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News: DMN: Jerry Jones says QB Tony Romo ‘can handle a porous offensive line’

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By Rainer Sabin / Reporter
    rsabin@dallasnews.com
    12:31 pm on February 24, 2013 | Permalink

    Jones, the Cowboys owner and general manager, didn’t offer a clear picture. He said, “We very likely through a combination of free agency or this draft get serious about another guard/center type.”

    And he did say that moving right tackle to Doug Free to an interior position has been discussed, but only if the Cowboys decide that they have enough quality players who can be slotted at the bookend spots.

    Yet Jones wouldn’t commit to making any sweeping changes in the offensive line. He even said that he could see Phil Costa be the center “for several years” if the Cowboys judge the players flanking him to be above average.

    And he added that rookie guard Ron Leary has “got a shot” to have an increased role.

    Jones is hopeful the unit will perform better next season, but he seems to recognize its limitations and it’s part of the reason why the Cowboys want to make another long-term commitment to quarterback Tony Romo, whose contract expires after the 2013 campaign.

    “If you’re going to have a guy…that can handle a porous offensive line, it’s Tony,” Jones said.

    Read the rest: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...romo-can-handle-a-porous-offensive-line.html/
  2. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    as long as Jerruh keeps downplaying the trenches this team will be mediocre. The Dallas team of the 90's was dominant at the offensive line so it baffles me how Jerruh won't upgrade the line.
  3. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Jerry watched Jimmy build those lines with little top tier talent. Thus, he can do the same...or will go down trying.
  4. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I hope this is merely draft day diversion. :pray:
  5. slomoxn

    slomoxn Well-Known Member

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    No, Romo will go down trying, Jerry will be in his suite drunk.
  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    hahaha. People wanted to see the quotes, well here they are. Do you feel better now that you have the context?
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    This is the key quote

  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    dumpster dive like last year in FA or 4th or lower in the draft

    that is Jerruh's idea of getting serious about the O line
  9. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    The key word being build, Jerry has yet to build anything in the trenches on either side of the ball.
  10. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Even if you believe your QB can handle it, why in gods green earth would you want him to????
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Jones general comment is correct. As bad as this oline has looked, Tony has made this line look much better than it is due to his mobility and escapability (sp?).

    However what he is overlooking is the number of Injuries Tony has taken over the years do to the bad play of the Oline and his needing to move around.

    If your QB is getting hurt every year because of the Oline...You should no longer be able to use one of your favorite terms...Romo Friendly.
  12. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    Yeah Jerry is right, but you don't want to put you QB in that position to run for his life just to make plays. You want to make his job as easy as possible. If Jerry is going to maintain his stance on the importance of the offensive line, then the best thing that the team can do is to upgrade the offensive line scouting department so that the team is getting the best possible player at whatever point the team chooses to bring in offensive line players. If the team isn't concerned with spending large resources (i.e., high draft picks, big time free agents) on the offensive line, then the scouting department has to hit on steals in the draft and find hidden gems in later rounds, or get the right players that can excel in the system.
  13. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    This is why Romo will always be looking up at the Eli's and now the Flacco's .... God forbid what other equal or unequal QB will be next :bang2:
  14. MCIWEST

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    This is why we will always be considered a JOKE!
  15. newlander

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    ...the oline is hot garbage and now the dline is garbage because Spencer isn't coming back (would've been a solid 4/3 end) and Brent is gone for 2013 and maybe beyond. It could be argued that the dline is worse than the oline for god sakes. What a mess.:rolleyes:
  16. CowboysYanksLakers

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    I'm sick of this guy...

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