Jerry Jones has put a new deadline on the Tony Romo saga, or at least hinted that it could take all the way until training camp. According to reporters at the owner’s meetings, Jones said training camp is the key moment.
Jerry Jones says deadline on Tony Romo decision is training camp. Says they've spoken in last couple days. He's doing great, has options— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 28, 2017
So much for ending this any time soon, unless Jerry is just trying one more bluff to gin up a trade market. Romo also has multiple options for heading into broadcasting if he retires. That must be the “options” Jones is referencing.
Earlier in the day, Jason Garrett said that the situation is in the hands of Jerry Jones and Tony Romo.
Garrett said Romo and owner Jerry Jones are "the principal people in working that situation through," but the coach offered no insight into an eventual resolution.
"He can play the game at a high level," Garrett said. "Durability has been an issue the past couple of years, so nobody really knows how he can handle the course of a 16-game season.
"But that's true for everybody. You take that risk with everyone on your roster. He's been a great football player for us for a long time."
Even earlier in the day, there was a tweet that Romo might be getting a little uncomfortable with the current situation.
Tony Romo has taken situation very personally in Dallas and has distanced himself from teammates and coach who were "Team Dak" per source.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) March 28, 2017
The drama continues.