Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the stage is set for the Cowboys to have a good game Sunday night against the New York Giants because Tony Romo is a top quarterback and he has a very good team around him.
Jones, speaking Friday morning on his weekly radio show on KRLD 105.3 FM, said Romo’s presence gives him confidence.
“It’s just a very big-time feel-good to know we’re going in with this kind of quarterback,” Jones said, asked to talk about Romo’s season. “He’s had an outstanding year. He’s a top, top quarterback. He’s got a good team around him, in my belief – a very good team around him. And so the stage is set for us to play well in a big game.”
Romo is expected to play Sunday night despite being limited in practice this week because of a bruised throwing hand. Jones said it helps that Romo will get a few extra hours of healing time for the hand because it is a night game.
Romo has not missed a game this season, despite a rib fracture and a punctured lung he suffered in Week 2 at San Francisco. He is 105 yards away from his third 4,000-yard season, and he has a 29-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
“We all know, really, he’s had an outstanding year, and it just would be really not a very good thing to not get in the playoffs with the kind of year we’re having with Romo and his health,” Jones said.
-- Carlos Mendez