Romo has often being criticised by supporters for struggling in key situations especially during the playoffs, where he has failed to win a game since assuming the starter's job in Dallas in 2006.
"Bill knows Tony well and he has always had a real appreciation for Romo's approach and his intellect relative to play calling relative to seeing and understanding the game," Jones told ESPNDallas.com.
"He's unique in that way. In a way, Tony has some of the kind of skills you might see in a Sean Payton."
Dallas open their regular season campaign against the New York Giants on September 8.