It’s turning out to be Lucky No. 7 for Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo…
Along with leading America’s Team to an overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the 32-year-old Mexican-American quarterback broke the 25,000 yards passing milestone during the game. And he achieved that feat by doing something to a Pittsburgh defense that hadn’t been done in 21 games — throw for 300 yards.
The Steelers hadn’t allowed more than 200 yards passing in their previous eight games before Sunday.
Romo completed 30-of-42 passes for 341 yards with touchdown passes to Jason Witten and Dez Bryant to continue his hot December days. In three wins this month, Romo has six touchdown passes and one interception with 912 yards passing.
In his last seven games, Romo has 13 touchdowns and only three interceptions.
“I think as the season progresses you understand what your team needs, what we’re good at, what we’re struggling at,” Romo said. “I said it earlier in the year, we made some mistakes that cost us (and those are) things we haven’t made lately.”
It’s the latest feat for Romo, a three-time Pro Bowl selection.
Earlier this season, the first-time father passed Troy Aikman‘s career mark to become the franchise’s new career touchdown passes leader.
During Sunday’s game, Cowboys cornerbackBrandon Carr helped seal the victory for the Cowboys when he intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 36 yards to the 1 yard line in overtime.
Dan Bailey‘s 21-yard field goal gave the Cowboys the 27-24 winover Pittsburgh in front of thousands of Steelers fans at Cowboys Stadium.
The winning kick came after Romo took a knee to put Bailey in better position.
The Cowboys (8-6) moved into a three-way tie for the NFC East lead with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. The Cowboys have won three straight and five of their six games.