The Dallas Cowboys made a move during the bye week to change up the play calling. Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan was calling the plays down to quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson who was sending them into Romo. They moved Wilson to the box with Callahan, and Cowboys owner and general manager said that was the “key ingredient.”
“The key there is Wade Wilson,” Jones explained on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” on Wednesday. “Wade Wilson is a seasoned veteran, not only an outstanding NFL player, but has been an outstanding coach and we’ve always wanted to figure out somehow to get his skill, his vision, up in the box.”
They echo comments Jones made on KRLD-FM earlier in the week.
“No, I think it’s important to emphasize,” Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “It’s just not when we’re in empty, obviously that’s Romo all the way. It is real important to know that the confidence we have in Romo, the time he’s spending on Mondays and Tuesdays with coaches, Wednesdays, that inordinate amount of time that he’s right in there designing the game plan. What you saw the other day was Wade Wilson and taking advantage of him up high.”
“First game for him that I can ever remember that he was not on the sideline,” Jones said. “Who’s relaying the play into Tony, so that Tony can decide whether he wants to run it or not really is not as a big a thing as who’s up in that box, looking at the whole field the way you and I watch the game. It’s just a better view. Wade Wilson has such skill, such experience. Tony and Jason both have all that confidence in him. I think he’s found a home up there because you sure can see some things from afar that you don’t see on that sideline.”
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