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Tony Romo

34-Year-Old Quarterback – Dallas Cowboys

2013 Pass/Rush Stats

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2014 Pass/Rush Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Aside from his health, there are few concerns surrounding Romo heading into this season. He has one of the league's elite red-zone receivers in Dez Bryant, an above average tight end in Jason Witten a...

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2014 ADP:  93.04

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STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Back
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 236   DOB: 4/21/1980
College: Eastern Illinois  Show ContractHide Contract

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Tony Romo Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $108 million contract extension with Dallas in March of 2013, with $55 million guaranteed.

July 24, 2014  –  Tony Romo News

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Romo (back) is expected to be a full participant when the Cowboys' training camp begins on Thursday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Tony Romo NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2007 27 16 335 520 64.4% 4211 36 19 8.1 - - - - - 30 130 4.3 2 - -
2008 28 13 276 450 61.3% 3448 26 14 7.7 - - - - - 28 41 1.5 0 - -
2009 29 16 347 550 63.1% 4483 26 9 8.2 61 17 - - - 35 105 3.0 1 - -
2010 30 Dal 6 148 213 69.5% 1605 11 7 7.5 21 2 2 2 1 6 38 6.3 0 0 0
2011 31 Dal 16 346 522 66.3% 4184 31 10 8.0 55 10 5 0 0 22 46 2.1 1 6 3
2012 32 Dal 16 425 648 65.6% 4903 28 19 7.6 54 9 9 3 3 30 49 1.6 1 6 3
2013 33 Dal 15 342 535 63.9% 3828 31 10 7.2 44 7 0 0 0 20 38 1.9 0 4 1
2014 Proj 34 DAL Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tony Romo

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tony Romo Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2007 27 16 21.1 21.1 21.1 97.4 263 6.9 3.7 - - - - 2 - -
2008 28 13 18.9 18.9 18.9 91.4 265 5.8 3.1 - - - - 1 - -
2009 29 16 18.7 18.7 18.7 97.6 280 4.7 1.6 - 73 39 21 1 1 1
2010 30 Dal 6 18.9 18.9 18.9 94.9 268 5.2 3.3 7 26 1 0 1 1 0
2011 31 Dal 16 18.9 18.9 18.9 102.5 262 5.9 1.9 36 70 39 11 12 5 2
2012 32 Dal 16 19.9 20.0 20.0 90.5 306 4.3 2.9 36 83 20 7 3 1 1
2013 33 Dal 15 18.7 18.7 18.7 96.7 255 5.8 1.9 35 75 39 14 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tony Romo – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

919

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Tony Romo was on the field for 919 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Tony Romo was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 1097 0
2013 919 0

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Tony Romo 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 NYG 76 0 36 49 73.5% 263 2 1 5.4 2 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 1 0 9 1 1 0 0 0
2 @KC 64 0 30 42 71.4% 298 1 0 7.1 3 1 2 3 1.5 0 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 0
3 StL 62 0 17 24 70.8% 210 3 0 8.8 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 6 2 2 0 0 0
4 @SD 59 0 27 37 73.0% 246 2 0 6.6 1 0 1 15 15.0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
5 Den 58 0 25 36 69.4% 506 5 1 14.1 9 2 1 7 7.0 0 0 0 8 6 3 0 0 0
6 Was 54 0 18 30 60.0% 170 1 1 5.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Phi 77 0 28 47 59.6% 317 1 2 6.7 2 0 4 2 0.5 0 1 0 5 3 1 0 0 0
8 @Det 57 0 14 30 46.7% 206 3 0 6.9 2 2 3 6 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
9 Min 65 0 34 51 66.7% 337 2 1 6.6 5 0 1 8 8.0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0
10 @NO 45 0 10 24 41.7% 128 1 0 5.3 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NYG 65 0 23 38 60.5% 234 2 1 6.2 3 0 3 1 0.3 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
13 Oak 68 0 23 32 71.9% 225 1 0 7.0 2 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
14 @Chi 44 0 11 20 55.0% 104 3 0 5.2 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0 5 4 2 0 0 0
15 GB 73 0 29 48 60.4% 358 2 2 7.5 6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0
16 @Was 52 0 17 27 63.0% 226 2 1 8.4 3 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 0 0
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Tony Romo
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Tony Romo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Romo (back) attempted to take part in team drills during Tuesday's minicamp by wearing Caleb Hanie's jersey, the Dallas Morning News reports. "I almost snuck in," Romo said with a smile. "I feel pretty good. I could go. I was going to take some seven-on-seven reps but I don’t know how much that really helps, just to get those three or four reps today."

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Romo (back) likely won't see his activity level increase much during next week's minicamp, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. "We’ll take him day by day like we do with all the other guys. But I wouldn’t see it changing it dramatically," coach Jason Garrett noted.

