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Jason Garrett says Cowboys won’t take the Romo out of Romo


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.

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33 Responses to “Jason Garrett says Cowboys won’t take the Romo out of Romo”
  1. kylexitron says: Sep 6, 2012 6:55 PM

    Don’t worry. Seahawk’s D and the 12th man will take the Romo out of Romo. Seattle’s secondary is the polar opposite of the complete mess the giants tried to defend with. Aside from the injuries, Corey Webster just looked beat up to me. He was slow and out of position the whole game. It was like they were playing the game with 1 cornerback. Not going to be the case against Seattle.

  2. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 6, 2012 6:57 PM

    Orakpo and Kerrigan will take Romo out of the game. Two words Dallas…Robert Griffin. Your defense can’t defend him. He’s not a statue like Eli and can make all the throws. Washington will sweep, sweep the ‘Boys.

  3. NakedCowboy! says: Sep 6, 2012 7:00 PM

    September is always a been good time for romo… his trouble starts in second half of the season…

    loved the pay back last nt… go cowboys!

  4. bobhk says: Sep 6, 2012 7:13 PM

    Cowboys/Romo look great in preseason and early in the season.
    Let’s wait to see Thanksgiving to New Year results (where they’ve been 9-18 in the last few years).

  5. purplekoolaid1 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:26 PM

    bobhk, the TEAM has been 9-18 the last few years. Have you bothered to look at Romo’s numbers during that time? They are near the top of the league and pretty fantastic.

    I will say what I always say about Romo. He wasn’t and isn’t the biggest problem that the Cowboys have had. He’s a very good QB on a team that was mediocre. Until this year in my honest opinion. They really do look like they finally have a legitimate team (especially defense) around him.

  6. gammynomnom says: Sep 6, 2012 7:26 PM

    Since 2009 he has , like, 18 td’s and 2 ints in Dec.

  7. jimnaizeeum says: Sep 6, 2012 7:33 PM

    At least not until December of course…as usual.

  8. tommy972 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:33 PM

    We actually have a secondary now. That’s the biggest difference. We also have the best LB core in the NFL

  9. bobonmycob says: Sep 6, 2012 7:38 PM

    Romo looked like a SUPERSTAR QB no doubt. let’s see if that continues

  10. trefkennedy says: Sep 6, 2012 7:52 PM

    Let’s wait and see what happens in December, we gonna shock the world TeamCowboys

  11. db3300 says: Sep 6, 2012 8:07 PM

    “Two words Dallas…Robert Griffin.”

    I don’t know whether Griffin will be a bust or not but it’s your other 52 players that let us sleep well at night.

  12. gmacbigd says: Sep 6, 2012 8:15 PM

    The team has struggled in Dec. Not Romo. Also, a seahawks fan talking trash? Pllllease.

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 6, 2012 8:30 PM

    Great game Romo but I hope refining him means eliminating the INTs which can cause your team to lose like the Lions game last year.

  14. raiderapologist says: Sep 6, 2012 8:33 PM

    I’m no Dallas fan, but it looked to me like Romo, for the most part, did a nice job of sensing the rush and finding his open man.

  15. jcg23 says: Sep 6, 2012 8:38 PM

    Dallas has played the Seahawks 14 times and lead the Vs 9 to 5.

    They’ve beat them 3 times since the playoff loss. Including a 23 to 13 win over them just last year.

    What on EARTH did Seattle do in the off season to make their fans believe their Defense got better?

  16. cmdrsmooth says: Sep 6, 2012 8:40 PM

    Romo. Keep it up.

    Fantasy Owner

  17. m1000be says: Sep 6, 2012 8:41 PM

    Honestly, I feel bad for Romo. He is a more than competent QB and would most teams would easily trade for him, but because of where he is at and because of some blunders, he takes a lot of heat.

  18. randallflagg52 says: Sep 6, 2012 8:42 PM

    Cowboys have the best LB corp in the league? Lets check the homerism fellas. I think Baltimore, Pittsburgh, D.C., Tennesee and San Fran all have better LB corps and that’s just off the top of my head, I’m sure most would agree with me there.

  19. randallflagg52 says: Sep 6, 2012 8:49 PM

    jcg23 says:Sep 6, 2012 8:38 PM

    Dallas has played the Seahawks 14 times and lead the Vs 9 to 5.

    They’ve beat them 3 times since the playoff loss. Including a 23 to 13 win over them just last year.

    What on EARTH did Seattle do in the off season to make their fans believe their Defense got better?


