Jerry Jones: Tony Romo is a creative offensive mind like Sean Payton

AP

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said all offseason that he wants quarterback Tony Romo to get more involved in the offensive game planning and play calling this year. Now Jones is comparing Romo’s understanding of offensive football with one of the brightest offensive minds in the game.

Jones said on KRLD radio in Dallas that former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells used to tell him that he loved Romo’s football intelligence, and Jones said Romo and Saints coach Sean Payton are similar in that respect.

“Bill knows Tony well and he has always had a real appreciation for Romo’s approach and his intellect relative to play calling relative to seeing and understanding the game,” Jones said, via ESPNDallas.com. “He’s unique in that way. In a way, Tony has some of the kind of skills you might see in a Sean Payton.”

Jones said Parcells told him that the idea to have Romo get more involved in running the offense is a good one.

“It is also just the flair for being able to see it and being creative out there,” Jones said. “In visiting with Bill, he thought it was something we really ought to take advantage of is Tony’s ability to see the field, call the plays and make more decisions out there.”

Jones sounds excited about giving Romo more control of the offense.

“Tony is going to be more involved in the making of the game plan and the calling of the plays than he’s been in the past in his career, and he’ll be significantly more involved. That’s a change,” Jones said.

Cowboys have to hope that’s a change for the better, and the Cowboys’ offense looks more like Sean Payton’s New Orleans offense.

98 responses to “Jerry Jones: Tony Romo is a creative offensive mind like Sean Payton

  1. Is a double “relative” like a double “negative” which means Romo has a bad offensive mind? If so, that would make more sense.

  2. Seriously now this is becoming worrisome. Goodell, please appeal to the family, fellow owners, PETA, etc. to stage a mental health intervention for Jerry.
    His delusional thinking has reached a level that is now just too sad to ignore.
    Poor pathetic Cowboy fans will never sniff another Super Bowl until this freak is gone

  3. just like when he hired him, jerry the non-football man is trying to use parcells the football man as cover for his own insecurity.

    but remember that jerry and bill couldn’t co-exist because jerry wouldn’t let the football man do his job and brought in TO over parcells objections.

    and if jerry was smart, he’d have kept sean payton and not jason garrett. except of course, for the fact that payton wouldn’t let jerry run the show either.

  4. cue the hater’s……..never understood all the hate for jerry jones……3 superbowl’s…….you guys can hate on him all you want not many of you and your teams have ever had that kind of success….anybody know who the highest rated qb in the fourth quarter was last year……

  5. Maybe it was a dream, but I seem to remember Sean Payton getting stripped of his play calling duties in Dallas under Parcells. Am I misremembering?

    I’ll say it right here and right now, there’s no Sean Payton without Drew Brees.

  6. @ first mile……you have no clue……did you hear parcells in his HOF speech…..you can hate all you want but really you sound like espn……full of announcers that could never beat them boys….

  7. Tony Romo sure does know how to play OFFENSIVE football.

    Highest rated QB in the 4th quarter? Okay, well when you want to get selective about stats we can make all sorts of arguments.

  8. Jerry Jones has 3 Lombardis because of JIMMY JOHNSON.

    Do not be so delusional to think that Jerry has ANY credit

  9. It does not make any difference how good Romo’s ratings are, what his stats are, nor what Jerruh / Parcells / Harry Potter / Lassie, etc. think of his alleged football mind. Playoff wins, Super Bowl wins – that’s what counts. Romo doesn’t have them and he’s not going to get them. It’s not hate. It’s facts.

  10. lets get selective there sea chicken how many superbowls do you have? my team started in 62 your team started in 76…..we haven’t won anything for 15 years……..you have never won…….

  11. Hate hate hate….

    Tony will lead the cowboys to 1st in the NFC East….super bowl bound? Probably not…but he and Dez have looked great this preseason.

    There is reason for optimism in Dallas!!

  12. 5th best QB rating of all-time, best 4th quarter QB rating among active QBs.

    Keep hating, haters. Those who actually know football are laughing at you.

  13. Jerry Jones is jealous of the Steelers franchise and the six rings they have won, and jealous of the Dolphins undefeated season. Cowboys will always be inferior to the Steelers and Dolphins.

  14. parcells made nice for the hof process. believe me, jerry’s meddling ran him out of town.

    and as to hate, i don’t hate jerry jones, he’s the main reason dallas hasn’t won anything since jimmy johnson’s goldmine of talent retired.

    the sum of the parts of jerry’s teams will always be greater than the team he fields because he has taken the control of the team away from the coach.

    and those must be old announcers, as the boys ain’t beat nobody lately…………….

    p.s. 4th quarter qb stats? something for losers to ponder.

  15. Who cares about the Aints or their coach, let’s get focused and forget about the man behind the curtain.

    #CowboyNation

  16. seahawk left us……he is sure they won…..I think he is trying to find proof……not sure he will be back….

  17. I hate the Cowboys as much as the next guy, probably more, but that doesn’t mean Romo doesn’t have a great mind for football. Many of the great coaches were so-so players or didn’t play in the NFL at all.

  18. Wow….Jerry Jones telling us how amazing Tony Romo is. I wonder if he also dabs Tony’s testicles in powdered sugar and gives him gluteal massages.

  19. divan22 says:
    Aug 27, 2013 4:29 PM
    5th best QB rating of all-time, best 4th quarter QB rating among active QBs.
    ===========================
    All that and how many post season wins?
    That Montana guy who played for the 49ers probably has worse stats than Romo. Therefore Romo is better than Montana.

    “Keep hating, haters. Those who actually know football are laughing at you.”

    Cowboy fans are funny. And really smart too.

  20. 5th best QB rating of all-time, best 4th quarter QB rating among active QBs.

