Jerry Jones sees Tony Romo playing in London

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The Cowboys played without quarterback Tony Romo on Sunday and any doubt about his importance to their offense disappeared in the 28-17 loss to the Cardinals.

Brandon Weeden threw two interceptions and took all game to find a way to get the ball into Dez Bryant’s hands, leaving the Cardinals defense free to key on stopping a Dallas running attack that turned in its weakest day of the season behind a shorthanded offensive line. The Cardinals defense is good enough that the Cowboys may have struggled with Romo in the lineup, but it is unlikely the struggle would have been quite as complete as the one they had without Romo this week.

Owner Jerry Jones doesn’t expect to have the same kind of struggle in London against the Jaguars next week. Jones said after Sunday’s loss that the expectation is that Romo’s back will be well enough for him to take the field as the Cowboys try to avoid a third straight loss.

“I do see him playing,” Jones said, via Desmond Purnell of NFL Network. “He’s going on the trip to London, and logic tells you that we wouldn’t have him make that trip to London and back if we didn’t think he was going to play, so it does depend on the type of week he has at practice. But if he has the week we expect, he should be our quarterback.”

Optimism about Romo’s ability to play faded over the course of last week, so we’ll see how things look after a long plane flight. It’s clear, though, that the Cowboys need to have Romo on the field if they’re going to put up anything close to their best effort offensively.

52 responses to “Jerry Jones sees Tony Romo playing in London

  1. Sure Jerry play him even if he’s hurt after all your Boys are going to be playing that powerful Jaguar team and can’t do without him. What a JERK!

  2. Jerry is going to kill Romo. Yes I said it. Watching that post game interview all I got for Jerry was that he cares about winning football games over his player’s health. Talking about how they’re different areas in the back and what not when the back injuries was brought up.

    Like really? That’s what makes it worse the fact that different areas of his back are getting injured. “He has to limit the sacks!” Well it isn’t going to happen when he can barely move.

  3. Dez, the prima donna monkey clown, scandisk, and JJ with his spectacles cleaning, manservant son-in-law are now the most exciting team in the NFL when they lose. Let the 8-8 playoff death spiral begin. The meltdowns are more exciting than the touchdowns. I can hardly wait to see JJ wearing the headset on Sundays.

  4. The best thing for fractured ribs is a long plane flight. Good luck Tony. Your GM/Owner thinks your pain isn’t an issue and that ya just need to suck it up and play. Good thing he went to medical school or you would be in trouble.

  5. Shut up, shut up, shut up, Jerry. I wonder what one would have to do to get the media to stop putting microphones in this guys face all the time?

  6. Something tells me it was Jerry not the doctors who cleared Romo to return 2 weeks ago after he broke his back. We knew Dr. Jerry would ruin the cowboys’ season this year, we just didn’t know how.

  7. yeah, he needs to play and can someone kick this offensive line in the ass and get them moving again? seems like they are starting to ease up

  8. Dr. Jerry is going to screw this up. Don’t make Romo sit on a plane for 6 hours let him rest. Should be able to handle business without Tony and let him get valuable rest.

  9. Dr. Jerrah Jones. #1 reason I’m self employed rather than work for an ignorant, pompous jerk.

  10. Jerruh, the Cowboys should be able to handle business against the Jags without Romo. Let him rest up for the rest of the schedule coming up.

  11. I think that would be a really stupid decision to play him. He’s clearly still dealing with pain, so why force him into a game and potentially risk losing him for the season? Let him have this week and the bye week to recover and get him back at closer to 100%. Any further injury to him would probably cost the team a playoff spot

  12. Romo’s back is the 3rd priority. The Cowboys’ playoffs hopes and the NFL’s success in London are priorities 1 and 2. I’m just not sure which is 1st and which is 2nd. You can’t showcase Brandon Weeden and you have limited opportunities each season to try to get the sport to catch on over there.

  13. As much as I would want Romo to play, he shouldn’t. I understand the panic mode as bad as Weeden looked yesterday. They assumed, “Hey we’re good, anyone can step in and lead us.” Clearly that was not the case. When you have guys in sync with a QB, it’s hard for the backup to be successful. But he was so bad with his reads and missed wide open guys all day the difference was dramatic.

