ESPN’s Ed Werder has reported that there is tension between quarterback Tony Romo and Jason Garrett after he seemingly threw the quarterback under the bus last week.
“The idea was to run the ball and make them use the clock,” Garrett said, ESPN Dallas. “Run it, and then if we have to throw it, throw high percentage passes to keep the clock going and make them use their timeouts.
“Tony threw a pass on what we call a smoke — or a flash — that we have accompanying runs if he gets a bad look. That’s what happened on the interception. It was a run call that he threw the ball on.”
The Cowboys abandoning the run has been a focal point of criticism following the loss. If they’re calling running plays but Romo is changing it to pass plays that would obviously ruffle some feathers of the running back.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that running back DeMarco Murray and Romo’s relationship is “frosty.”
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 22, 2013