    Keep hating, haters. Those who actually know football are laughing at you.
    —————————————————

    Actually, we’re laughing at YOU. We all know the average Cowboys fan isn’t actually a ‘fan’ at all and therefore can’t even point out Dallas on a map, let alone know anything about football. And no, I’m not talking about you folks from Texas that actually earned the right to cheer for your team. I’m talking about you losers everywhere else who claim to be a Cowboys fan simply because you had nothing better to do.

  21. so grogan you know this because? you have secret knowledge? im supposed to trust ad believe you? if your gonna give jimmy all the credit that’s just hate……what did jimmy do without jerry in the nfl? no salary cap and jones deep pockets….don’t forget about the vikes…..I think jerry made that trade…….

  22. @whatnojets who says: Aug 27, 2013 4:10 PM

    “Lay off the booze Jerry!”

    This delusion is much too serious to be booze. It’s gotta be weed or something else.

  23. If Jerruh actually believed that, Romo would be calling plays.

    He’s not.
    Neither is Garrett.
    Jerruh isn’t, as far as we know.

    Bill Callahan is calling plays this year. Whoever the hell that is.

  24. greatest franchise in sports……..period………..

    room wins 2 maybe 3 Lombardi’s before his storied career is over………….mvp…..of 2 for sure….

  25. Jerry continued saying that Romo plays football like you’d play chess, and that he’s gotten very good at it. So good, in fact, that his chess playing abilities are on par with Bobby Fischer.

  26. Jerry Jones: Tony Romo is a creative offensive mind like Jason Garrett

    There, fixed that for you.

  27. Sean Peyton took a team that had traded its entire draft away for a guy who took off to smoke weed in Australia to the superbowl and a win.

    Tony Romo takes what some say is a superbowl caliber teams and takes it to 8-8 seasons and chokes in the playoffs.

  28. A real slap in the face from owner to head coach. How would you explain this to Jason Garrett?

  29. “Actually, we’re laughing at YOU. We all know the average Cowboys fan isn’t actually a ‘fan’ at all and therefore can’t even point out Dallas on a map, let alone know anything about football. And no, I’m not talking about you folks from Texas that actually earned the right to cheer for your team. I’m talking about you losers everywhere else who claim to be a Cowboys fan simply because you had nothing better to do.”

    Awww you sound bitter, bro. Let me guess, your inferior POS team has absolutely nothing on America’s Team and our 5 Lombardis, right? BAHAHAHA kick rocks, hater.

  30. divan22 says: Aug 27, 2013 4:29 PM

    5th best QB rating of all-time, best 4th quarter QB rating among active QBs.

    Keep hating, haters. Those who actually know football are laughing at you.
    **********************
    Could that be because they’re playing from behind in the 4th qtr?

  31. “Could that be because they’re playing from behind in the 4th qtr?”

    Or it could be because he’s a very, very good QB. If you knew football, you’d already know that.

  32. TRANSLATION: Jason Garrett is toast! Tony will become the new offensive coordinator/player coach.

    Bill Parcell also has said, “you are what your record says you are!” Rome is 1-8 for playoffs runs. Romo’s team is .500!

    Mr. Jones, you should fire your GM….he’s delusional and EXPENSIVE!

  33. I love how everyone comments as if they know Tony Romo or Sean Payton and could possibly offer any insight to the accuracy of Jerry Jones’ comment… People are bored and ready for the regular season to start.

  34. I agree with Jones. Romo does have a creative mind. He finds more ways to lose games than most NFL QB’s do.

  35. It finally hit me what Jerry Jones did before he bought the Cowboys. He was a movie star. He was the kid who was sitting on the porch and played Dueling Banjos in the movie Deliverance.
    The Cowboys will never win another SB as long as he is running that team.

  36. divan22 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:11 PM

    “Could that be because they’re playing from behind in the 4th qtr?”

    Or it could be because he’s a very, very good QB. If you knew football, you’d already know that.
    **************
    He threw 648 times last year. 98 more time than his previous high. That tells me the team is playing from behind a lot, which means in the 4th qtr. If you knew football, you’d already know that.

  37. steaderic says: Aug 27, 2013 4:14 PM

    Maybe it was a dream, but I seem to remember Sean Payton getting stripped of his play calling duties in Dallas under Parcells. Am I misremembering?
    ====

    No, it was with the Giants under Jim Fassel.

  38. Sean Payton’s New Orleans offense is really Marc Trestman and Jon Gruden’s offense. They both helped Payton. If they didnt Payton would have lasted in New Orleans as long as he lasted with the Giants.

  39. What he’s saying here is that his QB has more in common with a brilliant head coach than his head coach. Notice he didn’t mention Garrett once?

  40. Is any of this surprising? After all, this is the same moron who once said that “Any one of 500 coaches could have won those super bowls” when rebuffing reporters suggestions that Jimmy Johnson was the real architect behind the Cowboys super bowl wins in the early 90’s. He also offered this gem to the media when reporting what he had recently told mediocre quarterback Quincy Carter. “You’re so close to getting Donovan McNabb money.” Not long afterward, Carter was released for using drugs.

  41. Romo has always played above his ability. It’s the team and coaches around him that don’t play up to their talent and make him the scapegoat -signed a ‘skins fan

  42. If Dallas ever gets an offensive line that is able to provide the time and protection a quarterback needs to be successful people would change their minds about Romo.

    When he has time (rarely) he is great. When the offensive line sucks (most of the time) it is a struggle for any quarterback to perform well.

  43. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! And Payton is just as good of a QB as Romo is! Please! Don’t insult our coach like that!

  44. Yep it’s pretty bad when your giving another teams coach props and not your own! Should tell you something!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!