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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.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 04:21:36 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the defense under former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan could have played better, even though the unit suffered through many injuries in 2012. Jones alluded to two losses - at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 and to the Chicago Bears in Week 4, when Dallas' defense was almost completely healthy - as part of the reasons why he let Ryan go. "I didn't like the way we were playing in a lot of cases," Jones said. "I thought we could play better before the injuries, and so I factored that in. It wasn't like we had a lot of injuries out here when we played Chicago. It wasn't like we had a lot of injuries when we played Seattle. I didn't like the way we played there."
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:15:22 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is not happy about how the season ended and said things will not be comfortable for the team in the coming months. "Well, I can tell you that change is necessary at 8-8," Jones said. "Now change is in order when you spend two seasons in a row down to your last two games and lose them, so we're going to have changes. There's quite a challenge here, but the point that I would like our fans to know this morning is that I'm very upset, I'm very irritated. … We've got to have a way to play football that maximizes what Tony does best. I can assure our fans this, that it's going to be very uncomfortable, from my standpoint, it's going to be VERY uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch."
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:29:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said things will become uncomfortable at the team's facility this offseason following their elimination from playoff contention in Week 17. "I can assure our fans this: that it's going to be very uncomfortable from my standpoint, it's going to be very uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch," Jones said. While offering support for head coach Jason Garrett, Jones refused to answer questions regarding defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's status and whether or not Garrett will remain the playcaller in 2013. Jones said he believes in QB Tony Romo's long-term future, though he wouldn't discuss any potential contract extension.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:39:44 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday, Dec. 23, he has no thoughts of replacing head coach Jason Garrett after the season.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:39:30 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones defended the team's decision to have DT Joshua Brent, who faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter after a drunk driving accident that killed former teammate LB Jerry Brown, on the sideline during Week 15. "Our team and our players wanted him today on the sideline," Jones said. "Jerry's mother (Stacey Jackson) asked us directly as a group. She said, 'Support him. Help him. He needs your help. Jerry wants that. I want that.' His teammates asked him to come and be down there with them."
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 06:02:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) reportedly had a "volcanic" exchange with owner and general manager Jerry Jones after the team's Week 13 game. Jones reportedly told Ratliff "we need you," and Ratliff, who hasn't played in seven games this season because of injuries, didn't take it well. Ratliff rose to physically challenge Jones and made a comment about the owner's age. "They're both passionate men and great men, and they want to win, that's all it is," according to a source. "But they were in each other's faces. People had to intervene."
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 06:26:33 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the team's defense should be playing better, even though the unit has endured many injuries this season. "There are teams in the league that don't have their pressure players," Jones said. "Spencer's having an outstanding year. Ware got a little dinged up early the other night, but he's outstanding. We've got top corners, so you got your guys to put the pressure on them and you got the guys (on the back end). I'm just looking at fundamental defense out there. Our strength of our defense is where you're supposed to have it. We ought to be playing and can be playing better defense." The Cowboys allowed 343.2 yards and 21.7 points per game last season, and through 12 games this season, they're allowing 336.7 yards and 24.6 points.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 06:23:37 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones realizes that winning their last four games to make the playoffs will be a tough task for the team. "I'm real hopeful, I'm very hopeful, but I'm realistic," Jones said. "I'm proud of the team, but we really have to call on everybody and everything to do everything, whether it's a coach or a player, we have to do everything we can do to get these next four ballgames."
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:27:46 -0800
Houston Texans LB Bradie James, who played previously with the Dallas Cowboys, said the difference between the two franchises is ownership; in particular, owner and general manager Jerry Jones' craving for the spotlight. "It's the organization as a whole and that starts with (Texans owner) Bob McNair and his approach," James said. "He's not on TV every week. I mean, it is what it is. He's around, and it starts with that guy. With the owner, that trickles down to everyone, from the players to the equipment manager. You really gotta see it to believe it."
