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January 23, 2012

Jerry Jones calls Giants ‘an inspiration’ for Cowboys, says only Romo was playing at that level

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday at the Senior Bowl that the New York Giants did what he wanted the Cowboys to do – get hot and get on a roll in time for the playoffs.

“Just like the Green Bay Packers were last year, in a different way,” Jones said. “They’re a real inspiration of, frankly, what I had hoped that we were going to be, and that is a team that had played, had good days and bad days, but then near the end really took off on a run and then really made improvement. They did it, and we didn’t. We went the other way.”

Jones spoke after the first practice for the all-star game, where he and the Cowboys coaching staff watched the workouts.

Jones said the biggest difference for the Giants down the stretch -- when they caught the Cowboys by beating them twice in the last four weeks -- was the play of Eli Manning and the defense, although he praised his own quarterback, Tony Romo.

“We had good quarterback play,” he said. “But I’d say as a team, they just got better and better near the end. Their depth, that’s how I view us. I had counted – we had counted – on getting better, and we didn’t. We went the other way.”

Even if the Cowboys had made the playoffs, Jones said he wonders if they could have matched the level of play the Giants have shown in their playoff victories against Atlanta, Green Bay and San Francisco, two of them on the road.

“We didn’t play good enough to compete or play at this level, and I don’t know what we would have been competing, had we gotten in the playoffs, at the level the Giants are,” Jones said. “I thought Romo was competing at a level that would have given us that opportunity, but the rest of us need to play better and get better before we can be really gelling the way the Giants are.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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Mr. Jonesis right, finally got it, he has a gutless team. Even Romo did not stackn up to Eli, Rogers, Smith or others who made the playoffs. Just watch the films and you see how these QB's gave all they have. That brings respect from the other players. You need to get a few team leaders, in your face type of guys to change the attitude.

Wow!..Should we be surprised that Jerry still says it Romo and ONLY Romo on this team. He just doesn't get it. Every time he states..it's Romo...it's Romo....it's Romo.....the team sees he's only focused on Romo no matter what else he says. This team started calling it in the minute Jerry mentioned his infamous quote after releasing T.O...'I'm going to make this team..Romo friendly.' That was the beginning of the end for this team. And with continuing to still believe in Romo..what a joke..the end is all most here.

Romo wasn't competing at the same level. Not in December you idiot. Add that to the simple fact that you don't really have enough talent on the team. Add in the fact that you are an idiot. Then multiply that by the coaches, and you know what you get??


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