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Jerry Jones on eventual QB decision: “Nothing simple about this”

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 12: Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys gives the 'thumbs up' to some Cowboys fans before the game aagainst the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 12, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) Getty Images

Even Dak Prescott has acknowledged that the Cowboys are Tony Romo’s team, even as legends such as Roger Staubach have said it would be a mistake to bench the rookie quarterback as long as they’re winning.

But the guy who signs the checks — and thus makes the decision — said the matter was complicated.

During his weekly spot on 105.3 The Fan, Jones was asked if a fifth straight victory in Green Bay Sunday would cement Prescott’s status.

“I really don’t know that I would look at it that way,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I look at it in two ways, how Dak is evolving, how it is evolving now, not necessarily in the future, but in the future, so all of those things come to play.

But I would say that there is nothing simple about this.”

With Romo targeting Week Eight or Nine for his return from a broken bone in his back, it’s moot for the next few weeks. And Prescott could eventually start looking like a fourth-round rookie at some point, which would keep them from having to make a hard decision.

“With the way Dak is playing, with the positives of him playing gives us every opportunity to feel good about our future,” Jones said. “Just the flat reality of years gives you that. He’s doing such an outstanding job, relatively speaking, to winning the ball games. All of those give us more ability to look at this thing and measure it as we go.

“You say, well isn’t timing everything? Surely you understand that any player is going to have days he’d like to play better, what are you going to do, call that a timing event? All of those nuances come into play. I do have to say one more time, this is an absolute great thing for our team, our fans, our future, our franchise, it’s a great thing to have this issue.”

And more than anything, you gather that Jones is enjoying this all, both for the depth he suddenly has at the position and the attention it brings.

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28 Responses to “Jerry Jones on eventual QB decision: “Nothing simple about this””
  1. widerightyouloseagain says: Oct 14, 2016 12:27 PM

    It’s really simple, you don’t try and fix something that isn’y broken.

  2. tindeaux says: Oct 14, 2016 12:31 PM

    shouldn’t Jason Garrett be the one who makes the call on this? or Garrett is just a clown for dr. Jones?

  3. nyneal says: Oct 14, 2016 12:32 PM

    Jones’s man crush on Romo is making this hard for him. But the decision is easy — stay with the kid. He’s your future and the longer you keep Romo on the bench, the healthier he gets if you need him because Prescott got hurt.
    As a Cowboys hater, I’m happy to say that Jones will make the wrong decision once again and the Cowboys will once again not win anything.

  4. cuda1234 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:36 PM

    The greatest coach in NFL history made this work for the greatest team in NFL history. Maybe Jerry needs to put in a call to Shula about the 1972 Dolphins.

  5. athwartships says: Oct 14, 2016 12:37 PM

    “Just the flat reality of years gives you that. He’s doing such an outstanding job, relatively speaking, to winning the ball games. ”

    This sentence is all I need to read to know Jerry is out of his mind and has no idea what he is talking about.

    Hedging his decision on the matter behind some babble about, well…he’s doing good I guess, but…..

    I am convinced he cares less about winning and more about his empire building while unable to see the forest for the trees.

  6. athwartships says: Oct 14, 2016 12:37 PM

    tindeaux says:
    Oct 14, 2016 12:31 PM

    shouldn’t Jason Garrett be the one who makes the call on this? or Garrett is just a clown for dr. Jones?

    ———————————-

    The term you are looking for is hand puppet.

  7. dansardo says: Oct 14, 2016 12:38 PM

    “I look at it in two ways, how Dak is evolving, how it is evolving now, not necessarily in the future, but in the future, so all of those things come to play”

    “not necessarily in the future, but in the future…..”

    What an idiot. He can’t even speak in clear, understandable English even though that is his native tongue.

    And wasn’t Romo the QB according to him lat week?

    No one knows what Jerrah thinks is good for the team, I doubt even he has a clear idea. But any attention the situation may be bringing him? Yup, he understands and loves that

  8. dansardo says: Oct 14, 2016 12:38 PM

    “I look at it in two ways, how Dak is evolving, how it is evolving now, not necessarily in the future, but in the future, so all of those things come to play”

    “not necessarily in the future, but in the future…..”

    What an idiot. He can’t even speak in clear, understandable English even though that is his native tongue.

    And wasn’t Romo the QB according to him lat week?

    No one knows what Jerrah thinks is good for the team, I doubt even he has a clear idea. But any attention the situation may be bringing him? Yup, he understands and loves that

  9. scrp2 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:48 PM

    Notice how it will be Coach Jerry making the decision who to start and who to bench.

    In any case, even if you wheel Romo back out there how many games will he last? Dak will get playing time one way or another.

  10. chippys lost binky says: Oct 14, 2016 12:55 PM

    He just doesn’t have a simple “Right now we are focused on GB and the players on the field, we will cross that bridge when we come to it” in him.

  11. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 14, 2016 12:57 PM

    Sure it is.

    Dak keeps the starting job. Romo doesn’t get hurt. Cowboys pay some of Romos contract in order to facilitate a trade.

    Real easy.

