Witten: Cowboys’ Romo ‘an elite QB’
now than at the start of the year. “But as a player, no. I’d say I’ve improved. You’re always improving. That’s the No. 1 goal, your winning and playing in a season. It’s to win every game, and then in the process keep improving.”
Improved or not, Romo has turned his season around. He had thrown nine touchdowns to 13 interceptions in the first seven games. In the last eight, the ratio is 17-to-3.
“There’s a lot of things that go into that,” Romo said of the turnaround. “It’s easy, obviously, to pinpoint the two games that I threw picks earlier in the year, and obviously the turnovers. Turnovers matter — part of winning and losing tremendously. But I think we’re doing a lot of things better. We’re doing the little things better, stuff that we didn’t do earlier in the year, and that’s helped us a lot.”
Coach Jason Garrett said numbers don’t tell everything about Romo’s play, but the touchdownto-interception ratio is hard to deny.
“I think that’s a pretty decent gauge of a guy being able to make plays and minimize bad plays,” Garrett said. “Troy Aikman never had many touchdown passes because Emmitt Smith led the league in