You can forget any Jay Cutler-for-Tony Romo trade that has been bandied about on message boards, blogs and anywhere else NFL football is discussed. Probably even Air Force One. Jerry Jones told the Dallas Morning News that Romo isn’t going anywhere.
- “I wouldn’t trade Tony for anybody,” Jones said.
- “I think in the sense that I am quick to focus on that we want to do everything we can to have Romo play his best, and I made the decision to release Terrell, then I must have thought it gives Tony a better chance to play at the optimum for the Cowboys,” Jones said.
What if the Colts offered Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne and Dwight Freeney, Jones wouldn’t make that deal? That’s the follow-up question many of us would have asked.
Still, there are questions about Romo and his commitment to the NFL. His much-publicized vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and his relationship with Jessica Simpson have provided a lot of — probably unwanted — publicity. Jones says that is nothing more than tabloid fodder.
- “I’ve always been so amused about any talk of Tony and his focus on football and his work ethic,” Jones said. “Tony’s boring. He won’t talk about anything but football and the Cowboys and how to move the ball and what plays we can run.
- “I don’t know I’ve been around anybody that’s just that into football. I wish he would talk more about spicy things, but I can’t get him to.”