  12. 6ball says: Oct 14, 2016 1:02 PM

    .
    The definition of ” feast or famine ” :

    In 2015 the Cowboys QBs were Brandon Weeden and Kellen Moore

    In 2016 the Cowboys QBs are Tony Romo and Dak Prescott

    What a difference a year makes

  13. bobthebillsfan says: Oct 14, 2016 1:05 PM

    The only thing different about the Cowboys this years is they are winning. They still have Jerrah trying to muck things up. I really believe that if Jerrah could keep his big mouth shut and stay out of the way there would be less people laughing/trolling the team. The team record should be the first thing people watch for, not the next stupid thing a senile owner says. He is worse than Irsay ever was.

  14. firecracker87 says: Oct 14, 2016 1:15 PM

    As it is Roma is going to be lucky if she can walk at age 50. Time to retire. Stick with Dak since he’s winning. It really is THAT simple.

    Why so hard?

  15. silvernblacksabbath says: Oct 14, 2016 1:27 PM

    “I look at it in two ways, how Dak is evolving, how it is evolving now, not necessarily in the future, but in the future, so all of those things come to play”.

    Huh???? Can I get a Jerruh translator please???

  16. boido says: Oct 14, 2016 1:36 PM

    The decision will be made easier when the Pack defense exposes your rookie.

  17. patsbrat says: Oct 14, 2016 1:45 PM

    Heads = Tony, Tails = Dak.

    How hard is that?

  18. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Oct 14, 2016 1:53 PM

    i guess nobody reminded jerry of his post-draft sentiment that he waited too long and regretted not moving back up to pick paxton lynch, and upon reflection he had “always overpaid for the things that brought him success”.

    so dak was an accident who was disrespected by the genius gm of the cowboys before he even got try on his uniform.

    and now the genius gm is flapping his gums trying to display once again his unfailing genius.

  19. whenwilliteverend says: Oct 14, 2016 2:07 PM

    First, we are talking about Jerry and yes, his man crush on Romo means as soon as he’s healthy he’ll be playing. That’s not the problem. The problem is that when Tony comes back, they’ll go back to abandoning the running game and having Tony pass it fifty times a game…at least until he gets hurt again. Then they’ll put Dak back in and resort back to running the ball. Dallas’ biggest problem the past several years is not pounding the ball because Jerry doesn’t think it’s flashy enough. I guess he’d rather try to be flashy and lose than run the ball and win. Who knows if that’s Jerry or Jason but whoever it is, that person is an idiot.

  20. tremoluxman says: Oct 14, 2016 2:20 PM

    Picking your starting QB is like poker, you go with the hot hand. Simple. If he’s winning, ride him until he isn’t winning.

  21. PFT's Most Moderated says: Oct 14, 2016 2:37 PM

    I really feel sorry for Cowboys fans. You guys will never even sniff a Superbowl until Jerry realizes that football decisions need to be made by people that actually know something about football… like, oh, um, I don’t know…maybe the guys he hires?

  22. xinellum says: Oct 14, 2016 2:40 PM

    Forever Romo has found a way to lose the big games. Dropped snap, list minute pick, fumbling the game away, missed passes, etc… The Cowboys need to let Dak go and see when he gets to the pressure games can he hold on and seal a victory where Romo finds ways to steal defeat from the grasp of winning.

    You know what you have with Romo and it hasn’t been post season success, time has come to see if when given the opportunity, Dak CAN get it done.

    I am not a Cowboys fan as such but who doesn’t love America’s team down deep and as a person who sort of doesn’t exactly hate the Cowboys, I don’t want to see Dak do all this work and have Romo throw it all out the window. Don’t alienate the only decent QB you have had since Aikmen left.

  23. iamkillerfin says: Oct 14, 2016 3:04 PM

    Dax is WINNING!!! Romo hasn’t been winning!!! Pretty much a no brainer!!!

  24. rex2020 says: Oct 14, 2016 3:11 PM

    Tony is a cool guy. Like him. Sorry tho time is over and really you should retire.
    The kid is great! The best Rookie QB in the league. Tony comes in and they lose….need I say more. If they beat the PAck sunday that is the icing on the cake

  25. backintheday99 says: Oct 14, 2016 3:13 PM

    So the Cowboys had 4 years of Romo as a cheap non draftee. They will have Dak for cheap for 4 years too.

    Not wasting a #1 pick on a POSSIBLE franchise QB is HUGE.

    But they are still paying Romo big bucks and there is NO WAY he is the QB next year. Zero chance when you can spend that money on a much needed pass rusher and also wasting a cheapo year at QB with Prescott.

    I respect the heck out of Romo but he should sit it out and retire if never called upon again.

  26. 1historian says: Oct 14, 2016 3:59 PM

    IMO the very fact that the owner is the one who makes the final decision about who starts at QB says basically all you need to know about why the Cowboys are so screwed up.

  27. bigbamboom1 says: Oct 14, 2016 6:16 PM

    Jerry Jones on eventual QB decision: “Nothing simple about this”

    UH OH!

  28. ibillwt says: Oct 17, 2016 1:09 PM

    Jerry is loving this; he feels relevant again. If Cowboys are on a roll he wants everyone to think he’s calling plays. When they are losing he holds court at arms length on what changes need to be made.

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