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Romo will be getting new duties in 2013

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At a time when it’s still not clear who’ll be calling the offensive plays for the Cowboys in 2013, the mystery partially has been solved.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, quarterback Tony Romo will have influence in game plans, personnel, and play-calling.

Yes, Romo.  The guy whom owner Jerry Jones believes has received “ridiculous” criticism for not focusing enough on his day job but whom Jones wants to focus on his day job even more will be straddling the line that divides player and coach.

Per Werder, Romo will meet with the coaches on Mondays and Tuesdays to participate in the development of the game plan.  Which means that Romo will be working on what otherwise is the players’ only day off of the week.

Which means that Romo should put the golf bag in the closet from September through December.

If it Romo’s golf deprivation extends into January, look for more teams to do it.  if it doesn’t work, look for the Cowboys to continue to be criticized for entrusting the job to a guy who can rack up the stats, but not the clutch wins.

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  1. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 28, 2013 6:10 PM

    Duty #1 : Carry Robert Griffin’s should pads off the field after the Redskins sweep the Cowboys again. #GodsTeam>AmericasTeam

  2. connormyboy says: Apr 28, 2013 6:11 PM

    This should be comical or if it works espn will crown him greatest QB ever

  3. doomsdaydefensetx says: Apr 28, 2013 6:11 PM

    Jason says
    Every headline towards the Cowboys is negative, regardless of the move.

    Couldn’t have said it better myself Jason

  4. bartlettruss says: Apr 28, 2013 6:14 PM

    I don’t think Romo can hurt the Cowboys decision making process…

  5. titosanoxy says: Apr 28, 2013 6:17 PM

    About time. We see news stories of Manning throwing passes to Welker, Brady at USC with Danny practicing on their own. Romo does squat on his own to improve. He is happy with his tepid success.

  6. elimanningup says: Apr 28, 2013 6:18 PM

    Eli Manning is laughing at Romo while wearing his 2 Super Bowl rings.

  7. bennyb82 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:18 PM

    Jerry Jones probably wants him to run the read-option…

  8. inyofaceagain says: Apr 28, 2013 6:19 PM

    How can I spin a Romo article to be about RG3?!
    I’m beginning to think logicalfool has some kid of psychotic crush on RG3. I bet he’s got a shrine that he praises while dripping candle wax on his scrotum.

  9. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Apr 28, 2013 6:21 PM

    unfortunately those duties won’t include winning.

  10. FlyFromTheInside says: Apr 28, 2013 6:23 PM

    And with that the rest for the NFC East erupts into applause……

  11. rg3andthensome says: Apr 28, 2013 6:24 PM

    I was thinking more ball boy and lawn care, but hey…I love the fact that he will be game planning. I was thinking that the Cowboys might have gotten their act together.

  12. wttoolman says: Apr 28, 2013 6:25 PM

    Logicalchoad says: Duty #1 : Carry Robert Griffin’s should pads off the field after the Redskins sweep the Cowboys again.

    Common sense says, the only thing that’s gonna need carrying off the field is robert griffin himself!! That knee is gonna get all twisted up again and again and again and again……

  13. officialgame says: Apr 28, 2013 6:28 PM

    It’s not a bad idea but why do the Cowboys have to let the public in on internal change?

  14. onereasonableman says: Apr 28, 2013 6:28 PM

    Wouldn’t asking/telling him to work on his off day be a violation of the labor agreement?

  15. patriots123456 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:29 PM

    Make him the acting GM, gotta be a step in the right direction…

  16. jimbo75025 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:33 PM

    Hands up if the first thing that popped into your head when reading the headline was “field goal holder?”.

  17. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 28, 2013 6:35 PM

    I can’t help but laugh.

  18. dirtybird28 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:36 PM

    Didn’t Romo call the majority of plays that got them back into games last season?

  19. rawhide101 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:41 PM

    This might work out if Jerry does not veto every decision made. Will see

  20. gridirontrenches says: Apr 28, 2013 6:46 PM

    lol Florio deleted my comment because i exposed him. dude thinks romo golfs during the regular season. but i guess news reporters shouldnt get the benefit of the doubt, they arent always right. maybe hes just a hater

  21. mz1394 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:48 PM

    Can someone explain to me what should pads are? I know that the skins will need someone to carry and change irg3’s maxi pads. #logicalvoicesayshasamangina

  22. emmittstar says: Apr 28, 2013 6:49 PM

    Unlogicalvoice does not have a clue about those deadskins

  23. jayquintana says: Apr 28, 2013 6:49 PM

    Say what one will about the Cowboys and Jets, but they aren’t boring. They’re not like the Ravens, the Packers, the Giants, the Steelers, the Patriots… er, uh, never mind.

