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Jerry Jones would rather have Romo than Luck or Griffin

Tony Romo, Jerry Jones AP

If your favorite team could have its pick of Tony Romo, Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, who would you want? To Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, that’s an easy one.

According to the Cowboys’ official website, Jones explicitly said he wouldn’t trade Romo for Griffin or Luck.

Some might see that as further evidence of Jones’s 50 concussions, but Jones’s son, Cowboys V.P. Stephen Jones, agrees with his dad. Stephen Jones told the Star-Telegram he sees Romo being the Cowboys’ franchise quarterback for years to come, and there’s no way he’d take Luck or Griffin as the franchise quarterback over Romo.

There are not many better than him out there,” Stephen Jones said. “I hear it — he hasn’t gotten it done yet. I hear it, all of that. But you are not going to find much better than Tony Romo. Every year he improves. As he gets better, our chances get better.”

Of course, the Cowboys aren’t in a position where they actually have to make that decision (unless Jim Irsay has offered Jones the first overall pick in the NFL draft in exchange for Romo, which somehow I doubt has happened). But if a team did have that choice to make, what would be the right move? We’ll let PFT Planet weigh in.

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  1. christopher525 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:35 AM

    Yet another example that Jerry Jones is a senile old coot. Better be careful, keep up with these absurd statements and the NFL might take the team from him.

  2. turk2875 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:37 AM

    Delusional personified.

  3. ceo4eva says: Feb 29, 2012 10:37 AM

    Left the door open on Peyton, sorry, Romo.

  4. steelbydesign says: Feb 29, 2012 10:38 AM

    The Colts should call Jerry and offer him their #1 pick for Tony Romo just so they can laugh their asses off and hang up.

  5. ampats says: Feb 29, 2012 10:38 AM

    And Cowboy fans would rather have Gil Brandt than Jerry Jones as the team’s GM

  6. burrito12 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    This is why the Cowgirls haven’t won squat in almost 20 years. Owners should not be GMs!!!!!

  7. 9to19 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:40 AM

    If you would take Luck or RG3 over Romo right now, you have no business being an NFL GM or in any position involved in such decisions.

  8. sj39 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:40 AM

    Man, I wish the Boys were in my teams division.

  9. getadealdonealready says: Feb 29, 2012 10:41 AM

    I know that is what he has to say, because he has no chance of getting the other two. If they were drafting #1 or 2 I imagine his stance would be different. If not well then we never have to worry about the cowboys again until he no longer owns them, as he is not in his right mind.

  10. nflfan555 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:41 AM

    Really JJ, u just convinced me that Dallas will not win SB any time soon…

  11. jdandcoke says: Feb 29, 2012 10:43 AM

    for the next two years, yeah, id take romo over either of them. considering that both the kids should be nfl qb’s for roughly the next 15 years though, taking rome over either of them seems downright idiotic.

    owners, gms, and coaches should never allow themselves to be put into positions where they wind up saying things as stupid as this.

  12. mdavid36 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:43 AM

    And I would rather have Romo as GM than Jerry Jones.

  13. greatdanton77 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:43 AM

    LOL good! We’d rather you have him also so you can keep not winning.

  14. gavriloprincip33 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:43 AM

    Ha ha ha

    Rolling on the floor…

    Look I realize that Tony has shown flashes of brilliance but after over five years it should be obvious that he is a poor man’s BrInt Farvruh…

    Well except to the stat-obsessed fanboys who love his QB rating…

  15. FinFan68 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:44 AM

    Smokescreen. The Cowboys are the “mystery team” in the RGIII trade rumors.

  16. ottomanismydog says: Feb 29, 2012 10:46 AM

    Love the loyalty. But Romo is a marginal starter at best. 1-2 in the playoffs and regular season record of 39-22, 13 of those wins in one season. They may sell tickets with the new stadium and fan loyalty but Romo it’s never going to lead Dallas into February.

  17. supremeomega says: Feb 29, 2012 10:46 AM

    He lied…

  18. colinsnooks says: Feb 29, 2012 10:46 AM

    If he said he would trade Romo for one of these guys, then everyone would be saying he threw his QB under the bus. It’s like every question is loaded for this guy.

  19. tcostant says: Feb 29, 2012 10:46 AM

    You rather have Luck, Romo might be better this season but likely not by much. But Luck is the future of this league while Romo is the new Danny White.

  20. myeaglescantwin says: Feb 29, 2012 10:47 AM

    Tony Romo,,

    has any QB done less with more.
    I still look back to the fumble against Seattle ,, wowzers

    & as far as Jerry’s comments; It’s just something imature people say when they know there is no chance of them having what they really want
    “mehhhn, I didn’t want them anyway… MEHH”

  21. jander05 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:48 AM

    Of course he would rather have Romo over Griffin or Luck… he has no chance of getting either. But wouldn’t surprise me if they draft Tannehill.

  22. blizzard01 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:48 AM

    There must be a lucky genie in the lamp he’s rubbin’ cuz he got his wish!

  23. polegojim says: Feb 29, 2012 10:48 AM

    Once very proud franchise has earned the ‘choke and dumb’ tags.

