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Cowboys vs. Panthers: Tony Romo's first game without an INT this season

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had a career season in 2011, passing for over 4,000 yards yet throwing just 10 interceptions in 16 games. In six games in 2012, Romo has already thrown nine interceptions, thanks in large part to a five-interception meltdown against the Bears in Week 4.

Romo has played much better since the bye week, throwing for three touchdowns and just one interception against the Ravens and the Panthers. Sunday's 19-14 win over the Panthers was the first game of the season in which Romo did not throw an interception, a feat he accomplished nine times in 2011. The Panthers game was also the first game in which the Cowboys did not allow a sack, something that occurred just three times last season.

The Cowboys quarterback gave credit to the offensive line for the first clean game of the season, per the Star Telegram:

"I think there were just a couple plays that I got the ball off quickly just to help, but other than those, they did a phenomenal job of just allowing me to go through the progressions and get the ball to different guys," Romo said of the offensive line.

Romo has 1,636 yards through the air this season and has completed 67.9 percent of his passes, yet has just eight touchdowns on the year. His 7.4 yards per attempt would be the lowest of his career and well below his 8.0-yard average.

The Cowboys face the New York Giants on Sunday in a rematch of their Week 1 victory, with kickoff set for 3:05 p.m. CT.

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