  24. cowboysallday says: Apr 28, 2013 6:50 PM

    In romo we trust

  25. rmal83 says: Apr 28, 2013 6:51 PM

    Go Cowboys!

  26. kerryc21realty says: Apr 28, 2013 6:52 PM

    RG3 is gonna show Romo how its done, just like last year
    HTTR

  27. croghan1919 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:03 PM

    The contraction of “we will see” is “we’ll see” not “will see”.
    Lol, can’t help myself, it was there, but I’m sure it won’t be for long and make it past the sensors.

  28. thebadguyswon says: Apr 28, 2013 7:07 PM

    Love the Redskins smack about Bob Griffin. How about you wait until he’s healthy again first?

  29. newjerseygiants says: Apr 28, 2013 7:11 PM

    I expect for Romo to have every January off until he retires.

  30. jackm79 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:17 PM

    As a GIANTS fan, this is the greatest news of the off season so far. GREAT NEWS!!

  31. hater79 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:25 PM

    Whatever you say about logicalvoices, you have to admit he was closer in his guesses to what RG3 would be before the beginning of last year than any of you.

    Who would have thought a rookie would only have 5 INT’s, win rookie of the year, win 7 games in a row, and lead the redskins to the NFC East crown?

  32. jimnaizeeum says: Apr 28, 2013 7:30 PM

    He can book tee times after Dec 29th, he probably won’t be real busy at work.

  33. cpfoy28 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:30 PM

    So what can he draft better players, play DT or safety. He’s been taught by Garrett the last six years so we will get the same results. 55 passes a game and 12 runs results in 6-10 record.

  34. seatownballers says: Apr 28, 2013 7:33 PM

    In other news today;
    Bob griffin3 did jumping jacks! Skins fans go crazy.
    Meanwhile every defense the skins play now will target rg3’s knees since its his area of weakness.Since its a personal penalty to aim at a qb’s head, defenses should go for the legs.Great move nfl, its all about player safety

  35. 3ricsens says: Apr 28, 2013 7:35 PM

    Shouldn’t he have been doing that anyways?

  36. dirtydrynn27 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:36 PM

    Fools,I would take an injured RGIII over an Int throwing Tony Romo any day!

  37. irishgary says: Apr 28, 2013 7:39 PM

    I hate the Cowboys, but they are great entertainment and the NFL class clown of a GM is priceless.

    Another 8-8 season and Romo continues to screw up.

    He’ll prove how dumb the cowboys are for giving him a ridiculous contract like that.

  38. erle1139 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:42 PM

    Jurrah is just grooming him to take over Garrett’s job next year.

  39. barbeaux says: Apr 28, 2013 7:44 PM

    Did Jerry decide that he wants a Peyton Manning therefore Tony should act like a Peyton Manning and therefore become a Peyton Manning? It doesn’t work like that.

  40. darkglobe1 says: Apr 28, 2013 7:59 PM

    The player’s union won’t like this

  41. starfan79 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:04 PM

    I really hope he can win, that the new defense generates turnovers and plays… If we can have 1 year where everything clicks (see Baltimore) then they will be alright. I’m really really happy they are going back to the 4-3. The 3-4 doesn’t fly well in Dallas.

  42. steelpalace302 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:13 PM

    As a long time Cowboy fan I can say that he couldn’t do any worse than Jason has done calling plays so Im all for it. They have to try something because Jason cant do it.

  43. steelpalace302 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:15 PM

    And you have to love skins fans they crawl out of the basement for 1 year in how long with a gimmick qb and they act like they have won the last 5 super Bowls lol

  44. philly4lyfe says: Apr 28, 2013 8:23 PM

    *keeps fingers crossed that new duties include fg/xp holder*

  45. kmr2288 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:26 PM

    Washington Football team, you finally beat the cowboys twice , before that it was not even competitive. Play Washington DC( Dallas Cowboys )was like Ground Hog Day. Alright putting your QB in HOF.

  46. jagsfanugh says: Apr 28, 2013 8:32 PM

    Wow, who do they think he is? Peyton Manning.

