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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: I'm a big fan of RGIII


Robert Griffin III might not have any fans left in Washington, but there are still plenty within his own division.

Speaking this morning on NFL Network's NFL AM, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gushed about the quarterback, basing a large part of his memory on a crucial Week 17 game when the Cowboys fell to Washington back in 2012.

Griffin had 100 passing yards and 63 rushing yards.

"Well, I'm a fan of RGIII," Jones said. "Right on this field two years ago, or maybe it was three seasons ago, he put on a show and had a game that just floored me. And they won, and they won in large part because of his play at quarterback. I thought 'my goodness, and we're going to have to be playing this guy for years and years.' And so he's got it.

"Once you see a player do it, especially if you see him do it two or three times, you know he can do it. And of course he's a driven young man. I'm a big admirer of RGIII."

The big question from all the Griffin fallout will be whether or not his demise was system-based, or whether Kyle Shanahan was truly a brilliant offensive coordinator.

Griffin was an electric quarterback who had plenty of fans suggesting he was better than Andrew Luck. At one point, that was viewed as a difficult decision.

But now, it seems like there will be plenty of admirers coming out of the woodwork if Washington indeed tries to get rid of him. Could Griffin succeed Romo and star on Jones' field again?

We doubt it, but we don't doubt plenty of executives discussing the possibility of reforming RGIIII and giving him a second chance. Jones' memory of that 2012 season is one many people will be willing to chase.

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