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Jim Nantz Reveals How Tony Romo Keeps Predicting Plays

tony romo smiles during the cbs upfronts

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Tony Romo attends the 2018 CBS Upfront at The Plaza Hotel on May 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

CBS' lead NFL analyst, Tony Romo, dazzled fans during the AFC Championship Game by predicting - on several occasions - what plays the New England Patriots' offense was going to run in big moments.

Romo, a former star quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, is able to do this not by lucky guesses or divine intervention, but by doing the same things he did when he was an NFL.

He just prepares at an insanely high level.

"My partner had to have been — in his Cowboy days — some sort of sick film room guru — who took the time that was needed to completely solve the puzzle," Nantz said on CBS' teleconference on Wednesday.

"He and Tom Brady are seeing the same thing. People think Tony is a fortune teller, but this isn't guess work and it isn't guess work and it isn't psychic ability."

Romo still studies film and is still able to read NFL defenses like an elite quarterback.

"When we have these key moments late in the game and we're all dazzled by what he's doing, it's a testament to his years of work and preparation," Nantz said. "He's not guessing and he's not getting some sort of message from the gods. He's seeing what Brady saw."

We'll get another chance to witness Romo's excellence in the Super Bowl.

CBS has the call for this year's Super Bowl between the Rams and the Patriots. The game is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. E.T. on Feb. 3.