Jerry Jones expects battered Cowboys to do greater than ‘keep afloat’

Their season has been somewhat similar to that of the Cowboys as they have escaped their first two games on the victorious side of things.


With that being said, Jones acknowledged that the running game has to improve in Romo’s absence. “I don’t think it’s fair to throw out any names yet”. They’ve got a terrific team. “So that, plus Tony’s injury, is a reminder that you’ve got to have somebody behind him now”. You can trade for them.

“His passing motion and his arm, frankly, you won’t see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy, the entire aspect of it. If he can basically prepare, be the starting quarterback, come in and execute and keep his head right, then I feel good about Weeden”, the owner added. The previous two times – 2004 and 2012 – they went on to reach the NFC championship game. “He was our guy going in if we could get him”. The report asserts that the governor should stick to politics while the Cowboys give the quarterback position to Weeden.

“I wouldn’t rule anybody out”. He often was used split wide (just as the Cowboys have used Dunbar) and became an incredible red-zone threat through the air.

The question is can he win games? Weeden flamed out as a high draft pick by the New York Yankees and as a first-round choice by the Cleveland Browns. Cassell has a lot of experience as he was a starter for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 and helped them win a division title. There’s talent there. He’s a big, strong-armed quarterback who has the ability to deliver some strikes downfield. CBS analyst London Fletcher heard Jerry say that line and, having personally caught a pass from Weeden (as a defensive player), told CBS Sports Radio’s “Gio and Jones” he does not, um, agree.

That doesn’t seem too far-fetched considering the Cowboys face only two playoff teams from last season in that seven-game stretch.

Former Dallas Cowboys LB and current Atlanta Falcons LB, Justin Durant, will go up against an offense that he is very familiar with. He is 7 of 7 for 73 yards and a touchdown this season. He missed the final 10 games of the season and the Cowboys finished 6-10.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett, who was a backup quarterback during his career, will share his insights with Weeden.

But Jones also believes the Cowboys are better equipped to survive while Romo rehabs because there is confidence in Weeden in the interim.

The first start-to-finish test without both star players is Sunday at home against Atlanta (2-0).


“We’ll certainly consider all options to make our team better”, Garrett said.

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