Football teams take on the personality of their quarterbacks, and the Dallas Cowboys‘ 6-0 record on the road this season is primarily due to the top notch play of Tony Romo. In contests away from “Jerry-World,” the often maligned gunslinger has been lethal as he leads the entire NFL in Total QBR, completion percentage and yards per pass attempt.
In fact, Romo’s been stellar on the road his entire career, ranking in the top five in all major quarterbacking categories. With two of the Cowboys last three games on the road for 2014, it’ll be critical for Romo to continue his elite level of play for Dallas to have any hope of reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years.
This Sunday, Romo and the boys travel to Philadelphia to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in what will undoubtedly decide who wins the NFC East. With a large amount of crowd noise on the horizon, No. 9 must lead by example for his teammates and remain poised to help set the pace toward victory.
If the Cowboys can emerge from Philly with a win on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, they’ll have sole possession of first place in the division and control of their own postseason destiny. Hey, they’ll even have a rather strong chance to finish their 2014 campaign undefeated away from the colossal AT&T Stadium.
With so much at stake and playoff seeding on the line, there’s no doubt that Romo will have that road warrior mentality that he’s given the rest of his team on display. Expect him to throw for at least 250 yards and multiple scores to put the Cowboys in prime position to reach the ever important road victory No. 7.
Exactly how important are road victories, Cowboys fans?
Four of the last five teams that have went a perfect 8-0 on the road in the regular season went on to play in the Super Bowl. Now there’s some food for thought.
Kyle Nault is a NFL Writer for RantSports.com. Follow Him On Twitter @KyleOnTheDaily.