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Romo will be getting new duties in 2013

Tony Romo, Jason Garrett

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, right, talks with head coach Jason Garrett as the offense runs drills during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)


At a time when it’s still not clear who’ll be calling the offensive plays for the Cowboys in 2013, the mystery partially has been solved.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, quarterback Tony Romo will have influence in game plans, personnel, and play-calling.

Yes, Romo. The guy whom owner Jerry Jones believes has received “ridiculous” criticism for not focusing enough on his day job but whom Jones wants to focus on his day job even more will be straddling the line that divides player and coach.

Per Werder, Romo will meet with the coaches on Mondays and Tuesdays to participate in the development of the game plan. Which means that Romo will be working on what otherwise is the players’ only day off of the week.

Which means that Romo should put the golf bag in the closet from September through December.

If it Romo’s golf deprivation extends into January, look for more teams to do it. if it doesn’t work, look for the Cowboys to continue to be criticized for entrusting the job to a guy who can rack up the stats, but not the clutch wins.