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Jerry Sees Similarities Between Payton, Romo

Tony Romo will be expected to take greater ownership of the Dallas offense in 2013

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    Usually, when Tony Romo is compared to someone, it’s one of his peers--a fellow NFL quarterback.

    But in Romo’s approach to the game, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones sees flashes of Saints head coach Sean Payton who, coincidentally enough, was the reason Dallas pursued Romo as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois--Payton’s alma mater--back in 2003.

    The similarities are encouraging for Jones, of course, as Romo will be expected to take greater ownership of the Dallas offense in 2013--a decision that Jones says has received the stamp of approval from former head coach Bill Parcells.

    “Bottom line is this, there’s a little bit of that, and whether that’s the risk-taking aspect of it, but it’s also just the flair for being able to see it and be creative out there,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “So, where are we going with this? Where we’re going is that, in visiting with Bill, he thought it was something that we really ought to maybe take advantage of, try and take advantage of, is Tony’s ability to see the field, call the plays and make more decisions out there."

    “We were going in that direction, obviously, as had been well reported. But Bill had positive thoughts about it as well,” said Jones. 

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