Romo pokes fun at Eagles' McCoy after outrushing him

BY foxsports • October 2, 2014

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been one of the most elusive quarterbacks since entering the NFL, but when it comes to actually gaining yards on the ground, that's a different story.

But in the past two weeks, Romo has gathered an impressive number of yards on the ground ... by Romo standards ... and he's taken notice that his production is rivalling that of one of the best running backs in the NFL.

Last Sunday, Romo ran for 20 yards against the New Orleans Saints while Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, the NFL's defending rushing champion, gathered only 17 yards against the San Francisco 49ers.

McCoy barely outperformed Romo the previous week, gaining 22 yards to Romo's 14.

"Me and him are battling, just the speed out on game days, I'm sure," Romo told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Thursday. "I'm sure he's looking at my moves and seeing if he can incorporate them. I think he's safe. I think at the end of the year when you add it up, he'll probably pass me."

Romo's comments of course came with tongue planted firmly in cheek. But we are all now on Twitter watch to see if McCoy fires back.

The rivals will not take the field to compete against each other until the Eagles travel to Dallas on Thanksgiving.

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