A year after totaling 31 touchdown passes and only 10 interceptions, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo finished the 2012 season with 28 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

Why did his turnovers through the air nearly double? Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson says much of it can be attributed to Romo trying to do too much.

"I think that happened a lot this year, that he tried to do too much," Wilson said Thursday. "He tried to make up for mistakes and trying to convert third-and-longs. It leads to bad plays."

There are several reasons why Romo would try to force throws in 2012. Whether it was the Cowboys falling behind early, the offensive line struggling to provide their quarterback with adequate time in the pocket or wide receivers running incorrect routes, Romo was often faced with obstacles to overcome. The lack of a running game also led to Romo throwing 648 times last season, only Detroit's Matthew Stafford (727) and New Orleans' Drew Brees (670) threw more.

And while Romo has the ability to make something out of nothing, doing so isn't always in the Cowboys' best interest.

Wilson used the 34-18 Week 4 loss to Chicago as an example of Romo trying to do too much. Romo threw five interceptions in that game. But Wilson quickly added that for a seven-game stretch during the second-half of the season Romo played "phenomenal" and "put the team on his back."