Jerry Jones on making eventual QB decision: “I don’t have any idea”

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The Cowboys eventual quarterback decision seems to get more complicated with every passing week.

But since he seems to enjoy attention almost as much as winning games, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday he’s in no hurry to declare what will become of rookie Dak Prescott when Tony Romo returns from his back injury.

During his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan, Jones said there was no need to make the call now.

“I don’t have any idea, no one does as to what the situation will be a game or games down the road,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We don’t have any idea. The main thing is we’re all looking at the same music and we all feel the same thing. The team is positive with each other. We feel like we can make mistakes and overcome them. Everybody feels good about all of what we’re doing.

“But we also feel equally good based upon the best thing you go in the past about Romo. So we don’t have to be definitive in drawing bright lines right now.”

Prescott has led the Cowboys to a 5-1 start, leading many to think it’s an automatic that he becomes the Tom Brady to Romo’s Drew Bledsoe once Romo returns from the compression fractures in his back.

But the Cowboys also built an offense around and for Romo, and gave him a pile of money to start in it, so the decision seems far from automatic based on six good weeks of a rookie.

43 responses to “Jerry Jones on making eventual QB decision: “I don’t have any idea”

  1. “But the Cowboys also built an offense around and for Romo, and gave him a pile of money to start in it, so the decision seems far from automatic based on six good weeks of a rookie”
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    You are absolutely correct!!! When totally healthy, I will welcome Tony back with open arms, and let him enjoy the current team assembled! It would be a first for him, and Dak just walked right into it at the get-go!
    What an awesome problem to have, after the debacle of last season….2 franchise q/bs 🙂

  2. The media just loves to drive controversy.

    They’ll make the decision when the time comes.

    Romo isn’t even healthy yet.

    Like Jerrah says “what a great problem to have”.

  3. “We feel like we can make mistakes and overcome them. Everybody feels good about all of what we’re doing.”
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    Not something you need to say after giving up 3 pts last week on a stupid penalty to end the first half.

    Or when you have DeMarcus Lawrence miss games because of a suspension.

    And Randy Gregory basically missing the season because he is addicted.

  4. I wonder if they will talk about this all week while the Cowboys are on a bye and not playing.

    Cowboys coaches should have a contract stipulation that Jerry Jones must leave the country during the bye week so he’s not talking to the media.

  5. Isn’t it quaint that everybody knows that the QB decision will come from Uncle Jerry and not the coaching staff. I don’t follow the Cowpokes too closely but does the media even bother to ask the coaching staff about stuff like this any more of do they just dial up Jerry?

  6. How did Romo become the starter of the cowboys way back? Umm the starter Blesoe, who was making a lot of money got hurt, Romo came in and did well and they stuck with him. So there’s really no problem at all but what there making of it.

  7. If Jerry gets to make the decision, his past history shows he will screw it up. Let the coach make the decision.

  8. It’s funny how there’s not even the pretence that this might be the coach’s decision.

    It’s also amazing that Jerry’s learned nothing in the 20+ years since he ran Jimmy Johnson out of town.

    I don’t know how, but Jerrah will find a way to screw this up come January with another early round playoff exit (or worse)!

    How ’bout ‘dem Cowboys!

  9. Jerrah: “I have no idea what I am talking about but that doesn’t stop me from talking about it”

    Jerrah’s purpose in life is to provide material for the rest of us to make fun of him and the cowboys and to provide non stop misery and suffering for cowboy fans.

    He is still going strong.

  10. Jerrah: “I have no idea what I am talking about but there is no reason that should stop me from talking about it”

    Jerrah’s role in life is to provide material for the rest of us to make fun of him and the cowboys and to provide pain an misery in the lives of cowboy fans.

    You can say there is at least one thing he is good at

  11. Football know nothings prattle aside: Jerry, Jason will NOT bench Dak while he is playing at the level he is playing at. If he keeps rolling this hard, Tony’s back will take much longer to heal. The only extra consideration they would actually give him is to publicly say “we are not there yet with Romo’s back” so as not to make it seem like he is being held back when he thinks he’s ready to go–which he will be as long as Dak keeps playing this way. This really is a non-story, well, except for the football know-nothings who cant seem to stop talking about it.

  12. we are winning the SB this year so book it haters…….number 6 baby. this team is built like the 90’s and expect 4 SB’s in the next 10 years starting with 1 this year.

    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!

  13. Here is how an actual professional football organization would answer the question:

    “That will be Jason Garrett’s decision when the time comes”.

    While the Cowboys are playing well and are certainly off to a strong start, their history for much of the 2000s leaves reason to believe that something will send this team crashing down. Usually that something is the team’s owner.

