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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:14:53 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is convinced his team's defense has nowhere to go but up in 2014 despite losing DEs DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher and LB Sean Lee (knee). The Cowboys finishes last in the league in yards allowed last season. "I can say it this year, we are better right now," Jones said. "And I think better on the field. We're certainly better on paper than we were at the end of the season last year. Not on paper at the beginning of the season last year, but on paper right now relative to how we ended up last year."
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 07:06:04 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits it was tough to pass on QB Johnny Manziel in the NFL Draft. "Well, it was," Jones said. "Yes, it was. First of all, I couldn't believe he had fallen there. And secondly, we had spent a lot of time, I'd spent a lot of time. He's the kind of player that can be that kind of difference-maker. There's no doubt in my mind that he'll be a successful player. We have in Romo what I consider to be the better quarterback. But there's also the future, there's also insurance if you don't have him. If anybody could have adjusted to Manziel's style, we could have because we're a lot like that with Romo."
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:59:25 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team is not working on deal to sign retired LB Brian Urlacher (Bears).
Tue, 20 May 2014 09:37:21 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is in favor of expanded NFL playoffs. Jones said the sooner the NFL goes to expanded playoffs, the better it will be for his team.
Thu, 08 May 2014 11:40:30 -0700
The people that share the draft room with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believe they have him convinced to not draft Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel.
Tue, 06 May 2014 11:47:43 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it is not the primary goal of the team to select a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft. Jones said the team already has a good quarterback.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:35:05 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from back surgery last December, according to team owner Jerry Jones. "He is ahead of expectations," Jones said. "He is ahead of where we expected him to be."
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:35:21 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team is not rebuilding, and that team's don't rebuild when you have QB Tony Romo. "Not at all. You don't rebuild with Romo," Jones said at the NFL's owners meetings. "The firepower we have on offense and where we are with our running backs, and our receivers -- you don't rebuild with an offense that's got the capability we've got.
"We didn't bring [Scott] Linehan in here to rebuild."
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:14:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Monday, Feb. 24, that DE DeMarcus Ware is not guaranteed to return to the team for the 2014 season. Ware will have a salary cap charge of $16 million.
"There's no question when you are where we are on the cap, even though we've had some new cap space added, and you have a defensive player that's your highest paid defensive player, and he hasn't been on the field much the last two years, that has to be considered," Jones said. "You can't have it all."
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:53:49 -0800
Despite winning Super Bowls in 1992 and 1993 under his handpicked head coach, Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he regrets immediately firing legendary Cowboys head coach Tom Landry after Jones purchased the team 25 years ago. Then-Cowboys owner H.R. Bum Bright offered to fire Landry before Jones took over, but Jones insisted he would be the one and wanted to look Landry in the eyes.
"If I had a chance to do it over again I would've waited a year and just got my feet on the ground a little bit more and probably just gone with the staff that we had and then later made the ultimate change that I made," Jones said.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 07:38:08 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is in favor of London getting a team. "I think that's very possible," Jones said. "Yes, I'm very much for it. I think there's a good chance and these games will be a good indication of the kind of support we can have there. And London is one of the few cities outside of the United States that would be a great city internationally for the NFL."
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:02:42 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he needs to look in the mirror and evaluate the job he is doing as the team's general manager. Jones is not giving up the role on general manager. "As for me, I've got to evaluate my own role -- I need to look at the man in the mirror and really be honest about why we keep coming up short," Jones said.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:16:44 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wanted to hire former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner as the new offensive coordinator last offseason, but owner/general manager Jerry Jones rejected the idea because he believed Turner's offensive philosophy was too similar to that of Garrett.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:54:39 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the team will not consider moving back to a 3-4 defensive alignment next season. Jones said he believes the team will be fine with a 4-3 defensive alignment if they can stay away from injuries.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:18:16 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the futures of offensive coordinator Bill Callahan and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin have not been decided. Jones said he has not talked to head coach Jason Garrett about his staff yet.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:52:37 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reiterated his support for coach Jason Garrett following the team's 24-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 29, saying Garrett's job is safe despite three straight 8-8 finishes. Although there won't be any changes at head coach, defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is not guaranteed to return. And the owner won't be making any changes with the general manager. Jones said he will remain in charge as owner/general manager and remains committed to getting the Cowboys back in the playoffs.
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:48:37 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said head coach Jason Garrett is not coaching for his job in the team's Week 17 game, and any reports saying that he is are not accurate. "That's not right, that's just not correct," Jones said on his radio show on 105.3 FM The Fan Dallas-Fort Worth on Tuesday morning. "I've addressed that three to four weeks ago and he is not, and that's all you need to say about it.
