Tony Romo throws 3 touchdowns for fantasy owners in defeat

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys didn't take to the air much during Monday night's defeat, but quarterback Tony Romo managed to find the end zone three times. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had an opportunistic night throwing the football despite a game plan built on running.

It was evident that the Cowboys wanted to take to the ground from the get-go, as the Cowboys finished the evening with 30 running attempts compared to just 25 passing attempts. Amid a 45-28 defeat, Romo completed 11-of-20 passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns. The Cowboys had little issue moving the ball against a porous Bears front seven, but the problem lied in the defense, which could not keep Josh McCown and company off of the field.

Fantasy Spin: In blustery conditions, Romo didn't have much of an opportunity to pad his stats, but his fantasy owners will gladly take his three touchdowns. Facing a Chicago Bears defense that allowed 5.0 yards per carry and 153 rushing yards per game entering Monday night, the Cowboys stuck to running the ball for most of the evening.

Though Romo dodged a bullet, his receivers are the latest examples of how game situation has killed fantasy-relevant Cowboys this season. In Week 15, there is a remote chance Aaron Rodgers returns to action, and should he do so, Romo and company could engage in a shootout. He remains firmly in QB1 territory.

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