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Old 05-25-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
 
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Jerry Jones: I paid Romo $100 million, so I want everything

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made quarterback Tony Romo one of the highest-paid players in NFL history this offseason, and he also said publicly that he wants to see Romo spend more time in the facility and get more involved in the offense. That raises a question: If there were any issues with Romo’s commitment, why give him that kind of contract?

But Jones says it’s not about questioning Romo’s commitment. Instead, Jones told Albert Breer on NFL Network that he simply meant that if he’s going to pay someone the kind of money he’s paying Romo, he wants to be certain that player is giving everything he can possibly give to the team.

“When you give somebody $100 million, you’d like to get every ounce of anything they can bring to the table to win a football game,” Jones said.

Jones said he believes Romo is a great offensive mind who can add a lot to game planning sessions.

“He’s outstanding on offensive concepts and he’s got a vantage point that very few people have,” Jones said of Romo. “So anything that he can bring from the concept to the field has got to make us a better football team. I think it will.”

Romo has led the Cowboys to an 8-8 record in two straight seasons, but Jones says that doesn’t mean Romo is mediocre.

“We’ve been disappointed the last two years,” Jones said. “Nobody more so than him. We’re going to take what we’ve got with Romo’s great experience, ability, decision making, all of those things and we’re going to try to win more ballgames.”

Romo will have to help the Cowboys win a lot more ballgames to justify that contract.

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Re: Jerry Jones: I paid Romo $100 million, so I want everything

The worst thing to happen to Tony Romo was Jerry preventing Payton from bringing him to New Orleans.

On a different team (not the Cowboys or Raiders), I think he might be a top 5 QB.
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The worst thing to happen to Tony Romo was Jerry preventing Payton from bringing him to New Orleans.

On a different team (not the Cowboys or Raiders), I think he might be a top 5 QB.
So Brees, Brady, Manning, Rogers, Romo?
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Re: Jerry Jones: I paid Romo $100 million, so I want everything

I don't think Romo has the killer in him to go all the way!!
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Re: Jerry Jones: I paid Romo $100 million, so I want everything

When they gave Brees his contract, nobody in the organization publicly questioned his work ethic. Just sayin'.
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When they gave Brees his contract, nobody in the organization publicly questioned his work ethic. Just sayin'.
There was/is nothing to question about Brees work ethic. First in, last out.

Apples to oranges
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
The worst thing to happen to Tony Romo was Jerry preventing Payton from bringing him to New Orleans.

On a different team (not the Cowboys or Raiders), I think he might be a top 5 QB.
That's interesting, I never thought about Romo that way ... how he would have fared with another team. Would Coughlin have coached him up? Belicheck? Payton? McCarthy? Unfortunately, they all had QBs at the time. So what then? He goes to Jacksonville, Miami, Arizona, et ... and winds up more gun-shy then he is now?

He's got the skills to be an NFL QB, his composure at key moments is the only knock I really see on the guy. Who knows if Payton could have fixed that bad habit or if it's just something ingrained in the guy?

It's fun to speculate. .
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Romo? Hmm...I would put him within the top 8 or so. Yeah I agree Slo Motion, its fun to speculate how he would do on other contenders.
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The flip side could be said as well.... If Brees had not teamed up with SP, would he have excelled the way he has with the Saints?
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I'm not sure coaching or ownership has all that much to do with the QBs abilities.

Payton Manning had Jim Caldwell.

Raise your hand if you think Caldwell made Manning a better QB?

Raise your hand if you think Jim Caldwell made Manning throw an INT in SB44?
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