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Dallas Cowboys Season Preview: Tony Romo

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The offense Tony Romo has in front of him is the best he has ever had to work with. The offensive line led by Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin will give Romo ample time to go through his reads in the pocket. By having more time to throw the football, Romo will make less mistakes and that will go a long way in this offense. Romo has never had a good offensive line in front of him and the one that is in front of him now is among the league’s bests.

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In years past, Romo has had to rely on inconsistent players such as Miles Austin and Patrick Crayton. In 2014, Romo has a plethora of weapons to use. Dez Bryant is a stud and Romo’s relationship with No. 88 is spectacular. Terrance Williams is coming into his own in his second year and he will be taking on a bigger role and he seems to be adjusting pretty well. Cole Beasley is a quarterback’s best friend and a first-down machine. Beasley was the league’s best third-down receiver last year and it’s easy to see why. He is quick and shifty, and he is an excellent route-runner. Romo also has his best friend at tight end in Jason Witten and that duo is consistent as any. Don’t forget about DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar coming out of the backfield. If Romo doesn’t have a good year in 2014, the blame should not be put on the players around him.

New offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has said that the Cowboys are going to run the ball a lot in 2014. At first glance, that may sound like Romo’s stats will go down. There could be a slight dip in terms of his statistics, but running the football will make Romo more consistent. Running the football spreads out defenses and that means the Cowboys can run to set up the pass. This also means that the Cowboys can get to using more play action, which is something they haven’t done in awhile. Romo is in for a huge season in 2014. 5,000 passing yards and 35 touchdowns isn’t completely out of the question.

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