Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes Tony Romo’s deeper involvement in the game plan is already paying off in reduced turnovers from the quarterback.
“Romo’s additional involvement, and I’m talking about in the actual preparation of the game plan – his early-week work – a part of that should have, and has, brought along a more sensitivity about protecting the ball and about the bad play,” Jones said on his radio show Friday. “And I think you’re seeing that at work.”
Romo has only one interception through the first three games, his lowest total ever through the first three games. He has a quarterback rating of 103.9, fifth best in the NFL.
Jones told KRLD 105.3 FM “The Fan” that his $108 million investment in Romo is reducing Romo’s risk-taking.
“One of the things that you get when you put more, you invest – we hear that word, ‘take ownership’ – one of the things you do is you sometimes, some of the creative aspects of it, some of the risk-taking aspect, it’s more compromised because you’ve also taken ownership of the downside of taking some of these risks,” Jones said.
-- Carlos Mendez