Tony Romo: Little things holding Cowboys back

IRVING, Texas -- Only during a stretch in 2009 has Tony Romo presided over such a low-scoring offense for the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys have scored 47 points in their first three games, tied for the fewest in the NFL with Philadelphia, but Romo prefers to look at a bigger picture: the Cowboys are 2-1.

“It’s about winning and losing, that’s what it comes down to,” Romo said. “You want to execute to the highest level each week but at the same time we know that getting a win is as important as anything else and all the other stuff is about getting better. If you lose, you still go through the same process. If you win, you still go through the same process about trying to figure out how to be better next week as a player, as a unit, as an offense or defense or whatever. We’re taking that and we’re going to continue to get better.”

Like coach Jason Garrett, Romo points to negative players, penalties and the opposition as the reasons why the offense has not been able to perform better.

“We need to do the little things better,” Romo said. “That will help us a lot because we’re already doing enough good things. We just need to minimize the stuff you can control, the stuff that should be stuff we’re good at.”