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The Great Improvisers: Romo picks up where Favre leaves off

Tony Romo and Brett Favre are improv experts who take pride in their free-wheeling style. That's not all they have in common, writes Greg Garber.

Originally Published: November 28, 2007
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

IRVING, Texas -- Careening in that already familiar goofy, loose-jointed style, Tony Romo bolted from the pocket on the Dallas Cowboys' first drive against the Giants on Nov. 11. There were two red-shirted defenders lurking in the middle, however, and he instinctively ducked.

"I was afraid for my life there," the 27-year-old Romo said recently. "As I was going through the line, I took a look at one guy who went to [tight end Jason] Witten.

"There was no one to really ...

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