Jerry Jones seems to be well aware of the video that was taken from the sidelines of Sunday’s loss, that shows the owner and general manager grabbing Tony Romo’s shoulder in a sign of encouragement--this immediately following Romo’s third interception of the day--and Romo pulling away, in what seemed to be a clear snub.
But according to Jones, in his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, what we saw on Sunday was not a frustrated quarterback snubbing an overbearing owner. What it was, then, he didn’t really say. But a snub?
“No, that’s ridiculous. Not at all,” Jones said of the snub theory, per ESPN Dallas. “All I was doing on the sideline was hollering at the offense, ‘We’re going to get it back and when we get it back, let’s win the game.’ Nothing like that.”
Jones is easily the most visible owner in the league, due in part to his penchant for making his way down to the Cowboys’ sideline--a fairly rare practice for owners around the league. This occasionally frustrates fans, and judging by the aforementioned video, some players as well. But Jones, who, as we all know, fancies himself quite the football guy, sees no problem with it.
“I was going down there when we won three world championships, so I know it works,” Jones said. “Now, let’s smile about it a little bit, OK. Do we really think it impacts the outcome on the football field? I don’t know that.
“Now I’ve been down there for almost entire games before. I do feel like I need to be down there on occasion. I want to get a sense for where the karma is, I get to get a sense for the attitude of the players on the sideline, just the body language, just the passion that’s involved, who’s in the game, who’s gummed up, just the basic situation on the sideline. You need to know that if you’re making the personnel decisions.”
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