It's not Tony Romo vs. Robert Griffin III

IRVING, Texas – The headliners for Thursday’s game between the Cowboys and Redskins are Tony Romo and Robert Griffin III, but Romo doesn’t look at it as a one-on-one matchup.

“I think what you look at is that I’m never going to have to throw the ball against him and he’s not going to be throwing the ball against me at all,” Romo said on a conference call with the Washington D.C. area media. “It’s about their defense. I have to trust my defense, our special teams, to go out and play well. If they do that, then we have a great chance of winning.”

So how about the Washington defense? The Redskins are allowing 25.7 points per game and have the 29th ranked pass defense. Given the state of the Cowboys’ running backs, that seems to be a good thing for Romo.

In 10 starts against the Redskins, Romo is 6-4 with 16 touchdown passes and eight interceptions.

“They do a lot of stuff,” Romo said. “It depends on the game that you’re watching and what they’re going to do and how they’re going to attack different quarterbacks. I just know that, in our history with them, they want to pressure us. They want to get the ball out. They want to have guys looking at the ball a little bit. We understand that and we’ll have to prepare for it.”