Wade Wilson, who has monitored Cowboys QB Tony Romo as closely as anybody over the past nine years as the team's quarterbacks coach, agrees with that overall assessment, save for one exception.
Wilson said Romo has had problems throwing the deep ball since coming back to practice following back surgery.
"It’s been OK. I think the deeper the ball goes down the field, it’s a little bit more inconsistent," Wilson said. "He’s thrown all the intermediates --- the fours and the seven routes and the deep outs – have been fine. It’s just the nine routes and the deep posts. Those things have been a little inconsistent. I think that’s all due to his back."
Wilson believes Romo is not cutting it loose completely and is a little tentative when it comes to the deep ball. But Wilson is not overly concerned, partly because the Cowboys don't feature the go-route in the game plan as much anymore.
Romo is primed for a big season if he can just stay healthy. Back injuries are tricky, and it sounds as if Romo is not 'cutting it loose' on the deep ball and that's causing the pass to flutter. The Cowboys defense is bad and the offense should be great, and that's a recipe for a lot of fantasy points, but Romo's back is a red flag.