On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys (read: Jerry Jones) finally faced the reality of Tony Romo’s injury and placed the franchise quarterback on injured reserve, officially ending his season around two months after he was sent to the sidelines with a broken clavicle. Interim head coach Jason Garrett, who assessed Romo’s short season on Tuesday, believes that Romo still has a good deal of room for improvement.
Garrett particularly sees the need for Romo to cut down on turnovers, an area in which he improved in 2009 and regressed in 2010. Through five and a half games this season, Romo was intercepted seven times; through 16 games in 2009, Romo was intercepted nine times.
So, even though Romo ended his season, officially now, with 1,605 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and a 94.5 passer rating, there remains work to be done, moving forward.
"I thought he did a lot of positive things for us," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "We weren't playing quite as well on offense as we wanted to and as we had in the past.
"The one thing that I think he would look at that would be an area where he needs to improve and really go back to how we played in 2009 is the turnovers were more than they had been. He made a number of plays. We have all talked about it. Some of the turnovers were tipped balls and those kinds of things.
“But whenever you have the ball in your hand, you're responsible for it.”
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