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Jerry Jones on Tony Romo: 'He beat all the odds'

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave special recognition during his Hall of Fame enshrinement speech Saturday night to Tony Romo, praising the important role the now-retired quarterback played for the team.

"No quarterback in Cowboys history was asked to carry as much of the load for his team as Tony," Jones said as Romo looked on from the crowd in Canton, Ohio. "He beat all of the odds and delivered some of the most remarkable plays and unforgettable performances in our team history."

Jones' comments come just two days after he said during the Hall of Fame Game that not winning a Super Bowl with Romo was his biggest disappointment since taking over ownership of the team.

"I'd say singularly the biggest disappointment I've had owning the Cowboys is not getting to a Super Bowl during his tenure as our quarterback," Jones told Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth during NBC's broadcast. "That one's on me. Should have had better supporting cast around him."

Romo retired in April after 14 NFL seasons. He finished his Cowboys career as the franchise leader in passing yards (34,183), touchdowns (248) and, most notably, winning drives. Romo's 30 game-winning drives is seven better than fellow Cowboys legend Roger Staubach and nine more than Troy Aikman.

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