HOUSTON - AUGUST 28: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys warmups before playing the Houston Texans in a preseason game at Reliant Stadium on August 28, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
One of the more salient miscues in Saturday night’s 23-7 rout in Houston was a botched run play, on which Felix Jones expected a handoff, while Tony Romo made an ill-fated pitch--which, of course, ended up on the turf, ending Dallas’s most efficient drive of the first half.
So what exactly happened?
According to Romo, the trouble lay in an audible call that wasn’t clear for Jones over the deafening crowd at Reliant Stadium.
"I didn’t say it loud enough, I guess, for Felix to hear," Romo said Saturday, per ESPN Dallas. "It’s loud. The clock is running down, so you’ve got to get the snap off. It’s a situation where it’s good that it came up now, because from now on, we’re going to have a signal for the type of run that we want. We haven’t had that.”
"It’s going to be loud on the road. To get to both tackles, the receivers and the tailback behind you, you’ve got to be able to signal something for the people that aren’t near you and then tell the lineman. That should speed up the process. It’s disappointing that it happened tonight, because that was an important possession, I thought. But it will definitely benefit us in the long run to have things at our disposal."
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