Tony Romo isn't playing at the same level he was before he suffered his back injury last month. He's actually been better.
Romo fractured two transverse processes in his back last month, an injury that must surely still affect him on a daily basis. But the quarterback says it's far from his focus.
"You don't really think about it," Romo said Tuesday, according to The Dallas Morning News. "You just go and play. I mean, everyone has something wrong with them during the football season.
"We say it all the time. Once you step on the field no one cares what you have. You've got to go produce. Our job is to play well regardless of what's going on around you. That's our job as players."
It's been another great season of production for the 34-year-old quarterback, who has 22 touchdown passes and just three interceptions since the third quarter of Dallas' Week 1 loss to the 49ers. He has a 111.4 passer rating and has completed 68.8 percent of his throws.
"I think that's probably been as impressive a statistic as he's had throughout his career," coach Jason Garrett said. "He's always been a very productive passer (yards per attempt) that way. Then, when you combine that with the high percentage of completions, you're obviously going to be productive in the passing game.
"I think a lot of it has to do with the supporting cast. I think we're protecting better. We're running the ball better. He's got a lot of different weapons at his disposal. He's just doing a good job seeing the defense and throwing it to the right guy."
If Romo and teammates can stay upright, there's enough talent here for Dallas to make a deep playoff run. Imagine that.