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News: JJT: Tony Romo continues his evolution

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    As the QB's patience grows, a mistake-free approach flourishes. But will it last?
    Updated: September 25, 2013, 11:34 PM ET
    By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

    IRVING, Texas -- Maybe, after all these years, Tony Romo has finally repressed his inner gunslinger.

    Perhaps, he finally understands it's the bad plays he doesn't make -- not the brilliant ones he does -- that represent the difference between winning and losing most weeks.

    After all, the Dallas Cowboys are 27-10 in Romo's career when he doesn't throw an interception.

    Then again, perhaps Bill Callahan's West Coast offense influence on the passing game and Jason Garrett's constant nagging about turnovers has prompted a change in Romo's approach.

    Romo is being more careful with the ball and his decision-making. He's sacrificing yards for completion percentage, which is OK because the short completions are putting the offense in more manageable third-down situations.

    "At the end of the day, forcing it one on two is forcing it," Romo said. "I'd rather take the guy who has five yards of space. I just think it's nothing more than what the defense is giving us."

    Read more: http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story...-maturing-finally-stick?ex_cid=espnapi_public
  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The luxury Tony has this year, that he didn't in the past, is that he has a line, a defense, and WRs he can trust (for the most part) so that he doesn't feel like he has to do it all himself.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Ah, the evolution that comes with more time in the pocket. Tony's really learning as he grows into this thing.
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  4. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    Hope they don't completely de-Romo-nize him.
  5. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Romo still needs to get rid of the ball quicker.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    This is the first I've heard of this particular criticism.
  7. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Just curious...

    In how many of the losses did he throw an interception trying to make a comeback?
    In how many of the eventual losses did his INT(s) turn the game into a loss?

    At face value, according to that stat his average record for a season would be: 11-5-ish per season QB
  8. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Glad to be of help, anything else just ask.:p
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    It's just that he's got highly-developed skills for unloading the ball quickly over the last three seasons. :)

    He has taken a couple coverage sacks here, early, where he might have thrown it away. I honestly think he's still getting the hang of the extra time in the pocket, and it's messed with his internal clock a little bit. Not that I'm complaining. I'll take the extra time, and I'll gladly take a sack when an interception was the alternative.
  10. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    I thought I read the other day that only 2 QB's in the NFL are getting the ball out quicker than Romo this year.
  11. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Don't wait so long to pass, if not open throw out of bounds. Don't want interceptions or sacks, or injury. All good.:p
  12. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    I kinda miss the gunslinger.

    Oh well. If it leads to greater success, I'll take it.
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    o_O
  14. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Romo do good in San Diego:D:D:D:D:D:D

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