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Owner Jerry Jones’ mixed messages keep quarterback debate alive

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones likes to talk and sometimes his conversations can lead to controversy.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones likes to talk and sometimes his conversations can lead to controversy. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Again, the more Jerry Jones talks, the more convoluted he gets regarding the quarterback situation.

Certainly, Jones was being political when he talked on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday about the Dallas Cowboys playing the quarterback situation out week by week and probably never getting it sorted out.

He threw up a trial balloon last week when he said Romo would be OK serving in a backup role because he wanted to win most of all.

On Tuesday, he declined to put words in Romo’s mouth about the backup job and said Romo wants to play like most competitors do.

The Cowboys will do like most smart teams and ride with the hot hand in rookie Dak Prescott. That’s why it’s a good thing that coach Jason Garrett will make the final decision based on football reasons and not emotions.

But Jones being a wild-card is why there is always a circus and controversy in Dallas.

Even one of his most ardent supporters _ Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin _ is worried about Jones going off the rails.

“The only thing that could derail this is a bad decision from the uppers’,” Irvin said on 105.3 The Fan Monday.

By uppers, he means ownership…i.e. Jones.

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