However the 75-year-old Jones says he is made some errors. His greatest remorse: Not getting longtime Cowboys stars Tony Romo and Jason Witten to a Tremendous Bowl. Jones informed Charean Williams of Professional Soccer Speak he “dropped the ball” in not getting the 2 a shot within the championship sport.
“There’s little question that the non-public feeling I’ve about what Tony Romo and Jason Witten dropped at the Cowboys throughout their profession,” Jones mentioned. “I don’t suppose I’ve had a second within the day that at a while I don’t mirror again on these good years and what they contributed. And I’ve mentioned this: From my standpoint, I can’t assist however say, ‘Boy, I actually dropped the ball not doing sufficient to get them in a Tremendous Bowl. That shall be and is my greatest remorse about my time with the Cowboys.”
Romo, who grew to become the Cowboys’ beginning quarterback in 2006 and held the submit a lot of the subsequent 9 years, retired earlier than the 2017 season. Witten, an 11-time Professional Bowl tight finish, retired final week after 15 years. Whereas the Cowboys had some nice common seasons throughout their careers, specifically a 13-Three regular-season mark in 2007 and a 12-Four document in 2014, the membership typically struggled within the postseason.
Dallas additionally posted a 13-Three document in 2016, however by then Dak Prescott had taken over because the beginning QB after Romo went out early within the yr with an damage. Jones mentioned Romo had a “distinctive” presence and skill to steer the staff.
“I revered a lot how distinctive Tony Romo’s contribution was each from a management standpoint in addition to simply his command of the sport, his presence, every thing on the market,” Jones mentioned. “It has simply been strengthened once I additionally take into consideration Witten not being on the sector. It might probably’t assist however remind me of what you miss whenever you lose a Tony Romo.
“Then again, simply because the very nature of what occurred now [last year with Romo’s retirement], that provides the opening for someone else to step up not solely as a participant but in addition from the standpoint of management. I feel we’ve actually obtained the chance to see that right here actually with Dak [Prescott] and the final management now we have on that aspect of the ball.”