Tony Romo got a gigantic new contract, and with it a ton of responsibility. The Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, would prefer that Romo put in Peyton Manning like work at the teams complex.
Jason Witten, Romo’s ultra reliable tight end told ESPN Dallas that Romo has always put in the work, and feels like he’s always been involved.
“I’ve always felt like Tony was very involved in the process of the plays and our scheme, how we attacked,” Witten said Friday afternoon from an event at the Boys and Girls Club. “I think in any organization where you have an elite quarterback like that, you want him to feel comfortable. I think that’s something we’ve always tried to do, and it sounds like we’re going to continue to do that.”
“Sometimes maybe more is made of that than it is,” Witten said of Romo’s increased role. “I know he understands the expectations to play that position, probably even more so now after the contract than ever before. I think that’s something he embraces and says, ‘Hey, let’s get this started.’ I think we’re all excited. But we all know at this point, our actions will speak a lot louder than anything we say or talk about.”
Jones may be trying to justify the mega deal he gave Romo, but maybe an increased role in the offense is good for all parties.