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  • Tony Romo sits out another Cowboys practice, declared game-time decision

    Ben Rohrbach at Shutdown Corner1 hr ago

    The Tony Romo watch continues, and it appears we won't have an answer to whether the Dallas Cowboys quarterback will play Sunday until just before kickoff against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Romo missed a third straight practice with a back injury on Friday, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said via The Dallas Morning News that the three-time Pro Bowl QB will remain a game-time decision going forward.

    “Obviously you’ve got your 53-man roster, and we have to turn our actives in within an hour before the game,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], “and so that’s when you’ll know.”

    Jones added that Romo has been working out and attending team meetings. Likewise, coach Jason Garrett told reporters before Friday's session that Romo's health has improved, according to the Morning News.

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  • Chasing Van Brocklin: 500-yard passers in rare air, but his record remains

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner3 hrs ago

    So shrouded in mystery is the NFL’s all-time single-game passing-yards mark — 554, by Norm Van Brocklin of the Los Angeles Rams in 1951 — that there are no physical relics from the game in question at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

    Canton is full of memorabilia and artifacts from many of the other significant moments in NFL lore, and anytime these days a new mark goes down another piece is added to display. But its best passing game has but a few known photographs representing a mark that miraculously has stood for more than 63 years.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger made a gallant run at Van Brocklin this past Sunday, completing 40-of-49 passes (with a few clear drops) for 522 yards (tied for fourth-most all time), six touchdowns (a Steelers record) and no interceptions.

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