Tony Romo lights up Steelers defense

ARLINGTON, Texas – Tony Romo did something to a Pittsburgh defense that had not been done in 21 games -- throw for 300 yards.

The last quarterback to reach the mark against the Steelers was Baltimore’s Joe Flacco, who had 300 yards on 28-of-47 passing on Nov. 6, 2011 in a 23-20 Ravens win.

The Steelers had not allowed more than 200 yards passing in their previous eight games before Sunday.

Romo completed 30-of-42 passes for 341 yards with touchdown passes to Jason Witten and Dez Bryant to continue his hot December days. In three wins this month, Romo has six touchdown passes and one interception with 912 yards passing.

In his last seven games, Romo has 13 touchdowns and only three interceptions.

“I think as the season progresses you understand what your team needs, what we’re good at, what we’re struggling at,” Romo said. “I said it earlier in the year, we made some mistakes that cost us (and those are) things we haven’t made lately.”

It was quite a turnaround from the first time Romo saw a Dick Lebeau defense. In 2008, Romo completed 19-of-36 passes for 210 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. The last pick was returned for a game-winning touchdown by Steelers cornerback DeShea Townsend in the fourth quarter.

“If you can gain an understanding, you can gain an advantage,” Romo said. “When I say that I mean they like to do the same thing with a completely different look over and over again ... They like to get the quarterback’s timing off. I tried very hard not to allow that to happen.”