Tony Romo: Cowboys' offense 'as complete' as any in his career
Romo's comments came after he threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns on 22 of 29 passing during Sunday night's 38-17 win over the New Orleans Saints. Dallas has started 3-1 for the first time since 2008.
"In my time in the NFL this is as complete a unit as I've been a part of, and I think you can almost simplify the game a little bit," Romo said.
The Cowboys' success on offense this year has been partially due to the play of running back DeMarco Murray, who had 149 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints. Romo had high praise for the league's leading rusher. "I think he is better than a good back. I think he is a great back," Romo said. Murray's 534 yards after four games have him on pace to set the single-season rushing record.
Romo has rebounded from a three-interception performance during the season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers. During the three-game winning streak, he has completed 72 percent of his passes for 655 yards, six touchdowns and only one interception.
As a unit, the Cowboys' 383.8 yards per game ranks eighth in the league after finishing 16th last season. Romo said depth is one of the main strengths of this season's team.
"You can make an argument about the No. 1 receivers being similar [to past teams], but I don't know if we've ever had the depth," Romo said. "Jason Witten is still Jason Witten. We have a very, very good slot receiver [Cole Beasley] who really has not been able to show a ton because we have other good players. Terrance on the outside has really turned into a player that gives defenses trouble. I haven't talked about the linemen and DeMarco, which changes the game if you're able to do it."
The Cowboys host the Houston Texans on Sunday in a matchup of 3-1 teams.
- Paul Palladino