  14. You all actually believe that Garrett is some puppet coach and Jerry is the epitome of the meddling owner? It was Jason who really wanted Ezekiel Elliott, and Jason who will ultimately make the call. This idea of Jerry being some meddler who cannot leave well enough alone came from the likes of a Skip Bayless, who only guessed at why Jimmy J and he parted ways. Even Bill Parcells stated many times, he loved working with Jerry, and Bill has also said he loves talking football with Jerry. Before buying the Cowboys, he also spent hundreds of hours learning from the likes of Al Davis, the Mara and Rooney families, plus many coaches. He has (and still does) enlisted the paid and free consult of dozensof other coaches-so, you see, he just MIGHT know a little bit about NFL football. This other gossipy nonsense comes from the Steven Smith/Jim Rome types of the world, who make their living creating BS the rest of you ingest. These guys actually know very little about football themselves and you all parrot them endlessly. I believe you can find out that Mr. Smith’s actual degree was in FASHION.

  15. Pescott has the 2nd highest qb rating in the NFL behind Matt Ryan right now. What kind of idiot would even think about replacing him with a guy who consistently folds when its crunch time?

    They are never winning a SB with Romo, he doesn’t have 3-4 consistent mistake-free games in him to get through the playoffs. If you believe differently you’ve been asleep for the last 10 years.

  16. kmartin173 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 3:11 PM
    Pescott has the 2nd highest qb rating in the NFL behind Matt Ryan right now. What kind of idiot would even think about replacing him with a guy who consistently folds when its crunch time?

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    Jerry is just that kind of idiot!

  17. Troy Aikman quoted something I posted almost verbatim (or he had the same thought, which is entirely reasonable).

    They got Romo for almost free for 4 years and they got Prescott almost free for 4 years. Unheard of and pure luck.

    I stated they won’t pay Romo another year of big bucks when they are a pass rusher or 2 away from a dominant run. He implied ‘we shall see’ and we will.

    Romo is done. They Cowboys would be crazy to spend another penny on Romo, considering he is one hit away from a wheelchair. That money if spent wisely will make a huge difference.

    I will repeat that I admire and respect Romo from day 1 and I am a Giants fan. He needs to play golf and move on.

  18. sportoficionado says:
    Oct 18, 2016 2:54 PM
    Jerry playing most of you like a fiddle–messing with your feelings. This Cowboys fan is loving every minute of it.

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    Son, any fan of a real team is not worried about the hapless Cowboys. Not only do we have faith in our own teams, but we have faith that Jerry will screw up the Cowboys before too long as well!

  19. shouldn’t jason garrett be talking this? or is jason just a clown for jerry to turn his head???
    cowboys is a dysfunctional nfl organization in my opinion.

  20. richndc says:
    Oct 18, 2016 3:09 PM he just MIGHT know a little bit about NFL football

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    Jerry Jones played football at Arkansas with Jimmy Johnson. I think they were National Champs. Jerry knows more about football than most of the owners combined. Many people don’t realize that the Cowboys drafted Troy Aikman before Jimmy Johnson arrived. Aikman was the guy that made all those rings possible. Jimmy did a fine job, but those trophies don’t get there without Aikman. Barry Switzer won a super bowl too. He’s probably the most underrated QB of all time.

  21. One of 2 things is going on here:

    1) Take Jerrah at his word that he really doesn’t know who he wants starting after the bye when all indications are Romo will be healed enough to return. That means he’s waiting for Prescott to screw up and lose to, say, Philly and then can justify putting Romo in… No pressure, Rook.

    2) Romo IS starting as soon as he plays well enough in practice. No need to put the rookie down until that happens so it’s best to play coy here as he’s doing.

    What IS certain here is that, in Jerrah’s mind, Prescott has not yet earned the job outright or Jerrah would’ve said so. That’s telling in light of all the outside praise Dak has received.

  22. sandersmarcus10 says:
    Oct 18, 2016 1:49 PM
    How did Romo become the starter of the cowboys way back? Umm the starter Blesoe, who was making a lot of money got hurt, Romo came in and did well and they stuck with him. So there’s really no problem at all but what there making of it.

    Wrong. Check your history. That was the Bledsoe to Brady scenario. The Cowboys coach “Parcells” replaced Bledsoe the second half of a game against the Giants with Romo because Bledsoe just plain sucked and was becoming an interception machine. He was not hurt.

  23. You ride the guy with the hot hand,simple as that. Romo is good,but he always seems to either get hurt or choke . This is a no-brainer,literally. If Jerry Jones (should be Jason Garrett) benches Prescott for Romo,that locker room will blow up. Then he can kiss what could have been goodbye.

  24. Cowboys are 5 and 1 – and not because of Romo. I like Romo a lot – he’s tough, which…considering he is made from paper apparently, is good – with that said, you CANNOT bench Dak.
    IF Romo could stay healthy….but he just can’t, and that is nothing against him at all. He’s like a great fighter with a glass jaw.
    Cowboys are playing well – anoint the kid as the starter and give him that extra boost. Did not expect this kind of performance from him – thought he might struggle. Guess I am…very wrong!

  25. The best part is Romo’s contract make him un-cuttable… the cap hit would be too large … so they’re stuck with him and having to answer these QB questions for the next 2 years…

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