What the Addition of Andy Reid Would Mean for Tony Romo's Career

Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistDecember 2, 2012

Nov 18, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Browns 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid appears to be on his way out and may have his eyes set on the head coaching position with the Dallas Cowboys, which could have massive implications on Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

According to Philly.com, Reid is expected to get the boot from Philadelphia as a result of a mediocre season once again and reportedly has his eyes set on Dallas:

According to an extremely reliable source, who is close to Reid, the long-time Eagles head coach could be the head coach of the archrival Cowboys next year.

“I know a lot of people think Andy is going to San Diego next year, and I can see that happening,” the source said. “But I keep hearing Dallas. I think he can end up with the Cowboys. As a matter of fact, I think he will end up with the Cowboys, if Jason is fired.”

Ignoring for a moment that Reid is still employed by the Eagles and is now apparently openly interested in a job with the team's biggest rival, we have to begin examining how Reid could change the current career path of Tony Romo. 

Romo is currently having a mediocre season while the Cowboys have stumbled to a 5-6 record. He has thrown for 3,357 yards, 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while completing 66 percent of his passes. 

It's a massive dropoff for Romo from a year ago in which he threw for well over 4,000 yards, 31 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. This year, Romo has thrown crucial turnovers that have cost his team games. 

If Romo and Reid were to team up in Dallas, it would work wonders for Romo's play. Reid is known as a quarterback guru for a reason—he gets the most out of the talent he has to work with. 

Reid excels at making his quarterbacks efficient while dismantling defenses through the air. Romo is a career 65 percent passer, so he's already very efficient. Reid would tweak Romo's game in a way that wouldn't necessarily make him more efficient, but give him easier reads to make before throwing. 

With tools like Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten at his disposal, Reid would have no issues involving them all in a game plan that would more than likely produce Romo's best season to date. 

All of this depends on the job status of current Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. It's likely he'll be fired as a result of another average season despite the elite talent littering the roster. If he is, Reid has to be one of the top candidates for the job. 

Reid joining the Cowboys is probably a touchy subject considering the serious rivalry in place. While it's true Reid is the head coach of one of Dallas' biggest rivals and has beat up on the Cowboys in the past, at the end of the day, Reid might just have what it takes to turn Romo and Co. into Super Bowl contenders.