    Knowing Romo he’ll try to play, and he might play alright with Kevlar and max protection around him. But it’s going to be hard to move around.

    I’m just not sure what to think about Jerrah these days…

  14. As insane as it sounds Romo has to play to save their season. This team is too mentally fragile to survive the season if they lose to Jacksonville.

    It’s a necessary idiotic decision to cover up the massively idiotic decisions to let Orthon get away and sign Brandon Weeden.

  15. Reminds me of the war profiteers finding any reason to send our poor and under-employed men & women into a military conflict…then bitch about the sick and disabled vets expecting some kind of care. “What, the parades and yellow ribbons weren’t enough?”

    These billionaires aren’t about to risk their lives, nor those of their children but, buy off enough politicians and still maintain a reasonable profit margin. After all, the BOTTOM LINE is all that matters….and keeping the tax-exempt status. Now, go build me a new stadium!

    I think Romo needs to have a long talk with some of the crippled retired NFL players, in their 60’s & 70’s.

  16. Wonder if Dr. Jones takes Obamacare.
    If the Cowboys can’t beat the Jags with Weedon behind center. Then they need a new coaching staff.

    Just have him hand the ball off to Murry 50 times.

  17. So Jerry is not only “Inspiring his team” he is now educating us on what is logical. Thanks Jerry! You should have been a professor.

  18. ugadogs21 says:
    Nov 3, 2014 9:55 AM

    It’s a necessary idiotic decision to cover up the massively idiotic decisions to let Orthon get away and sign Brandon Weeden.
    ———-
    Orton didn’t want to be there and he took some of Jerrah’s money on the way out. He outright stole $3M and went to “retire” then to go start for another team. They didn’t want to let him go for this reason.

  19. The Jaguars are starting to play better football and their defense is pretty good. The Cowboys will lose to the Jaguars in London and everyone will stop talking about them as Super Bowl contenders.

    I correctly predicted last week that the Cardinals would stomp the Cowboys. Trust me, the Cowboys will lose to the Jaguars and they will probably finish the season 8-8 or 9-7, missing the playoffs yet again.

  20. What other owner holds interviews with the media on a weekly basis? Why would Jerry tell the media a week ahead of time that Romo is playing in London? This guy has an ego that has no boundaries.

  21. The Jaguars are starting to play better football and their defense is pretty good. The Cowboys will lose to the Jaguars in London and everyone will stop talking about them as Super Bowl contenders.

    I correctly predicted last week that the Cardinals would stomp the Cowboys. Trust me, the Cowboys will lose to the Jaguars and they will probably finish the season 8-8 or 9-7, missing the playoffs yet again.

  22. I’m starting to feel bad for Romo. Soon, he’s going to be broken down, unable to get out of bed without pain, unable to swing a golf club, give piggy back rides to his kids, all because his quack of an owner/doctor questioned his manhood.

  23. I think it is sad that a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is an absolute must win, but it is. We can not afford to end up 6-4, so we are now left to decide if an injured Romo or an incompetent Brandon Weeden give us the best shot of winning against a 1-8 team. I don’t trust Weeden at all after his performance on Sunday. I also don’t think putting Romo in the game with fractures in his back after he sat on a plane for 9 hours is a great idea. It says something about your team when you cant trust a backup quarterback, who practices more than any other backup quarterback in the league, to beat a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jerry seems to have hit the panic button.

  24. Romo has a history of backing out of hard games and then jumping back into the mix when they play a easy team.. glad to see he’s keeping up this trend this year also

  25. What is it really? Do all the Cowboy haters of the world secretly want their teams to be followed as much as the Dallas Cowboys? Whether they win or lose the bashing just keeps on coming. By doing this all you are doing is to continue to build on what Tex Schramm started in 1960. To make the Dallas Cowboys the most recognized team in sports. So please keep posting your stupid moronic thoughts and help keep the star rising. I thank you all for your contributions. And Go Cowboys!!!!!

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