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Tony Romo would like to be an offensive coordinator some day


Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to get more involved in the game planning this season. Some day, he’d like to be the person who’s in charge of game plans.

Romo will have some say in which plays end up in the game plan this year, and people who know him say that’s something that he hopes leads to a career in coaching when his playing career is over.

He’d like to be a coordinator one day,” one person close to him told

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said he’d like to see Romo become more like Peyton Manning in his approach to the game. Romo has never been given the kind of playcalling responsibilities that Manning has had for most of his career, but maybe that’s a responsibility Romo will have when his playing days are done.

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52 Responses to “Tony Romo would like to be an offensive coordinator some day”
  1. unbiasfan says: Jul 26, 2013 5:47 PM

    I see Tony Romo as more of a defensive coordinator, he really knows how to get it in the Cornerbacks hands

  2. fdugrad says: Jul 26, 2013 5:47 PM

    Are you attempting to PUNK your readers PFT?

  3. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 26, 2013 5:48 PM

    Romo to qb: run around once the play starts and see if you can make anything happen. If you fail, sit on the ground and look sad.

  4. deepseabreeze says: Jul 26, 2013 5:48 PM


  5. beav0 says: Jul 26, 2013 5:49 PM

    “okay guys, today’s practice once again focuses on tackling the defensive backs”

  6. xLith says: Jul 26, 2013 5:49 PM

    And I would like to be an NFL quarterback who gets paid to throw picks every week.

  7. thelastwordyaheard says: Jul 26, 2013 5:50 PM

    great, something else for him to be mediocre at

  8. nfl4days says: Jul 26, 2013 5:54 PM

    3rd and 15? Either bomb it 70 yards down the field or dump it off to the fullback.

  9. transam7816 says: Jul 26, 2013 5:55 PM

    The manning reference is for the work he puts in preparing..not play calling

  10. prmpft says: Jul 26, 2013 5:55 PM

    thanks for the information, we will put it in our files – don’t call us , we’ll call you – buhbye

  11. iced107 says: Jul 26, 2013 5:55 PM

    Even his play calling would be intercepted

  12. vertskate900 says: Jul 26, 2013 5:56 PM

    “Ok, so with the season on the line you drop back and do what? That’s right! Throw an interception for the Tonester!”

  13. vikinganswer says: Jul 26, 2013 5:57 PM

    Cowboy fans would like Romo to be a QB someday. Dont see either happening anytime soon.

  14. patriots123456 says: Jul 26, 2013 5:57 PM

    Too bad Romo wasn’t interested in the GM job.

    That’s the job that needs to be filled.

  15. lgbarn says: Jul 26, 2013 5:58 PM

    I’m not a Cowboys fan and in fact hate them very much, but I don’t see anything wrong with this. MANY former QB’s end up as coordinators and head coaches. Sort of like point guards in basketball. It’s a natural progression no matter the skill on the field or court.

  16. remyje says: Jul 26, 2013 6:00 PM

    So would whatever defenses that would be in the conference

  17. formerworldchamps says: Jul 26, 2013 6:02 PM

    Those who can ,Do….those who can’t TEACH!!!

  18. steelerfan35jj says: Jul 26, 2013 6:03 PM

    How about Romo wanting to actually win more than 1 playoff game in his career??

  19. 8man says: Jul 26, 2013 6:05 PM

    He hasn’t shown me enough as a player on the field to make me believe he can coach other players when he is off of it.

    Run an offense like Peyton Manning and then we’ll see.

  20. ravensbob says: Jul 26, 2013 6:05 PM

    He’s already got the offensive part down.

  21. giantsfan64 says: Jul 26, 2013 6:06 PM

    Now that’s funny. First he would have to learn how to play offense

  22. blackbug99 says: Jul 26, 2013 6:12 PM

    Isn’t that the rule: “Those that can, Do.” “Those that can’t, Teach.”

  23. calicowboysfan86 says: Jul 26, 2013 6:12 PM

    Gotta love the Romo haters.

  24. fatsack1 says: Jul 26, 2013 6:14 PM

    Subpar QBs always make the best coaches….

  25. drbrown7451 says: Jul 26, 2013 6:19 PM

    Well, you’ve got to think he’d be a better offensive coordinator than say short-order cook in a burger joint. I mean would you want a burger he made? Slip, slop, drop, pick it up again, run around putting out small fires, and on it goes.

  26. kenstabler says: Jul 26, 2013 6:19 PM

    Hey, maybe it is a good idea? The guy definitely has not lived up to expectations taking plays from his offensive coordinators. Callahan, although I think is a lousy scumbag head coach, is a good offensive coordinator who gave Rich Gannon a lot of responsibilities to call his own plays and it worked.

    I think Callahan is a good fit for Romo, and if he gives Romo his wish, he might finally succeed as an NFL QB.

  27. purpleguy says: Jul 26, 2013 6:25 PM

    Wait, doesn’t an offensive coordinator have to actually work long hours at the expense of free time?

  28. ErikW65 says: Jul 26, 2013 6:30 PM

    The Dallas Cowboys: America’s Slow-Motion Train Wreck.

  29. ravensfan19 says: Jul 26, 2013 6:33 PM

    Didn’t Dez say he wanted 2,000 yards ? yeah its hard to get 2,000 yards when your QB Number 1 Receiver is a DB.

