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Turnover Smackdown

The NFC's leader in turnovers will be at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday.

Turnover Smackdown

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick lead their 3-5 teams into an NFC East clash Sunday. (Staff and AP Photos)
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick lead their 3-5 teams into an NFC East clash Sunday. (Staff and AP Photos)

The NFC leader in turnovers will be on display at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday — and it’s not Michael Vick.

Thanks to separate five- and four-interception games, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has even more turnovers (15) than Vick (14). Both are far behind the league leader, Kansas City’s Matt Cassel, who has turned over the ball 18 times despite missing a game.

Here is a week-by-week look at the turnover numbers for each of those three:

 

      MIKE VICK
    TONY ROMO
    MATT CASSEL
 Wk. 
 Int. 
 F-L 
 TO 
 Yr. 
 Int. 
 F-L 
 TO 
 Yr. 
 Int. 
 F-L 
 TO 
 Yr. 
   1  4  2-0  4    4
 1  0-0  1    1
 2  1-1  3    3
   2  2  1-1  3    7
 1  1-0  1    2
 1  1-1  2    5
   3  0  2-2  2    9
 1  2-2  3    5
 1  1-1  2    7
   4  0  0-0  0    9
 5  1-0  5  10  3  1-0  3  10
   5  0  3-2  2  11  Bye  —  —  10  2  2-2  4  14
   6  2  1-0  2  13  1  0-0  1  11  DNP  —  —  14
   7  Bye  —  —  13  0  0-0  0  11  Bye  —  —  14
   8  0  0-0  0  13  4  0-0  4  15  1  1-1  2  16
   9  1  1-0  1  14  0  0-0  0  15  1  1-1  2  18
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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