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The Cowboys are satisfied with Romo's recovery so far from back surgery, but they aren't going to push their $100 million man too aggressively this early in the offseason. He'll still expected to be under center for Week 1.
Romo (back) participated in Tuesday's OTAs, but as expected, was held out of team drills, NFL.com reports.

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Romo has made great progress after undergoing surgery in December to repair a herniated disk in his back. Nearing the final stages in his rehab, the 34-year-old is still only expected to take a third of the snaps during OTAs, so Tuesday's absence from team drills doesn't come as a surprise. Nonetheless, Romo should gradually increase his participation level over the summer and figures to be full-go by the time Week 1 rolls around.
Romo (back) plans to take part in next week OTAs, but will be held to a "pitch count", ESPN Dallas reports.

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Romo required untimely back surgery following a Week 16 win over the Redskins, but seems to be nearing the final stages of his rehab process. He's taken part in limited on-field workouts over the last two weeks and should increase his activities at OTAs, though he won't be a full participant. Even as he enters his age-34 season, Romo still looks to be one of the better fantasy options at his position after compiling 3,828 yards through the air while tossing 31 touchdowns against 10 interceptions over 15 games in 2013.
Romo (back) was a full participant in Tuesday's team workout, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

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He's had no issues at all in his recovery from back surgery, and should be just fine come Week 1. The Cowboys are expected to primarily focus on defense in the draft, but Romo might still pick up some extra offensive line support or another weapon or two this weekend.

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2014

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2013

For a down year, Romo's seventh-place finish in 2012 was pretty solid; he checked in just one point per game behind Peyton Manning, primarily because Romo topped his career high by nearly 100 attempts. While Romo isn't going to throw 650 times again in 2013, as the quantity goes down, the quality should go up – his 7.6 YPA, the lowest for any full season of his career, will probably increase. Romo passed for 28 touchdowns in 2012, but he threw for one on just 4.3 percent of his passes – the lowest mark of his career. That Romo attempted only seven passes from inside the opponent's five-yard line largely explains that; no quarterback in the top 20 in fantasy points was so low. Romo also led the league with 19 interceptions, though some of that was due to the high volume of throws while playing from behind. This year, the Cowboys seem committed to giving Romo everything he needs to succeed. The team's first three draft picks were all on offense, including tight end Gavin Escobar and wide receiver Terrance Williams. Those pass-catchers will join Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten to form one of the league's deeper sets of skill position players. At press time, Romo was recovering from surgery to remove a cyst from his back and missed the team's June minicamp. He is expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp, however.

2012

In a year with three 5,000-yard passers and stunning showings by Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers, it’s understandable most football fans didn’t notice how good Romo was in 2011. He completed 66.3 percent of his passes, averaging 8.0 yards per attempt as he totaled 4,184 yards and 31 touchdowns in the air despite missing essentially his Week 16 game against Philadelphia. He also finished with just 10 interceptions, giving him the first 3:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio of his career. It’s reasonable to expect a regression from Romo in 2012, though. First, there’s no reason to think Romo will stay healthy for 16 games. The Cowboys forgot how to pick up the blitz back in 1995, and Romo takes too many hits – he played a full year only once in the last four. Second, the Cowboys lost wide receiver Laurent Robinson, who finished with 858 yards and 11 touchdowns in just 14 games, via free agency, to the Jaguars. With top receiver Miles Austin tentatively deserving the “injury prone” label, Robinson’s exit could prove to be significant, as the next-best receiver on the roster after Austin and Dez Bryant is probably fifth-round rookie Danny Coale.

2011

Coming off a season in which he missed nearly 11 games with a broken collarbone, Romo could be a decent bargain in fantasy drafts this year. He’s a bit of an injury worry after missing most of last year and three games in 2008, but Romo still has high upside due to being an efficient passer in a talented and pass-happy offense. He has two big-time receiving talents to throw to in Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, while Jason Witten remains one of the league’s elite tight ends. The ninth overall selection of offensive tackle Tyron Smith, in theory, should provide Romo with better pass protection, and third-round running back pick DeMarco Murray provides a big-play threat with rare pass-catching abilities in the backfield. Romo has hovered around 8.0 yards per pass attempt in his five seasons as a starter, and he has a healthy career touchdown percentage of 5.7. The pieces are all in place for him to return to stardom in 2011.

