Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones compared quarterback Tony Romo to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton earlier this week.
“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.”
Tony Romo addressed the comparisons after practice on Tuesday.
“Comparisons are, you know, just … I think more than anything you just kind of get to the point where you understand the game at a certain level,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “For me, I think sometimes I think about the game very detailed. Little things matter tremendously as far as the outcome of plays – the releases, the differing things as far as where you want people on certain plays at what depth. And a lot of good coaches do that stuff. I just think you see it that way a little bit more when you get older.”
Romo also can’t envision himself as a coach.
“I couldn’t imagine coaching,” Romo said. “Those guys work incredibly hard. To me, it’s such an incredibly fun grind as a quarterback. I don’t ever envision not playing right now, so I can’t imagine ever thinking about it in any different way than playing the game.”