Girlfriend Jessica Simpson may be forecasting a butt kicking by the Cowboys Monday night, but Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had nothing but respect for the Eagles’ defense during an interview with reporters today.
“I think their scheme definitely creates situations for them to win more than they lose,” Romo said. “Their coach really puts them in good position … and they’re very disciplined. A lot of teams when they’re coming from all different directions, it’s hard to be disciplined. I’ll prepare and hopefully be ready.”
Romo has good reason to respect the Eagles. The two worst single-game passer ratings of his career came against the Eagles in starts at Texas Stadium. His worst passer rating of 22.2 came in last December's game when the Eagles won 10-6. Romo was sacked four times and completed just 13 of 36 passes for 214 yards. He also threw three interceptions. His second worst rating (45.5) came on Christmas night in 2006 when he completed just 14 of 29 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown. He threw two interceptions and was sacked three times in that game.
The quarterback's second best passer rating of his career also came against the Eagles when Dallas won 38-17 at the Linc last year. He completed 20 of 25 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns in that game to finish with a 141.7 rating.