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Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:57 pm
Edited on: February 29, 2012 9:59 pm
 
The only way the Cowboys will have RG3 under center is if Tony Romo changes his name. (US PRESSWIRE)

By Ryan Wilson

There's a perception that Tony Romo isn't an elite NFL quarterback and it comes primarily from one thing: he's been underwhelming in big moments. The Week 1 fourth-quarter interception against the Jets, the two pick-sixes against the Lions, not to mention head coach Jason Garrett opting to run instead of pass late in the game against the Patriots. These are three examples from the 2011 season (all three losses, by the way) and it's enough for some fans to give up on Romo altogether.

One enterprising soul even asked DallasCowboys.com writer Josh Ellis about the possibility the team would trade up in April's draft and take Robert Griffin III.

Ellis' answer, in part: "(Owner and GM) Jerry Jones explicitly said last week he wouldn't trade Romo for Griffin or Andrew Luck. So on draft day, just hope Griffin doesn't end up in Washington."

The best response to Jones' decree comes courtesy our buddy, PFT.com's Michael David Smith: "Some might see that as further evidence of Jones’s 50 concussions…"

But Jones' son, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones, said as much in comments to the Star-Telegram.

"There are not many better than him out there," he said. "I hear it -- he hasn't gotten it done yet. I hear it, all of that. But you are not going to find much better than Tony Romo. Every year he improves. As he gets better, our chances get better."

Wait, Tiger isn't a Navy SEAL? (US PRESSWIRE)
Jones, it turns out, it's just making stuff up. Romo ranked fourth in Football Outsiders' QB efficiency metric behind Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. The difference: those players have combined for five Super Bowl rings and their teams all made the playoffs last season. The Cowboys went 8-8 and lost four of their last five games (and their Week 17 no-show performance against the Giants cost them the division and a spot in the postseason).

Romo, meanwhile, has two years left on the six-year, $67.4 million contract he signed in 2007. Although the two sides have yet to discuss an extension, Stephen Jones' comments to the Star-Telegram says plenty.

"Tony is going to play a lot more than two more years," he said. "We are going to take care of Tony. Tony is going to be a Cowboy."

Silver lining: maybe some of Tiger Woods' Navy SEALS training rubbed off on Romo during the Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this month. It can't hurt, right?

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Comments

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:07 am
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

If you are going to cherry-pick stats or results to try, unsuccesfully, to support your argument, then at least relevant ones.  Anyone with an ounce of brains know that, aside from the Lions game and MAYBE the Jets game, every loss Dallas suffered resulted from one thing: the piss-poor defense the most overrated defensive coordinator in football fielded.  Look at the points given up against NY, or Philly....there was no way in hell Romo could have EVER played well enough to overcome those, and other, performances.  I am not a big Romo supporter, but I know bullshit when I smell it, and this whole slam article is just that, bullshit.



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:09 am
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

get Peyton Manning when he is available after March 8.
I hate to sound like a jerk, but your idea may be the stupidest thing I have heard.  Ever.

The Cowboys have Romo under contract.  If they pick up Manning, they will have to cut Romo.  This is going to cut into their salary cap next year.  Not a little.  A lot.  A LOT!!!  They will not be able to fill any of their holes.  Virtually none.  The 23 starting spots outside QB will be substantially worse than they were last year.  And that doesn't even factor int he lack of depth.  Manning will be surrounded by a team worse than the 2011 Colts.

Any game plan surrounding the Cowboys over the next couple years has to include Romo.  I don't care if you love him or hate him, they have to find a way to win with him.  Let's stop this nonsense.

That's why this article was stupid from the outset.  Barring injury, Romo is going to be the Dallas quarterback for at least the next two years.  Period.  Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is an idiot.



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2012 1:55 pm
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

FreemansBucs when you learn how to spell and write complete sentences then maybe you can call someone stupid. You must be a bucs fan. 



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2012 12:50 pm
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

Jerry jones is in love with romo



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 10:39 am
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

Come on Jones and drink the kool aid.  Trade Romo for the picks you need to rebuild the O-Line and defense and get Peyton Manning when he is available after March 8.  Romo will never have more value to you then right now. You can draft a QB late in this draft or get a quality backup cheap after the March Madness (Quinn, Flynn, Orton) to bridge the gap while Manning takes you to the Super Bowl with the fine receivers and TE you currently have.  BTW  Manning will generate so much interest in Dallas that you begin to make significant progress on paying for the stadium as well.  Merchandise, media, and More money.  Think about it.. It could and should happen.



Since: Feb 8, 2012
Posted on: March 1, 2012 10:00 am
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

How can you people blame Romo….when the defense gives up 30 points every week its pretty hard to when games. How many games did the cowboys loose this year when the scored over 28 points. It’s absolutely stupid to put in on Romo. What about the tow games their special teams cost them and the three the defense cost them. The guy puts up crazy numbers ever year and people just keep putting it all on him. Cowboy’s fans are the whiniest and stupidest fans in all of sports.




Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:22 am
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

Tony Romo, Tony Romo, Tony Romo, Im huge Cowboy fan and a Tony Romo fan.

I know he hasnt won the big game, We all understand that. the problem runs deeper
than Tony Romo.

Lets trade up and get someone who can defend a pass or better yet trade and get a proven 
pass defender.

The Cowboys offense is solid behind Romo. Time to work on that defense.       
;     



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:21 am
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

Tony Romo, Tony Romo, Tony Romo, Im huge Cowboy fan and a Tony Romo fan.

I know he hasnt won the big game, We all understand that. the problem runs deeper
than Tony Romo.

Lets trade up and get someone who can defend a pass or better yet trade and get a proven 
pass defender.

The Cowboys offense is solid behind Romo. Time to work on that defense.       
;     



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:09 am
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3

BRIAN8BALL, A.K.A DANICA.  

Is life THAT bad man?  I feel sorry for you..... 



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 8:36 am
 

Jones wants Romo, not trading up for Luck, RG3



Good he supports his team and its players.
And although the rookies are exceptional talent, neither has experience.
Romo has a few years under his belt. He just needs to avoid some of the injuries. That is killing him and the team.
Give the guy some credit he was brutalized last year in some games.


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