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Jerry Jones jokes he should be president if he can solve Tony Romo situation

The Dallas Cowboys organization stands at a crossroads of sorts with the unceremonious end to the Tony Romo Era and the ushering in of the Age of Dak Prescott. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones clearly recognizes the uncomfortable complexity of the task at hand. And Jones joked that if he can orchestrate a resolution and keep everyone happy he should be president.

“Whatever really comfortable solution for all parties here, if I can come up with it, . . . if I have that answer, I should be President of the United States,” Jones said this week during an interview on Nashville’s 104.5 FM, via the Dallas Morning News.

Romo’s future with the Cowboys for all intents and purposes is all but been written, even though one Cowboys legend says Jones has not “come to grips” with that reality.

Jones, despite frequently discussing the situation, attempted to pump the brakes on confirmation that the Cowboys have reached the end of the Romo Era.  Jones stated the team is “at a juncture now that we need to just cool it in our public conversations about what we’re going to be doing or not doing there with Tony.”

Jones obviously has been incredibly loyal to Romo over the years, and it must be difficult to acknowledge it’s all but over. Despite Jones’ desire to have Romo lead the Cowboys to Super Bowl glory, the quarterback’s injury history and deficiencies in other parts of the roster have made it an unrealized dream.

But even Jones understands all too well that the Cowboys are Prescott’s team now and that it would be irresponsible to retain Romo as an overpriced backup.

While Romo’s NFL future is all but certain to occur with another organization, how that ultimate endgame plays out remains unclear. Until Jones makes a definitive decision and orchestrates Romo’s departure one way or another, conjecture and speculation about Romo will continue. And with that, Jones should expect endless questions about Romo to keep coming his way.

And the quip about becoming president? Jones already stated he’s not interested. Too much publicity, he says.

[CBS Sports]