IRVING, Texas – Since taking over as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback in 2006, Tony Romo has had two voices calling him the plays: Tony Sparano for a year and Jason Garrett for the last six seasons.
Who will call the plays for the Cowboys has been a major topic since owner and general manager Jerry Jones opened up the possibility of Garrett not doing it in 2013.
During the rookie minicamp and in Tuesday’s organized team activity it appeared that offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan was calling the plays into the quarterbacks as Garrett took a broader view of the offense.
Does it matter to Romo who calls the plays?
“Yeah, that’s a big topic for you guys,” Romo said. “I’m sure you’ll wear that one out until … I mean, I’m just the quarterback, and I’m just trying to continue to get better and improve and help this team.”
Garrett and Callahan continue to say they are working through the mechanics of who will call the plays this season, whatever that means.
With Romo’s larger involvement in the game-planning this season, it might not matter who is calling the plays anyway.