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Tony Romo: “You Don’t Know” That Cowboys No. 1 WR Won’t Emerge

Let's face it, seeing former as a leading voice for all things NFL is still taking some getting used to. The color commentator made headlines a few weeks back when he chose the as early favorites for the . Now, Romo was back on yesterday to discuss the Cowboys biggest topic — their turnover on leaving them with no clear number one .

Romo, who notes that in his own career he turned into a 1,000 yard receiver twice, is expecting the Cowboys to stay true to their while looking for a top target to emerge.

“They just need guys to get into their spots” – Tony Romo

Where Austin was the Cowboys replacement to , joined only by and as 1,000 yard receivers since 2006 for Dallas, the Cowboys are hoping that can ease the loss of Bryant.

The Cowboys offseason transition to a dynamic offense has put more emphasis than ever on spreading the ball around, relying on receivers to hit their spots while playing fast. This style of play may not describe Hurns all too well, but he is a proven receiver in a room full of uncertainty for the Cowboys.

Romo is more than qualified to talk about uncertainty around him on offense, and seems to be on board with Prescott taking another leap forward in 2018. The Cowboys quarterback's second year was a constant battle through as a tale of two seasons unfolded for Prescott, struggling to stay upright once was lost.

“They drafted a young kid I know they like” – Tony Romo

This quote from Romo is actually referring to Cowboys Left , and not either of their rookie wide receivers. Expectations should still be set high for and , but Williams helps the Cowboys get even better at what they do best.

Establishing a running game that surged in 2014, Dez Bryant's last dominant season, Romo and the Cowboys both know how important will be to this offense.

Be it Elliott, Gallup, Wilson, Hurns, or , , and , the Cowboys surrounding their franchise quarterback with new talent each year is nothing new. It wasn't to Romo, and is becoming normal to Prescott even with a largely different staff in place.

Just as Romo asks how a number one receiver is even defined in the beginning of this clip, is asking the same. It won't be long until the Cowboys arrive in with all 90 of their players in the spotlight.

“Expect the Cowboys to keep the game simple as long as they're running the ball” – Tony Romo

The twelve receivers, six running backs, and five tight ends tasked to catch passes for the Cowboys this season won't all be fighting for one spot, although the Cowboys will need to find who their opportune play makers are quickly this season.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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John Williams

Loved every single comment from Romo. He was right about, “when you have Julio Jones, the window get bigger,” but also right that we don’t know that we don’t have a number 1 yet. Gallup seems to have the tools to be an elite receiver in the NFL. We’ll see if it happens.

But again, as Romo said, it all surrounds the running game. If the running game is elite like expected, the passing game will be good to great as well.


Tony is 100% right! It is up to a receiver to step up!! You need some one that not only wants the ball but catch the DAMN thing! T.O. had numbers for the HOF but he made every team worse because of EGO! If I had a dollar for every ball T.O. dropped or went just did NOT catch I wouldn’t have any financial problems ever!!! I watched TO whine on the side lines after have 17 balls thrown to him when he caught 5 dropped 6 and didn’t try for the rest!! SOME ONE that steps up WILL be recognized but that comes under pressure!!! Dez had about 3 good years and got ovder rated after that!!!

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