Team owner Jerry Jones implemented a gag order for all Cowboys officials and coaches at the combine, but that didn’t stop him from opening up to the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram in a brief Q&A. Jones touched on a number of topics, including released CB Adam Jones, coach Wade Phillips and, of course, WR Terrell Owens. But Jones’ favorite topic of conversation seemed to be his expectations for his team and QB Tony Romo:
“I think being as Romo-friendly as our team can be. Romo friendly means let’s utilize his skills to the fullest and make sure everything we do maximizes his abilities.”
Jones also spoke about a backup for Romo as another offseason priority, suggesting that a veteran might not necessarily be the answer for that role.
“A veteran may be too much of a veteran. You say, ‘Well, you roll the dice a little bit and get by on two or three games.’ You can make a case that you don’t (win) a game you should have and it might have meant the . It could have meant that much to us to have won one of those games that we didn’t win when we didn’t have Tony. We were lucky to have won the one we did without Tony, frankly. We have to have improvement there.”
Asked about his comments last week on Owens’ future with the team, Jones did well to avoid the subject.
“You got my drift. And that’s all I want to say about that.”