Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo promised he will play better in Dallas' next game than he did in Thursday's 33-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium, The Dallas Morning News' Rainer Sabin reports.
In the loss, Romo completed 18 of his 29 pass attempts for 199 yards and zero touchdowns with two interceptions as the Eagles built a 23-7 lead at halftime and held the Cowboys' offense to zero points in the remaining two quarters.
As SI.com's Chris Burke wrote Thursday, the Eagles overwhelmed the Cowboys' offensive line and repeatedly pressured Romo in the pocket. Romo also didn't receive much help from Dallas' rushing attack, which managed only 93 yards on 25 carries.
“We should have been better,” Romo said. “I should have been better. And I am going to play much better next week, I can promise you that.”
Thursday was the first time since September that Romo threw for fewer than 200 yards and the first time all season he posted a quarterback rating below 60. Over 11 games this season, Romo has passed for 2,718 yards with 22 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a QB rating of 106.2.
The loss knocked Dallas out of first place in the NFC East. The Cowboys (8-4) play at the Chicago Bears (5-7) on Dec. 4.