Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the darndest things. Tuesday morning he trotted out one of his all-time great Jerry-isms when explaining why Tony Romo (back) will remain on the active roster.
Speaking on 105.3 the Fan, Jones said having the option to activate Romo at any time is more valuable than the 53rd player Dallas could add to their roster. The decision not place the QB on injured reserve came down to that calculation, not the minutaea of his health and recovery timeline.
“You don’t have to spend a lot of time going over and kind of circumcising the mosquito," Jones quipped.
Considering this tweet from former NFL player Dominique Foxworth, Jones seems to use "circumcising the mosquito" to describe quibbling over inconsequential details, more or less.
He used that line in negotiations when we got too deep into the weeds for his taste https://t.co/jDeyD5rlK2— Domonique Foxworth (@Foxworth24) September 6, 2016
It's an oddball thing to say, but that's hardly out of character for Jones. Here are some other classics from the Cowboys owner:
• “I’ve been around here when it was glory hole days and I’ve been here when it wasn’t. Having said that, I want me some glory hole.” - Jones using an oil industry term for winning big, though that's not what it sounds like.
• "I'm looking up, on my back, and all I see is ass." - On being in last place in the NFC East.
• “He’s got one of those nice bubble butts.” - On running back Felix Jones' potential.
• "This is an ugly baby, but it's our baby." - On the Cowboys beating the Dolphins in 2015.
• "I’ve been told that I have, by CAT Scans, that it’s like the brain of a 40-year-old." - On his brain health at age 70.
• "Just about as low as a crippled cricket's ass." - On losing Romo and Dez Bryant to injury in the first two weeks of the 2015 season.