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May 03, 2013

Romo's involvement in game-planning is -- and has been -- part of Cowboys making him comfortable, Witten says

If Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is about to get more involved in the game-planning of the offense, tight end Jason Witten might not even notice.

It’d be nothing new to him.

“I’ve always felt like Tony was very involved in the process of the plays and our scheme, how we attacked,” Witten said Friday at the Boys & Girls Club in Mesquite, where he was on hand to dedicate the renovation of a learning center – a project led by his SCORE Foundation and its partnership with Albertsons. “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.”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the draft last week that it would be a “bonus” if Romo, who last month signed a six-year, $108 million extension, were to spend “Peyton Manning-type time” at Valley Ranch.

Witten said there has never been a concern about Romo putting in enough time to get the job done.

“Sometimes maybe more is made of that than it is,” Witten said. “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.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter@calexmendez

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In not so many words. Witten too says it's time for Romo to put up or shut up.

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