Posted on Mon, Aug. 29, 2005 Click here to find out more! Jones sticking with Henson By Jennifer Floyd Engel Star-Telegram Staff Writer IRVING _ Coach Bill Parcells declined Monday to say what many think they know. Tony Romo is the Cowboys backup quarterback. “I think I’m going to leave it up in the air until we get everything set” were Parcells’ exact words. And while he might want to keep up the illusion of a competition between Romo and Drew Henson through Thursday’s preseason finale, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones basically ended that with his defense of Henson later that day. “I look at it like we drafted him No. 1 and I am going to be very patient with him,” Jones said of Henson. “Henson has many ingredients. The one thing he was lacking was experience and his lack of experience is telling at this point.” Jones remains high on Henson’s long-term potential as a franchise quarterback despite his slow start and being edged by Romo in training camp and preseason games. “It is not a disappointment. It’s more of a reality,” Jones said. “Quarterbacks are developed and it can take some time.” And while Jones promised patience with Henson, he admitted that this Cowboys team has too many expectations and potential to grow with a young, inexperienced quarterback. But Jones said the Cowboys will not add a veteran quarterback. If Drew Bledsoe gets hurt, and Saturday’s game against Houston is any indication, Romo is the replacement. Romo played on Saturday while Henson did not. But if Henson is ticked about not playing a single snap in Saturday’s preseason game, he did a good job of hiding it. “It’s one game,” Henson said Monday, adding: “I’m really just worried about myself right now” when asked whether he still considers himself a contender to be the Cowboys No. 2. Henson says he feels like he is still on pace to be the quarterback of this team one day and Jones agrees.