    Just mention the name ‘Dallas Cowboys’ and the first recourse is ‘head shaking and wagging from side-to-side’.

    Wake up Jerry.

  24. kuantan97 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    “Of course, the Cowboys aren’t in a position where they actually have to make that decision”

    But that’s precisely the point, isn’t it? If Jones WERE in a position to take Luck or RGIII, of course he would one of them. What would be the point of saying he would take Luck or RGIII, when there is no chance he is going to get either of them, other than to alienate his current starter. You HAVE to know that he is being political with his words.

  25. zack2482 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    Duh? No way would I take an unproven rookie over a top 10 QB. Trading up to get either would be ridiculous.

    Maybe they should ask the same question to the GM of the Eagles…

  26. birdsflynorth206 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    HA not even Jerry Jones believes what he said

  27. gmen1987 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    Jerry,

    You are the best and Romo is the bestest QB in the NFL.

    Signed, the Giants, Redskins, and Eagles fans.

  28. hendawg21 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    Haha Jerruh has been drinking the Al Davis juice…those face lifts must have pulled the skin too tight and it’s affecting his brain…

  29. gmsalpha says: Feb 29, 2012 10:50 AM

    Romo will NEVER win a Super Bowl. Ever.

    I would be mortified if he were on my team.

    At least he has a tomato named after him, so he’s got that going for him.

  30. n2thaizzo says: Feb 29, 2012 10:52 AM

    As much as Romo has failed to come up big in clutch situations, he’s still one of the top QB’s in the league. No one knows what Luck or RG3 will bring to the game. I’d be inclined to stick with Romo also.

  31. slashrancid says: Feb 29, 2012 10:53 AM

    I guess Jerruh never bother to figure out why Parcells, who gives everybody a nickname, gave Romo the nickname….wait for it

    PANCHO VILLA

  32. ebeg420 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:53 AM

    I love Jerry Jones!!!

    Love,
    Eagles/Giants Fans

    Skins too, but Snyder is even worse!!!

  33. waltdawg says: Feb 29, 2012 10:53 AM

    Stupid is as Stupid Does…

    Why does his opinion even get printed. Does he know Romo would rather be Tiger Woods than the Cowboys QB?

  34. chillyp says: Feb 29, 2012 10:54 AM

    Romo as Starter:
    2007: 13-3
    2008: 9-7
    2009: 11-5
    2010: 6-10 (injury)
    2011: 8-8

    If I’d say anything, it’s Romo is getting worse. Then once you factor in he’s been running Jason Garrett’s Offense since 2007…..Yikes. enjoy 8-8 next year Jones.

  35. purpleloki says: Feb 29, 2012 10:54 AM

    “Jerry Jones would rather have Romo than Luck or Griffin”

    That statement says it all…

  36. hendawg21 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:54 AM

    Oh yeah one or both Luck or Griffin will probably win a Super Bowl before Romo…

  37. sonvar says: Feb 29, 2012 10:58 AM

    Jerry only says this because he isn’t in a position to take either one. If the Cowboys had the ability to take either one of them I guarantee Jerry would do so in a heartbeat. The Rams are the only team at this point that would pass on them. And even then I still think that they shouldn’t.

  38. jbcommonsense says: Feb 29, 2012 11:00 AM

    According to the poll we have 227 lemonheads on PFT.

  39. bwayno says: Feb 29, 2012 11:00 AM

    If you honestly would take Luck or Griffin over Romo right now, you have just proven to the world that

    A: You don’t watch cowboys games
    B: You watch a lot of ESPN
    C: You are absolutely clueless about life and especially football.

  40. dkampling says: Feb 29, 2012 11:02 AM

    Jerry Jones tries a little harder every year to get me to stop being a Dallas Cowboys fan… I understand where he’s coming from saying this publicly since there is NO WAY he could get either QB in the draft, but don’t insult the fans Jerry. This guy has made wrong move after move for the last 15 years and it’s wearing me down, of course you would take Andrew Luck over Tony Romo, everytime I see that jerk smiling like an idiot after he makes a terrible play I want to punch him in the face, he doesn’t have that elite killer instinct/ drive inside of him and he gets confused and makes mistakes on a constant basis. After 5 years I would think Jerry would understand he’s going nowhere with him at Quarterback, and don’t even get me started on Jason Garrett…

  41. newagerocker says: Feb 29, 2012 11:02 AM

    Has anyone checked Jerry Jones for dementia lately?

  42. greenbleeder says: Feb 29, 2012 11:03 AM

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    GO BIRDS!

  43. dolphindad says: Feb 29, 2012 11:03 AM

    Of course he would. He’d also rather have Barry Switzer than Jimmy Johnson.

  44. cmiddel says: Feb 29, 2012 11:05 AM

    Im sure there are a lot of teams excited that you have romo!