"I have said the last couple of games I don't want to talk about it because it looks like, because someone else needs an answer, it is a point of consideration and I've said it earlier. I did it purposely several weeks back that certainly in terms of looking at the future, his future is bright in my eyes with the Cowboys."
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:59:39 -0800
The current expectation is that owner Jerry Jones will fire head coach Jason Garrett and the rest of the team's coaching staff if the team does not win the NFC East and make the playoffs.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:16:37 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones supports QB Tony Romo's decision making that led to the interceptions in the team's Week 15 game. "I was for the aggressiveness we showed ... and it can apply to many parts of the game," Jones said. "But in this particular case, aggressiveness was throwing the ball on our end of the field -- throwing the ball in there close. Aggressiveness with Romo can mean not throw the ball, but buy more time, which increases the chances of having a bad play."
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:52:03 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would not discuss head coach Jason Garrett's job status saying it would not be appropriate to discuss after one of the hardest losses he has ever experienced.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) is with family and friends in Shreveport, La., dealing with the death of his father, Robert Owens. Claiborne had been dealing with a hamstring injury but had to curtail some of his rehab work because of the family issue. "He's very close with his family," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "Very close in Louisiana and suddenly his father passed away at a relatively young age. He was not what I wold call an older man. Having said that, it tore his world up so he immediately left to be with his family. We knew he wasn't going to play this week and that's besides the point. He wanted to be with his family and we're giving him all of the time that he needs there or wants." KFFL sends its condolences.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:12:47 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is confident that defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will be able to turn things around for the Cowboys defense. "To be doing what we're doing and to fix what we're doing, there's nobody I would rather have than him and (defensive line coach) Rod Marinelli," Jones said. "Where we are today to get this fixed over the next, if you would, week or four or five days, the next three weeks, there's nobody I would rather have to get it fixed.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:47:47 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is not disappointed in defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:41:45 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said head coach Jason Garrett will return as head coach in 2014. Jones said how the team finishes this year will not change that.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:40:31 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB DeVonte Holloman (neck) may not play in the team's Week 12 game, according to owner Jerry Jones.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:17:53 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he won't shake up the coaching staff during the team's bye week in Week 11. Jones said defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin won't be fired and head coach Jason Garrett won't take the play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Bill Callahan. The Cowboys were held to 193 yards of total offense in their Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The team's defense ranks last in the league with an average of 439.8 yards per game. Jones believes the team needs to play more man coverage on defense. "You need to probably man up more in the secondary than we've been doing, rather than relying on zone," Jones said. "Because if we can't get pressure and we're relying on the traditional zone as you might mentally picture it, then that's a recipe for what happened to us the other night."
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 08:36:44 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he is more concerned about the team defending Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush Week 8 than he is defending WR Calvin Johnson. "When I look at where we seem to have some vulnerability using the passes out of the backfield, I look at what San Diego did, I look at times what Philadelphia did, if they were able to do anything at all, coming out of that backfield. That seems defensively to be a rough area for us," Jones said.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:08:47 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is not concerned with CB Morris Claiborne (knee) missing two games with a knee issue. "The injuries that he's having are not what you call the kinds of injuries that would be chronic [or] dealing with down the road to the extent "down the road" means opening night, so all of those things are not a concern," Jones said. "We know the kinds of things he's been dealing with.
"He's every bit the player we thought he was. He's every bit the athlete we thought he was."
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 22:27:33 -0700
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford (Achilles) was carted off the field Sunday, July 21, during the Cowboys' first practice of training camp. He was participating in slalom drills against tackling dummies when he fell to the ground and yelled in pain. He held his left ankle and lay on his back, pounding the ground in anger. "Achilles!" he told the trainers. "I can't --- believe this!" The Cowboys may now be forced to shore up the depth in the defensive line, an area owner Jerry Jones said in the offsesaon that he liked.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:23:15 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said this year is not a make-or-break season for head coach Jason Garrett and that he has great confidence in Garrett and the direction the team is going.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:25:57 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the team will use one of their open roster spots by signing a quarterback before training camp.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:55:37 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is running mountains to prepare for training camp, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones said Romo is ready to go for training camp.
Fantasy Tip: Even further proof that Romo is ready to go if he is running mountains prior to training camp. As long as there is not a setback, Romo should be good to go for the regular season.
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:31:53 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said everyone is playing and coaching for their jobs beyond 2013, despite team owner/general manager Jerry Jones recently saying Garrett was not coaching for his job this year.
"Ever since I have been in this league as a player, as a coach, I think everybody, each and every day, is playing and coaching for their jobs," Garrett said. "That's the nature of this thing and that's what makes the NFL great. You come here to work every day. And we use the word urgency a lot ... And every day is important, as a coach, as a player we are trying to get ourselves better each and every day to become the team we want to be."
