Tony Romo's first half almost perfect

LONDON -- Tony Romo's first half could not have gone any better.

The Dallas Cowboys' quarterback completed 16 of 21 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars to help give the Cowboys a 24-7 lead at Wembley Stadium.

Romo did not take part in early pregame warm-ups, choosing to wait until the team warm-ups to begin. He practiced twice during the week and was listed as probable on Friday. He did not appear to be moving as smoothly as ever, but he didn’t look impeded either.

The Romo-to-Dez Bryant connection was at its best. Bryant caught touchdown passes of 35 and 68 yards from Romo and had six catches for 158 yards, all in the second quarter. Romo’s first touchdown pass went to Jason Witten, giving Romo a touchdown pass in his 37th straight game. It broke a tie with Brett Favre for the fifth longest streak in NFL history and second longest active streak.

Romo was hardly touched. One of the hardest hits he took when he got into the middle of a scrum on a Cole Beasley fumble and was yanked out by a Jacksonville defender. This is the third three-touchdown game of the season for Romo.