  47. kerryc21realty says: Apr 28, 2013 8:43 PM

    @ THEBADGUYSWON, RG3 was healthy last year and s
    Proved all you haters wrong, way wrong!

  48. rextraordinaire says: Apr 28, 2013 8:53 PM

    A pick-6 is a pick-6. In the end it does not matter who called the play.

  49. nflnfl13 says: Apr 28, 2013 8:54 PM

    Oh well. I was hoping that he would be finishing installing those “new” seats in the nose bleed section of Cowboys Stadium on his off day.

  50. wesleyt4 says: Apr 28, 2013 9:00 PM

    A tiger can’t change his stripes. If Romo hasn’t figured out by now what it takes, them telling him isn’t going to work.

  51. bamboozle99 says: Apr 28, 2013 9:13 PM

    As much as Romo loves golf, Cowboys might have to hire personal security guards to keep him away from golf courses.

  52. ososrule says: Apr 28, 2013 9:21 PM

    Playoff game FG attempt holder, he messed up that one time, but he’s better at that than QB!

  53. tygarcia says: Apr 28, 2013 9:26 PM

    I read about comments about RG3 knee. At least he has an excuse about not winning playoff game due to injury. What has been Romo excuse all these times during playoff games or games that is a must win.
    Keep on about his knee but we want Romo to stat healthy cause at his best and healthiest he still does not get the job done when it counts the most!

  54. Giantspunk213 says: Apr 28, 2013 9:31 PM

    I feel kinda bad for Romo, he’s really had no running game the past couple seasons and that forced him to throw it like 650 times, if the cowboys can get something happening on the ground then Romo’s ints are gonna go down.

  55. skinsgal4life says: Apr 28, 2013 9:46 PM

    Hilarious! Jerry’s trying to turn Romo into Peyton Manning…..should be interesting! Can’t wait to see it.

  56. gammynomnom says: Apr 28, 2013 9:47 PM

    Well, for those of us who actually watch football, the Cowboys clearly move up the field and score better when running the hurry up offense, and that’s when Tony is calling the plays.

    But keep believing the media.

  57. brintfatre says: Apr 28, 2013 9:52 PM

    “entrusting the job to a guy who can rack up the stats, but not the clutch wins.”

    Were they talking about Romo or Peyton Manning??

  58. gammynomnom says: Apr 28, 2013 9:59 PM

    Apr 28, 2013 7:25 PM

    Whatever you say about logicalvoices, you have to admit he was closer in his guesses to what RG3 would be before the beginning of last year than any of you.

    Who would have thought a rookie would only have 5 INT’s, win rookie of the year, win 7 games in a row, and lead the redskins to the NFC East crown?
    __________________________________

    Yea who would have thought he would be rookie of the year when other rookie QBs threw more Tds, won more games and took their teams further in the playoffs, including one who beat RG head to head in the playoffs.

    But oh he got commercials.

  59. tombstoned says: Apr 28, 2013 10:10 PM

    4th quarter choke coordinator? Clock mismanagement consultant? How about head of draft day war room bonehead decision operations? Seems to me the Cowgirls already have qualified folks to do all these jobs.

    Oh well, GO RAVENS!

  60. commonsensedude says: Apr 28, 2013 10:18 PM

    “Yea who would have thought he would be rookie of the year when other rookie QBs threw more Tds, won more games and took their teams further in the playoffs, including one who beat RG head to head in the playoffs.”

    Wrong. RG3 beat the other rookies with a higher QB rating and fewer interceptions. And until RG3 got hurt during the second Skins TD drive, the head-to-head match against Wilson was a 14-0 lead.

    RG3, Luck, and Wilson are all spectacular QBs – easily the best crop of QBs since the 1983 draft. But don’t try to make it sound like RG3 is just a media creation. He has a killer arm, killer accuracy and, for a 22 year-old kid, outstanding leadership. Hate on people who deserve it.

  61. stiffler007 says: Apr 28, 2013 10:25 PM

    Romo is my fantasy football #1 quarterback but for the nfl sundays there’s noway I am gonna trust and give him more duties as if he will take the COWBOYS to the next level.

  62. hater79 says: Apr 28, 2013 10:43 PM

    gammynomnom says:
    Apr 28, 2013 9:59 PM
    Apr 28, 2013 7:25 PM

    Whatever you say about logicalvoices, you have to admit he was closer in his guesses to what RG3 would be before the beginning of last year than any of you.

