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2014 Season Projection: 408-of-610, 4,576 yards, 36 touchdowns, 12 interceptions
Despite what some of the media might suggest in their roller-coaster coverage of the Cowboys, Tony Romo has had an outstanding career. In fact, Romo has only thrown more than 14 interceptions in a season twice.
It goes without saying that Romo is the key to this team’s success.
This year promises to be one of Romo’s best. Cast aside the concerns of his back injury, and consider the offense built around him. The Cowboys are fielding an elite receiver in Dez Bryant, a Hall of Fame-caliber tight end in Jason Witten and talented role players in Terrance Williams and DeMarco Murray.
Romo holds a career passer rating of 96.7 and a 64.6 percent completion percentage. If he can stay healthy, he’ll see close to a career high in passing attempts. The increase in attempts will be the result of a defense that allows opposing offenses to score quickly—the Cowboys defense ranked last in yards allowed in 2013.
Given the opportunity, I expect Romo to put up a respectable stat line. While I anticipate his average yards per completion to be down from his career average (7.8 yards per completion), he should be among the league leaders in yardage and touchdowns.
*All stats courtesy Pro Football Reference, unless otherwise noted.