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:15:22 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones talked with Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren before the Week 11 game. Holmgren has said he would only return to the sidelines as a coach for the Dallas Cowboys. "We had a visit, that we always have, when he comes or when I come to where he is," Jones said. "We are good friends. We served for about seven to eight years on the competition committee together. We have a top friendship and we visited about all the thing we normally visit about, and he's, apart from being an outstanding coach, he's a heck of a man."
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:30:02 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said his offensive line is better than half of the offensive lines in the NFL, even though the Cowboys have struggled in pass protection and run blocking this season.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 04:06:35 -0800
Former NFL QB Roger Staubach said Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones needs to shed some of his duties and delegate more authority in the team's front office. "Jerry is trying real hard," Staubach said. "He goes back to the old days when they won three Super Bowls. I think the formula is he's got to find a medium ground and delegate more authority." Staubach, however, still is optimistic the Cowboys can turn their season around under head coach Jason Garrett. "Jason Garrett is going to be a heckuva NFL coach, but right now, he's getting the brunt of it," Staubach said. "If you go back to Belichick and even coach (Tom) Landry at the beginning of their careers, it wasn't always hunky-dory."
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:05:27 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he won't step aside as the team's general manager, even though he probably would have fired someone with the same record he has had in that position. "There's no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decision-maker on something as important as players, and that is a key area," Jones said. "That's never been anybody's misunderstanding. It's been a debated thing, but it's just not going to happen."
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:28:58 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said following Week 9 he was surprised that the offense didn't score more touchdowns in their loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Jones said he envisioned his group making more big plays. "I know how our fans feel. I know how I feel," Jones said. "What counts is to win the ballgames. How you're playing and what you're doing good can count if you've got enough time to straighten it out and basically do something good for your season, so we're running out of time here and that's a concern of mine."
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:47:57 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was locked out of the team's locker room following a Week 9 loss. Jones pounded the locker room door because no one would let him in and was reportedly very upset.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 05:08:16 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he defends the playcalling of head coach Jason Garrett late in Week 8. The Cowboys turned the football over on downs on a drive after throwing three times on the New York Giants' 19-yard line when they only needed to gain a yard for a new set of downs and the Giants were conceding the run. "The defense was not giving us anything," Jones said. "Plus, that's their strength is their front seven ... I have no quarrel with those calls there. We changed a play. We did have an option to run the play. If they had lined up differently we could have run the ball. But under the circumstances, the way they lined up, I don't second-guess the call."
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:23:26 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not think the Cowboys are getting stale, or boring to watch. "Do you think Romo's exciting to watch? Of course he is," Jones said. "Is Jason Witten worth watching and coming to see? Maybe in the top five of all the players we've had, you can go to the person as well as the player. Certainly Miles Austin has proven that he can make exciting plays. He's been dealing with hamstring (injuries), but he can. Apart from that, we probably have – and I'm going to pull this one out of my head here – but we probably had at least 50 percent of our players that weren't on our roster two years ago on the field the other day. So stale would not be the word for it."
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 06:20:17 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said injuries - particularly the loss of LB Sean Lee (toe) - could hamper his team's chances of competing for a Super Bowl. "We're going to have to adjust for him," Jones said. "... We're going to have to make injury adjustments. I've said all along I think this team has an opportunity to be a contender, but the one exception that I made was, sitting as we're sitting right now health-wise, injury can make a difference and does in the NFL."
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:01:57 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is optimistic about RB DeMarco Murray's (foot) injury situation. "I regret that we're not going to have him against Carolina, which looks obvious," Jones told 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. "But I'm encouraged that we're going to have him as we move along. He's playing outstanding. As you saw and we all witnessed there, he's an outstanding runner. He's going to get better and better."
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:35:59 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones still believes his squad can make a run at the Super Bowl after losing 31-29 to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6 to fall to 2-3. "It's terribly disappointing. But we played physically. We did things that we can win with in the future," Jones said. "We're 2-3, so that's five games into a 16-game season. We don't have time to have a bad time here. We've got to have some wins to make sure we're in the hunt. But we are fresh off, I keep pointing it out, a world champion that won nine of 16 ball games last year."
