Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) talks with head coach Jason Garrett during a timeout from the game against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT

Jerry Jones says Tony Romo needs to improve December record


Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has an 11-15 record in the month of December. Currently, the Cowboys sit atop the NFC East with a 7-5 record and are looking to get a playoff spot. Doing so would probably require about a 3-1 finish to the season, better than his average.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones pointed out the obvious on Tuesday morning on his radio show on KRLD-FM. Jones said Romo needs to play better.

“I think it’s real and I don’t mean to be trite,” Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “You can probably tie that [into] why we have had disappointments in December. It’s hard to build up in this time of the NFL. It’s hard to build up enough edge to play at that level during December, so you better be moving or having your arrow going up rather than going down.”

“We can’t expect to be where we all want to be unless we play better than we’ve certainly played the last two years,” Jones said. “And we’ve had a Tony Romo playing well, really the last two years and haven’t gotten there.

“I’ve often said it is one of the biggest disappointments of my entire time to have Romo as quarterback and not be in better shape for the playoffs as we looked to his career. We need to change that. That was our goal this year, that should have been our goal this year and we’ve had some setbacks to some injuries and every other team does too. And we got a chance to do something about it this year.”

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  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Typical comment by Jerry Jones. If winning is truly his priority he would have hired a competent general manager long ago. His statement that Romo has to play well in the month of December for the Cowboys to make the playoffs is a cover up for his own failure as a general manager if they should fail. I realize Jerry Jones will be the general manager as long as he lives. I just want him to look in the mirror so he won’t continue to make these type of comments.

  • SmartThinking

    Why is Jerry Jones doing all the talking.

    Hell. He can’t even remember half of the players’ names.

    Isn’t the head coach supposed to make these kind of pronouncements to the media regarding one of his players enhancing his game during the December runoff?

  • californy

    I say the other 52 need to bring their game up, Romo is on pace for his best career stats in TD vs Interceptions.