Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) watches from the bench against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Emmitt Smith says Dallas Cowboys putting too much pressure on Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys are entering a season in which they need a lot of good things to happen, and cannot afford another season that ends with anything short of a deep playoff run. Cowboys fans know this, current player know this and even former players know that this is the situation for Dallas.

Emmitt Smith knows a thing or two about deep playoff runs and he thinks the Cowboys are putting too much pressure on Tony Romo to get them on a run and aren’t focused enough on a balanced attack.

Per the Dallas Morning News:

“I think the Dallas Cowboys are too enamored with the passing game,” Smith said during a Tuesday phone interview. “They’re putting too much pressure on our quarterback and not enough balance on the running game to alleviate some of that pressure in the passing game.”

Of course, Smith is a bit biased towards the running game for obvious reasons but he has a point in his critique. The Cowboys rely on Romo for everything, which is expected of a franchise quarterback but getting him the proper help to succeed is needed.

A running game is essential in the NFL, even if it’s a passing league. There’s no saying the Cowboys will commit more to the run, but the record needs to be changed if they want to win.


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