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Dr. Jerry Jones declares Tony Romo’s back ahead of schedule

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Tony Romo’s not throwing the ball yet, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reiterated his faith in his quarterback by declaring him ahead of schedule.

Romo had back surgery in December, and all indications are he’ll be ready for the start of training camp.

He is ahead of expectations,” Jones said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com. “He is ahead of where we expected him to be.”

Romo should be doing something when the team begins its offseason program on April 21, and Jones was adamant Romo’s presence will keep the team from being in a rebuilding mode.

“You don’t rebuild with Romo,” Jones said. “The firepower we have on offense and where we are with our running backs, and our receivers — you don’t rebuild with an offense that’s got the capability we’ve got. We didn’t bring [play-caller du jour Scott] Linehan in here to rebuild.”

Having Romo up and running would be a big benefit, and proving he’s well enough to lead the Cowboys would be a help, considering what they just paid him.

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29 Responses to “Dr. Jerry Jones declares Tony Romo’s back ahead of schedule”
  1. wryly1 says: Mar 26, 2014 8:48 AM

    Jerrah is right. Cowboys won’t go into rebuild mode until someone named other than Jones is making the football decision. Until then, they will remain in sustained mediocrity mode.

  2. whatnojets says: Mar 26, 2014 8:55 AM

    Hey…you stole my line about Jerry being an MD!!
    LOL

  3. beattention says: Mar 26, 2014 8:55 AM

    Whoopee for America’s team.

  4. germanvampire says: Mar 26, 2014 8:55 AM

    Jerrah’s expectations of Romo have been ahead of reality since the very beginning.

  5. n0hopeleft says: Mar 26, 2014 8:59 AM

    Romo: ahead of schedule.

    The entire Cowboys franchise: decades behind the Giants and Eagles right now.

  6. mythaimyke says: Mar 26, 2014 9:01 AM

    Expecatations?! Every one knows he’s a loser, except Jerry!

  7. whatnojets says: Mar 26, 2014 9:02 AM

    Jerry Jones says he “absolutely” believes Dallas will make the playoffs. Unfortunately for football fans, he was referring to the Mavericks.

  8. surfinbird1 says: Mar 26, 2014 9:03 AM

    Jerry, dry up and blow away.

  9. whatnojets says: Mar 26, 2014 9:04 AM

    Dallas Cowboys fans have petitioned Obama to remove owner Jerry Jones. Obama later said, “Texas is still part of the United States?”

  10. 700levelvet says: Mar 26, 2014 9:05 AM

    The.”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  11. steelerben says: Mar 26, 2014 9:16 AM

    I must say, I’m impressed. Owner, GM, Doctor, Playcaller, Talent Scout… Is there anything that this man can do?

  12. seatownballers says: Mar 26, 2014 9:18 AM

    Weeden is their backup. That should be enough for cowboys fans. Worst defense in the nfl keeps getting worse

  13. sidepull says: Mar 26, 2014 9:23 AM

    steelerben says:
    Mar 26, 2014 9:16 AM
    I must say, I’m impressed. Owner, GM, Doctor, Playcaller, Talent Scout… Is there anything that this man can do?
    —————————————————-
    How bout signing the checks and letting football guys run the show?

  14. Grulks says: Mar 26, 2014 9:27 AM

    Is it weird that I’m disenfranchised with my favorite team more from Jerry running his big fat stupid mouth (damn does Skeletor love to hear himself say the dumbest things) than I am about the way he is ruining it? Don’t get me wrong, I’m plenty angry by how bad he has neutered the team through poor GMing. Its just that his constant need to justify himself irks me more.

    Slowly but surely, he’s ripping my soul away from the team. Soon, I’ll probably just watch NCAA only :/

  15. axespray says: Mar 26, 2014 9:30 AM

    Ted wasn’t afraid to cut and gut – rebuild while Favre was on his roster.

    Schneider wasn’t afraid to cut and gut while Matt Hasslebeck was still decent.

    Sometimes, if you’ve got a mediocre squad that is also expensive, then hurry up with the Cut and Gut and rebuild a better squad.

