Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw 19 interceptions in 2012, enough to tie for the league lead and his own career-high, which came in his first full season as the Dallas starter, 2007. According to quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, the reason for the inflated figure--nearly double his interception total in 2011--is that Romo spent much of the season trying to do too much.
"I think that happened a lot this year," Wilson said, per ESPN Dallas. "He tried to make up for mistakes and trying to convert third-and-longs. It leads to bad plays."
Not that it’s anything new, but Wilson and Romo will emphasize game management and ball protection throughout the offseason. It could be a definitive year for the soon-to-be 33-year-old--he is currently riding a three-year playoff drought and is entering the last season of his current deal.
"We talk about (game management) all the time," Wilson said. "Certainly you want to take care of the football. We’ve got to do a better job with that. Always talking about game management and things."
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