Back in 2009, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones coined the term “Romo-friendly” to describe the team’s attempt to build around their franchise quarterback with pieces that would complement him. Now, six years later and with Romo out for several more weeks at least with a broken clavicle, the receivers on the Cowboys’ roster are doing their best to get Cassel-friendly.
The Cowboys named Matt Cassel the starter this week, after going 0-3 with Brandon Weeden at the helm. He’s been with the team just around three weeks.
“Basically my job is to find throws for him and present a wide-open target for him,” third-year receiver Terrance Williams said, per ESPN Dallas. “I think that’s the best way I can put it is whenever Scott [Linehan] or Matt calls a play, no matter what’s going on, I need to get him a good throw and just like the rest of the receivers do because we need to make it as simple for him by running good routes and getting open for him. The more confident he’ll get, the better off we’ll be.”
Cole Beasley acknowledged that there will be an adjustment for the receivers, going from Weeden to Cassel, but expressed confidence that they’ll be able to get in step with one another over the bye week.
“Quarterbacks throw the ball differently,” Beasley said. “It’s a different kind of ball. It looks different coming out of his hand but that won’t take too long to get used to. We’ll probably be used to it by next week.”