“There’s a lot of difference between Tony Romo and Mark Sanchez, guys,” Jones said, “that’s speaking candidly.”
Jerry Jones Throws Rogue Insult At Mark Sanchez For No Discernible Reason
Jerry Jones may be stubborn, but even he is not stubborn enough to bench the red-hot Dak Prescott in favor of golden boy Tony Romo.
That doesn't mean that he's ready to face the reality of what that means quite yet, though. According to the Dallas Morning News, Jones has convinced his old, billionaire ass that Romo will stick around in the future to be part of some hypothetical tandem-quarterback situation that would absolutely never work.
“It’s not a goodbye,” Jones said of Romo. “I think Tony has five years left of really competing for a Super Bowl. I believe Tony will be the quarterback on a Super Bowl team. I believe that strongly. We’re talking generic now, and I have no plans for him not to be part of the Dallas Cowboys. Not a consideration.”
“It is very tenable for me to see on a long-term basis with us being strong at quarterback with these two,” Jones said. “That’s where we are.”
Yeah, sure. And Bill Belichick will quit the NFL to become a motivational speaker.
Jones loves Romo so much. We know this. If he could replace all of his children with a bunch of Westworld-style Romo-bots, he most definitely would. So the fact that he's delusional enough to think or even pretend to think that he's going to keep Dak Prescott and Romo on the same team after this season is almost understandable.
Of course, there's also the fact that it makes zero practical sense no matter how you slice it. Keeping a quarterback with Romo's salary on the bench would be equivalent to buying an Aston Martin, taking the wheels off of it and using it as a tool shed. When a reporter inquired as to why Romo has been getting more first-team snaps in practices now than Sanchez received earlier in the season, Jones' answer was just a more than a tad ornery.
That's the exact opposite of how one should project confidence in their roster depth; especially considering Jones is the only one comparing the two. Nobody needs a reminder of the difference between Sanchez and Romo, least of all Sanchez. Sometimes candor is unnecessary, Jer'. This was one of those times.
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