Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones has offered some criticism for his team’s coaching staff. But he’s also accepting some criticism himself.
Specifically, after Jones said that he thought the coaches should have done a better job coaching up the team in the wake of Tony Romo’s injury, Jones acknowledged that he’s the one who decided the Cowboys would open the season with Brandon Weeden as their backup.
“On the other hand, if you want to look at any aspect of this team you can say well, if we would have been in better shape had you had Matt Cassel in the spring, rather than Weeden, and I’m not trying to knock Weeden, but if we would have had a guy like Cassel in here than we might have made a difference there, so put that one ultimately on my shoulders for sure,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.
Whether the Cowboys would be any better if they’d had Cassel instead of Weeden as their backup when Romo first went down in Week Two is a question we’ll never be able to definitively answer. But Jones seems to think they would have been. And he seems to realize he shouldn’t have counted on Weeden.