    Ravens fan here, but Seattle had a top 10 defense last year, as well as 3 pro bowl players in their secondary. They have the best safeties in the league, and they are a young group. Their D was one of the best, and they will be better. Don’t write them off so easily.

  20. foozeball says: Sep 6, 2012 8:56 PM

    The Cowboys’ LB is looking like it belongs with those teams you’ve just mentioned Randallflagg52. D-Ware is as good as any LB in the league, Spencer (while not as good of a pass rusher as he should be) is a great run defender and coverage LB (and last night he was a beast in getting pressure), the young Bruce carter is extremely athletic and will only get better, and Sean Lee might just be the best of the bunch. Lee has looked like a superstar lately.

  21. abninf says: Sep 6, 2012 9:31 PM

    I still wonder how the teams future would have been written if he hadn’t bobbled that snap.

  22. bigredcards says: Sep 6, 2012 9:59 PM

    As a cardinals fan i will gladly take romo off the hands of any hating cowboy fan lol

  23. raoool says: Sep 6, 2012 9:59 PM

    that toss to Boley looked like Romo to me

  24. bluebongzilla says: Sep 6, 2012 11:45 PM

    “D-Ware is as good as any LB in the league”

    No he’s not. He’s the best LB in the league.

  25. bluebongzilla says: Sep 6, 2012 11:54 PM

    All this talk of Seattle’d D is great but I think they’re gonna need some offense, too. Can 5’10” rookie Russell Williams get it done? Can he even see downfield?

  26. cowboys8819 says: Sep 7, 2012 12:14 AM

    Wow is all I can say! Seahawks fans you still have Pete Carrol as your HC and to think you guys are close to Dallas’ D is just crazy they are stacked across the board and are still getting other players back in Ratliff and Jenkins! So I would be careful what you say about who has the better team and oh yeah don’t get me started on your offense! Go Cowboys!

  27. trollaikman8 says: Sep 7, 2012 12:54 AM

    Seattle fan really thinks the 12th man makes a difference against good offenses. Bless your little hearts for believing.

    Dallas will focus on shutting down Marshawn Lynch and baiting young Russell Wilson to have to beat a much improved secondary with Seattle’s weak-ass receiving group.

    I’m sorry Seahawk fan, you just haven’t arrived yet.

    DAL 27 : SEA 13

  28. christopher525 says: Sep 7, 2012 1:16 AM

    Pittsburgh (unfortunately), Baltimore, and San Fran have better LB corps than Dallas, Carolina may be number 4 on that list if Beason is back healthy, Davis holds up, and Kuechly is what he’s shown so far. Dallas has been a “really good” team overall for a while now, just hasn’t quite got every component to hit at the same time. Romo is good, but not “elite,” at least not yet.

  29. pantysweat says: Sep 7, 2012 2:54 AM

    So Dallas finally has a defensive game…and the offense was relatively consistent in a road game…

    This will get very interesting in the NFC East

  30. goldrush36 says: Sep 7, 2012 3:07 AM

    I don’t know what part is funnier. Garrett talking about refining a qb who is 20 times the player he ever was himself. Or all the hawks fans spouting off when they haven’t even played their first game yet. I will take the latter. You guys will probably win week 1 but you will get smashed week 2. This Wilson hype has ya’ll in never never land. There will be no superbowl, no division title, no playoffs, probably not even a winning record yet again for the hawks. That’s just simple reality.

  31. goldrush36 says: Sep 7, 2012 3:19 AM

    Nevermind i found the funniest. Dallas best LB corps in the NFL give me a freakin break. You have D. Ware and a bunch of average guys.

    San Francisco, Baltimore, Pittsburgh…. order is debatable but overall fairly even. San Fran is the youngest group though and are still climbing. Either way it ain’t Dallas by a long shot thumbs down it all you want but the 3 teams I list all have MULTIPLE all pro linebackers not just one.

  32. poolboy87 says: Sep 7, 2012 1:31 PM

    Tony Romo’s stats for his last two Decembers/January:

    11 Games, 3150 yards, 21 TD’s, 4 INT’s, and only 3 times has his rating been below 100.

    If you continue to say/think that Tony Romo falls apart in the month of December, then you’re an idiot who can only copy the stupid crap they say on ESPN with no actual factual basis.

  33. thesmartestmanever says: Sep 7, 2012 5:03 PM

    so Garrett doesn’t want to take the Romo out of Romo however Garrett would love to pull Jerrah’s hand from out of his a$$. don’t worry Garrett soon Jerrah’s hand will be up Norv Turners a$$ and you will be unemployed.

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