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Garrett Downplays Romo Role Change

Jerry Jones reportedly wants Tony Romo to be more involved in the offense in 2013

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    Dallas Cowboys brass, owner and Jerry Jones in particular, have said all offseason that Tony Romo will have an increased role in offensive gameplanning in 2013 and beyond, but head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t seem to believe the signal caller’s role will be all that different from previous years.

    It’s similar to every quarterback situation in the league,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I have been a quarterback in this league. I have been around those dynamics. I have been quarterback coach. I have been the offensive coordinator. In every organization you are trying to get that rapport with the quarterback and the offensive coordinator.”

    If there is any difference in his role in 2013, Garrett continued, it’s simply the product of Romo having another season of NFL experience under his belt.

    “I think certainly the more experienced the player is the more he understands the offense, the more opposing defenses he is going to see, the smarter the player he is,” Garrett said. “A lot of that has to do with the understanding of the game that comes through experience. They become more credible. Tony is a veteran quarterback. He has played a lot of snaps for us. He has been our quarterback for six years now. So his voice matters to us. It has mattered for a long time.”

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