Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) celebrates with Cowboys guard Mackenzy Bernadeau (73) after throwing the game winning touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the final minute of the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football: Can Cowboys’ Tony Romo be a top 5 QB?

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Tony Romo is a very polarizing figure in the fantasy football world.  He is often seen as a good quarterback that “chokes” on the field, but seasoned fantasy players know that Tony is a very viable option in the fantasy football scope.  With reports coming in that Tony Romo is ahead of schedule returning from back surgery, Romo is a prime sleeper candidate for the upcoming season.

Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) and teammate huddle around the heater on the sidelines during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Now, lets take a look at the one key staff change that could ultimately get Dallas above the typical “8-8″ finish that has haunted Tony Romo for the past 3 seasons.  Scott Linehan.  Yes, the former offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions is the key change that can push Tony Romo back into the top 5.  Lions QB Matthew Stafford averaged 42 passes a game for the last three seasons along with breaking a record for most pass attempts in a season at 740.

Given the Lions’ one dimensional passing attack that consisted of Calvin Johnson, Calvin Johnson, and more Calvin Johnson.  One could assume that the Cowboys now have an amazing high-flying passing attack consisting of Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Jason Witten, and the multi talented Demarco Murray.

Tony Romo’s current ADP is during the mid 12th round.  A top 10 quarterback that late in the draft means that you could possibly wait on a quarterback to upgrade another position, and still hit on a QB late in the draft with a ceiling as high as the top 5.  Not only is Linehan an upgrade for Romo, but it can possibly vault Dez Bryant into the top receiver spot along with a top 10 ppr ranking for Demarco Murray. With many drafters reaching for early for quarterbacks, Romo is a possible choice than can very well reward you for your patience in waiting for a quarterback.  Look out to see how he progresses through mandatory camp for any possible setbacks.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys Demarco Murray Dez Bryant Scott Linehan Tony Romo