Thursday September 11th, 2014

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said his limited preseason schedule contributed to his Week 1 performance, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Romo had back surgery last December and threw three interceptions in the Cowboys' loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday.

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He originally said rust had nothing to do with his play, but softened from that stance on Wednesday.

“You guys can call it what you want as far as the reps,” Romo said. “You’ve asked the questions many times, through rust or whatever you can come up with. I was throwing the ball really well and it’s been good for a while so I’m excited about that, but the game comes down to mistakes.

“Over the course of the game, what can happen is you lose certain subtle things that need to continually be there beforehand. Maybe what I found is I needed to get that part of it sharper, and that comes with playing.”

Romo completed 23 of 37 passes for 281 yards and one touchdown to go along with the three interceptions during Week 1.

The Cowboys open their road schedule against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

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