Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo thinks his team played its best offense while trailing on Sunday against the Giants. And so he wants the Cowboys to call their offense like that all the time.
Romo said on Wednesday that after the Cowboys fell behind 23-0 on Sunday, coach Jason Garrett called a great game, allowing the Cowboys to take a 24-23 lead. The Cowboy ended up losing, but Romo hopes the comeback helped shape the Cowboys’ offensive identity going forward.
“We really did a lot of things that I liked,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m pushing coach to kind of get the offense more in that mode a little bit, which is nice. But styles make fights sometimes so we’ll look at different opponents and see different things.”
Romo is talking specifically about the four straight drives — the last two in the second quarter and the first two in the third quarter — on which the Cowboys went touchdown, field goal, touchdown, touchdown. On those four drives, Romo threw 23 passes, completing 17 of them for 252 yards and a touchdown. Ten of Romo’s 23 passes went to his favorite receiver, Jason Witten, and Witten caught eight of them, for 79 yards.
In other words, Romo wants to throw a lot, and throw a lot to his favorite target. That’s not surprising. But considering how well it worked, Garrett would be wise to keep it going, even if the Cowboys haven’t fallen behind by 23 points.