So far, so good.
"We talked to him very specifically in the beginning of the offseason, that we wanted more of that from him," coach Jason Garrett told reporters Thursday. "I think he's embraced the role, I think any quarterback would. And he has a real natural leadership style, where guys listen to him. They certainly respond to his play, but also his demeanor. And that's a real positive thing for our football team."
As for Romo's heightened leadership role, the end game is this: Jones said last month that "Tony is more involved in the finished product." In Dallas, the finished product has been suspect for far too long, so giving the quarterback a chance to cook the stew can't hurt.