Jerry Jones explains why he never pursued Peyton Manning

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently explained why he never pursued Peyton Manning after the Colts released him a couple of years ago.

“I was so committed to Romo, so committed to his future,” Jerry Jones said Friday on KRLD-FM. “Of course, Peyton has been a friend for a long time and someone we respect a lot. There were a lot of moving parts during that particular time. The real reason it didn’t work out is because we are as committed as we are to Tony.”

Jones certainly showed us how much he values Tony Romo after he signed him to a six-year, $108 million contract this past offseason.

Jones made the right choice in sticking with Romo.  If he had tried to bring in Manning it would have created a very uncomfortable situation with Romo.  And there was no guarantee that Manning would have signed with the Dallas.

 

  • https://www.facebook.com/derrick.d.allen Derrick D. Allen

    I THINK IT’S PATHETIC THAT JERRY JONES IS HOLDING ON TO TONY ROMO BECAUSE IT’S UNFAIR TO TRUE LOYAL COWBOY FANS AND OTHER’S WHO VIEW THE COWBOYS AS CONTEDERS. JERRY JONES IS HOLDING ON TO ROMO BECAUSE OF FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS WITH JONES DAUGHTER. ROMO HAS YET TO LEAD THE COWBOYS WHERE THEY SHOULD BE IN THE NFC. UNTIL JERRY JONES REALLY SIT DOWN AND REVIEW THE COWBOYS OFFENSIVE WEAKNESS IN ROMO WHO IS NOT A PREASURE QB, WE AS LOYAL COWBOY FANS WILL HAVE TO SIT BACK AND EDURE THE AGONY OF DEFEAT WITH OUR COWBOYS. IF MR. JONES DAUGHTER WANTS TO RUM THE TEAM, HE HAS EMOUGH MONEY TO BUY HER, HER OWN TEAM SO THAT SHE AND TONY ROMO CAN LIVE IN THEIR ON MISERY TOGETHER.

    • mickey

      I didn’t know he was married to jerrys daughter.tell me it isn’t so.

  • http://msn.com Jerseysmelltours

    Why? Cause it still pays big-time too lose in Big “D”…The Cowboys could/should gotten Mr Manning for some cash(which Jerry Johnson Jones will always tell you : they have plenty of). If they had signed Mr Manning right-out of Indy they would have made a run at Super Bowl last year and would be on a strong contending team to win it this year. The real problem with Big “D” these days is they don’t mind Mr Romo finding stupid ways to lose every week after week…Same as today Broncos didn’t win Dallas/Mr Romo lost it Again! Just sayin’!!