As all Cowboy fans know Tony Romo is one of the most polarizing players in the NFL. Most games he plays as wellas the "elite" QBs in the NFL, but every now and then he has games where he is his alter ego, Tony Oh no. I think Romo's greatest strength is also his greatest weakness, his aggressiveness. There are a few ways that the Cowboys can go to help Romo, the most obvious being a great running game with a great offensive line, but couldan improvement of the defense also be a key to helping Romo play like one of the "elite" QBs for 16 games?
As we all know Romo played extremely well down the stretch last year, but the Cowboys defense not so much. But looking back at the Jets game to open the season, and the Lions game where he threw four INTs, which you can fault Coach Garrett for calling the pass plays, but Romo still has to make better decisions on the plays. Despite what he would have said publicly last year and in past years, I think Romo in the back of his mind knew to paraphrase Bart Scott this defense "Can't stop a nosebleed." Having a defense that can be stout in crucial situations could go a long way to helping Romo because he'll know he won't have to score on every drive on offense to win a game.