QB coach Wade Wilson: Tony Romo looking great in OTAs
When the Dallas Cowboys opened up OTA practices a couple of weeks ago, Tony Romo was right there with the first team offense taking repetitions. Romo has been a full participant during OTAs for the first time in the last three years. In his second year in offensive coordinator Scott Linehan's offense, the extra repetitions will allow Romo to explore different nuances within the offensive scheme. Cowboys' quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson is especially excited with what he's seen from Romo so far this offseason.
“He has way exceeded expectations,” Wilson said, per The Dallas Morning News. “We really didn’t anticipate him to practice three days in a row and he hasn’t missed anything. He’s taking the amount of reps he’s supposed to take and he’s throwing the ball with a lot of authority and really engaged with the guys.”
Linehan has noticed the difference in Romo's command of the offense now that he is more comfortable with the scheme and terminology.
“I just see a veteran who is confident because he’s got the experience and the credibility and the background to be there,” Linehan said, per the Dallas Morning News. “What I’m most impressed about is that his confidence comes from preparation. There’s never a time he’s not thinking of the game, he’s not thinking of, ‘If we’re in this situation, what do we do?’
Romo finished with a career-best 69.9 completion percentage to go along with a 34:9 touchdown to interception ratio in 2014. With DeMarco Murray gone, the Cowboys could be forced to rely on the passing game a little more in 2015.
(h/t Dallas Morning News)
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