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:37:17 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to see more consistency from the offensive line. "Our offensive line, I'd like to see us more consistent in there," Jones said. "We're going to need to be pretty physical, and we can be physical and one thing we got is more size in there and [Derrick] Dockery, we got a player you haven't seen play much. But he's got some big size in there too."
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 05:06:29 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was disappointed with the team's Week 4 performance; however, he added QB Tony Romo is the least of his problems despite throwing five interceptions in the game. "I like where we are with Romo at quarterback," Jones said. "No one learns more from his experiences than Tony. This time last year with Detroit in the fourth game, point noted. He came back and never played better. I think the Detroit game had something to do with that. If we can get the same kind of response he had last year when he had a downer. If he can come back and do that we will be fine."
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:18:35 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was disappointed in his team's Week 4 effort. "Let me say this ... I know this: I couldn't be more disappointed," Jones said Tuesday morning on KRLD-FM. "Frankly, I'm surprised we didn't play better."
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 06:37:37 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the NFL is working to get the contract issues resolved with the locked-out officials; however, he pointed to how exciting of a season it's been despite the controversy surrounding the replacement officials. "It's exciting. It gives us a lot to talk about on our shows that we have," Jones said. "Fundamentally, when I look at where the league is over the first three ballgames, it's great. We have a lot of competition."
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:52:37 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said following Week 3 he is not concerned with the number of dropped passes TE Jason Witten has so far this season. Witten was targeted six times in the game but dropped multiple passes and finished with two catches for eight yards. "I think Witten's probably got the fewest drops of about anybody we've ever had around here, so I'm not (concerned)," Jones said. "We in no way are going to do anything rather than give Witten all the chances we can give him."
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:46:55 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said RB Felix Jones will continue to be the team's kick returner despite fumbling the opening kickoff in Week 2.
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:12:55 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants better protection for QB Tony Romo. "The protection is very important to us, especially the interior of the offensive line, that we protect (Romo)," Jones said after Monday's practice at Valley Ranch. "As it turned out, we got a lot of pressure outside against the Giants, which doesn't surprise me at all. My point is the protection was not as good as we want but still not a negative thing for me."
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 08:15:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones thinks the team's defense is much faster this season thanks to the addition of LB Bruce Carter in the starting lineup. "We are faster," Jones said. "There's no question that when you look at No. 54 out there, who is the fastest inside linebacker in the NFL - maybe the fastest linebacker, period - he has speed and is a big difference out there. Him and Sean Lee are, I think, going to be one of our strengths."
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 09:22:15 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the team should be inspired after their Week 1 victory. "To get out of here with this win is very meaningful to us and our season. I'm sure proud of these guys right here. We were the underdogs," Jones said. "It is really special. Our team should really be able to be inspired after this win."
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:43:24 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he is not concerned about the NFL locking out the officials as the replacement refs will only show improvement as the regular season starts. "No I'm not," Jones said. "As long as it's the same for both sides - and it will be - we'll be all right. And they're going to get better as they move along." Jones also believes NFL refereeing does not need to be a full-time job. "I think we get better people by having officials that don't make it full time," Jones said. "When you only are officiating 16 games a year, plus the playoff games, it doesn't warrant full-time officials."
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 05:22:16 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he is happy with how WR Dez Bryant has performed in training camp; however, Jones added Bryant needs to prove he can be more consistent during the season. "I'm seeing him do what you almost expect from him," Jones said. "What I want him to do is, and we want to do, is be able to do that all year long, all game long. That hasn't happened. He's disappeared at the end of some ballgames, and then we haven't had at him because of injury in the season." Jones would go on to say that Bryant remains on a short leash. "He's screwed around here and got his benefit of the doubt collateral down to nothing," Jones said. "And he's always very vulnerable."
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 05:10:21 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones implied that if WR Dez Bryant doesn't shape up, he will be shipped out of town. "He's just got to come on, step up and accept responsibility, and I think he can get there," Jones said. "I'm demanding that he work through it. He must do it or we can't count on him. We will move on."