Ronald Jones Joins The Cowboys

March 21st, 2023

Former Bucs running back Ronald Jones, a 25-year-old with two Super Bowl rings, will be tasked with filling the shoes of Ezekiel Elliott in Dallas.

It’s a bit of a mind-blower. Jones has a new job before fellow Bucs Super Bowl running back Leonard Fournette — after Jones barely saw the field for the Chiefs last season.

RoJo visited with the Cowboys yesterday. Multiple reports said he had a workout, and today he has a contract.

Joe wonders if Jerry Jones remembers how Tom Brady and Bucco Bruce Arians hosed Jones out of a 1,000-yard season so Antonio Brown could get more money for legal fees.

Regardless, Joe couldn’t pass up sharing the latest on the first of Tampa Bay’s picks in Round 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft. The others were cornerbacks M.J. Stewart (now with the Texans) and Carlton Davis.

Joe wishes RoJo well. And Joe hopes RoJo realizes choosing to run out of bounds versus battling for extra yardage will go over a lot worse in Dallas than it did in Tampa (see 2021).

37 Responses to “Ronald Jones Joins The Cowboys”

  1. William Walls Says:

    Ain’t that the truth.

  2. Redeemer Says:

    Who? The guy that quit on Brady?

  3. Flats The Flounder Says:

    I wish him well, hopefully he is good but not too good.

  4. Pewter Power Says:

    From zeke to rojo lol wow I wonder if he makes the roster or get beat out by a rookie again

  5. Bojim Says:

    Good luck RoJo!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The way Zeke ran last year, Rojo may just do quite well…..surprised KC didn’t use him more…

    Like Rojo…..wish him well, glad to see he’s still earning a NFL paycheck

  7. JN Says:

    Yawn… just a reminder of a blown draft pick.

  8. Joe Swanson Says:

    Good luck ROJO good runner no hands. DJ Fluker making a comeback 6′ 5″ 330lbs right tackle going to be at Alabama’s pro day while the Bucs are checking out Branch and Gibbs they ought to give DJ a look!

  9. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    If it’s first and goal from the 1 give it to Rojo three times and it will be fourth and goal from the 3

  10. rrsrq Says:

    I believe Rojo is from Texas, so this is probably his dream team to play for, spelling Pollard, it could be dangerous. Now the question is will Jerry leapfrog the Bucs for Robinson.

  11. Kgh4life Says:

    @ Tampabaybucfan
    KC didn’t use him more because he’s not that good.

  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    Rojo ran hard for Bruce Arians’ Bucs (most of the time). Remember in the Super Bowl, Honey Badger was telling everyone he had too much juice and felt like he was Walter Payton. We missed his burst and explosiveness last season. I like him. Wish him well.

  13. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Good Luck RoJo!

  14. CleanHouse Says:

    We should have never gotten rid of him- he was a hard runner. Incredible at times. White sucks

  15. Marine Buc Says:

    I’m surprised he got another gig…

    He is below mediocre at a position that has ample supply in the NFL.

    Rojo will be fighting for his NFL life against a young, broke, hungry 21 year old stud drafted in round 5 or 6 who will be making a few hundred grand.

    Good luck Rojo. See you in the XFL soon.

  16. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Cleanhouse

    Rojo was so awesome in KC that he got beat out by a 7th round pick…


  17. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    I thought Rojo got a raw deal with the Bucs. Clearly not giving him carries near the end of the 2020 season was a gut punch. Having a 1,000 yard season on your resume looks good. Also, Rojo had over 700 yards rushing the year before. His needle was pointing up. Hopefully he gets a new lease on life in Dallas. Aside from his horrible rookie season, Rojo was a good running back. He ran hard.

  18. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    Rojo is as talented a runner as there is in the NFL, but he gets in his own head too much. He never ever has the playbook mastered; he’s always having to think, which leads to mistakes like fumbles, dropped passes, and missed blocking assignments.

    If he could ever get his head out of his butt, he could dominate. But, I mean, this is his third team. I don’t see it happening.

  19. Redeemer Says:

    Anyone who quits on the goat, doesn’t deserve another job imo. Like has been said, running backs are a dime a dozen in this league.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    Poor hands (thought he was deadly on wheel routes). Best pure runner we had, but he couldn’t pass block which made him 1 dimensional.