  16. shatho1 says: Mar 26, 2014 9:33 AM

    700levelvet March 26, 2014, 8:05 AM CDT

    The.”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

    is this all that u know how to spell? it describes u well the most mediocre commenter on pft. I don’t mind people talking crap on my team its what makes the game fun for us fans too but at least come up with something new.

  17. dublindemonszfl says: Mar 26, 2014 9:35 AM

    He should get a second opinion, maybe from Dr. Indiana Jones. he knows bones.

  18. jerruhjones says: Mar 26, 2014 9:43 AM

    It’s OK if Tony isn’t ready…they have Wee-done now. bwahaha!!!!

    Go Browns!!!

  19. doomsdaydefensetx says: Mar 26, 2014 9:51 AM

    seatownballers says:
    Mar 26, 2014 9:18 AM
    Weeden is their backup. That should be enough for cowboys fans. Worst defense in the nfl keeps getting worse

    …..
    Might want to do better trolling, Orton is the backup. Weeded is 3rd on the depth chart.

  20. seabreezes51 says: Mar 26, 2014 9:54 AM

    Hopefully they can keep Tony as their QB for at least another fifteen years, and Jerry as GM for another fifty……
    Modern medicine is miraculous.

  21. dawgturd says: Mar 26, 2014 10:03 AM

    Doesn’t matter romo still sucks

  22. austinoxford says: Mar 26, 2014 10:14 AM

    Its headlines like this that perpetuate this stereotype that Jerry Jones is a dictator. It is obvious that Jerry isn’t acting as Cowboys doctor, he is simply restating the doctor’s prognosis. Gantt did precisely what Jerry did when he stated, “Romo had back surgery in December, and all indications are he’ll be ready for the start of training camp.” It is clear that Darrin Gantt is a babbling mouthpiece for Florio who openly despises the Cowboys. If PFT writers did their due diligence and actually read about the teams that they write about (aka Dallas), they would know that Jerry has handed over a lot of team duties to Stephen, who is going against Jerry’s tendencies of keeping high-priced players (Demarcus Ware), and free agency splashes (Brandon Carr). Since 2012 Stephen has taken over much of the day-to-day transactional work while Jerry is more of a spokesman. I guess the goal of these writers is to get page hits and not necessarily getting headlines correct.

  23. bkostela says: Mar 26, 2014 10:29 AM

    austinoxford and you believe that jerry just “handed over” all those duties to his son and jerry doesn’t have final say? interesting.

  24. itsnotforme says: Mar 26, 2014 10:30 AM

    I big hit on Tony Romo during the season and it is BACK to the doctor. I read were Aikman said one major hit and his career was over and he had the same back problem as Romo. This could be bad news since they dumped over a 100 million dollar contract into this guy.

  25. mncowboysfan says: Mar 26, 2014 10:39 AM

    Yeah, because every team but the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones sends out their team physicians and consulting physicians to provide updates on injured players during an OWNERS MEETING local media Q&A.

    Look, as a Cowboys fan I get it. I’ve certainly shared my opinion on Jerry Jones and the wishes for a “real GM” but this is sensationalism meant to elicit responses from the Cowboys haters.

    I realize a blog with an open chat forum is not hardcore journalism but come on, even for PFT this was lazy.

  26. isphet71 says: Mar 26, 2014 10:42 AM

    A broken, underacheiving QB paired with an offensive coordinator in Linehan that will no longer have Calvin Johnson to bail out his horrible play calling.

    Should work out great.

  27. tvjules says: Mar 26, 2014 10:55 AM

    And as a head coach, Jason Garrett is still behind schedule.

  28. iamkillerfin says: Mar 26, 2014 11:31 AM

    Better get Manziel Mr. Jones the Cowboys WILL NOT win with Romo!!! Maybe get rid of Garrett too!!!

  29. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 26, 2014 1:13 PM

    Romo was at Duke playing a game of pig with Duke players and he certainly appeared OK shooting the ball.

    Romo must have taught Duke how to choke in the post season since they lost to a 14 seed in the first round.

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