Ever since the Cowboys collapsed to the Detroit Lions in week four to fall to 2-2 on the year, Tony Romo has stressed the importance of protecting the football in key situations, but that doesn’t mean we’ll see a drastically changed player under center when Dallas takes on New England this Sunday. Romo wants to cut down on turnovers, but not at the expense of losing his aggressiveness. Ditto for his head coach.
“You have to be aggressive,” Jason Garrett said recently, per ESPN Dallas. “If you’re not aggressive, you’re not going to be a very good quarterback in this league.”
The key for Romo is the same as always: finding a balance between being a playmaker and, as Bill Parcells would say, “a bus driver.” Romo knows firsthand the potential perils of trying to make something happen on a given play, but he doesn’t want to go too far the other way, either.
“If you’re going to be a manager, your team is only going to be so good,” Romo said. “There are certain situations where you have to manage the game. I’m saying that there’s also a reason how you can get up by 24 points, too.”
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