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

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 02:   Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is seen on the field prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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  1. nudderfacelessgenius says: Oct 18, 2016 1:15 PM

    “Everybody feels good about all of what we’re doing.”
    =======================================
    “So now would be the perfect time to screw it all up…ha ha ha.”
    ~ Jerry Jones

  2. jovan19 says: Oct 18, 2016 1:17 PM

    So what else does Dak need to do to earn the starting job?

  3. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 18, 2016 1:19 PM

    “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”
    ——————————————————-
    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🙂

  4. nhpats says: Oct 18, 2016 1:22 PM

    Would this not be the coach’s decision?

  5. bobthebillsfan says: Oct 18, 2016 1:27 PM

    If you replace “QB” with “football” and pluralize “Decision” in the article’s title you could pretty much reuse it going forward.

  6. heh8metoo says: Oct 18, 2016 1:38 PM

    nhpats says:
    Oct 18, 2016 1:22 PM
    Would this not be the coach’s decision?

    Jerry Jones is the Owner, GM, and Head Coach of the Cowboys.

  7. varnbo says: Oct 18, 2016 1:40 PM

    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”.

  8. vikingsdefineaverage says: Oct 18, 2016 1:45 PM

    “We feel like we can make mistakes and overcome them. Everybody feels good about all of what we’re doing.”
    ________________________________________
    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.

  9. vikingsdefineaverage says: Oct 18, 2016 1:47 PM

    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.

  10. athwartships says: Oct 18, 2016 1:48 PM

    Oh, Jerry…you know you are loving the increasing value of Prescott for possible trade options once Romo is back to momentarily healthy status.

  11. floriosnuts says: Oct 18, 2016 1:49 PM

    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?

  12. 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.

  13. 4th Down says: Oct 18, 2016 1:49 PM

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

  14. jakasssayswhat says: Oct 18, 2016 1:49 PM

    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!

  15. dansardo says: Oct 18, 2016 1:50 PM

    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.

  16. dansardo says: Oct 18, 2016 1:54 PM

    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

  17. jag1959 says: Oct 18, 2016 2:00 PM

    “I don’t have any idea”

    That’s never stopped him before

  18. richndc says: Oct 18, 2016 2:06 PM

    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.

  19. boysroll says: Oct 18, 2016 2:24 PM

    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!!!!

  20. charliecharger says: Oct 18, 2016 2:28 PM

    Hey Jerry. Trade Tony Romo to the Jets for a #1 and Sheldon Richardson. Jimmy Johnson will be jealous of the number of super bowls you’ll win.

  21. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Oct 18, 2016 2:28 PM

    If I’m Romo, the bench looks plenty inviting to me. Enough is enough.

  22. liongator says: Oct 18, 2016 2:34 PM

    Romo can come back as the starting holder on extra points.

  23. dtroxallday says: Oct 18, 2016 2:35 PM

    “But we also feel equally good based upon the best thing you go in the past about Romo.”
    =====================================
    huh?

  24. mvalvt says: Oct 18, 2016 2:45 PM

    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.

  25. bradygirl12 says: Oct 18, 2016 2:47 PM

    My God, they just blasted the Packers at Lambeau . What more proof should there be ? Jerry, just once, don’t be an idiot.

  26. 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.

  27. jerrysbrother says: Oct 18, 2016 3:08 PM

    Jerry should be saying……This is a question for Garrett

  28. richndc says: Oct 18, 2016 3:09 PM

    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.

  29. 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?

    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.

  30. nhpats says: Oct 18, 2016 3:28 PM

    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?

    ———————

    Jerry is just that kind of idiot!

  31. backintheday99 says: Oct 18, 2016 3:30 PM

    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.

  32. nhpats says: Oct 18, 2016 3:30 PM

    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.

    ——————

    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!

  33. tindeaux says: Oct 18, 2016 3:34 PM

    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.

  34. memberberry says: Oct 18, 2016 3:43 PM

    member when people actually cared about the cowboys? member the year 1995? I member

  35. tonebones says: Oct 18, 2016 4:04 PM

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

    *******************
    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.

  36. bighoser says: Oct 18, 2016 4:19 PM

    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.

  37. bigdbaby says: Oct 18, 2016 5:09 PM

    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.

  38. bradygirl12 says: Oct 18, 2016 6:08 PM

    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.

  39. blynch67 says: Oct 18, 2016 6:27 PM

    I hope Jerry lives 100 years

  40. controlaltdeletedeletedelete says: Oct 19, 2016 12:08 AM

    Why is your team 8-8 for the last 20 years? “I don’t have any idea”

  41. donz0 says: Oct 19, 2016 11:32 AM

    If it works, don’t fix it.

  42. draconian1111 says: Oct 19, 2016 12:22 PM

    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!

  43. my_old_name_was_offensive says: Oct 19, 2016 2:35 PM

    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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