Tony Romo returned to practice late this week and looks to be good to go for the pivotal game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jason Witten, whose ankle has been bothering him, also practiced, albeit lightly.
But the real issue will be whether this game against the Eagles will be a break-out one for new receiver Roy Williams, who has been under utilized with the Cowboys offense. I guess it is my bad for calling Williams the “new” receiver because he is anything but new to the Cowboys team. He’s played half the year here and he hasn’t even caught 20 passes yet, with just one touchdown. I don’t think he is the only one frustrated. You can read a little bit into his frustration in this article.
I’ve tried to figure out why Romo and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett have been unable to bring Williams into the game plan. I’ve studied four game tapes since Williams has been here, and the biggest problem I have is my television doesn’t allow me to see the entire field to observe what exactly is going on with Williams and his route running. But one thing I have noticed is Romo just seems scared this year to throw the ball in close coverage. He’s not taking many risks, but yet he’s thrown a good number of interceptions. He’s got Danny White numbers for sure. Romo needs to have trust in his arm and zip that ball to Williams, loft one in the air for him, and let’s see what he can do. Anytime the Cowboys are in the redzone, one play ought to be a loft pass in the corner of the endzone to Roy Williams. I bet it works.