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November 30, 2012

Jerry Jones: Falling behind also increases risks Cowboys have to take with Romo's style of play

Jerry Jones gave another reason the Cowboys don’t want to fall behind. When they do, they have to take some risks with Tony Romo’s style of play.

“I really thought we had an opportunity to move the ball on the Redskins, and when we weren’t doing that, that was a disappointment,” the Cowboys owner said Friday on his radio show on KRLD 105.3 FM The Fan. “I think the other thing, I really do feel that we put ourselves in situations where we have to take some risks with Tony’s style of play that if we had done a little better job, not gotten behind, then we probably would not have had some of the turnovers or some of the more desperate situations on third down that we’ve had.”

He said Romo’s game had to change once the Cowboys got behind in the second quarter against the Redskins. Before the second quarter, Romo was playing well, Jones said.

“The early part of the game, I liked – the first quarter. I really thought the week before, and coming into the first quarter of this game, was some of the best Tony has played,” Jones said. “And he didn’t have the turnovers the week before against Cleveland, and he was able to make some big plays that got us to come back from behind.

“To me, that’s Tony Romo.”

Jones sensed trouble when the Cowboys couldn’t get in the end zone on their first scoring chance against the Redskins. They took a field goal and led 3-0 into the second quarter.

“You could ask yourself, if you want to second-guess here, hey, let’s be a little more aggressive when we get down here and realize that three points isn’t going to be what holds us up the rest of the ballgame,” Jones said. “We didn’t expect RGIII to have this game that he had and make those plays that he made.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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