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Jerry Jones: Quincy Carter Was Romo Without Mental Prowess

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    Quincy Carter plus mental prowess (minus cocaine) equals Tony Romo?

    Discussing the forgettable era between Troy Aikman and Tony Romo on 1310 The Ticket recently, Cowboys' owner and general manager Jerry Jones drew a comparison between the current starter and the troubled former quarterback, who was last seen at a UFL tryout in Georgia.

    Oh, and how forgettable it was. Carter, Chad Hutchinson, Drew Henson and Vinny Testaverde all got their turn at the helm of “America’s Team”--and actually, Carter got two turns--before giving way to an aged Drew Bledsoe, who would hand the job to Romo mid-season in 2006.

    “To put it in golf terms, I try to hit across the water; that’s my style, rather than laying up and going to the green to get us a quarterback after Aikman retired,” Jerry said. “And we ultimately just didn’t get it done."

    “[Quincy] Carter was [Tony] Romo
    . Carter could move around, he moved around to throw but he didn’t have it in his mind. He didn’t have it and we couldn’t ever have dreamed the drug thing would be what it would be with him. So the bottom line is I’m covering a lot of ground fast. I could give you all the excuses in the world. It’s good to have this quarterback and good to have this team like we got it today. We got a shot.”

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