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Romo puts up impressive number at 100 starts, faces opponent that capitalized on QB's downside

  • Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, right, and Dez Bryant shout at the referee during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)

    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, right, and Dez Bryant shout at the referee during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) hands the ball off to running back Phillip Tanner during an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)

    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) hands the ball off to running back Phillip Tanner during an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) looks to pass as Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole (58) chases him during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) looks to pass as Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole (58) chases him during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)  (The Associated Press)

Tony Romo now has the most yards passing in the first 100 starts of any quarterback in the Super Bowl era — ahead of Kurt Warner, Dan Marino and Peyton Manning.

The Dallas quarterback takes that impressive stat into Sunday's game against Detroit, which beat the Cowboys two years ago with a huge rally fueled by the downside of Romo's resume — critical turnovers.

Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, Romo's new play-calling partner, says he hasn't "spent a minute" looking at video from that 34-30 loss to the Lions.

Callahan showed his faith last week by riding Romo's arm to a touchdown in a 17-3 win over Philadelphia right after an interception that could have had consequences similar to the 2011 Detroit game.

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