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Jerry: Romo Will Benefit From Addition of Linehan

Jerry Jones believes Tony Romo will have greater authority over the offense under Scott Linehan

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    In 2014, for the second consecutive year, quarterback Tony Romo will have greater authority over the Dallas Cowboys’ offense.

    Last year, owner Jerry Jones said he and Jason Garrett were handing Romo the reins to some degree after giving him a six-year, $108 million extension. This time around, Jones says Romo’s authority will increase with the presence of new playcaller Scott Linehan.

    Yes. He’ll have more (power),” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I am just answering his question.  How and where and what it has to do with depends on how comfortable he is. Romo was a tremendous supporter of Bill Callahan (last season’s play caller). He was absolutely ecstatic over us getting Linehan. He had serious discussions with Detroit’s quarterback (Matt Stafford) and got a great feel for Linehan’s imagination and what Linehan does to maximize skills in the individual players and his flexibility of coming up with schemes within schemes within the base or rules of an offense.

    “Having said all of that, the most excited guy in the organization was Tony Romo to have the prospect of getting Linehan. And so they will be locked at the hip.”

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