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Monday, November 5, 2012
Should Tony Romo get more control of offense?

By Todd Archer


ATLANTA -- There are times when the Dallas Cowboys can make things look so easy offensively.

Take their only touchdown drive Sunday night at Atlanta. Trailing 16-6 in the fourth quarter, Tony Romo completed all six passes for 78 yards, ending it with a 21-yard score to Kevin Ogletree. It took all of 2 minutes, 28 seconds, and gave the Cowboys a chance.

It was easy.

And then there was the rest of the game.

It's time for Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to cede some of the offensive control to Tony Romo.

As unlikely as it might seem after eight games, the only way the 3-5 Cowboys are going to make a push for a playoff spot will come on Romo's right arm.

Giving Romo more responsibility probably sounds a little foolish to a lot of you because of the quarterback's 13 interceptions in the first eight games of the season, but going the traditional route is just not going to work.

Not this year. Not with this team. Not with this running game.

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