Midseason Stats That Matter: Dallas Cowboys

November 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As we jump into the second half of the 2013 NFL regular season, let's take a fresh look at stats that matter regarding the 5-4 Dallas Cowboys, who lead the NFC East by one game with seven to play.
20-to-6: That's Tony Romo's touchdown and interception numbers, which rank fifth among current starting quarterbacks. Romo's passer rating has sunk. Five weeks into the season, he was the league's second-highest-rated passer at 114.3, and that has since dropped to 100.0. Injuries to Brian Waters, Miles Austin and DeMarco Murray have certainly factored in. Yet he's still thrown twice as many touchdowns (6) as interceptions (3) his last three games. 
9.5: That's the percentage of passes on which Romo has thrown the ball 20 yards or more, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), which is the second-lowest rate in the league among quarterbacks who have taken at least 50 percent of their teams' snaps. He's got six touchdowns, a single pick and the league's sixth...

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