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Jones links Romo’s involvement in game planning to ball security

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This week’s edition of Cowboys Executives Say The Darnedest Things has an extended version.

Apart from owner Jerry Jones commenting (again) on the betting line for his team’s game, Jones has linked quarterback Tony Romo’s reduction in turnovers to his involvement in game planning.

“Romo’s additional involvement, and I’m talking about in the actual preparation of the game plan — his early-week work — a part of that should have, and has, brought along a more sensitivity about protecting the ball and about the bad play,” Jones said during a weekly segment with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Friday, via Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “And I think you’re seeing that at work.”

Jones thinks that Romo now has an even greater incentive to avoid turnovers and “the bad play.”

“One of the things that you get when you put more, you invest — we hear that word, ‘take ownership’ – one of the things you do is you sometimes, some of the creative aspects of it, some of the risk-taking aspect, it’s more compromised because you’ve also taken ownership of the downside of taking some of these risks,” Jones said.

But it’s likely a little too early to draw broad conclusions.  Through three games, Romo has thrown one interception and fumbled twice (one was lost).

That’s hardly mistake-free football.  But it’s a lot better than Week Four of last year, when he had five interceptions against the Bears.  Or Week Eight, when he had four against the Giants.  Or Week 17, when he had three against Washington in a playoff play-in game.

Did he care any less last year because he wasn’t involved in the early-week game planning?  Either way, he’s the one on the big stage who is screwing up for the world to see.  That should be ownership enough.

The more accurate explanation possibly is that, by having Romo involved in game planning, the strategies devised better fit with his comfort zone.

Either way, let’s see how the rest of the reason goes before declaring that the Cowboys finally have figured out the formula for transforming a guy with one playoff win in his career into a candidate for Canton.

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9 Responses to “Jones links Romo’s involvement in game planning to ball security”
  1. helloanybodyhome says: Sep 28, 2013 8:08 PM

    Jones links Romo’s involvement in game planning to ball security

    Yeah, has nothing to do with the two teams they beat having 1 win between them.

  2. mnsadsportsfan says: Sep 28, 2013 8:13 PM

    Doesn’t Jerry have something else to do other than these interviews all the time like.. oh I don’t know. get his teeth whitened some more, botox, plot against Jimmy Johnson….

  3. roylp says: Sep 28, 2013 8:18 PM

    Does this guy just like to talk or what. Jerry we don’t care shut up and just be a owner. Spend money and shut up please.

  4. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 28, 2013 8:40 PM

    Is this guy Al Davis in the making or what?

    Still wants everyone to believe he was responsible for SBs, not Jimmy.

  5. hatesycophants says: Sep 28, 2013 8:53 PM

    Waste.

  6. divan22 says: Sep 28, 2013 9:36 PM

    Keep it up, “haters” of America’s Team. Nothing pleases me more as a Cowboys fan than seeing through your transparent jealousy.

    It must REALLY suck to know that the team you “hate” will always be FAR more relevant than whatever scum team you root for.

  7. thetroofishere says: Sep 28, 2013 9:40 PM

    Who hates the Cowboys but loves clicking on the links and commenting on them…?

    YOU DO!!! ^^^^^^^^^^

  8. skinsfolife says: Sep 28, 2013 9:50 PM

    Has anyone ever proved that Jerry know ANYTHING about football? Has hasn’t busted a grape as an owner/GM without Jimmy Johnson. I love that he is such a talking head.

  9. mrlaloosh says: Sep 28, 2013 9:57 PM

    Nothing like Cowgirl fans crowing about success 20 years ago. As always, doom is on the horizon.

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