  45. burdette41 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:06 AM

    Unproven players vs proven players…You take the ones you know can play… The first round draft pick success rate is probably not even better than 50 percent. Romo talk gets old-haters will continue to say he has such a talented team and has done nothing and never will.. Realists and smart football fans realize that some teams haven’t won superbowls, let alone qbs….that it’s not easy, and qb doesn’t automatically make a winning team…see Trent dilfer…. Dan Marino, Dan fouts.

  46. trefkennedy says: Feb 29, 2012 11:06 AM

    Tony Romo is a top 10 qb, I’ve been a fan since 06-07, but to say that you wouldn’t wanna have RG3 or Luck, to lead your team for the next 15 years?!?! Seriously, Jerry Jones is such a douche, smh why does he have to be our owner/gm he’s like the the 2nd coming of Al Davis, as long as he’s the owner we could finish 1-15 and he’s gonna say “We’re 1 player away from winning a super bowl”

  47. jh500 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:07 AM

    As long as Romo is the QB for the Cowboys, the division will always be between the Giants and Eagles. Maybe the Redskins end up with a better record than the cowboys next year.

  48. brownsfandrinkingmakersmark says: Feb 29, 2012 11:07 AM

    Evidence that Botox and plastic surgery does have undesirable side effects…

  49. brenenostler says: Feb 29, 2012 11:08 AM

    Obviously no one agrees with this, but what are you supposed to say if you’re Jerry Jones?

  50. t16rich says: Feb 29, 2012 11:08 AM

    So in other words, Jerry is happy with winning in the 90′s and nothing more.

  51. sslugnuts says: Feb 29, 2012 11:09 AM

    Still amazes me that Romo takes ALL the blame for the Cowboys lack of success. I mean, if he had covered Cruz a little better this year, or would have converted the field goal against Arizona, after Garrett iced Bailey, or maybe had a few more sacks I could be talked into Romo being the REAL issue. But for now, save it, it’s getting old, like Jerrahs face.

  52. ebeg420 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:10 AM

    Chilly…..you are actually giving him a compliment with those REGULAR SEASON NUMBERS

    Here’s his Playoff Record:

    2006- Lost to Seattle, He coughed up the snap to win….but LOST
    2007-Lost to NYG, He threw an INT to LOSE the game
    2008-Last Reg. Season Game (Win and In)- Lost to Philly 44-6 to NOT make the Playoffs, 3 TO’s
    2009-Won his 1ST Playoff Game, then lost to Minny, 3 Fumbles, an INT and sacked 6 times…..lost 34-3
    2010- Did not make Playoffs
    2011-Last Regular Season Game, (WIN AND IN)….LOST to NYG

    Thank you JJ, for not caring about having ONE SINGLE PLAYOFF WIN in 2 DECADES!!!

  53. waltdawg says: Feb 29, 2012 11:13 AM

    I would rather be lucky than stupid.

  54. themonster49 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:14 AM

    Sure Tony Romo gets better every year, in some areas. He also geys worse every year, in some areas.

    I wonder if Jerry Jones and the Cowboys are that mystery team.

  55. cometkazie says: Feb 29, 2012 11:15 AM

    Lotsa luck, Jerrah!

  56. nightrain42 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:15 AM

    What else do u expect him to say?

  57. flyingsquid76 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:15 AM

    Jerry Jones would also like to be called an idiot.

  58. enutpenfry says: Feb 29, 2012 11:16 AM

    Jerry Jones is right. There are not that many quarterbacks who are as good as Romo……

    …..at golfing.

    Remember when it was Jessica Simpson who was supposedly the distraction keeping Romo from realizing his full potential?

  59. sgtr0c says: Feb 29, 2012 11:16 AM

    As a Eagle’s fan, I completely agree with him.

    But kidding aside, he is propping up his QB, Romo has his issues but can still play in this league, and one/two Qb’s this highly rated smacks of at least one of them being a bust. Rivers/Eli just doesn’t happen all that much….

  60. greej1938l says: Feb 29, 2012 11:17 AM

    Is Jeff George an option?

  61. thejuddstir says: Feb 29, 2012 11:19 AM

    Jerrah needs all the “luck” he can find because it’s obvious those 50 concussions have taken their toll. As for “Stephan Jones”, what else is the spoiled-no-nothing-good-for-nothing kid suppose to say when “daddy” speaks. The kid had a chance to prove himself a “man” had he said that while he respects his daddy’s opinion, he himself would prefer having some “luck” on his team. As for RG3, I’m personally not sold on the dude, I won’t go so far as to call him the next bust but I do think the hype is getting out of hand.

  62. plumbstupid says: Feb 29, 2012 11:20 AM

    Ummm . . . ok, Jerry. Thanks for your two cents . . . again.

  63. trueski21 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:20 AM

    i would rather have tony romo than andrew luck or rg3….as a golf partner.

  64. shadowgm1 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:22 AM

    I really feel bad for all the crap Romo gets (as a person), because he seems to be a nice guy. But it’s also quite apparent that he can’t do anything without all-star wideouts carrying him. It’s like watching a team push A.J. Feeley as a starting QB – just doesn’t look right and when the chips are on the table, they fold. The greats create opportunities when the obvious is taken away. Romo can only make plays of the obvious…in other words, he is backup caliber. High end, but backup caliber nonetheless. I think Jones knows that Luck is in a different league (not to mention Taneyhill or Weeden), but he’s just circling his wagons and supporting his on-roster stars.

