Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones found a solution to accommodate injured quarterback Tony Romo during a recent flight to London where the Cowboys will be facing the Jacksonville Jaguars: boot his wife Gene out of first class. The comments were made in jest, but Jones was truly concerned about Romo’s accommodations for the flight. The quarterback is currently suffering from two small fractures in his back.
Jerry Jones told the Dallas News, “Some of those seats really make out into a nice cot, bed-type configuration. He will get one of those. Gene will sit up in the bulkhead. Romo will lounge on the way over. You don’t think it’d be me, do you?” At least it proves that Jones cares about his players’ well-being.
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Of course we know how the saying goes: “All’s well that ends well”. In the end, Jerry Jones didn’t have to make his wife sit up in the bulkhead. Tony Romo was still seated in first class and had a pretty comfortable flight. “The flight was fine. I slept. It went by quick. That part of it was no problem. I think it continues to get a little bit better incrementally every day. You just reassess it every day.” Romo said.
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Romo missed practice all of last week and had to sit in the sidelines as the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 28-17. He is expected to play next Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys faces off against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
All the joking around about his wife’s first class status aside, Jerry Jones has high hopes regarding Romo being ready for the Jaguars match. “The proof of the pudding is we certainly wouldn’t put him on that plane and take him to London and fly over and fly back if we weren’t planning on him playing,’’ said Jones.