    Who would have thought a rookie would only have 5 INT’s, win rookie of the year, win 7 games in a row, and lead the redskins to the NFC East crown?
    __________________________________

    Yea who would have thought he would be rookie of the year when other rookie QBs threw more Tds, won more games and took their teams further in the playoffs, including one who beat RG head to head in the playoffs.

    But oh he got commercials.

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    Look bro, I wish Wilson the best until the playoffs come. I just dont know why Wilson boosters feel the need to hate RG3

  63. stevenwilliams2013 says: Apr 28, 2013 10:55 PM

    Welcome to another crazy day in Jerry world!!

  64. 25cuts says: Apr 28, 2013 10:58 PM

    This article is about cowboys? No? Redskins fans better hope rg3 can come back even close to what he was. I mean I know it’s possible but you do realize that’s the same knee he tore just 2 years prior. Funny how skins fans bolster like they did something lol. How about fixing that crappy field you call FedEx so your player can actually play on it?

  65. Little Earthquake says: Apr 28, 2013 11:06 PM

    He can’t even handle the duties he has now.

  66. bigbamboom1 says: Apr 28, 2013 11:14 PM

    I’m convinced Romo has pictures of somebody. Because the Cowboy’s fascination with this legendary choker is bizarre. Why are the Cowboys in the NFC East anyway? They should be in the NFC West, where they would be projected to finish in last place. The SL Rams should be in the NFC East. Where they would project to contend. A sad comparison for Jonesy and Tony.

  67. numberoneinthehoodg says: Apr 28, 2013 11:50 PM

    Classic management moves. Someone is getting setup to fail. The only question is whether it is Romo or Garrett? Florio needs to look harder into both their contracts to find out which one is being setup.

  68. bek00l says: Apr 28, 2013 11:53 PM

    Listen, Romo is not the best QB out there, that’s for sure. But that guy takes off a lot of flack for making throws when flushed out of a pocket his line cannot keep while trying to pass to guys running plays and routes a two year old could guard in his sleep. And thanks to the latest version of Jerry Draft and the Garrett Pro offense, I’m sure he’ll continue to be the fallout guy. Who drafts a TIGHT END IN THE SECOND ROUND WHEN YOU HAVE TWO OF THE BEST TIGHT END IN THE NFL?!? Nope, don’t draft a quality safety OR a quality O-lineman. Draft a 3rd-4th round Center and a Te who cannot block on your line to save his own life. And all the meanwhile, Alzheimer’s Jerry pays a multimillion dollar contract to an old man who can’t stay healthy in Doug Free. Its like watching the football version of Housewives of New Jersey: you really can’t believe how stupid these people really are, but the characters are solely convinced they have it together. Mad props to Seattle and Minnesota, and San Francisco in the AAC. You probably have my attention, though unfortunately I’ll watch my beloved Cowboys suck for even more years until Jerry

  69. ccooww says: Apr 29, 2013 12:13 AM

    Cowboy fans I smell a Superbowl this year. The good old days are back. The niners and the boys playing in the NFC championship game for next three to four years. Get your popcorn ready.

  70. badintent says: Apr 29, 2013 12:19 AM

    I like RGIII as a person and I respect him as a QB. But until he has two SB rings like Eli, his fans will have to keep playing with their Blow up dolls of Joe Thiesman and John Riggins.
    The smoked turkey avocado on Italian bread at Subway is sweet !Thanks RGIII. But get the Honey mustard and add your own sun dried tomatotes.

  71. kelsey59 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:50 AM

    The next step will be Romo cleaning Jerry’s glasses.

  72. Jason says: Apr 29, 2013 1:37 AM

    So, let me get this straight. Romo supposably doesn’t work hard, and gets criticized. Now he’s going to apparently “start” working hard, and he gets criticized.

    The dude was undrafted, and became a pretty solid starting quarterback. I guess he achieved that by golfing, you know, since he’s the only NFL player who golfs.

    Morons.

  73. majormeatcurtains says: Apr 29, 2013 1:51 AM

    Sorry Jerruh, you can’t complain about the service AFTER you tipped the waiter.