    I also wouldn’t put it past them to draft Taneyhill or Weeden in the second, either. Romo is an injury risk, and they need a stronger backup. McGee has been solid, but not when it counts. It’s not investing a whole lot to use a 2 and bring in a guy that will probably be the unquestioned starter in a couple of seasons. You are ahead of the curve at the most important position offensively.

  65. trojan33sc says: Feb 29, 2012 11:23 AM

    JJ can revisit that comment after the Skins trade up to draft RGIII. BTW, JJ should not be permitted to play with sharp objects……..ridiculous.

  66. 305fan says: Feb 29, 2012 11:24 AM

    Jerry Jones would rather have Romo than Luck or Griffin

    So does the rest of the NFC East.

  67. rugdog100 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:24 AM

    Jerry Jones would rather have Romo than Luck or Griffin? THAT’S BECAUSE HE CAN’T HAVE LUCK OR RG3…LOL

  68. rastaraider says: Feb 29, 2012 11:26 AM

    U and ur fantasyland

  69. farvite says: Feb 29, 2012 11:28 AM

    .. Which is why he hasn’t won a Playoff game since the 1990′s.

  70. briang123 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:32 AM

    What’s he going to say? Romo is a chump and I wish I could replace him with Luck or RGIII?

  71. nineroutsider says: Feb 29, 2012 11:39 AM

    Give me the guy who has done it well in the NFL before I take a rookie. I guess I am in the minority big time here. Ask me again in a year.

  72. xpensivewinos says: Feb 29, 2012 11:42 AM

    In a related story, Cowboys were fans were polled and they said they would rather have any of the 31 others GMs in the NFL……..

  73. vanmorrissey says: Feb 29, 2012 11:43 AM

    Well, duh, what else do you think he’s going to say as owner and GM who picked Romo up? I mean, does anyone think he would say something else? Stupid headliner not worth posting.

  74. oldbyrd says: Feb 29, 2012 11:49 AM

    bwayno….You probably would rather have cow flop than a lobster tail for diner. Moron

  75. hoosiermizuno says: Feb 29, 2012 11:49 AM

    I think there is a song that says people are stupid…

    Why would Jerry Jones or any owner ever throw their QB under the bus and admit they’d rather have someone else quarterbacking their team?

    Can you imagine the headlines if Jerry Jones said “i’d much rather have Luck or RG3 as our QB and hopefully we can make that happen”.

    People need to settle down over this.

  76. myeaglescantwin says: Feb 29, 2012 11:50 AM

    @ zack2482

    awesome name.. but how on gods’ green earth can you call tony romo a top 10 qb.??

    is that a stats statement? i doubt it.

  77. tenteamparlay00799 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:51 AM

    The Dallas Cowboy fans would rather have the Giants G.M. instead of you Jerry !

  78. fissels says: Feb 29, 2012 11:52 AM

    Pleas tell me he didn’t say that

  79. rajbais says: Feb 29, 2012 11:56 AM

    Jerry Jones sounds more like Skip Bayless everyday!!!

  80. thinwhiteduke76 says: Feb 29, 2012 11:59 AM

    Jerry Jones is the perfect example of why an NFL owner should never be running the team as general manager.

    He proved that when he got rid of Jimmy Johnson and is still proving it with how poorly he manages this team.

  81. dccowboy says: Feb 29, 2012 12:03 PM

    Well what exactly would you expect the Owner and Personnel guy to say when explicitly asked the question?

    Given that they know there is 0 chance that a trade for either player would be made, you seriously expect that he’d respond, “Oh yeah, I’d trade Romo for RGII or Luck in a heartbeat!”

  82. krioniq says: Feb 29, 2012 12:03 PM

    I don’t see how it’s so crazy to say how one would rather have Romo, right _now_. As good as we all think Luck and Griffin can be, neither have taken a snap in the NFL. Romo is a proven quantity and, though not an Super Bowl winning quarterback, he’s one of the best among those who haven’t.

    Better with the devil you know than the one you don’t.

  83. glazerh8er says: Feb 29, 2012 12:03 PM

    I don’t want ANY scratch golfer on my football team.

  84. solomon151 says: Feb 29, 2012 12:07 PM

    hendawg21 says:
    Feb 29, 2012 10:54 AM
    Oh yeah one or both Luck or Griffin will probably win a Super Bowl before Romo…
    ————————————————–

    Really, I’m willing to bet on that.

    chillyp says:
    Feb 29, 2012 10:54 AM
    Romo as Starter:
    2007: 13-3
    2008: 9-7
    2009: 11-5
    2010: 6-10 (injury)
    2011: 8-8

    If I’d say anything, it’s Romo is getting worse. Then once you factor in he’s been running Jason Garrett’s Offense since 2007…..Yikes. enjoy 8-8 next year Jones.
    ————————————————–

    Wow, Seriously, He’s getting worst?!? His passing numbers doesnt suggest that. This was one of his better years passing.
    I find it crazy that a QB is judge off of wins and loses. Its a team game. YOu need everything to work out in every phase of the game. I dont see Phillp Rivers getting all of the blame for his team lack of success. I dont see Matt Ryan or Mike Vick. What has he won?!?! He’s never taken his team to back to back playoffs appearances. Hasnt won a superbowl either. But he’s considered a great QB.

