Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/16/14
Romo is reminding his owner of a Super Bowl winning head coach Earlier this week, Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones compared quarterback Tony Romo’s offensive mindset to that of Sean Payton, a former Cowboys coach, and now current Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints. Jones also went on to say that former coach Bill Parcells also has endorsed the team’s plans to give Romo more offensive input. On his radio show in Dallas, Jones talked about how Parcells always appreciated Romo’s intellect and approach to the game. Remember it was Parcells who signed Romo, an undrafted free agent, who eventually became his starting quarterback in his final season with the team. Jones then went on to say, “He’s unique in that way [in his understanding of the game]. In a way, Tony has some of the kind of skills you might see in a Sean Payton.” Payton was also on the Cowboys offensive staff froom 2003 to 2005 under Parcells. Parcells and Payton both have won the Super Bowl as NFL Head Coaches. Both have worked with Romo directly. And both are not shy to endorse him as a play caller, or franchise quarterback. In fact, one even takes risks, just like Romo himself. In Super Bowl XLIV, Payton decided to start the second half of the game with an onside kick. His team recovered the kick and eventually hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. Jones, in his radio interview, said he long admired Payton for the decision and that is the same type of risk-taking he sees in Romo. Romo taking risks? Sure sounds like an old story to any football fan out there. But here’s where I’m going with this, with much support from ESPN’s Skip Bayless. Bayless Tweeted: The Cowboys would win more games letting Romo call his own plays rather than letting Bill Callahan or  Jason Garrett call them. He’s right. If your owner believes your as bright as Sean Payton when it comes to offense, and your former head coach, who was just inducted to the NFL Hall of Fame, endorses your creativity, what’s the point of having an offensive coordinator call plays at all? Give Romo the reigns, and watch him go to work. It is evident to anyone who watches football, and especially to Cowboys fans, that Romo has been at his best in his career while running the hurry-up offense. During no-huddle offense, Romo is responsible for calling his own plays, and the team seems to excel in this format. I’m not saying the Cowboys should run hurry-up offense the whole game. I’m saying that when Romo’s been responsible for calling the plays, which he is in a no-huddle format , this team is at their best. Jones is giving Romo that so called “Peyton Manning-like input” on a weekly basis, as he will now have say in the team’s weekly game plan. This will surely help the ‘Boys, but I would like to see the team give him 100% control of the offense. Romo’s risk-taking and creative capability can maximize the Cowboys potential to help them win more games. Risk-taking and creativity work in the NFL, just ask Coach Payton.        
PLAYERS: Tony Romo
TEAMS: Dallas Cowboys
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