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:14:04 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones overruled head coach Jason Garrett and said C Travis Frederick will start for the team. "I had hoped we could come out of this thing with a legitimate starter, a legitimate starter, and he will start," Jones said of Frederick, who can also play guard. "He will start. First-rounder and not starting? I know coach wants there to be competition and should be, and we all know that's the way it is." Garrett had only said he hoped to create competition at the position.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:21:29 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said OT Doug Free's future with the team will largely depend on which direction the Cowboys go in the NFL Draft. Free reportedly will have to take a pay cut to return in 2013. "I think it's notable that we haven't said where we are and he hasn't said where he is relative to his status as we go into this draft," Jones said. "That's by design and certainly we wanted to see how and what we do in the draft ... If you draft a tackle, how does that impact a player like Doug, whether or not you move him around? I'm sure he's looking at it there as well."
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:14:06 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he is happy with the how the defense looks leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft. "The good news is we really are in good shape over on the defensive side of the ball where that scheme is," Jones said.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:22:37 -0700
University of Texas SS Kenny Vaccaro said he is scheduled to meet with Jerry Jones in April.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:25:36 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones praised RB Lance Dunbar at the NFL meetings. "Dunbar is pretty impressive when you look back (on his season)," Jerry Jones said. "When he got his chances, he did real well. He was in some pretty critical situations. He's got a real receiver knack. He can find the soft spot. He gives us an alternative. He's going to have to make the contribution on special teams. It's hard not to have that third back be a special teams contributor."
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:10:46 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys are open to bringing back unrestricted free agent RB Felix Jones to back up RB DeMarco Murray, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones. "We've got to look at the backup backfield," Jerry Jones said. "You can't dismiss Felix. I don't want to dismiss him from our thinking."
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:50:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he wants the team's offensive coaches to use QB Tony Romo's skill set even more in 2013 so that he is even more of a focal point. The team is reportedly close to signing Romo to an extension. "Stay tuned. He is going to have high expectations," Jones said. "I expect him to be used. We didn't extend Troy Aikman although Troy had won three Super Bowls. We didn't make the financial commitment to Troy not to have Troy be a critical, if not the critical, part of what our team was about and our ability to move the ball. That is going to be the kind of emphasis we have with Romo. He is not going to be paid to be a bus driver."
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:54:01 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free might have to compete with OT Jermey Parnell for the starting right tackle job - if he remains on the team at all. The Cowboys may still ask Free to take a paycut, or release him. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said a decision regarding Free will likely not be made prior to the NFL Draft.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 04:16:07 -0800
Although there have been no talks yet between the Dallas Cowboys and QB Tony Romo regarding a contract extension, there is no way owner and general manager Jerry Jones makes Romo uncomfortable by playing out the final year of his deal in 2013.
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:34:01 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was head coach Jason Garrett's personal choice. "He basically sat down and said 'Here's the kind of coach I want,'" Jones said. "He did the evaluation. He basically said, 'Jerry, here's who I want to get.'"
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:30:44 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said any decisions regarding the team's offensive playcalling system will be made by head coach Jason Garrett. "Jason is putting together, as he should be, a staff and a philosophy on every phase of the team ... (relative to helping) us win a football game, now and in the future," Jones said. "Now being '13 ... I'm excited. We got a good man in Jason Garrett putting that together for us."
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:14:23 -0800
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff has met with team owner and general manager Jerry Jones about being arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a source. Ratliff's agent, Mark Slough, did not respond for comment regarding the meeting with Jones.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 06:51:06 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday, Jan. 22, the team would soon announce their next special teams coordinator and that the decision had been made. Jones indicated that only a few, final contract details needed to be worked out.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:04:05 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team hasn't made any final decisions on who will calls the offensive plays next season, but that head coach Jason Garrett is fine with the decision to move away from him as the play-caller. Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan has more experience calling plays under former Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden in a West Coast offense. "I think you get that when you create more input, influence, whatever you want to call it ..." Jones said. "If Bill Callahan has more influence - let's make that assumption. If he does, then you will see more of some of the things that work for him in his coaching career."
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:11:14 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he has spent extensive time with head coach Jason Garrett evaluating the coaching staff. The team has already let go defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and running backs coach Skip Peete. "We spend a certain amount of time between now and training camp," Jones said. "We have spent time, ad nauseam, certainly you spent that kind of time from a management standpoint. You spend that type of time with your coach and your coaches, anytime you might be looking at staff changes and you have to spend a lot of time with your head coach regarding that for sure."
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:16:54 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is pushing head coach Jason Garrett to relinquish his playcalling duties. Jones also may be trying to get Garrett to fire his brother, tight ends coach John Garrett, who is reportedly calling around the league regarding other available jobs.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:40:37 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has talked with free-agent defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. The two sides are not currently negotiating, but that could change quickly.