Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he can’t blame only the players for the way the season ended. He said it was a combination of problems, including the players, coaches and personnel decisions that accounted for the 1-4 finish that left the Cowboys out of the playoffs.
“We may have gotten a little overzealous with some young players in the middle of our offensive line,” Jones said. “We’re going to have to make sure we not only have given them a chance to grow and have progress, but we also have in there the kind of protection we want in the middle for Tony.”
Jones said the Cowboys’ young guards and centers – Phil Costa, Bill Nagy, Kevin Kowalski – earned their chance to play. But he said his prime consideration is protecting Romo.
“We’ve got to look at the whole picture and make sure we don’t compromise things because, again, I’m more into not squandering the prime years of Romo,” Jones said. “And so we want to make sure we’ve given him every opportunity, and protection’s one of those opportunities. and we’ll work hard on that in our offseason.”
-- Carlos Mendez