Tony Romo’s seemingly iffy back hasn’t dampened Jerry Jones’ optimism about the Dallas Cowboys’ offense.
The outspoken owner and general manager says the last time he was this excited about offense, in fact, was 2007. That year, the team finished 3rd in the league and total offense, 2nd in the league in scoring, and went to the playoffs on the back of a 13-3 record. (They were bounced in the first round by the Giants, who went on to win the Super Bowl).
“I was pretty excited in ’07--I was pretty excited about that group,” Jones said, per the team's official website. “I think you guys, a couple of you chastised me for even referring back to the middle 90’s and early 90’s with that group, but I was pretty excited about it and they did well.”
Despite some critics, including Emmitt Smith, suggesting that the Cowboys’ offense has too many cooks in the kitchen at this point--with three former offensive coordinators on the staff--Jones believes the team will improve greatly with Scott Linehan, the most recently acquired of the three and the team’s new playcaller, in the fold.
“I think we’ve really enhanced things by having Linehan come in, and we know we’ve got a great coach in Bill Callahan,” Jones said. “With all of that, I do feel very good about it--I don’t know that you can feel any better.”
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