    Wish him well. It was his mental limitations that stopped him from doing more, rather than physical ones. Also didn’t help that Dirk Koetter refused to use him his first 2 seasons.

  21. unbelievable Says:

    Also worth noting that he, like so many of our other running backs the last few years, had soooo many big runs called back for holding penalties. Usually from Donovan Smith. And half the time it was on the opposite side of the field and didn’t even affect the play.

  22. Voice of Truth Says:

    ROJO is a no go in the NFL

    See ya on the practice squad again!!

  23. Craig Says:

    If they can cure his fumblitis, his might do well; it was too bad that KC thought he could catch.

  24. Lakeland Steve Says:

    He’s got the talent, sometimes though he didn’t seem as committed. Remember in the Super Bowl when he was running dudes over Matthieu said somebody needs to hit that guy, he’s running like he thinks he’s Walter Payton. That says a lot in a Super Bowl game.

  25. Nybuccguy Says:

    Rojo runs the ball well, but he’s just a complete liability in the passing game.

  26. Alanbucsfan Says:

    ROJO has a mention in the pro football HOF re: his 98/99 yd run vs Panthers.
    Probably a Buc record forever.

  27. Bucswin Says:

    Talented but not football smart.

  28. Bucsfan4life Says:

    Amazing how the only 98 yard TD in bucs history came and left with him. Wish him well hope that white can run just as hard. Hopefully he won’t get screwed out of a 1000 yard season due to coaching.

  29. Redeemer Says:

    Hustle is how many of us here who played the sport differentiated ourselves. For those of you making excuses for rojo, let me ask you this. Would you have wanted to play with a guy like that? For the folks that actually played beyond Jr. High, I think I know the answer. There is never an excuse for lack of trying. I really don’t care the sport or the level. Running backs are a dime a dozen in the NFL. The guy should consider himself lucky he even got another Shot. Please

  30. ScottyMack Says:

    Dude BARELY made the team last year for the Chiefs at #5 RB (most “gurus” thought he would be cut after preseason because most teams don’t carry 5 RBs) – not exactly a team with super strong RBs. Bucs released him for a reason. Good luck to him but I’m not expecting much at all. Semi decent backup. Equivalent to Vaughn in talent (not saying much).

  31. infomeplease Says:

    Rojo had the same problem with the Chiefs as he did here. It’s not his talent as a runner so much as his poor mental focus. In short, he’s not strong mentally! In this game, weakness in mental strength will get you on the bench!! When you’re not riding the bench, it effects your ability to catch easy screen passes! Maybe Rojo can overcome that problem in Dallas. I wish him well.

  32. steele Says:

    Rojo was the best pure running back this team had. Who is to blame for his errors, lesser ability in receiving? Coaching? Why was he put in the doghouse, poor coaching and Lenny bias, or did he earn it? KC couldn’t get it out of him either.

    I will continue to believe that Bucs could have gotten more out of him, and in the right situation still, he can be a top back and has all of the physical ability.

  33. Mok Says:

    Everyone hating on RoJo. Yes he got beat out by a 7th round pick that would have beat out a first round pick in Fournette on the Bucs last year. Considering he isn’t a good blocker, the run heavy Cowboys should love him. He’s a hard runner. Also, he never quit on Brady, just isn’t a good blocker and probably never will be…so the Bucs benched him.

  34. Goatfarmer Says:

    I think info nailed it – a weak mental focus. At that level everyone is physically gifted, some more than others, but the brain is what makes a Jerry Rice, a Tom Brady, a Barry Sanders.

    Or a RoJo.

  35. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    Rojo the Hobo

  36. Brandon Says:

    Rojo got beat out by a 7th round pick that also beat out a 1st rounder… averaged 4.9 ypc and helped team win Super Bowl. How disgraceful! Fournette on the other hand, beat out and cut in favor of an undrafted free agent for Jacksonville that had a better season than Fournette ever did for an offense that was worse with him. Yall criticizing Jones don’t actually know football… so there’s that. How come Fournette hasn’t been picked up? Seems the market for RBs that can block and catch but can’t run is dried up.

  37. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    ROJO will do well in Dallas