Tony Romo not interested in TD record
He is tied with Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, who threw 165 touchdown passes from 1989-2000.
“I’m not a stats guy,” Romo said. “Anybody that knows me knows it’s about winning. I hadn’t even heard about that stat until you said it right now, so we just need to win football games.”
Aikman’s 165 touchdown passes came in 165 games. Romo’s 165 touchdown passes have come in 88 games in which he has attempted a passes, which is a sign of how the game has changed since Aikman’s retirement and how much Emmitt Smith scored in the 1990s. Romo did not throw a pass until his fourth season.
Aikman holds the team record for passing yards with 32,942. Romo has 24,191.
“Troy’s played the quarterback position as well as anybody who’s played that position ,and I just think it’s a testament to how well him and his teams did,” Romo said. “And he’s obviously set the bar very high for everybody who comes, not just around here, but any player in the league.”
Earlier this year, Jason Witten broke the franchise record for catches in a career, surpassing Michael Irvin on Nov. 4 at Atlanta. DeMarcus Ware needs five sacks to break Harvey Martin’s unofficial mark for sacks in a career. Martin put up 114 from 1973-83, but sacks did not become an official league stat until 1982. Officially, Ware is recognized as the Cowboys’ sack leader.
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