Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest
By JON MACHOTA  |  Last updated 8/25/13
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tony Romo was pleased with how the first-team offense performed in what is likely their final preseason game. Romo led the Dallas Cowboys on two first-half touchdown drives, the first two of the preseason for the starting unit, during a 24-18 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. "More than anything, you are always trying to build and get better," Romo said. "I do know from past experience if you struggle in the preseason not just a series or a game, that's just too short of a time but if you struggle throughout the entire preseason, I found that your offense is going to be fighting an uphill battle throughout the year. "If you're able to move the ball consistently throughout camp and throughout the preseason games, usually you are able to do similar things in the regular season." Romo said he thought it was important to end a couple series with touchdowns to give the first-team unit "a good feeling as we finish the preseason." "We did that tonight," he said. "We've been playing well. I think that it was just something we needed to do to kind of cap the preseason, I guess you could say because we hadn't got in the end zone yet." About 15 media members crowded into an AT&T Stadium closet-sized room in the Cowboys locker room, huddled around a phone for a 11-minute conference call with Romo. The Cowboys franchise quarterback left the stadium without talking to the media because he was interviewed at halftime by the Cowboys public relations staff. "I wasn't under the assumption that we would talk after, too," Romo said as television cameras filmed a phone that was covered with a piece of paper to prevent from revealing Romo's number. During the regular season, Romo usually talks to the media at the podium of a room next to the Cowboys locker room. Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Broncos expected to 'at least discuss' Romo

Report: Raiders don't expect to keep Latavius Murray

Report: Josh Hamilton needs another knee operation

Ball's father says comment about Lakers was misquoted

Revis hints he is open to taking significant pay cut

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Several NBA executives have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

Kim Mulkey gives awful post-game speech about Baylor scandal

Bill Walton goes shirtless during ESPN broadcast to the dismay of one woman

Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

Report: Rams, Clippers discussing NBA venue in Inglewood

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker