The Cowboys haven’t shown any hesitation about committing themselves to more years with quarterback Tony Romo, which means there will be plenty of discussion about what he needs to do to get the Cowboys back to the playoffs.
Quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson thinks Romo needs to try to do less. Although the coach acknowledged that Romo has a knack for making something out of nothing, Wilson said that Romo got himself into trouble in 2012 when he tried to do too much to make up for other offensive mistakes.
“It’s certainly a double-edged sword with him, because he will make some mistakes, and he can create some plays and really cover up for some warts that we do have and give us a chance,” Wilson said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Now, he has to balance that and manage that a little bit better than he did last year. That’s always going to be the emphasis.”
It would help the Cowboys a great deal if they were able to put together an offense that wasn’t so reliant on Romo to make the big plays every single week. That will take much better play from the offensive line than they’ve gotten in the last two seasons, something that should be a priority for the team this offseason.
Romo is who he is and isn’t likely to change much at this point in his career. If the Cowboys want better results, they’ll have to come from improvements elsewhere on the offense.