Posted May 01, 2013

Jerry Jones: Cowboys not interested in Tim Tebow

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Tim Tebow is looking for an NFL job after the Jets put him on waivers. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow is looking for an NFL job after the Jets put him on waivers. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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.


5 comments
DonClaybrookSr.
DonClaybrookSr.

Everyone is missing the obvious about Tim Tebow.  I wish that Jerry would take him and transform him into an all-pro tight end. He has the speed, hands, heart, size, and character to become another Jason Witten. There are no downsides. except for a couple of years of learning curve.

I don't think it takes a brain surgeon to see that Tim is a Tight End!

TheAngryCowboy
TheAngryCowboy

Let's see, Tebow could be the perfect utility infielder (FB, RB, TE). Which I'm sure he be convinced to do, rather than becoming a Beef (?) AND bring some semblance of leadership/winners mentality to the locker room.

 

So...of course we won't be thinking outside the box to consider him. He's not a "head-case-y" enough high profile free agent for this club.

Dodgmoma
Dodgmoma

Tebow took the Broncos to the playoffs, why in the world would Dallas be interested in a quarterback that could potentially take them further than their current overpaid quarterback?  LOL  Kyle Orton ...... REALLY.  Jerry Jones please fire yourself. 

James115
James115

Tim Tebow doesn't deserve this.  The New York Jest shat all over him.  I feel bad for the guy, and now that he's down everyone's taking turns kicking him.  You deserve better, Tebow.