Dallas quarterback Tony Romo did a tremendous job on Wednesday night of using his athletic ability to make plays while still playing within the Cowboys’ offense. On Thursday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he saw exactly what he wanted to see from Romo.
“Tony always has his eyes up when he’s moving,” Garrett said, via the Star-Telegram. “One of the challenges we have a coach is not to take the Romo out of Romo as we’re refining him.”
The Giants’ defensive line outplayed the Cowboys’ offensive line, but Romo managed to avoid the rush and throw for 307 yards and three touchdowns while only getting sacked twice. Garrett said he and Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson have worked on getting Romo to make plays when the pocket breaks down without getting careless with the ball.
“I think Wade Wilson does a great job with that, understanding the balance of those two things,” Garrett said. “If you look at Tony technically and the improvement he’s made over the last five years, his drops are better, his care of the ball is better. I think he’s a different player fundamentally from the technique standpoint that way. Having said that, we haven’t hopefully taken the Romo out of him, to let him use his instincts, his feel, his vision of the game. I think a lot of that was on display.”
Romo didn’t look like he had had the Romo taken out of him on Wednesday night. He just looked like the best Romo we’ve seen.