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Tony Romo Meets with Scott Linehan

Linehan was hired this week to call plays and oversee the passing game

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    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo met with the team’s new play-caller and passing game coordinator Scott Linehan for the first time on Tuesday at Valley Ranch.

    “Obviously creating an environment for your quarterback to play well is something we all think is important,” Head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “We take great pride in that over the last seven years with this system and what we’re trying to do with our football team. Tony did get a chance to visit with Scott today and we think that’s a positive thing. Again to have those open lines of communication with our quarterback is a good thing. We’ve always thought it was a good thing.”

    After Romo signed a six-year, $108 million extension last offseason, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he wanted the newly-paid Dallas signal caller to spend a Peyton Manning-esque amount of time in preparation. And Romo himself had a good individual season, with 3,828 yards, 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. But Dallas finished 8-8, and 14th in the league in passing.

    Obviously, Dallas is hoping Linehan--who spent the past five seasons working with Matt Stafford and Calvin Johnson in Detroit--can provide a boost to the aerial attack.

    “[Linehan will] be in a similar role that I was in a couple of years ago and the years prior to that,” Garrett said. “So he’ll have the responsibility of calling plays and putting the passing game together and all that goes with that in the offseason, during the game week and certainly on gameday.”

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