s preseason game against the Cardinals before turning it over to the backup quarterbacks. “It depends how it goes,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “We have kind of a play idea for the starters and Romo is a part of that. Fifteen or so ball plays, […]

RULED AND SCHOOLED: Dallas Cowboys rookie corner B.W. Webb gets counseling from Tony Romo

Count quarterback Tony Romo as one of the people rookie cornerback B.W. Webb sought advice from after his bad outing in the 19-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders last Friday. Webb gave up six catches for 65 yards in coverage and fumbled a punt that led to the game-deciding score. Coach Jason Garrett was critical […]

TONY ROMO PRESS CONFERENCE: Lucky to have Jason Garrett

Tony Romo Press Conference – Lucky to have Jason Garrett (Duration 15:20) Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo talks about a range of subjects, including: Impressed with how quickly 2013 rookie draft picks are adapting How he feels while getting back into football shape Asked if he’s getting more than usual amount of ice tub this […]

FIGHTING FOR RESPECT: Tony Romo mentioned with Cliff Harris, Chuck Howley among most underrated Cowboys of all-time

There are plenty of Cowboys fans who feel like Tony Romo gets a bad rap. But is the Dallas Cowboys quarterback really one of the most underrated players in franchise history? That’s what analyst Elliott Harrison recently wrote while trying to name the most overrated and underrated players in the history of the Dallas […]

DALLAS MEDIA BROUGHT DOWN TO EARTH: Tony Romo tells reporters when it comes to the actual game, ‘You guys just don’t matter’

Tony Romo understands the job of the media. But, no offense – it has no affect on him. “Not trying to be rude, but you guys just don’t matter,” Romo told reporters Tuesday at Valley Ranch as the Dallas Cowboys opened mini-camp. He was answering a question about owner Jerry Jones’ thought that he should […]

TIME ON HIS SIDE: Tony Romo will get extra time with Dallas Cowboys rookies in June, July

The second week of organized team activities started for the Dallas Cowboys today (on Tuesday). As expected, Tony Romo remained out of the mix. Romo is unable to practice after having a cyst removed from his back in April. The quarterback hasn’t started working with the Cowboys’ 2013 NFL Draft picks: center Travis Frederick, tight […]

LEADING TEAMMATES: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo remains involved in OTA’s

A lot was said (and implied) last week about Tony Romo’s lack of participation in the teams OTA’s. The fact is, Romo was very involved in the activities with coaches and teammates … both on the practice fields and in the clubs meeting rooms. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo directs teammates during the Dallas Cowboys first […]

WASN’T NEED-TO-KNOW: Why the Cowboys waited until OTAs began to tell everyone about Tony Romo’s cyst

The Dallas Cowboys waited until OTAs began to tell everyone about Tony Romo’s cyst and that he wouldn’t be practicing since he had it removed from his back. So why the big secret? Why not announce the procedure when it was performed on the $108 million quarterback, who would be held out the entirety of […]

TEAM PRECAUTION: Tony Romo has a minor procedure; working in a limited role during OTA’s

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had surgery last month to remove a cyst from his back. It’s not considered serious, but Romo may miss the organized team activities scheduled in the next few weeks. Of course, it’s only May, so the Dallas Cowboys are being cautious with Romo. Romo has endured numerous injuries and ailments […]