    Jerry Jones is responseable for three superbowl teams and Nine Division titles. Been the GM since 89. Every team goes through a losing spell. Every last one of them. But it’s somehow different because of him. He’s the reason behind Global Warming too!!

  85. grandpoopah says: Feb 29, 2012 12:09 PM

    I understand why Jerry Jones would say that, but WTF are those 18% who took Romo in the poll thinking?

  86. bobhk says: Feb 29, 2012 12:09 PM

    Jerry would trade Romo for Eli though. He’s voiced his preference in the past.

  87. jakek2 says: Feb 29, 2012 12:10 PM

    Giants fan here. Romo gets a bad rap. Give him more than one lineman that can block and unload that horrid secondary. That’s all he needs. He’s easily the second toughest QB in the league.

  88. jrspike says: Feb 29, 2012 12:17 PM

    I have a great idea, trade Jerry Jones for two 7th round picks, that’s what he is worth.

  89. tharoostah says: Feb 29, 2012 12:25 PM

    Looking at the QB’s taken in the first round of the NFL draft from 2002-2009 (its to early to fully judge 2010 & 2011) I would take Romo over 16 out of 21 or 76% of 1st round QBS over that time. See the breakdown of guys below.

    2002 – David Carr (Houston), Joey Harrington (Detroit), Patrick Ramsey (Washington)
    Romo over all 3
    2003 – Carson Palmer (Cincinnati), Byron Leftwich (Jacksonville), Kyle Boller (Baltimore), Rex Grossman (Chicago)
    Romo over all four
    2004 – Eli Manning (N.Y. Giants), Philip Rivers (San Diego), Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh), J.P. Losman (Buffalo)
    Romo Over Losman
    2005 – Alex Smith (San Francisco), Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay), Jason Campbell (Washington)
    Romo over Smith and Campbell
    2006 – Matt Leinart (Arizona), Jay Cutler (Denver)
    Romo over Leinart
    2007 – JaMarcus Russell (Oakland), Brady Quinn (Cleveland)
    Romo over both
    2008 – Matt Ryan (Atlanta), Joe Flacco (Baltimore)
    Romo over Flacco (il take Ryan over Romo even though their regular season stats as well as their playoff records are similar.)
    2009 – Matt Stafford (Detroit), Mark Sanchez (N.Y. Jets), Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay)
    Romo over Sanchez and Freeman

    If we were to add 2010 and 2011 and try and make judgements (too early) Id say Bradford , Locker, and Newton will all be better than Romo but Tebow, Gabert, and Ponder wont be. Lets just say its 50-50 split and wont effect the stats. This means Id take Romo over 76% of 1st round QB’s over the past ten years.

    Is it unfair to compare RG3 and Luck to the entire 1st round since they are number one and 2 overall? Okay, lets use only guys taken 1st overall, since their hasn’t been a decent QB selected second overall since McNabb in 1999. Starting with P. Manning in 1998 there has been 12. Give me Romo over Couch, Carr, Palmer, Smith, and Russell. That’s 5 of 12 or 41%. So odds are that the number one overall pick Luck will be better than Romo especially since by all accounts Luck is a better prospect then all of these guys.. HOWEVER even if you give RG3 the benefit of the doubt, it is a complete stretch to say there is a 50-50 shot he’s better than Romo. This is all not to mention the fact that you have to give up two number ones at the VERY least for him. Do I want Romo and 2 number ones or a guy with less than a 50-50 shot of being as good as Romo. Gimme Romo. Only time well tell but if I had to guess, Jerry Jones will prove to be right about at least half of this statement and like always in the NFL he is one play, one inch, one injury, one groupthink media hype draft bust away form being completely right.

  90. ljtola says: Feb 29, 2012 12:28 PM

    that’s my quarterback man… sniffle, sniffle

  91. ham1 says: Feb 29, 2012 12:29 PM

    Americas Team

    Why is everybody making such derogatory comments?

  92. tharoostah says: Feb 29, 2012 12:37 PM

    In other news way to set up a Poll

    How about:

    A) I’d take both Luck and RG3 over Romo
    B) I’d take Luck over Romo
    C) I’d take RG3 over Romo
    D) Jerry is right Gimme Romo

  93. dggbfan says: Feb 29, 2012 12:38 PM

    Truly, what do you expect him to say? He has no hope of getting Luck or Griffin. He HAS to support Romo.

    I can’t stand the Cowboys or Jones, but really, what else is supposed to say?

  94. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Feb 29, 2012 12:40 PM

    @tharoostah

    Everything you said is 100% accurate and well articulated. That being said, most Romo/Cowboy haters are too ignorant, blind or dumb to care about logic.

