Jason Witten is Tony Romo’s security blanket and get out of jail free card.
Witten for all statistics and timely catches is never really targeted in the red zone area, and he’d like that to change. Witten who had one red zone target in 2012 told ESPN that he wants the ball more in that area.
“That’s something we talked about this year, more than ever,” Witten said. “The field gets tight there, and I think part of it is we try to use Dez there with fades on one-on-one coverage. Offensively we just haven’t done a good enough job putting points on the board and I’m apart of that. Hopefully I’ll get more touches and opportunities, and that’s something we worked on this offseason. I felt like in training camp we saw some results of that and I’m excited to see it carry over into the regular season.”
The Cowboys of course hope that improvements on the offensive line will free up Witten to do what he does best.
“That’s part of it, trying to get the protection and then get laid out and attacking on the outside,” Witten said. “That’s just strategy that we’ve done. Tony has done a real good job the last couple of years with the protection, just finding receivers. You never want to take away from a team finding a way to score. At the same time, you want to maximize with the tight ends. There’s a mismatch down there sometimes.”