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Jerry Jones hints on next head coach, defensive coordinator

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Jerry Jones drops some clues about what he's looking for in his next coach.

Jones said the development of quarterback Tony Romo will play a big part in his decision. He said he spoke with Hall of Famer Roger Staubach about the development of a quarterback for two hours Saturday.

"Obviously we think [Romo's] got a chance," Jones said. "We think a lot of Tony. We think a lot of him as a person. We like the way he got here, so his development is a big part of this decision."


That smells like Norv Turner to me. If there's one thing I know Turner could do well is continue the development of Tony Romo.

Jones then talks defense.

Jones also added that the 3-4 defense the Cowboys used the last two seasons would not cause him to eliminate a coach or coordinator more familiar with the 4-3.

"You end up getting the same thing in the 3-4 that you get in the 4-3 at times," Jones said. "I can give you a good case why some of our personnel is better suited for the 4-3 right now."


That sounds like Jerry is flexible about the defense, and that the defensive coordinator doesn't need to be familiar with the 3-4. But can anybody tell me what the heck this line means? "You end up getting the same thing in the 3-4 that you get in the 4-3 at times."

I have no idea what he's talking about.

Jason Garrett loves him some Tony Romo.

"I'm a big fan of Tony Romo," [Jason] Garrett said. "I've actually known about him for a long time. Having played up in New York, Sean Payton was our offensive coordinator and they're both Eastern Illinois guys, and he talked about him for a while. Scratch golfer, the whole thing.

"Clearly, the first few years of his career, he did a great job of refining his skills so that when he got the opportunity to play, he was able to take advantage of it. He seems like a guy who loves football and is willing to work at it. I'm excited to get to work with him."