  95. Dixon's Dawgpound says: Feb 29, 2012 12:44 PM

    Good “Luck” getting 2 1st rounders and one 2nd rounder plus whatever other picks for Romo, Jerry.

  96. leftcoastnative says: Feb 29, 2012 12:46 PM

    Looks like Jerry is going the way of Al Davis in his elder years or maybe all of that plastic surgery has put the clamps on his brain and its ability to function and think clearly.

    How could you pass up either of those QBs, especially Luck because of his intensive experience with a NFL style offense at Stanford, to keep Tony Romo as your franchise QB?

    Amazing, but why should we be surprised with Jerry’s comments?

  97. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Feb 29, 2012 12:47 PM

    this guy has truly made it embarrassing to call yourself a Cowboys fan…… on a side note, when asked why he didn’t trade up to nab Drew Brees in 2001, Jones simply replied, “Quincy Carter.”

  98. contract says: Feb 29, 2012 12:47 PM

    JJ is full of “it”. He would trade Romo AND his own son to the Colts for Andrew Luck.

  99. miles1988dez says: Feb 29, 2012 12:49 PM

    I agree. College/combine means nothing. Lets see em play banged up with 325 lb lineman digging in their broken ribs. Romo cant play d line and cb. Just qb, 346/522(66%) 31 td 1o ints 102.5 rating. I bet neither of them will come close next year.

  100. lombardihero says: Feb 29, 2012 1:02 PM

    I think once the Meds ware off after this season and Jerry comes out of the coma he will be denying he said that…

  101. thesmiteofthewicked says: Feb 29, 2012 1:02 PM

    Giants fan here..

    If you think Romo is a bad QB, you are a complete and total fool who knows NOTHING about football.

    He’s been one of the better QBs in the league since he started….and yet, a sample size of THREE games is supposed to define his career? Dumb.

    Another thing…. “stat fan boys” = “people who can objectively evaluate players”. Most of the people in this thread obviously cannot do that.

  102. nj22 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:04 PM

    So I can have one of 2 QB’s who have never taken a snap in the league OR the second highest rated QB in the history of the league in his prime! I can see why you guys are making fun of Jerry. He does and says a lot of dumb things..but this is not one of them. Watch the games you dopes.

  103. lolb23 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:04 PM

    you crazy Jerrah

  104. zack2482 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:08 PM

    Hey myeaglescantwin,
    Name me 10 better starters than Romo. And please don’t say Mike Vick. At least Romo can play with a fractured rib and punctured lung where as Vick misses three games.

  105. mhalt99 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:08 PM

    had to pay back the karma police at some point for the Herschel Walker trade

  106. thefiesty1 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:09 PM

    Typical coming from the CowBabies.

  107. cannonballdookie says: Feb 29, 2012 1:28 PM

    What kind of message would it send if he would actually say he’d prefer one of these guys over Romo? Are you people delusional???

  108. h4wksf4n says: Feb 29, 2012 1:38 PM

    What else is he suppose to say about his starting quarterback?

  109. marcg1957 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:38 PM

    Well there’s the proof that Gerry Jones is not fit to be the GM & should hire a qualified GM to manage his team.

  110. childressrulz says: Feb 29, 2012 1:40 PM

    I continually underestimate Jerrah’s stupidity at every turn.

  111. jpb12 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:40 PM

    Why even talk about this? Why is it so important to make these comparisons?

    Nothing good comes out of it. Jerral gets more TV time.

    Vanity will keep the Cowboys at 8-8 every year.

  112. marcg1957 says: Feb 29, 2012 1:56 PM

    thesmiteofthewicked
    Feb 29, 2012, 1:02 PM EST
    Said

    Giants fan here..

    If you think Romo is a bad QB, you are a complete and total fool who knows NOTHING about football.

    He’s been one of the better QBs in the league since he started….and yet, a sample size of THREE games is supposed to define his career? Dumb.

    Another thing…. “stat fan boys” = “people who can objectively evaluate players”. Most of the people in this thread obviously cannot do that.

    ——————
    That’s why Eli Manning won 2 SB rings in 5 yrs and Romo has none. Giants fans know who’s the best QB. Giants fans R happy that JJ is sticking with Romo. Enough said!!

  113. fastspecv says: Feb 29, 2012 2:06 PM

    I’d rather have Romo over Luck and Griffin as well. You know Tony can play the game at a high level. The other two have yet to throw a pass in the NFL so you don’t know what your getting. And to say “Everybody knows they’re going to be great QB’s!” is a bunch of BS. I’m sure the Raiders were saying the same thing when they drafted Jamarcus Russel, and Arizona was thinking the same thing when they drafted Matt Leinhert, I’m sure the Titans were thinking the same thing when they drafted Vince Young, etc. Buzz doesn’t equal success in the NFL. If that were the case Ryan Leaf would still be playing and have multiple Super Bowl rings, not coaching a high school team

  114. conormacleod says: Feb 29, 2012 2:10 PM

    Tony Romo, and his parents, just laughed at that statement. If Romo was in a fantasy football keeper league, he would trade himself for the #1 pick.

