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Jones Wants Romo More Involved

Jerry Jones told SiriusXM on Monday that he believes Romo is ready to take more control of the offense

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Jerry Jones said shortly after the draft that he would like to see quarterback Tony Romo get more involved in the offense, in terms of gameplanning and the time he spends at Valley Ranch. Jones made clear in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio this week that he hasn’t changed his mind.

"He's played a lot of games now," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "He certainly had a lot of time on the job before he ever started and played. He has a unique grasp of our offensive concepts. The people who are around him the most--his coaches--tell me he's never had a bad idea. If you think about where he's at right now, he's 10 years older than most of the players we have on the field.

“We think his skill level right now is very much where we hoped it would be and will be for several years to come. But what we want to use more than we ever have is the kind of thing that (ex-Cowboys quarterback Roger) Staubach contributed -- input into designing a plan that helps us beat that opponent."

When Romo’s best friend and teammate Jason Witten was told of Jerry’s remarks, he seemed genuinely surprised.

"I've always felt like Tony was very involved in the process of the plays and our scheme, how we attacked," Witten said. "I think in any organization where you have an elite quarterback like that, you want him to feel comfortable. I think that's something we've always tried to do, and it sounds like we're going to continue to do that."

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