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Garrett wants Romo being Romo, warts and all

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07:55 AM ET 11.13 | Some players wind up making plays for both teams, and Tony Romo has submitted his fair share of game-changers. Throughout his career, he has turned would-be sacks into some amazing highlights. But, on the other hand, some have resulted in costly turnovers. According to [Jason Garrett], Romo is doing a better job at making the positive plays and eliminating the negative ones. And that's good for the Cowboys because Garrett wants to avoid taking the Romo out of Romo. "If you ever get to a point where you're strangling him and saying, 'You can't do that and you can't do that,' I think you're taking away the essence of what makes him a really special player," Garrett said. "You're going to have some plays that you don't like, and you have to live with those."

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November 13, 2012  08:00 AM ET

I'd rather live with punting and letting the Defense do its job... but that's just me.

November 13, 2012  08:06 AM ET

How about better play calling and maybe a real running game????

November 13, 2012  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How about better play calling and maybe a real running game????

Jones didn't do a bad job on Sunday, but having Murray back would really help. You can't blame Romo for the injuries. You can't blame Garrett, either.

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November 13, 2012  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How about better play calling and maybe a real running game????

Offensive line sucks. I don't know that Murray helps that a lot but at least we will see more running plays.

November 13, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Offensive line sucks.

and we've been saying that since before training camp. you'd think there would be some improvement by now. ha!!!!

November 13, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

and we've been saying that since before training camp. you'd think there would be some improvement by now. ha!!!!

Once camp starts, you're basically dancing with girl you brought, warts and all. It's not like Cinderella where Jessica Simpson says "bibbity bobbity boo" and the Budweiser frogs turn into a first-class offensive line.

When they didn't go for OL help in free agency and the draft, that was it.

November 13, 2012  08:41 AM ET

"you're taking away the essence of what makes him a really special player"

I'd like to know what that is. Is it knowing that every awesome performance will soon be followed by an equally boneheaded one?

November 13, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Teams that ignore their offensive line needs pay the price, and it's usually the QB who pays in sacks and picks. Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago (despite their record), and NY Giants are all having this problem.

November 13, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

and we've been saying that since before training camp. you'd think there would be some improvement by now. ha!!!!

The O-line has been falling apart for years. Tyron Smith seemed like a good pick up, but he can't even protect his wallet from his family.

November 13, 2012  09:08 AM ET

I thought that was the Romo that Garrett and the Cowboys have been getting all along.

November 13, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'd rather live with punting and letting the Defense do its job... but that's just me.

You mean...logical?? Thats what I think most ppl would do with the O-line issues you guys have

November 13, 2012  09:34 AM ET

It is hard to be Romo when Romo himself is ducking for his life every time he drops back to pass.

Doug Free has stunk up the place since his deal was signed 2 seasons ago.

We are playing a 2nd to 3rd string Center and the Guards Dallas brought in have been below average.

You can not win squat in the NFL with a crap line.

Dallas might get a win this week and next, getting to 6-5 and give us hope but they have the Eagles again, the Steelers and Saints all coming up.

My prediction is Dallas finishes 8-8 and Garrett hangs on for 1 more season.

I would almost rather see the team dive bomb the rest of this season somehow, Garrett gets fired, Dallas has a Top 10 pick and they bring in Gruden, Holmgren, Payton or Cowher.

Obviously, none of this will happen though.

November 13, 2012  10:02 AM ET

romo! you suck!

November 13, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Dallas has a Top 10 pick and they bring in Gruden, Holmgren, Payton or Cowher.

Obviously, none of this will happen though.

How about Rex Ryan? Then they could have a brother act.

November 13, 2012  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

How about Rex Ryan? Then they could have a brother act.

(Groans at the mere thought of that sideshow) Garrett was spouting a lot of mumbo jumbo, imho.

November 13, 2012  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I would almost rather see the team dive bomb the rest of this season somehow, Garrett gets fired, Dallas has a Top 10 pick and they bring in Gruden, Holmgren, Payton or Cowher.Obviously, none of this will happen though.

exactly.... but remove the "almost" for me. this team will be hanging around .500 ball until we get a real HC.

and i'd rather see more punts too, letting the D do their jobs. romo and his "warts and all" can be pretty bad at times and letting him loose is not going to transulate into wins.

this team has so much potential, but so many areas of concern. OL, running game, HC, JJ, receivers running correct routes, QB.... the list goes on and on. and some minor tweaking done properly (other than OL help) could mean the difference.

November 13, 2012  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

exactly.... but remove the "almost" for me. this team will be hanging around .500 ball until we get a real HC. and i'd rather see more punts too, letting the D do their jobs. romo and his "warts and all" can be pretty bad at times and letting him loose is not going to transulate into wins. this team has so much potential, but so many areas of concern. OL, running game, HC, JJ, receivers running correct routes, QB.... the list goes on and on. and some minor tweaking done properly (other than OL help) could mean the difference.

For me, it all starts and stops with the offensive line. They fix that, and the rest can sort out...especially the run game because we will not need to throw the ball 40 times a game.

Dallas swung and swung hard at the D this past season and by adding youth through Claiborne, Carr, Lee and Carter, they have improved DRASTICALLY!

Now is time to swing hard at the offense.

Fix the line, and get a REAL 2nd WR who will challenge Bryant and rotate in on 3wr pass sets.

Everyone on the team knows Ogletree is not a #3 WR.

JG should also give Cole Beasley a shot. This kid is lightning quick and has caught everything thrown his way this season.

November 13, 2012  12:33 PM ET

Hopefully, the defensive play from the last game will provide a spark to the offense, and carry on to the next, and the next......etc. If the O line will remove their heads from their arses, and give Romo a couple of more seconds, and open up some holes for whoever is the RB, then these 'Boys might at least have a winning season.

That's basically all we can hope for.

 
November 13, 2012  12:42 PM ET

hoping when murray returns he can stay healthy. if not, dallas need another RB. they can't rely on murray if he's only good for half a season. think i read he's real injury prone.... back in college too.

i know the OL needs better play, but when we open up our running game, romo is so much more effective. when he passes a ton we always lose!

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