Wit­ten: Cow­boys’ Romo ‘an elite QB’

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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

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