It has been two days since the Cowboys lost a heartbreaker to the Packers. The wound is still fresh, and owner, gm, coach, and qb whisperer, Jerry Jones has some thoughts. On his weekly radio spot in Dallas Jones said, “I know this – I’d like to have another play…We needed another play more than we needed extra time.”
Jones is of course referring to the team’s decision to spike the ball on their last drive with 47 seconds left on the clock. That move ultimately led to a FG that tied the game but left too much time on the clock for Aaron Rodgers.
Coach Jerry has a point. In that situation the most important thing for a head coach is coming away with points. But what should also be paramount for a coach is making sure you give Rodgers as little time as possible on the other end.
As the Cowboys prepare for an always exciting offseason, GM Jerry has thoughts on the future of the team. Jones is excited, and he should be. Dak, Zeke and that offensive line are excellent pieces that should ensure long term success. Given Dak’s success as a rookie it would seem that Tony Romo’s time with the team has all but ended. Not so fast says Jones:
I don’t have to get into that at all, and I’m not. As a matter of fact, there are several cards to be played. Don’t think for one minute if you see something written or something said about what and where Romo is going to be, relative to our team, that there’s any credibility to it. There’s only one that can make that decision and there’s been no decision made.
You have to love Jerry and the way he likes to control all things. It’s what has made him a successful businessman and owner. His love for Tony Romo is no secret, and I’m sure he would like Romo to stay. But, for Romo the clock is ticking. He only has so many throws left and if he wants to win a SuperBowl it would seem he needs to get it done somewhere else. As much as he loves Romo, GM Jerry is smart enough to know Romo has value. If he can turn Romo into assets (draft picks and a player), he can build the team’s defense, which is what they need to reach their ultimate goal.