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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.”
BEST OF MAXIM
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys' first-team offense are still looking for their first touchdown this preseason.
Eight-time Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten, coming off a record-setting season, still doesn't even have a catch.
There really is no reason to be too concerned about Romo and Witten, but they would like to get in the end zone Saturday night...
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Finally, in their fourth preseason game, the Cowboys' first team offense scored a touchdown.
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The starters played the first two quarters and managed 14 points and 167 yards against the Bengals' first-team defense.
It was the...
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tony Romo looked good in what was his final preseason action of the year. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback was 13-of-18 passing for 137 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 24-18 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
But if he could have one play back, it would be the sack he took in the second quarter, a seven-yard loss that put the Cowboys out of field...
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys' first-team offense finally got into the end zone.
Romo threw for 137 yards and two touchdowns before halftime Saturday night, and DeMarco Murray turned a short pass from Kyle Orton into a nifty touchdown after that to help the Cowboys beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-18.
''I thought it was important more than anything just to score points...
Tony Romo thought he had finished all his work by halftime, when the first-team Cowboys offense finally scored a touchdown.
The Dallas quarterback had to get called back after their 24-18 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Thinking he was done since he had given quotes to a team official at halftime, after throwing two TD passes, Romo initially left the locker room Saturday night...
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Following the Dallas Cowboys' Silver and Blue Debut practice, the two-time Super Bowl champion and Ring of Honor member said Romo shouldn't get...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- When it comes to Roger Staubach talking about his Cowboys, never is heard a discouraging word. So it was Thursday at AT&T Stadium, when about 40 Cowboys alums gathered (along with 10,000 fans) to watch this year's team practice, and then the former players gathered with present-day roster members to share stories over dinner.
And as always, the legendary...
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Have the Dallas Cowboys finally taken steps to address a weak offensive line that has plagued the Cowboys and Tony Romo for a few years now?
Jerry Jones thinks so, and the owner is not scared to talk about it.
Jones told the Dallas Morning News that the Cowboys line is “the best that he’s seen in two or three years.”
“I think we’re better in the offensive line than any...
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The NFC East is year in, and year out, one of the best divisions in all of football.
The division is home to four of the NFL’s most talented, and mercurial quarterbacks in Michael Vick, Eli Manning, RG3, and Tony Romo of course.
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