Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel went an uninspiring 0-4 as the team’s starter earlier in the year.
But after he was thrust back into that role by Tony Romo’s second broken collarbone of the season on Thanksgiving Day, owner Jerry Jones trumpeted confidence in Cassel, saying he believes the former Bill will be better this time around, thanks to the experience he’s had in the offense--a benefit he didn’t have in his first stint as starter.
“I thought Matt, had he had the benefit of the offseason and had he had the benefit of training camp, he’d be the first to tell you and everybody else--coach (Jason) Garrett, everybody--that we would have had more success,” Jones said, per the team’s official website. “Now he’s gotten the benefit of being here all this time and playing in the games and he will be able to do more. We’ll be able to do more with our offense.
“We were very fortunate that he was available to us when Tony went down.”