Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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.        
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

Rex Ryan: My wife could coach Tom Brady

Jim Harbaugh won in laser tag by 'hunting' 10-year-old kid

Eddie Lacy is ‘very blind,’ refuses to wear goggles

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

NFL scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

It is not Chip Kelly's fault if Eagles miss playoffs

FCC declares that 'Redskins' is not obscene

Padres reportedly acquire Justin Upton

Rajon Rondo after trade: My love for Celtics fans is 'unmatched'

Report: Athletics trade Derek Norris to Padres

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

Things Johnny Manziel, Browns can do to avoid a bad repeat

No. 9: What if the Bengals hired Bill Walsh?

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Predicting the winners of the four NFL divisions up for grabs

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys

Chase Utley bids farewell to Jimmy Rollins

Are the 49ers going to rebuild or reload?

Ranking NFL coaches on hot seat heading into Week 16

Five draft picks why the Browns won’t make the playoffs

Peyton goes Belichick with 'we're on to Cincinnati'

Mark Cuban finalized Rondo trade on "Colbert Report' set

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Game of the week: Colts vs. Cowboys

Phelps gets probation for DUI

NFL coaches on hot seat in Week 16

The Roy Williams-Terrell Owens horse collar turns 10

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Andrew Hawkins, other athletes gain support for social statement attire

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.