Witten: Tony Romo (back) has 'same zip' on passes

Dallas News - [Full Article]

Tony Romo’s passes have the same velocity as they always have. That’s what teammate Jason Witten said Tuesday when asked about the Cowboys quarterback who underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in December – his second back operation in a span of eight months.

“He is throwing good,” said Witten, who co-hosted the Albertsons All-Star Gala at the Hilton Anatole. “I have caught a lot of balls over the years and it’s the same zip, same as always. He looks good.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Much has been written about how Romo will thrive under new “Passing Game Coordinator” Scott Linehan. Under Linehan, the Lions threw the ball 62.2% of the time in the last two seasons. Over the same span, the Cowboys threw it 64.3% of the time, so the Cowboys may not be that much more "pass happy" under Linehan, though the number of plays they run could increase, helping the offense as a whole. The Lions have averaged 1,105 plays in the last two seasons, while the Cowboys averaged just 968 plays, so Detroit ran 14% more plays than Dallas in that span. This bodes well for Romo and Co. He has finished in the top 11 in six of the last seven seasons, and is a threat to do so again in 2014.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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