Cowboys 'Romo Wednesday' + Milestones
Tony Romo is taking off the Cowboys' midweek practice, as has been his custom for a month, all in preparation for the Giants on Sunday and hopefully in preparation for ...
*Extending his streak of consecutive games with a TD pass to 35. That would put him one game behind Brett Favre's 36, which is the fifth longest streak in NFL history.
*Getting 229 passing yards to pass Steve McNair for 37th most in NFL history.
*Winning, which would mean Romo would have a three game-winning streak over the New York Giants, matching a career long. It would also be Romo's eighth win vs. New York, the same number of wins he has vs. the Redskins and the most for Romo vs any other opponent.
*Passing for one touchdown, meaning he can extend his NFL record of most career TD passes vs. the New York Giants (32).
*Throwing for two TD's vs. the Giants, meaning he will extend his streak of consecutive games with multiple TD passes to five, just two games less than his career high.
*Trying to extend a good one: Romo has eight straight games with a completion percentage over 60, which is the second longest streak of his career. The longest streak in his career is 17.
*And a biggie: Passing Roger Staubach on Sunday for the second most starts by a QB in Dallas Cowboys franchise history (115).
With Doug Free (foot) hurt, the Cowboys are adding tackle Tony Hills (6-5, 304 pounds). He was a Steelers fourth-round pick in 2008 from from Texas. ... DE Lavar Edwards is being released to make room. ... As Fish says, it's a "team honor and a line honor'' because Tyron Smith may or may not have graded out as Dallas' top O-lineman in Seattle. But it's very deserving nevertheless for the group: Tyron is your NFC Offensive Player of the Week. ... Ro McClain is taking a "personal business family day'' back in Alamama. The Cowboys are arranging for him to get (groin) treatment there. ... The Cowboys' win over the Seahawks on Fox was watched by 30 million viewers. That's most-watched program since the Academy Awards in March. And THAT'S "America's Team'' is real numbers. ... Joseph Randle has been fined a "significant'' amount for his shoplifting arrest, which coach Jason Garrett terms, "the poorest decision of his life.'' ... Hear "Fish on The Fan'' with live updates throughout the day from inside the team on The Cowboys Station, 105.3 The Fan.
"If (the Cowboys players) don't know him, they should. He's made a big difference on this planet for 50 years.'' - Jason Garrett on Paul McCartney, who whooped a "How 'Bout Them Cowboys!'' at his concert this week in Dallas.
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