The Dallas Cowboys made clear this offseason that they want quarterback Tony Romo to take on an even greater leadership role than he’s had in the past, be more involved in offensive gameplanning and more of a coach on the field. And sure enough, throughout OTAs and mini-camp, a coach is exactly what Romo looked like as, sidelined by cyst removal surgery, he was left to patrol the field in a ball cap, giving pointers to his teammates.
“We talked to him very specifically in the beginning of the offseason--we wanted more of that from him,” Head coach Jason Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think he embraced the role. I think any quarterback would. He has a real knack for a leadership style where guys listen to him.”
All of which is to say, according to Garrett, that the “More Involved” Romo experiment has been a success thus far.
“They certainly respond to his play, but also his demeanor,” Garrett said of Romo’s teammates. “And that’s a real positive thing for our football team. We have some younger players who need some teaching, not only from the coaches, but also from some of the veteran players, and certainly from the quarterbacks. So I think Tony has done a real good job in that area.”
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