Originally Posted by CowboysFanSince88
Well as the coach it's up to Garrett to tell Romo, "Don't take shots down the field on 3rd down because the goal is to keep the drive alive. So if you want to take a chance and throw the deep ball I have no problem with you doing it on 1st and 2nd down."
As Romo clearly stated in his interview, the passing plays are timing-based and he goes through his reads. If the WR that is dictated to be the first read is not an eligible read, then Romo works to the next progression and so on. So his option to run or pass is still dictated by what the passing option is that Garrett gives him.
The implication of this point is the play call that Garrett chose would have the 1st WR going deep if Romo chooses to go deep on that play.