We learned a couple things about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during his appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan’s K&C Masterpiece show Tuesday morning: First, he feels good about Tony Romo’s future with the team, saying he believes Romo has four to five years left as starter. Second, he doesn’t want to talk about the very real injury concerns that, many would suggest, make the prediction of 4-5 more seasons for Romo a wildly hopeful one.
"I think if you look at his playing time, if you look at the years he has actually played, he started late," Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. "He really has excellent skill relative to where his skill set began, what his skill set is. He's got the relative skills. More important to anything, from a mental standpoint, and from the things that also mean so much at quarterback, he's at the top of the list. So I think four to five years."
It was only natural for the hosts to follow up with a question about those injury concerns--in the past five years, Romo has broken his collarbone three times and undergone back surgery twice--but when they did, Jones got salty.
"This is not a damn debate, guys," Jones said. "This is not a debate we're having here. Do you know that I don't know if he's got four or five years, you asked me my opinion. And I can give you all the reasons why, the back, or I can give you clavicle, or I can give you any other type of injuries that are there. But you're asking me what I think and I think we've got outstanding quarterback ahead of us for the next four or five years. That's not a downer. Will we be looking to develop and get talent behind Romo? Absolutely."