Jerry Jones has made no secret about wanting starting quarterback Tony Romo back on the field once he is completely healed from his recently broken collarbone. In fact, Jones says he would like to have Romo back on Christmas day when the team faces the Arizona Cardinals.
“I want to do anything we can to win those games. (The decision) will be based on what gives us the best chance to win,” Jones said. “And, when he’s ready to go, he’s going to be ready. I shouldn’t be concerned about additional injury to his shoulder.”
“I can envision a scenario where you have a little better taste in your mouth if he came back, and he played the last two games and played lights out than if he hadn’t played,” he added.
On top of Jones wanting to see Romo return to action this season, he also seems to be struggling with a great amount of guilt regarding the Cowboys disappointing season.
“I feel very much involved in the shortcoming that we’ve had this year,” Jones said. “And I am. No question about it. There’s no one on this coaching staff that’s not here because I wanted them. Not a player on this team. It’s real easy. I get in the mirror and look and see what we can do differently and what we’re doing wrong.”
The Cowboys slim playoff hopes make finding something to root for the rest of the season seem rough, however, if Romo were to return and light up the field, there would once again be some hype and excitement surrounding the team for next season. If nothing else, the excitement about Romo’s return from injury would put butts in the seats for next season and you know Jerry Jones wants to see that.