ARLINGTON, Texas -- One year ago, Tony Romo stood in front of the assembled media after he was intercepted three times and saw two returned for touchdowns in a 34-30 loss to Detroit at Cowboys Stadium and promised to get better.
He threw five interceptions in the final 12 games and had what was considered his best season.
After Monday’s 34-18 loss to Chicago at Cowboys Stadium in which Romo tied his career high with five interceptions, including two that were returned for touchdowns, he made a similar pledge.
“You have to get over it,” Romo said. “It’s going to suck for a few days now. Obviously it’s going to sit there in your stomach and just eat at you. ... In different situations out there, I just tried to do too much and help out different areas. That’s going to catch up to you in the National Football League. I’m going to have to re-assess a couple of things that are happening and make sure they don’t happen again. It’s been like this at a time where we had a game where we had turnovers last year. I just have to make a conscious effort to make sure to control that aspect. In saying that, I can’t try to do too much. I think I tried to do that too much. Going forward, I’m just going to have to do my job. And I will.”
Romo completed 31 of 43 passes for 307 yards with a touchdown and five interceptions. He was sacked once and had a 60.1 passer rating. It is the lowest passer rating he has had in a game in which he played most of the game since the 2009 home opener against the New York Giants. He was picked three times that night and had a 29.6 rating in a 33-31 loss to open Cowboys Stadium.