Tony Romo now has 16 regular season games as a starter under his belt. They’ve been a pretty good 16 games. Dallas is 11-5 in those games and Romo has put up some gaudy stats. Todd Archer chronicles the journey, while Romo offers up this assessment:
"I think the questions now are different than what they were before," Romo said. "Could he play in this league before? Could he be the starter for a while before? Now it's whether or not you can be one of the upper-echelon guys in the league, the top guys. And that's a good thing, to obviously try to get to that point."
To be one of the upper-echelon guys you have to start games strong, Tony. Let’s see you go out this week and bury an opponent by halftime.
Jones has rushed 69 times for 268 yards this season – 52 fewer carries and 256 fewer yards than the first six games of 2006.
Barber has 381 yards on 64 attempts, 21 more carries and 166 more yards than at the same point last year.
Last year, JJ got the majority of the carries, especially in the first part of the season. As the season wore on, Parcells started giving MB3 a lot more of the workload. It will be interesting to see what the current Cowboys staff does this year as we move on in the season.