Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he won't draft a QB

With the news on Friday that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent back surgery in the morning, we now definitively know that he will not play this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC East Championship, after much speculation about his status all week.

Outside of this season, though, this also has to raise some questions about Romo’s future not just with the Cowboys, but possibly in the NFL. Back injuries are not to be taken as lightly as some are.

Well, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made a brief radio appearance this morning following the news breaking of his quarterback’s surgery on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, and he still firmly believes that Romo will be his man under center for quite some time to come, despite the injury:

To further make his point clear on this matter, he also stated that he has no intentions of looking at a possible Romo replacement when NFL Draft time rolls around this May:

Then again, this is all coming from the mouth of the same person that said Romo was just dealing with some spasm, so, there’s that.

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  • SmartThinking

    Actually, I agree with Jones on this point. There’ll be plenty of time and plenty of really good college QB’s who’ll slip to the later rounds in this upcoming draft. No sense spending big money on another QB gamble when there are so many other positions in need of immediate big-time players out of the draft or (carefully) through trade.

  • Dave

    I’m actually kind of hoping that they can bring back Alex Tanney when Cleveland drafts a QB. When Cleveland claimed him off the practice squad I was actually in favor of promoting him to the regular squad to keep him, either by cutting Orton or as a third QB and cutting someone else. Given the current situation, I’d have liked to see him playing on Sunday to see what he can do in a real game. Let’s be real, while Orton gives us the best chance for a win on Sunday, the horrific defense virtually guarantees a one and done, anyway. Of the four potential first round opponents, with Romo they might have had a punchers chance against Carolina or Arizona, but they have no chance against SF or NO with or without him.