"Well, I'm a fan of RGIII," Jones said on NFL Network. "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.'"
There's a chance Dallas - or other NFL teams - won't even play against Griffin again this season. Redskins coach Jay Gruden reportedly benched Griffin Tuesday in favor of backup Colt McCoy. Griffin has struggled this season while McCoy led the Redskins to an overtime victory over the Cowboys in Week 8.
Jones said he has seen enough of Griffin to know that he can succeed in the NFL.
"Once you see a player do it, especially if you see him do it two or three times, you know he can do it," Jones said. "And of course, he's a driven young man. I'm a big admirer of RGIII."
Griffin missed time earlier this season with an ankle injury. He is completing 70 percent of his passes for 869 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions this season. Washington, which has lost three games in a row, takes on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
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