IRVING, Texas - If there's a been a month that has plagued Tony Romo and the Cowboys more than any other, it's obviously been December. Heading into the month this year, the Cowboys were 11-17 in the final month of year with Romo as the starter.
So being named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December is quite a turnaround for Romo, who not only led the Cowboys to their first 4-0 record in December since 1993, but he had a whopping 12 touchdowns to just one interception in that span.
Romo led the NFL in quarterback rating, with a 113.2 mark, just edging out Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. But Romo's rating of 133.7 is the highest among any quarterback in NFL history with at least 100 attempts in December. His completions percentage of 74.8 also ranks seconds and his 12 touchdown passes is tied for fifth.
The month of December also saw the Cowboys score their four highest single-game point totals, beginning in Chicago with a 41-28 win, followed by a 38-27 win over the Eagles. Romo led the offense to a 42-7 win over the Colts before a 44-17 blowout win over the Redskins this past Sunday.
Romo was named one of the six quarterbacks for the Pro Bowl, his first selection since 2009. It's probably not a coincidence at all that all four of Romo's Pro Bowl selections have occurred in years he has led the Cowboys to the playoffs (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014).
Romo becomes the second player to win the monthly award this year. DeMarco Murray was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the September. Romo won this honor five years ago for the month of November.