New System, But Romo Expects Eagles Rush

IRVING, Texas --Over the years, Tony Romo basically knew what to expect from the Eagles' defense under late longtime coordinator Jim Johnson and even Johnson's successor, Sean McDermott.

"Back in the day they were blitzing when they came off the bus," Romo said via conference call with the Philadelphia media.

"Now they want a little more people to be looking at the quarterback and creating turnovers with that. Saying all that, I'd expect them to come after us a little bit in this game. We've got to be prepared a little bit for that."

Romo may see a less aggressive approach under new coordinator Juan Castillo, but the Eagles are still getting pressure. With 18 sacks through six games (tied for sixth-most) they're on pace to reach last year's total of 39. And although they've struggled in spots, takeaways are increasing. They intercepted Rex Grossman four times in Week 7.

Romo expects Castillo to test the Cowboys' young offensive line. Getting defensive end Trent Cole back from a two-game calf strain will help the Eagles' cause.

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