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9/17/7 - Tyler

Romo Reminiscent of Favre, Stinson Says

After two weeks, the Dallas Cowboys are undefeated for the first time since 1999, and quarterback Tony Romo leads the NFC in QB Rating. KLTV's NFL Analyst Lemuel Stinson says the carefree way that Romo plays reminds him of some legendary quarterbacks.

"When Brett Favre was young, he was happy-go-lucky," Stinson said. "He thinks there's nothing he can't do. He'll throw the ball into tight coverage , or throw it over his head, or whatever.  Romo reminds me of Bret Favre because he's always smiling, and he's having fun out there. He's like a kid in a candy store."

Stinson, who played eight years in the NFL, six of those with the Chicago Bears, says as a teammate, Romo means a lot emotionally to his fellow Cowboys.

"As a player you know this guy is trying to make plays. He wants to make plays, and in a way, he reminds me of Joe Namath. Back in the day, Joe Namath was that kind of guy, too."

Stinson, who as a defensive back once guaranteed and produced two interceptions in a game against the Deion Sanders-led Falcons, also said he didn't mind the touchdown celebration of Terrell Owens which cost the Cowboys a fifteen-yard penalty.

"You know what, this is the NFL," Stinson said. "I like the celebrations. Everytime you look at it, it always seems like everybody's watching to see what they're going to do. I think celebrations should go on, it's just a question of how far you let it go. TO is the type that'll take it to the limit, him and Chad Johnson."

The defense took four interceptions and a fumble from the Dolphins, and Stinson said he was impressed by the two-pick performance of Anthony Henry.

"He looked pretty good, he didn't look stiff. He looked stiff in the beginning, but Wade Phillips must have given him some more work in practice."

Finally, Stinson made some comments on Cowboys safety Roy Williams.

"Roy Williams got his interception, but I'll tell you, Roy Williams is a biscuit away from being a linebacker. I really do believe that, he needs to move to linebacker."

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