  115. thejuddstir says: Feb 29, 2012 2:17 PM

    I think Jerrah took a shot of Botox to the brain!

  116. larrydavid7000 says: Feb 29, 2012 2:20 PM

    can you say MORON.!!!!!!!!!!

  117. concernedcitizen001 says: Feb 29, 2012 2:22 PM

    This coming from the man who claims that Dallas has “Superbowl talent.” Coincidentally “talent” that he picked as GM, “talent” that (as has been pointed out) has not gotten anywhere near the Superbowl. (Unless you count as spectators).
    And if (or when) Jason Garrett eventually gets blamed for this train wreck, let’s not forget who’s choice that was as well.

  118. davidjcu says: Feb 29, 2012 2:44 PM

    Romo is an upper echelon QB in the NFL and this season was his best year statistically. Romo’s not the best but he is not the reason why the Cowboys can’t win.

  119. marcg1957 says: Feb 29, 2012 2:44 PM

    zack2482

    Feb 29, 2012, 1:08 PM EST
    Said

    Hey myeaglescantwin,
    Name me 10 better starters than Romo. And please don’t say Mike Vick. At least Romo can play with a fractured rib and punctured lung where as Vick misses three games.

    ———-

    How about:

    1. Tom Brady

    2. Ben Roethlisberger

    3. Eli Manning

    4. Drew Brees

    5. Peyton Manning

    6. Aaron Rodgers

    7. Matt Stafford

    8. Jay Cutler

    9. Philip Rivers

    10. Alex Smith

    11. Matt Ryan

  120. blaz0037 says: Feb 29, 2012 2:46 PM

    The comments on this site are laughable at best.

    Nobody has ANY CLUE how Luck or RG3 will perform at the NFL level.

    And you guys want either of them over Tony
    Romo? Based on what? The POTENTIAL of a college kid, the HYPE of the media, or the IGNORANCE of your own mind?

  121. nj22 says: Feb 29, 2012 2:50 PM

    Well I think we all just saw that you can have mediocre talent and win the super bowl.

  122. marcg1957 says: Feb 29, 2012 2:52 PM

    zack2482

    Feb 29, 2012, 1:08 PM EST
    Said

    Hey myeaglescantwin,
    Name me 10 better starters than Romo. And please don’t say Mike Vick. At least Romo can play with a fractured rib and punctured lung where as Vick misses three games.

    ———-

    How about:

    1. Tom Brady
    2. Ben Roethlisberger
    3. Eli Manning
    4. Drew Brees
    5. Peyton Manning
    6. Aaron Rodgers
    7. Matt Stafford
    8. Jay Cutler
    9. Philip Rivers
    10. Alex Smith
    11. Matt Ryan

  123. tcostant says: Feb 29, 2012 3:02 PM

    Sounds like Tony Romo’s agent should demand a new contract!

  124. nj22 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:05 PM

    If Luck lives up to his potential, maybe he can have a year where he throws 31TD’s and only 10int’s and complete a ridiculous 66% of his passes! People you embarrass yourself when you create a ridiculous list that has Alex Smith in the top ten and doesn’t have Romo. Seriously, don’t watch football anymore. It’s not for you. Maybe figure skating is more your speed.

  125. concernedcitizen001 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:06 PM

    blaz0037 says:
    Feb 29, 2012 2:46 PM
    The comments on this site are laughable at best.

    Nobody has ANY CLUE how Luck or RG3 will perform at the NFL level.

    And you guys want either of them over Tony
    Romo? Based on what? The POTENTIAL of a college kid, the HYPE of the media, or the IGNORANCE of your own mind?
    ————————————————————
    You forgot Romo’s uncanny ability to shoot himself (and his team) in the foot or just plain shrink away at the most crucial times.

  126. kevpft says: Feb 29, 2012 3:15 PM

    When Luck and Griffin have ACTUAL records that match Romo’s, then you can all talk. For now, it’s just speculation based on hype and limited college experience.

    Jones does and says a lot of things that seem bone-headed, but he’s smart about some things. He knows that it’s players like Eli, not Luck or Griffin on paper, who are the real valuable commodities in this league.

    Now if only he understood the importance of a competent secondary and consistent protection for a QB, he really would win another Super Bowl.

  127. chiefsfan88 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:39 PM

    I’ll take my chances on an unproven rookie over a proven failure

  128. coolgato13 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:43 PM

    Poor Jerry. He keeps hitching his wagon to the wrong horse.

  129. coolgato13 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:46 PM

    Here`s a quick poll.
    click thumbs up if you think Cowboys will win a Super Bowl with Romo, thumbs down if you don`t.

  130. dkkc12 says: Feb 29, 2012 3:56 PM

    Jerry Jones is so full of sh*t ha, someone had to have told him to lie through his teeth if asked that question because we all know, him included, Romo is a NoShow in the big games

  131. pacificajim says: Feb 29, 2012 4:35 PM

    Move over, George Costanza…….We have a new “Lord of the Idiots”.

