There has been plenty of scrutiny directed at Tony Romo and offensive coordinator and play-caller Bill Callahan. The criticism revolves around the short pass plays. Some have attributed to Bill Callahan, some have attributed to Tony Romo.
“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.
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.
Tony Romo hasn’t been throwing deep. Sources say that’s because of rib injury, Bill Callahan approach. Coaches feel he’s healthy enough now
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 6, 2013
Romo is recovering from a rib injury and that very well could have played a role. If that was holding him back, it doesn’t look like it will hold him back any longer. He could be throwing a lot today as the Cowboys try to keep up with the Broncos offense.