2010

Romo, who finally delivered a playoff victory for the Cowboys, is primed for another strong season. Romo has had a YPA over 8.0 in three of four years and was 7.7 in the other. That’s a guaranteed 25-to-30 TDs. When he’s at the top of his game, which is often, he balances efficiency with outstanding pocket awareness and athleticism that he uses to extend plays. When Romo escapes pressure, he maintains his downfield focus, and scoring plays very often result from this chaos. The Cowboys do prefer to run the ball in close. But balancing that is a very solid WR corps led by Miles Austin with TE Jason Witten as a security blanket and chain mover. Dez Bryant will be around, too, and he has top-shelf ability although he’s very raw. The bottom line with Romo is that you have to expect an 8.0 YPA and at least 500 attempts and maybe 550 over a 16-game season. That’s 4,000-to-4,400 yards, a winning number from your fantasy QB.

2009

Last year’s numbers seem disappointing, but he did average two TD passes per start, which is a winning rate. He also deftly avoided sacks (just 20 in 450 attempts) and had a sound YPA (7.7, which is what we look for from a guy we project for 25-to-30 TDs). However, there were some flaws, most notably just 25th in YPA on first downs, where he should really generate big plays more frequently, considering teams are usually playing base, vanilla defenses. Romo’s success has been largely predicated on his great proficiency in our FAS ratings (throws only 11-to-20 yards from scrimmage). In 2007, he had a 99 QB rating on these tosses and last year, 90.5 with 10 TDs in just 96 attempts. But how much of this success was predicated on Terrell Owens? We predict “a lot.” Now Roy Williams has to step into the void, and while he’s undeniably talented, he’s always been an underachiever and, unlike Owens, a lazy worker. Say what you want about T.O., but he’s driven to succeed on the field like few others ever have been at the position. We thought the team would address the wide-receiver position in the draft. But they ignored it until the 229th pick and thus must really love Miles Austin. Where are the explosive plays going to come from? Not from Jason Witten. Probably from Felix Jones and the running game, but that doesn’t help Romo’s passing numbers.

2008

There are no issues with his ability, but drafting guys coming off huge fantasy seasons is usually unwise given their cost and the likelihood they regress to the mean. Of course, they regress to their mean and Romo's is probably 30 TDs, given his sparkling career YPA – 8.1 last year, second only to Tom Brady's. The other caveat with Romo is Terrell Owens' age. No one is in better shape than Owens, but Father Time will definitely subtract from his supreme athletic ability in the not too distant future. And it's physical dominance that keys so much of his production and thus Romo's, too. Owens is that rare breed of receiver who makes QBs; he's done it at every stop. We haven't seen Romo operate without Owens for extended periods. So if Owens isn't at the top of his game there might be a rippling effect, as Romo's other targets are ordinary – and that includes tight end Jason Witten, who is old school in his ability to find holes in the defense, but who lacks game altering ability. The Cowboys defense doesn't do Romo any favors, meaning it's pretty good. Last year, it was 13th in points allowed per game. But its fundamentals were better, and we’d expect Dallas to be at least top 10 in preventing opposing points. So, don’t expect many shootouts for Touchdown Tony. There are no marks against him in our stats: he has great FAS (99 QB rating on 11-to-20 yard throws from scrimmage). His 8.96 YPA and 14 TDs on first down are sparkling. And he was above average in converting TDs in every strata of the red zone.

2007

The touts and the smart guys in a lot of leagues are going to be down on Romo. That’s because they were too high on him to begin with. A regression to the mean should have been expected last year because no one just steps in and plays great at this position without hitting a major hazard or two. OK, except Dan Marino, a once-in-a-generation player. Romo has Terrell Owens to throw to, and that still means a lot. There wasn’t a more explosive receiver in football last year, and Owens would have been even more productive if not for all the dropped passes, some of which were due to playing with broken fingers. Romo maintained a sparkling 8.6 YPA for the year. That’s the best mark of any QB with a significant amount of attempts. That means he should have been the most productive TD passer when adjusting for attempts. He wasn’t, but 18 TD passes in 10 starts is very solid, a rate of about 29 scoring strikes over a 16-game slate. That’s enough to be a major fantasy championship asset. The 21 sacks show he had good pocket awareness, but he desperately sought to avoid some sacks last year by flinging the ball up for grabs. With a YPA like Romo’s, you expect stats like 63.7 percent of his passing yards in the air and 42.4 of his total attempts resulting in first downs. Damon Huard led the NFL at 43.4 percent and Peyton Manning was second at 43.3. The interceptions became a problem, but Romo never started before, and the Cowboys passing game emphasized the big play. Picks are bad, but if you eliminate them by checking down, dumping off and never taking a chance, you’ve surrendered. Romo is a risk because you don’t know if he is more Clint Longley than Roger Staubach. But you can’t win fantasy championships without taking chances, either.

2006

#2 QB is the logical handcuff for Drew Bledsoe owners. Romo has yet to throw a pass in the NFL, however.

2005

Battling Drew Henson just to be the #2 QB.

2004

At best, Romo will find a spot on the Cowboys' practice squad in 2004.

2003