Aug 9, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) yells at running back DeMarco Murray (29) after taking a sack during the first quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.Co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' DeMarco Murray and Tony Romo' relationship is 'frosty'


Things within the Dallas Cowboys organization seem to be falling apart. The Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers in Week 15 despite holding a 23 point lead at one point.

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.”

 

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  • SmartThinking

    Romo is afraid to trust anyone with the ball other than himself. For as long as he’s played for Dallas, he’s, basically, thrown for his life. When Romo gets into critical situations, he doesn’t have the mental memory to hand the ball to Murray. He’s too busy looking down field for Witten or Bryant. And, that’s been a problem for this team ever since Romo has been under center.