Times have changed. In such a way that New York Giants start quarterback Daniel Jones ask Tony Romo, one of the franchise’s old competitors, to ask for help. Ran back Saquon Barkley hope to reach out at this time Dallas Cowboys run back Ezekiel Elliott at some point too.
Jones has been in talks for the past few months with Romo, a former Cowboys midfielder and CBS analyst at this time. And Jones hopes there is more when he digs deeper into Jason Garrett’s new offense with the Giants.
Garrett was the offensive coordinator and head coach of the Cowboys from 2007-19. Father played in his offense until 2016.
“I’ve [talked with Romo] “A little, not a ton to be honest with you,” Jones said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters. I am sure I will as we begin. “
The Giants’ new offense is expected to have something in common with what Dallas ran for 13 seasons under Garrett. That would put Barkley in the roles of Elliott and Jones in the place of Father and Dak Prescott. This made the Giants excited about the possibility.
Jones has spent much of the past month consuming a new guidebook. There is much to learn. He noted that the terminology was the biggest difference.
“There will be some similarities with Daniel, but I would not say it was accumulated in the manner, form or form of the rookie year,” said Giants coach Joe Judge.
Jones spent his rookie season working on more West Coast hybrid offenses under former coach Pat Shurmur.
“This system has been successful,” Jones said of the former Cowboy system. “When you see it, people have succeeded in it. That is the biggest thing. We have a lot of players who can make games. We have players in every position that can make games. So I think you will see it in the system as you have ever see in the past. “
Father is a Pro Bowl quarterback four times under Garrett. Elliott has led the league in a hurry in two of his four professional seasons.
Barkley said that made him curious.
“I have not contacted Zeke, but that is something I plan to do,” Barkley said. “But I kind of want to dissect and make the system come down on its own and then go to Zeke and see what she’s doing here and what she’s doing there. It’s kind of like anything. There are some basic things you learn and some basics- you have to do the basics, but in the end there are some things you have to do as a soccer player to be great and use your creativity. And I will definitely use it to try to learn from him and see what he can do. “
This system is not the only change for Jones and the Giants. Jones claimed to feel the responsibility of being a leader this year. That was not necessarily the case last season as a beginner with Eli Manning in the quarterback room.
Jones called it “a little awkward” last season with him as a starter for most of the season and twice the Super Bowl MVP and franchise legend as a reserve. He still thinks it’s going well.
Jones enjoyed working with Manning and learned a lot from accomplished veterans. He saw the experience as a “big advantage” with Manning as his voice board.
Jones was in New Jersey at the beginning of the year working with several of his teammates. He even has several recipients (Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton) get off at Duke for a throwing session.
But he’s already at his parents’ home in Charlotte now, with restrictions on the coronavirus, which has been shut down for New Jersey for months. He was there with his mother, father, and three siblings, exercising in a makeshift home gym and throwing at a small group of current and former college players in a local park while following North Carolina’s social distance guidelines.
“That would be different,” Jones said. “This will be an adjustment. Looking forward to this year and this team that we have.”