The relationships between quarterbacks and offensive coordinators have to be incredibly close.
They must see things the same way. They must be willing to listen to each other. They must trust each other.
“If there’s four criteria you want, he hits all four,” Romo said. “You want someone who obviously has the ability to come up with a good game plan for each week. You want someone who has experience, who has went against multiple looks, multiple coordinators and has a history with them. And then you want to have the interaction between the quarterback and the coordinator where you can have that. The last thing is just his ability to just ...”
Romo went into technical aspects of playing his position to describe the fourth criteria, and it came down to making necessary adjustments. The decisions Romo has to make on a play-to-play basis are nearly infinite. He wants quick answers to solve problems immediately.
When Jason Garrett called plays in 2011 and '12, they could not communicate as much in between series because Garrett had to worry about the entire team as the head coach. In 2013, when offensive line coach Bill Callahan called plays, the Cowboys were running an offense that was not his. Callahan came from the West Coast background, not Garrett’s timing-based offense favored by Norv Turner and Ernie Zampese in the 1990s. With some question marks in the running game, more may fall on Romo's shoulders this year. Romo is ranked 11th on our QB list but he's going a round or two quicker than those around him in our rankings, so fantasy owners are liking his upside.