Friday, December 13, 2013
Jerry Jones: Tony Romo can carry team
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- While wide receiver Dez Bryant thinks the offense can carry the Dallas Cowboys into the postseason, team owner/general manager Jerry Jones believes in one player in particular.
Jones said on 105.3 The Fan on Friday that quarterback Tony Romo can also carry the offense.
"I do, and it’s almost within a play that it makes a difference," Jones said. "When you feel like you can rely on stops, you know you’re going to have a stop. If you work your offense, if you need to save the play for a rainy day and kick the ball and then plan on stopping them and go again, when that becomes more of a question of than, of course, the importance of keeping the ball, keeping the drive going, making the play while you’ve got your time at bat, making the touchdown, all of that is accentuated."
Romo enters Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers coming off a difficult night against the Chicago Bears where he completed 11 of 20 passes for a season-low 104 yards with three touchdowns.
If the Cowboys are to make the postseason, Romo along with Bryant and tight end Jason Witten need to move the offense better. Several Cowboys believe the team has to win the three remaining games to reach the postseason.
"Well, I, let’s get this one," Jones said on his radio show in regards to the Packers game. "We do need this game this weekend."