Jerry Jones: Cowboys not interested in Tim Tebow
If you thought Jerry Jones’ penchant for pursuing high-profile free-agents and keeping the Dallas Cowboys in the news would generate interest in signing Tim Tebow, it’s not going to happen. At least that’s what the Cowboys owner and general manager said during a conference call with season-ticket holders Wednesday, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Jones deflected a question about signing Tebow with talk about starter Tony Romo and backup Kyle Orton.
“We feel really good about Kyle Orton,” Jones responded according to the Morning News. “And that’s where it all starts and stops right there. He will be used differently to some degree than we’ll use [Tony] Romo. But he’s very capable of winning big games and we know how important that back-up slot is, especially if it’s temporary if you don’t have Romo. So we’re pretty set at quarterback and we wish Tim all the luck and all the best in the world. But we’re going forward there. What we need to look at at quarterback is what we might be doing with the third quarterback, and that remains to be seen.”
Tebow became a free agent after clearing waivers Tuesday. Tebow quarterbacked the Broncos to the 2011 playoffs, but played sparingly for the Jets after they traded for him prior to the 2012 season.