  132. zack2482 says: Feb 29, 2012 5:54 PM

    Romo is better than Ryan, Stafford, Cutler. Ryan is a stiff and is a choke, stafford is made of tin and has a limited body of work and a turnover machine. Cutler, seriously, the guy that took himself out a playoff game!

  133. darkbrownbro says: Feb 29, 2012 6:06 PM

    A lot of you guys up top, sound like the fools, who thought, Jerry should have traded Troy Aikman instead of Steve Walsh.

  134. willisaldon9952 says: Feb 29, 2012 7:06 PM

    @kevpft

    When Luck and Griffin have ACTUAL records that match Romo’s, then you can all talk. For now, it’s just speculation based on hype and limited college experience.

    Jones does and says a lot of things that seem bone-headed, but he’s smart about some things. He knows that it’s players like Eli, not Luck or Griffin on paper, who are the real valuable commodities in this league.

    Now if only he understood the importance of a competent secondary and consistent protection for a QB, he really would win another Super Bowl.
    ———————————————————

    You said it perfectly!, obviously as a Niner fan I hate the cowboys, but lets get something strait! I would take Romo over any unproven QB! Give Romo time and some corners who can actually cover and then lets see what the cowboys can do, just sayin’

  135. discosucs2005 says: Feb 29, 2012 7:28 PM

    @tharoostah

    Great post. I think that’s the correct way to look at the situation. That being said, JJ’s statement is still laughable because there is almost no chance it would be true if he had an earlier pick.

  136. roadtrip3500 says: Feb 29, 2012 8:23 PM

    Feb 29: “Jerry Jones would rather have Romo than Luck or Griffin”

    Jan 23: “Jerry Jones: Eli is the biggest difference between Giants and Cowboys”
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/23/jerry-jones-eli-is-the-biggest-difference-between-giants-and-cowboys/

    All you need to know.

  137. davidcl77 says: Feb 29, 2012 8:34 PM

    What an idiot he is. He hires coaches who are as quiet as mice, allowing Jones to do and say what he wants. Sure, he’s the owner and can do what he wants, but the only good coaches he has ever had, Parcells and Jimmy, left because of his dumb ass. Romo was seen on the sidelines for years laughing while his team was in the midst of having it’s ass kicked. Sure as hell not what I want in a starting qb. Nuff said.

  138. gavriloprincip33 says: Feb 29, 2012 10:39 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Feb 29, 2012 2:10 PM
    Tony Romo, and his parents, just laughed at that statement. If Romo was in a fantasy football keeper league, he would trade himself for the #1 pick.

    davidjcu says:
    Feb 29, 2012 2:44 PM
    Romo is an upper echelon QB in the NFL and this season was his best year statistically.
    ————————–

    If only the NFL were a fantasy football league then you two might be on to something…

    There is only one thing that matters in the NFL – wins and loses, especially in the playoffs….

  139. truthserum4u says: Mar 1, 2012 6:46 AM

    Well that sure explains a lot!

  140. thetooloftools says: Mar 1, 2012 3:22 PM

    The description of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Jerry Jones. Are you reading this?

  141. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 1, 2012 5:06 PM

    Of course Jerrah would like to have a LOSER than a QB that actually wins games. Cowgirls are going to be terrible for another 5-6 years at the very least.

  142. dvdman123 says: Mar 2, 2012 10:34 AM

    Has Jerry Jone ever been drug tested?

  143. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 2, 2012 4:07 PM

    He is a pretty good regular season QB with exceptional talent around him. WR’s Miles, and Robinson. TE Witten. 95% of the Qb’s in the league would kill for that talent around them, and Romo can’t win anything but a gimme playoff game. He is a loser without question and won’t be an elite QB. Furthermore, I can not wait until Jerrah comes up with his draft selections. We can all look forward to how comical it is when jerrah drafts someone in the first round that would have been available in the third. He is a stretch face train wreck.

  144. laeaglefan says: Mar 3, 2012 6:18 PM

    If I was betting my life on winning a Super Bowl in 2012, I’d choose Romo. He’s a proven (if imperfect) commodity, and at least you know he’s someone who gives you a chance. If I’m building a team for the long haul, I’d choose Luck. But Luck and Griffin are unproven in the NFL. Chances are that they’ll both have great careers, but would you bet on either one of them to lead your team to the Super Bowl in 2012?

  145. materialman80 says: Mar 7, 2012 3:38 PM

    That’s because Jones is an idiot……

  146. geniusesq says: Mar 11, 2012 7:26 AM

    Hey myeaglescantwin,
    Name me 10 better starters than Romo. And please don’t say Mike Vick. At least Romo can play with a fractured rib and punctured lung where as Vick misses three games.

    ———-

    How about:

    1. Tom Brady
    2. Ben Roethlisberger
    3. Eli Manning
    4. Drew Brees
    5. Peyton Manning
    6. Aaron Rodgers
    7. Matt Stafford
    8. Matt Ryan
    9. Philip Rivers
    10. Cam Newton
    11. Jay Cutler
    12. Matt Schuab
    13. Mike Vick (Sorry. He’s Better Than Romo)

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