Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Makes a Bold Claim About Tony Romo’s Odds of Becoming a Hall of Famer

Published 08/28/2021, 2:11 PM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones walks on the field before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


The Dallas Cowboys are one of the biggest franchises in the NFL. Known as America’s Team, the Dallas-based franchise has won three Super Bowls under the ownership of Jerry Jones.

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Jones’ legacy saw him ended up being honored as a Pro Football Hall of Famer in 2017. Not only the owner, Jerry Jones is also the side’s GM. Taking a much more hands on approach than other NFL owners, Jones has bonded with Cowboys players of both present and past closely.

Dec 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) reacts after an interception against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys too have produced plenty of Hall of Famers over the years. Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman, Larry Allen, Jimmy Johnson are just some of the many Cowboys who made it to Canton, Ohio.

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And in 2021, another Cowboy will be eligible to grab a seat in the exclusive club.

Could Tony Romo be next Dallas Cowboys player to be in HOF?

During a segment of 105.3 The Fan, Jerry Jones was asked whether or not he feels former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo should be a first ballot Hall of Famer. And the answer was an emphatic yes from Jones.

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“Well, I think there’s no question in my mind that Tony is skilled, at a skilled level, and had accomplishments statistically that were there,” Jones said.

Romo is eligible to be selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame from 2022. Retiring in 2017, it will be five seasons since Romo will have last played an NFL snap in 2022.

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While Romo was a terrific player, many question his zero Super Bowl rings to show for a Hall of Fame berth.

“The fact that we did not have a Super Bowl during that time is always going to be in the conversation as to where Tony Romo will rank — not rank, but where he’s acknowledged. You’re talking to a guy that he would be a first-round ballot with me, and I don’t apologize for that.”

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Jones even went on to take some of the blame for Romo’s inability to win a Super Bowl ring on himself.

“You’ve heard me say it’s right there maybe my most disappointing thing about the Cowboys for me is not winning a Super Bowl or be in one with Tony Romo,” Jones said.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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