How Tony Romo Can Get the Dallas Cowboys Back on Track in Week 3

September 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tony Romo is one of the most misunderstood quarterbacks of all time—someone who has played well enough to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a championship—but he’s not playing great football to start the 2013 season.
Specifically, Romo is prioritizing risk minimization over the offense, doing everything in his power to not throw interceptions.
The Cowboys have one of the game’s elite players in wide receiver Dez Bryant, and their focus should really be getting him the ball as much as possible. It’s the quality of the looks that matters most, though, and right now, Romo isn’t getting the ball to Bryant where he’s best—down the field.
Last year, the Cowboys made a very obvious effort to change the nature of their offense in the middle of the season, using Bryant downfield more and giving him opportunities to outmuscle defenders for the football.
It worked. Take a look at Bryant’s numbers before and after the change in off...

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