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Jerry Jones: Scott Linehan's play-calling will make Tony Romo better

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said new play-caller Scott Linehan will make Tony Romo a better player, he said on 105.3 the Fan.

The Cowboys hired Linehan to take over play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Bill Callahan in the offseason. Linehan spent the last five seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions.

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Jones said Romo will be an "improved player" with Linehan handling the play-calling.

Romo, 34, is returning from back surgery. He played in two preseason games and completed 14 of 23 passes for 167 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions.

During the radio interview, Jones also said wide receiver Dez Bryant is focused on football.

"You're not going to see a distraction," Jones said about Bryant.

The Cowboys open the regular season Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers.

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- Paul Palladino

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