Dallas Cowboys: Damn you Tony Romo

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Jim Nantz, Tracy Wolfson and Tony Romo attend the 2017 CBS Upfront on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Jim Nantz, Tracy Wolfson and Tony Romo attend the 2017 CBS Upfront on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) /

As great as it was to listen to Tony Romo call a Dallas Cowboys game, he gave fans, and opponents, insight to the Dallas Cowboys.

If you were like me on Sunday you enjoyed listening to Tony Romo call the Dallas Cowboys’ football game. He gave a lot of interesting insight about the game of football many fans don’t know. He was funny, informative, and generally did really well over all. However, something he said about the Dallas Cowboys should have made everyone pause a little.

Before I get into specifically what he said, understand that at that level of football, and with years of experience, most coaches and players know exactly what they are looking at when they watch a game. So what Tony said isn’t as bad as it may seem, but it does show that there are a few things the Cowboys will need to work on to continue this winning streak.

There was a drive where the Kansas City Chiefs were driving down the field. Tony was watching the Chiefs make a few completions over the middle and made a comment that gave me pause. He said something to the affect that Dallas will allow passes over the middle, and then showed exactly the soft spot in the Dallas zone defense. He then spoke to how the defense tries to hide certain things.

It was here I paused and remembered something I wrote a few weeks ago and also recalled some discussions from different sources. The Dallas Cowboys play a lot of zone, cover two and three to be exact. These tend to leave the short middle of the field open and some middle passes to the sidelines. If you remember the Green Bay game, you will know what I am talking about. Gladly, Sean Lee does cover up some of the gaps in the middle, which helps.

What Tony did was provide an insight that many may have never seen. Not only to fans, but other teams who happened to listen to the broadcast (which I am sure happens) it gave a peek inside the Dallas Cowboys in a way that I am sure many wouldn’t feel super comfortable with.

Tony also said a few things about Jason Garrett‘s tendencies in certain situations and certain formations. Now, I am pretty sure teams knew most of this, but again, it gives not only an insight from game film, but the way Garrett thinks. It is not usual for other coaching staffs to have that type of insight. I loved hearing it, but hated him saying it.

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So how does this affect the Cowboys? Well, it probably doesn’t too much. However, I would look at how opposing teams line up against the Cowboys over the next few weeks.

The big issue was the insight to Garrett and Scott Linehan’s tendencies and thinking. That could be an issue if other teams paid attention.

While it was great to see Tony back in DFW, and the pregame video was a great way to say thank you to a quarterback who gave all he had for this team, I say, “Damn you Tony Romo”

You did a great job, but next time leave out the special insight you have to our coaching staff. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem to be honest, but it is something to think about for the rest of the season.

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