Stephen Jones on Romo: “at some point, we are going to need him”

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Even if the Cowboys have privately decided to turn things over to Dak Prescott, they still have another talented and very expensive quarterback on the roster.

So they’re making sure that no matter what happens or when, Tony Romo still feels valued (such that he doesn’t when that direct deposit hits).

“He’s a class act, and he’s a competitor,” Cowboys vice Stephen Jones said of Romo, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He knows right now he is not ready to go. He wants this team to thrive and give us ever possible chance to win a championship.

“He knows when he’s ready to go that, at some point, we are going to need him, and he’ll be ready. It’s a great situation.”

For the moment, it’s a moot point, as he didn’t practice Wednesday. The Cowboys were in full pads and he’s not cleared for contact yet as he recovers from a fracture in his back. He worked on the side with athletic trainers instead.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a setback,” Jones said. “I would just say that the more time that we can give him to get better while the team is still having success, I think the better chance Tony has to stay healthy. We all know what we went through last year. Certainly, he wanted to rush back to keep us in contention. He’s a great competitor. We felt like he was ready to go. Then he had another setback.

“I think the longer we can continue to get him ready to play the better chance he has to stay upright when it is time for him to play. I just think it’s a great situation for us right now. We’ll continue to work both sides. Obviously Dak is doing a great job playing right now. Tony’s doing a great job working on his rehab, getting himself in the best possible shape he can be in for when the time comes that we’re ready for him to go.”

And the longer it goes, the more it appears that time might not be this season, or at least until Prescott stumbles.

21 responses to “Stephen Jones on Romo: “at some point, we are going to need him”

  1. The Peyton Manning Plan. It work3d for the Broncos, last year, when the Broncos was struggling with Brock Osweilder, 5he Broncos, went back to Peyton, as they say, the rest is history. The Cowboys are following the Peyton Manning Plan to the T. #9 will be the starting quarterback for the Cowboys, in Super Bowl 51, ending the 21 years of Super Bowl drought. Romo, finally receive a ring and a gold jacket, courtesy of Dak and Elliott, putting the Cowboys in the position to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 51. Dak will be the starting quarterback for the Cowboys for the next 10 years, starting 2017. How About Them Cowboys Super Bowl Bound Baby!!

  2. He is ready. They are just making it seem like he isn’t. Not like anyone would shame the Cowboys for starting Romo over Dak at this point. They just think it is the safest route to say he still isn’t ready.

  3. So will that some point be in the playoffs or towards the end of the season working on playoff positioning when we can pull Romo back in the game and let him throw a pick 6 to lose ?

  4. Lets not pretend Dak played all that well against the Eagles. He threw one end zone INT and if not for Terrance Williams being smart and tackling the DB for OPI, had thrown a second one. If that pick had actually happened, the Cowboys don’t get 3 on that possession and lose the game.

  5. jjb0811 said:

    “Relying on that awesome 2-3 playoff appearances over a decade long career is considered awesome, then who I’m I to argue.”
    ~~~~

    Based on this, you definitely are not the ideal spokesperson.

  6. “Trade deadline has passed smarty”

    Since Romo doesn’t become a free agent until 2020 they have 3 more years to trade him. Also, he could be traded in the offseason……..smarty

  7. The Eagles showed the rest of the league how to confuse Dak, mainly blitz him and give him confusing looks in coverage. I suspect other teams will try something similar against him. It will be interesting to see if he struggles and that may give an opening for Romo to come back.

  8. “The…”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…”

    That “mediocre franchise” had five Super Bowl rings. How many rings do you have?? Doh! *Mike drop*

  9. mrba4775 says:
    Nov 3, 2016 9:00 AM
    The Peyton Manning Plan. It work3d for the Broncos, last year, when the Broncos was struggling with Brock Osweilder, 5he Broncos, went back to Peyton, as they say, the rest is history. The Cowboys are following the Peyton Manning Plan to the T. #9 will be the starting quarterback for the Cowboys, in Super Bowl 51, ending the 21 years of Super Bowl drought. Romo, finally receive a ring and a gold jacket, courtesy of Dak and Elliott, putting the Cowboys in the position to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 51. Dak will be the starting quarterback for the Cowboys for the next 10 years, starting 2017. How About Them Cowboys Super Bowl Bound Baby!!
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    Um No.

    Diehard Dallas fan but not unreasonable. We don’t have a Von Miller. We have 2 guys in our secondary that will be out until week 14. Unless we start forcing turnovers at a monumental rate, or Dak starts hitting the open WRs that we all saw vs Philly, we will be taking an exit from the playoffs before the conference championship.

    Very happy with the season and what the future holds, but let’s not embrace the stereotype of Dallas fans saying they will win the superbowl after 8 weeks.

  10. I am also a die hard fan but also a realist. I happy that the boys are winning but don’t get ahead of our selves. They are playing one of the easiest schedules in the league. Playoff contender “yes” super bowl? Maybe next year.

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