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Sanchez says Romo is a ‘great dude’

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez said he never felt comfortable against Dallas even though they never trailed in their first meeting on Thanksgiving on the way to a 33-10 win.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez said he never felt comfortable against Dallas even though they never trailed in their first meeting on Thanksgiving on the way to a 33-10 win. Star-Telegram

Count Philadelphia’s Mark Sanchez among the many who admire Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Sanchez gushed about Romo during a conference call with Cowboys beat reporters on Wednesday, calling Romo one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

“I’ve always thought Romo was a baller, man,” Sanchez said. “He gets a tough break from some people. People write him off, he did this, or he did that, he hasn’t won this game or this big game, and all that. You look at the guy’s stats and he can sling it around.

“He can straight up sling the ball around the yard and it is awesome to watch. He’s really intelligent. He has some great talent around him and I think he uses it, maximizes those opportunities he gets.”

Sanchez went on to say he never felt comfortable during the Eagles rout of the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. He is well aware of Romo’s 23 career fourth-quarter comebacks, the 17th-most in NFL history.

“The only thing I could think of is, ‘This guy has a million fourth-quarter comebacks,’” Sanchez said. “We need to score in the red zone. We need to stop kicking field goals, this is getting ridiculous. We’ve got to put some points on the board and put these guys away.

“Or else No. 9 will come back and make you pay if you let him hang around too long. So I’ve always thought he’s one of the best. I have total respect for him and knowing him a little bit as a friend, I think he’s a great dude.”

Drew Davison, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @drewdavison

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