There has been plenty of criticism over the Dallas Cowboys new offense. Part of the complaints is that Bill Callahan’s play calling has held Tony Romo back and forced him to be more conservative with shorter passes.
“Same old weak junk we saw in Oakland,” Bradshaw said, referring to Callahan’s days with the Raiders. “It drives me up a wall, five-yard out routes, five-yard drag routes. You have to take chances. You can’t keep running this short dinky offense.”
Head coach Jason Garrett denied claims that Romo wasn’t being too careful and not taking as many shots down field.
“I don’t know that I buy that,” Garrett said, via ESPN Dallas.
“I think you can make big plays without turning the ball over,” Garrett said. “I think over Tony’s career he’s demonstrated that. He’s had a number of years where he’s had a high touchdown total and a low interception total. And that’s obviously what we’re going for. I think we’re playing better than we have in a long time on the offensive line. They have some marquee rushers on that San Diego defensive front. We did a good job of slowing those guys down. I thought he had time to throw the football and so in that kind of balance that we have, if we’re running it, if we’re protecting it, I believe you can make some of those plays. We’ve just got to do that on a more consistent basis.”
Another NFL analyst has come out and criticized the new Tony Romo and this time it is former quarterback and MVP Kurt Warner.
Listening to @kurt13warner say: “I want the old Tony Romo back.” Talked to an OC last night who agrees. He’s gotten so conservative.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 6, 2013
Garrett can say what he want but the stats say otherwise. Tony Romo is on pace to set career lows in yards per attempt and yards per completion.