Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones understood the risk of Romo suiting up as early as Week 11, before Romo's collarbone had fully healed. Now that Romo is injured again, he doesn't regret the decision after the fact.
“I don’t think push is the word for it,” Jones said Friday morning, per DallasCowboys.com. “We felt the risk was worth the potential for having him be the impact he can be and really having a fairytale turnaround and doing something that was special. And to me, that’s what we’re about, that’s what sports is about. You shouldn’t ever quit trying to do something extraordinary.”
When making the decision to bring back Romo as early as Week 11, Jones had a dream in place for how the rest of the regular season would play out.
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“The dream was if Tony could have come in and been the catalyst and had the results we had the week before in Miami against a great team, a really great team – Carolina is so impressive – if we could have done that, it could have been the beginning of something special. Now you’ve got to try for that and that’s what we’re here for, to try and do and be a part of a story like that.”
Before Romo went out in Week 12, the Cowboys had fallen very far behind to the Panthers, in large part due to Romo's three interceptions.