Jerry Jones’ creep-fest with Tony Romo is getting weirder.
Jones needs his quarterback to play (he shouldn’t), and for his quarterback to play, he needs to be healthy… ish. Romo has two transverse process fractures in his back, and he’s got a long flight to London ahead of him — because the NFL is dumb — and it would be nice if his back was comfortable on that ride. So what will Jerry Jones do about that? Kick his wife out of first class, of course.
According to The Dallas Morning News, Jones is totally cool with bumping his wife, Gene, back to coach (the seating class, not to actually coach the team, I think… but you never know), while Romo sits up in first class, presumably getting his back massaged while Jones barks orders at a flight attendant.
“Some of those seats really make out into a nice cot, bed-type configuration,” Jones said. “[Romo] will get one of those.”
“Gene will sit up in the bulkhead. Romo will lounge on the way over.”
Should Romo play this week? Probably not. Should he make this trip at all? Probably not. But he’ll sit in first class while the owner’s wife mans the emergency exit and the head coach presumably gets the seat next to the bathroom.
H/T to reader Matt