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5 Fun Facts About Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on July 5, 2013

As the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo could not possibly be in a more prominent position in the NFL. He has really excelled there too and become one of the premier quarterbacks in the league. He has also acquired more thanhis fair share of fans over the years too. Here is a look at five fun facts about Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

The First Ever

On December 19, 2002, Tony Romo was named the winner of the Walter Payton Award which is given each year to the top football player at the Division I-AA level. He was the first player in Eastern Illinois University history, and the history of the Ohil Valley Conference, to win the award.

In Need A T.O.!

The first NFL touchdown pass Tony Romo ever threw came in a 34-6 Cowboys win over the Houston Texans on October 15, 2006. He came on at the end of the game in relief of Drew Bledsoe and threw a two yarder in the fourth quarter to Terrell Owens.

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The First To 4000

The Dallas Cowboys have had a good many great quarterbacks over the years but there is one plateau that Tony Romo has beat all the others too, the 4,000 yard passing season. Tony Romo became the first Cowboys quarterback ever to throw for over 4,000 yards in 2007 when he completed 335 of 520 passes, a completion percentage of 64.4%, for 4,211 yards. Prior to that, the team record for the most passing yards in a season had been the 3,980 yards Danny White threw for in 1983.

Tony For Two!

Tony Romo scored the first two point conversion of his NFL career on November 22, 2012 in a 38-31 loss to the Redskins. It came in the fourth quarter when he ran the ball in after having just thrown a TD pass to Felix Jones.

The First Long One

The first touchdown pass of 50 or more yards that Tony Romo would throw in the NFL came in a loss to the Giants in 2006. It happened in the fourth quarter, went for 53 yards, and was caught by Patrick Crayton.

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