Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo threw the most interceptions in the league last year with 19.
Head coach Jason Garrett told ESPNDallas.com’s Tim MacMahon that he hopes that this offseason has helped to ease the burden on the embattled quarterback.
“Like every quarterback who ever played when the burden was too big on them, sometimes you try to do too much and you’re not able to take care of the ball the way you need to,” Garrett said. “It’s a key piece of winning. It’s part of the recipe for winning, so he knows that. Our whole team knows that.”
In addition to not being able to care of the football through the passing game, Dallas ranked second to last in the NFL in rushing yards with 1,265, and rushing attempts with 355.
To help shore up these problems, Dallas went out and tried to improve the offensive line. They signed 6 time pro bowl guard Brian Waters – who should be available in week two – drafted center Travis Frederick in the first-round, and are hoping Ronald Leary will make an impact at the left guard spot.
Jerry Jones believes the change will help the offense maximize the Cowboys’ talent, “We’ve given ourselves a real chance to maximize what Romo brings to the table, to maximize our talent.”