  74. victors2 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:35 AM

    Yeah, we r screwed….until Dallas drafts a quality QB we will be mediocre at best

  75. orivar says: Apr 29, 2013 3:01 AM

    If it works, all they’ll talk about is the Cowboys genius and Romo taking them to the Superbowl.

    If it doesn’t work, the media will still talk about the Cowboys and some how add in the Superbowl.

  76. johnboy88 says: Apr 29, 2013 3:21 AM

    I think all the Redskins fans who have RG3,s Peter in their mouth need to be thinking about his knee and praying he recovers rather then crowning him MVP already. He is going to rush back a F his world up the first game of the year. Better pray he doesn’t or ur skins won’t be winning any games anywhere

  77. romospersonalsnuggie says: Apr 29, 2013 3:22 AM

    Attention all cowboys haters your erection for Tony Romo is showing please sit down

  78. tlnolan82 says: Apr 29, 2013 4:22 AM

    RG3 wont finish this coming season. His incredible arrogance kept him on the field and has killed his career. All he needed to do was sit out and let Cousins take care of things but he knew what had happened to Alex Smith and was scared of the same happening to him. Reports of numerous injections to keep him running are disgraceful for such a young talent. He’s going to retire in the next few years at no ones fault but his own. Suck it RG!

  79. duncanthecat says: Apr 29, 2013 6:09 AM

    Unless they run the ball more, they are doomed. Not sure what Romo is expected to do in this area.

    The RB’s on the roster have not had the capability to to carry the load, and the talent on the team still dicatates for a pass heavy offense.

    If you want more out of your QB give him a stud OL that can move folks out of the way and force defenses in. Reaching for the Center in Round One is atleast a start, but a pass catching TE in Round Two with a boat load of other solid Linemen on the board was most diappointing.

    Expect more of the same.

  80. lawyermalloy says: Apr 29, 2013 7:18 AM

    Just for the record; they can’t make him come to work on tuesday per the CBA!

  81. mungman69 says: Apr 29, 2013 8:04 AM

    Romo has great pass catchers.

  82. kmartin173 says: Apr 29, 2013 8:10 AM

    Yes that’s what you want to do, put more pressure on a guy who consistently folds under pressure.

  83. malab377 says: Apr 29, 2013 8:39 AM

    As long as the new role is not being the holder for the FG attempts…

  84. tombradyswig says: Apr 29, 2013 8:45 AM

    rack up the stats, but not the clutch wins is the definition of romo in the dictionary!!!

    The entire NFL thanks you jerrah for giving him that ridiculous contract extension!!!!!!
    hahahhahahahah

  85. ncheelsboysfan says: Apr 29, 2013 9:34 AM

    RG3 is going to be looking at Dallas from his ass in the grass (or painted dirt) or hospital tv this year with our healed up D. New playbook and better play calling too, Cowboys offense is going to be lights out with the new talent and old. Playoffs bound and Super Bowl contender! Book it!! Go Cowboys!

  86. metalup666 says: Apr 29, 2013 9:37 AM

    bigbamboom, I am sure that the rest of the NFC East would love the Cowboys to move to the NFC West as well, considering, historically the Cowboys have owned the division with more division titles, more playoff appearances, more NFC Championship appearances, more Super Bowl appearances, and more Super Bowl wins. This is not to mention the win/loss record against the rest of the NFC East has the Cowboys ahead of all 3 teams (four if you include when the Cardinals were still in the division) by a substantial margin.

  87. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 29, 2013 9:57 AM

    The more responsibility they put on Romo then the more blame he can carry at the end of the season. I think Garrett is in self preservation mode.

  88. skns2thend says: Apr 29, 2013 11:45 AM

    Maybe this is the cowboys way of transition from QB to coach. Either way, Garrett is still responsible for thedecision and should be blamed even more if the cowboys don’t succeed this year, for the simple fact of his job will, no doubt be easier. More time to evaluate, watch film, and all that crap he’d should be doing anyway.
    HTTR

  89. delashmit says: Apr 29, 2013 1:21 PM

    At least we should be better on sinking the 40 foot putts. Oh, Wait there is no putting in football.

  90. billybobyall says: Apr 29, 2013 8:03 PM

    That’s a win-win for teams that play dallass!

  91. cowboysfansince1990 says: May 3, 2013 11:07 PM

    I was going to make fun of #thelogicalvoice but then I started to realize he is mentally handicap and began to feel sorry for him so on that note GO COEBOYS! #dumbass redskin fans

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