  30. Ron says: Jul 26, 2013 6:44 PM

    All I have to say is to all you Romo haters out there. Why aren’t any of you playing Pro Football as a QB. Its easy to say something about somebody when y’all don’t have the talent to play football. Its not easy to play in the Pros I should know because I had a 2nd cousin play for the Cowboys back in the 70’s. He was there Fullback and his name was WALT GARRISON so I’ve seen 1st hand what the players go through. When you haven’t had an O-Line to protect you your going to make mistakes. So if any of you haters can do batter why aren’t y’all on the TEAM maybe because y’all aren’t men or ladies enough to play the SPORT.

    ” GO COWBOYS “

  31. jiggy3198 says: Jul 26, 2013 6:59 PM

    That just may be one of the funniest things I ever heard. I wonder if the calls at the new AT&T stadium in Dallas will get intercepted as much as Tony SLO-mos passes.

  32. folkcrusader says: Jul 26, 2013 7:15 PM

    He must not realize OCs work 12-16 hours a day and don’t take golf breaks.

  33. frenchy121212 says: Jul 26, 2013 7:35 PM

    Romo has been in the top 20 of interceptions thrown once in the last 4 seasons. Don’t let facts get in the way of your jokes.

  34. jayniner says: Jul 26, 2013 7:51 PM

    Even Cowboy fans want to see him as an offensive coordinator as soon as possible…..

  35. trollingforjustice says: Jul 26, 2013 7:53 PM

    Sounds to me like Tony doesnt like the way his plays are being called now and maybe showing some signs of frustration……..

  36. timebandit24 says: Jul 26, 2013 8:19 PM

    The guy wouldn’t be half bad at coaching. Two years ago he was having to line up his receivers every single play and tell them what to run. Not to shabby.

  37. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 26, 2013 8:53 PM

    For now can he just focus on being an NFL QB on a team that makes the playoffs?

  38. thegonz13 says: Jul 26, 2013 9:24 PM

    The jokes just write themselves.

    Besides, working as an OC would take him away from his golf duties.

  39. ripster65 says: Jul 26, 2013 9:41 PM

    frenchy121212 says: Jul 26, 2013 7:35 PM

    Romo has been in the top 20 of interceptions thrown once in the last 4 seasons. Don’t let facts get in the way of your jokes.
    But the few he does throw are at the worst possible times and inevitably cost his team.

  40. chillyball says: Jul 26, 2013 9:57 PM

    For who? Detroit???

  41. mrlaloosh says: Jul 26, 2013 10:24 PM

    Gee Ron, your 2nd cousin played for the Cowboys? You, my friend, are an expert. All Hail Ron!

  42. friendofinnocence says: Jul 26, 2013 10:31 PM

    In the 68 times in NFL history a team’s defense has allowed the opposing QB to have a rating of 125 or better, only twice has a team not finished under .500 – both times it was the Cowboys and Tony Romo finishing with an 8-8 record.

  43. sikwiddit says: Jul 27, 2013 12:23 AM

    If I were you Tony I would concentrate more on being a quarterback this season ..but that’s just me..

  44. ronaldmexico7 says: Jul 27, 2013 12:34 AM

    If all you guys busting on Romo were as good at your jobs (zip lube, gamestop, living in your Mom’s basement) ad he is maybe you would stop masturbating so much. Hot wife, 55 million guaranteed. ..just shut up

  45. whodey420 says: Jul 27, 2013 3:41 AM

    Anyone else want to vote Ron for “Window licker of the year”? You do Texas proud!

  46. drgreenstreak says: Jul 27, 2013 6:14 AM

    Any of you Romo haters fans of the Cardinals, Chargers, Raiders, Vikings, Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Eagles, Chiefs or Jaguars?

    Your team would pay megabucks for Tony Romo.

  47. sidepull says: Jul 27, 2013 6:28 AM

    That’s right, follow in Jason Garrett’s footsteps and coach for Jerry Joke. I needed a good laugh this morning. What a tool.

  48. cdan374 says: Jul 27, 2013 7:18 AM

    Ron says: Jul 26, 2013 6:44 PM

    All I have to say is to all you Romo haters out there. Why aren’t any of you playing Pro Football as a QB.


    Um Ron, your GED is failing you in the logic skills component.

    If only NFL players could comment there would be no blogosphere…

    And Romo still sucks!

    – Cowboys fan since 1969

  49. waulinesnowden says: Jul 27, 2013 8:32 AM

    Tony you may get your wish. Careful about you wish for. You sure are not a good football Quarterback in this day an age overarching all the faster young guys today..

  50. hunter300win says: Jul 27, 2013 11:11 AM

    You wanna be Eli Manning?

  51. bighurt228 says: Jul 28, 2013 4:25 AM

    Maybe he should try to be a decent NFL QB first??

  52. pdidit09 says: Jul 29, 2013 9:52 AM

    drgreenstreak, you are so right. If Tony would have entered FA every team without a franchise QB would have paid him more than Jerry. I was watching ESPN with Simon and McGinnis at The Cowboys camp, they are witnessing the strength, talent, and coaching of this team, we never go under the radar, thanks to all the haters, but they are realizing the Cowboys definitely have everything going to make a huge statement this year. I love Tony Romo and you will too! I promise.

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