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Jerry Jones Dismisses Idea That Romo Could Be Benched

Tony Romo has surrendered 13 interceptions this season, three more than he threw in all of 2011

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Jerry Jones Dismisses Idea That Romo Could Be Benched

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There always seems to be a portion of the Dallas Cowboys’ fan base who believes the team would be better off with Tony Romo on the bench, whether he’s having a good year or not--last year for instance, one of Romo’s best, statistically, some folks actually called for Jon Kitna to start early in the season, which, for lack of a better word, is a crazy thing to have happened. Such is the relationship between the oft-frustrated DFW faithful and their quarterback.

So midway through the 2012 season, with Romo struggling with ball security to the tune of 13 interceptions, and 10 in his past two games at Cowboys Stadium, it should come as no surprise that the group that would like to see the two-time Pro Bowler benched has grown a bit in number.

Equally unsurprising though, was Jerry Jones’ reaction when he was asked about the idea that Romo could be benched. If Jerry has anything to say about, and of course he does, Romo isn’t going to be removed as the starting quarterback anytime soon.

“Tony is a starting quarterback and a quarterback that the team, candidly, is built around, (and it’s) about as indispensable of a situation as you can (have),” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan on Friday, via the Dallas Morning News. “And it is not practical to say, ‘We’re going to bench you.’ That usually isn’t practical. You can look at teams that are dealing with that right now, publicly. So what do you do? You work from within.

“I’ve lived a life to where I’ve always worked for myself, and I’ve been fortunate because that’s what I wanted to do. Well, then you don’t fire yourself, or otherwise, get out of business. What you do is look in the mirror and make changes within the mirror. And that’s doable.”

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