Every day, it seems that someone from the Cowboys is saying something to increase expectations for the 2013 season.
“I don’t want to get into all the details of it,” Romo recently told FOXSportsSouthwest.com. “But I really think it can be a positive change.”
The “change” apparently is subtle, involving arm angles and release points.
“I really am excited about it,” Romo said. “It’s going to be a great thing.”
That’s fine, but what about the issue of “muscle memory” that always is raised whenever someone like Tim Tebow tries to change his throwing motion? It’s one thing to consciously throw the ball a different way when there’s a chance to engage in actual thought. It’s quite another to do it instinctively when trying to find an open receiver while worrying about who blitzed and who didn’t and whether someone is picking up whoever did blitz while also wondering whether the left tackle was able to keep the defensive end from getting a free release for a blind-side hit while anticipating whether the defensive back will get enough of a jump on the ball to intercept it.
Either way, the Cowboys are talking like a team that plans to be a lot better than 8-8. If they fail, a lot more talking will need to be done to explain what happened.
The Cowboys get to show off all things “secret” and/or “special” on Sunday night, against the Giants.