Over the course of last night, Tony Romo threw his 166th touchdown pass, breaking Troy Aikman’s franchise record.
He was 10-of-10 passing in the second half, when he threw three touchdowns. For the fourth time in five games, he threw no interceptions, and he finished with a passer rating of 150.5.
“It did seem like he found his edge,” Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “He gets in that groove.”
But the only number that mattered to Romo was six, as in the number of wins the Cowboys reached by beating the Eagles.
“I’m not trying to minimize anything,” Romo said. “Really, you’re just singularly focused on trying to bring a championship to this town and this organization. In that process, everything else kind of takes a back burner.
“We had a thing where we had to give our individual goals and our team goals. They were the same. It’s just about bringing that championship to Dallas. I want that for so many people. That’s why we commit to what we do. You just do all the little things and grind, and hopefully we’ll be able to attain that.”
Romo has taken care of the statistical feats. By most traditional measures, his career as a thrower of the football has been a good one. But he has one playoff win, and playing for a franchise with five Super Bowl titles, that’s how history will judge him.