Jerry Jones decided Tony Romo would play after injury

Tony Romo and Jerry Jones on the sidelines (©GettyImages)

Jerry Jones is already the owner, president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys. But it looks like the  made himself the team doctor during Monday Night Football after Tony Romo went down hurt.

Doctor Jerry

We all know that Jones likes to get involved in team affairs, and despite never having actually played in the National Football League, considers himself a genius for turning the Cowboys into the best team of the 1990's.

But has he finally gone too far in making sure that the previously injured Romo got back on the field as Dallas looked to win against Washington last night?

Jones' Decision

Jones was seen stalking the sidelines after Romo was taken inside the stadium after suffering a troubling injury. But why did Jones even need to be out there? Well apparently he was giving head coach Jason Garrett his professional medical advice on Romo's ability to play, which is a bit troubling.

The owner explained himself after the game, according to the Star-Telegram.

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“I was here during the tail end of the examination and knew he planned to come back out and play if he were needed,” Jones explained matter of factly. “Of course he was needed. I felt good that he could come back out. When he saw the opportunity he did. I told Jason that he would be back in.”

"I felt good that he (Romo) could come back out...I told Jason that he would be  back in."

In the end, Romo's presence on the field ended up being the reason the Cowboys' lost to their divisional rivals Washington. The 34-year old Romo really couldn't move at all in the pocket, and with the Redskins sending blitz after blitz at the clearly impaired quarterback, Dallas really should have sent Brandon Weeden back into the game after he guided the team to a touchdown and a field on his only two drives of the game.

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