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Throwback Thursday: Romo Makes NFL Debut vs. Houston

In honor of the popular social media trend "Throwback Thursday," and in preparation for Sunday's game with Houston, let's look back a few years for this week's installment of "TBT."

While the Cowboys continue to monitor Tony Romo's health and how to get his body ready for each game, it wasn't too ago he was an inexperienced player still eager for his first action in the league.

The Cowboys and Texans met in a 2006 contest at Texas Stadium and while Romo was in the middle of his fourth pro season, he still hadn't thrown a pass in a regular season game.

That changed in the fourth quarter of a lopsided Cowboys' win over Houston. Romo entered the game with the Cowboys leading 27-6 and Bill Parcells chose to sit Drew Bledsoe for the rest of the game.

Romo only threw two passes but completed them both. A 33-yard strike to Sam Hurd set up the Cowboys in the red zone. From the 2-yard line, Romo lofted a pass to Terrell Owens, giving the star receiver three touchdowns in the 34-6 win. [embedded_ad]

Although it was just two passes, Romo did have a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 for the only time in his career.

That was the first for Romo, who is by far the Cowboys' all-time leader in touchdown passes with 215. Romo surpassed Troy Aikman (165) for the club record during the 2012 season.

Overall against the Texans, Romo is just 1-0 against Houston as a starter. In 2010, his only win that season occurred on the road against the Texans. Romo suffered a broken collarbone and only played six games that season.

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