Detractors of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo have long pointed to his late-game turnovers as a reason why the Cowboys haven’t been able to make it deeper into the playoffs or win any recent Super Bowls.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has long been a defender of Romo’s, so it is no surprise that he doesn’t agree with that assessment of why the team has fallen short. Jones instead looked at the mirror during an interview with 105.3 The Fan and said the team “probably paid some people that we probably would’ve been better off not paying” which boils down to a management issue.
“We should have been knocking on the door and we haven’t and I have no excuses, it starts here,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But we have not, and I know that to the extent that we have a healthy Romo, our best chance to get back there right now, our best chance to get in the Super Bowl is a healthy Romo.”
Jones probably won’t get too much argument on the opinion that his moves as the team’s general manager and penchant for having a hand in all football decisions is the biggest reason why the Cowboys have won just one playoff game in almost two decades. Admitting a problem is just the first step toward correcting it, though, and there’s no sign that the team will be doing business any differently in the future.