Giants’ Daniel Jones turns to Tony Romo for inside knowledge of Cowboys’ offense
Jones, who’ll be entering his second year in the league, will now be working closely with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett — who happens to be the Cowboys’ former head coach. Aware of this, Jones said that he has reached out to Cowboys icon Romo himself though they haven’t discussed the intricacies of the system just yet.
“I spoke with Tony briefly,” Jones said, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “We didn’t get into the system a whole lot. I look forward to talking to some of those guys and hearing their perspective on it.”
Last season, Garrett guided the Cowboys to the most potent offense in the NFL, leading the league in total yards. Star quarterback Dak Prescott passed for 4,902 yards, Ezekiel Elliott ran for 1,357 yards, and Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup both topped 1,000 yards receiving.
With Garrett in the fold, the Giants seem to be bolstering the growth of the young quarterback. And amid the difficulties of communicating during these trying times, Jones is trying his best to learn the system as much as he can.
“The rules make it tough to communicate a whole lot about that stuff, so there’s a little bit of patience involved in that until getting to a point where we could get the playbook and kind of understand some of the concepts and get some of the verbiage. But I did my best to be prepared for when I could get my hands on that stuff.”
How will he fare in his second year in the NFL under Garrett’s system with Romo’s guidance?