Skip Bayless Bids Adieu To Reality, Says Romo Will Start Over Dak in 2017
February 20 / Tanya Ray Fox / SportsGrid
Fox Sports 1's Skip Bayless has been slowly losing his mind for years now. Once a respected, if not entirely uncontroversial sports writer and author, Bayless has morphed into a caricature of himself. His public descent into madness has been continuous and unrelenting, and his moments of lucidity have become more and more infrequent as time passes.
It would be sad if it weren't so infuriating.
Since being unceremoniously ousted from ESPN for believing that he was an invaluable commodity, the overpaid talking head has taken his unique brand of lunacy to FS1, where he wasted no time in thrusting his absurd Dallas Cowboys takes upon his tens of viewers.
The latest came to us on Monday morning hen Bayless reiterated his belief that come the start of the 2017 season, Jerry Jones will insist on starting Tony Romo at quarterback.
"What Tony Romo's camp is doing now is leaking story after story about his 'wish list' or willingness to restructure his deal, to put more and more pressure on Jerry to keep him... Trust me, at the very top of his wish list, he wants to stay in Dallas and be the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry's biggest fear is that Tony will go elsewhere and win a Super Bowl. And his biggest desire in life right now is for Tony to stay in Dallas and win a Super Bowl for Jerry Jones.
There's only one owner in the history of the National Football League who fired a coach who'd just won back-to-back Super Bowls...that's what this man is made of. When he believes in something, or doesn't believe in something, he doesn't care.."
While Bayless isn't entirely wrong about the fact that Jones has been known to make some rogue decisions for personal rather than professional reasons, comparing the firing of Jimmie Johnson to whether he'll start Dak Prescott is asinine.
Jones let Johnson go because their relationship had soured. Johnson refused to acquiese to the owner's desire to control personnel decisions. There's no such bad blood between Romo and his prized Prescott. In fact, drafting Prescott makes Jones look like a genius. By benching him, he'd be undermining himself.
Plus, Jones had every opportunity to start Tony Romo toward the end of the 2016 season and in the playoffs. He didn't. Jones may have a soft spot for Romo, but what Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot can do together is more valuable what Romo can hypothetically offer at this point.
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