Cowboys owner heaps praise on QB Romo

Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones says his quarterback, Tony Romo, has the same type of offensive...

Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones says his quarterback, Tony Romo, has the same type of offensive football smarts as New Orleans Saints mastermind and head coach Sean Payton. (Getty Images)

JOHN CHICK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:37 AM ET

We already know that Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones likes Tony Romo — he gave his quarterback (along with his post- and late-season failures) a six-year, $108-million US contract extension this spring. Now Jones is heaping praise on the highest-paid player in Cowboys history, stopping just short of calling him an offensive genius.

Jones told his weekly radio audience in Dallas Tuesday that Romo’s acumen on the field is similar to that of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, one of the most respected offensive minds in football. Jones prefaced the statement by pointing out that former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells (Romo’s first coach in Dallas), was always impressed by the quarterback’s football smarts.

“Bill knows Tony well and he has always had a real appreciation for Romo’s approach and his intellect relative to play-calling, relative to seeing and understanding the game,” Jones said on station KRLD. “He’s unique in that way. In a way, Tony has some of the kind of skills you might see in a Sean Payton.”


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