Not surprisingly, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wishes the referees in Green Bay had determined that Dez Bryant caught that ball back in January, and that the team would have won that Divisional Round game and a chance to go to the Super Bowl in a conference championship game against the Seahawks.
But Jones doesn’t feel like he could have asked anything more of his quarterback, Tony Romo, who may have had his best season last year as a 34-year-old with two back procedures in his recent past.
“I’ll take the way he’s been playing,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I will take it and call it a day right now, if you’ll give me the whole year like that. I wouldn’t dare have higher expectations, other than I’d like to have held the ball ... and beat Green Bay. Other than that, we might have been sitting here talking about a dream season for Tony.”
This spring, Romo has gone through the offseason program with the team for the first time since 2012, which benefits the team as a whole, but the young receivers behind the absent Dez Bryant on the depth chart in particular.
“I’m really glad that they’re getting to benefit from him throwing the ball to them,” Jones said. “I think that was propitious that that timing happened. Because last year these young receivers wouldn’t have had him throwing to them as much, at all. So we’ve been really able to evaluate a lot of these guys.”