Aug 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) runs off the field after a play in the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT

Jerry Jones compares Tony Romo to New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton


The Dallas Cowboys have given Jerry Jones a bigger role in their offense in the mold of Peyton Manning. While Bill Parcells was head coach of the Cowboys he had Sean Payton as quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach. Parcells also started Tony Romo and launched his career.

Jerry Jones suggested that there might be some Sean Payton like qualities in Tony Romo.

“Of course, Bill knows Tony well. He has always had a real appreciation for Romo’s approach and his intellect, relative to play-calling, relative to seeing and understanding the game,” Jones told the New School show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “And he’s unique in that way. I’d say that Tony has some of the kind of skill that you might see in a Sean Payton.”

Jones referenced Payton’s decision to call an onside kick to start the second half of Super Bowl XLIV.

“Bottom line is this, there’s a little bit of that, and whether that’s the risk-taking aspect of it, but it’s also just the flair for being able to see it and be creative out there,” Jones said of comparing Romo to the Saints head coach. “So, where are we going with this? Where we’re going is that, in visiting with Bill, he thought it was something that we really ought to maybe take advantage of, try and take advantage of, is Tony’s ability to see the field, call the plays and make more decisions out there.

“We were going in that direction, obviously, as had been well reported. But Bill had positive thoughts about it as well.”

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