Jerry Jones Compares The Idea Of Taking Tony Romo Off Of Active Roster To Circumcising A Mosquito

by 3 years ago

As a Giants fan, I’m feeling pretty confident about how the NFC East is shaping up. The Eagles traded away Sam Bradford, leaving them essentially without a quarterback. And, before that, Tony Romo went down with a back injury, leaving the Cowboys also in about the same quarterback situation. With Romo out 6-8 weeks, you would think that the Cowboys would maybe pull him off the active roster until he was better. Welp, apparently that makes too much sense, because Dallas owner and GM Jerry Jones said that they have no intention of removing Romo from the active roster.

Via ESPN:

“Owner and general manager Jerry Jones indicated the Dallas Cowboys will keep Tony Romo on the team’s active roster as the quarterback recovers from a compression fracture in his back.

“We don’t have anybody valuable enough to take up that lost spot to give us the opportunity to see how [Romo] does,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “There’s just not enough value there realistically to bring someone else in. That’s the deciding factor. You don’t have to spend a lot of time, going over and kind of circumcising a mosquito. … There’s nobody good enough to take that spot to give you a chance for that ‘if’ — if [Romo] can come back.””

Did you catch that? Well, if not, here it is again.

So, that makes sense. Right? I mean, I’m assuming that he’s saying it would be difficult to circumcise a mosquito. And he’s comparing it to teaching someone else the playbook. I mean, sure, that’s all fair and good. But also, Romo can’t play. So not teaching someone else just means that you have someone on the field who doesn’t know how to run the offense. Isn’t winning a few games worth attempting to circumcise a mosquito? Are we still using that analogy? At least make an effort. If nothing else to say you tried and save some face with the fans.


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