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Posted on: August 16, 2010 10:32 pm
Edited on: August 17, 2010 8:40 am
 

Jerry Jones coming off surgery of some type

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told ESPN Dallas that he underwent major surgery recently but that he’s feeling better now.

From the story:
Jones, 67, wouldn't be specific about what the surgery was for, other than to say it wasn't life-threatening or heart-related.

"The bottom line is I have been kinda easing it around a little bit, but that's about over with," Jones told ESPNDallas.com. "With a couple of limitations."
I’m tempted to make some kind of cosmetic surgery joke, but I just don’t have the heart to do that. So, I’ll leave it alone.

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Category: NFL
Posted on: August 11, 2010 4:35 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2010 4:36 pm
 

Jerry Jones: Eagles more consistent sans McNabb

Posted by Will Brinson

The NFC East (which we previewed with "Survivor" contestant Jimmy Johnson recently ) doesn't exactly need more drama: the Donovan McNabb trade, the Cowboys being the Cowboys, Albert Haynesworth, etc.

Just in case though ... Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones was willing to throw a little gas on the fire during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News .

"McNabb helped create those big swings in our games over the last 10 years," Jones said. "When he played well, it was like throwing the knockout punch. When he didn’t, you were able to throw the knockout punch."

That's not necessarily an insult -- even McNabb couldn't really disagree with that statement. However, he might not be as thrilled with Jerry implying that things might be better with the new quarterback.

"I don’t see that now (with Kolb). I think Kolb and the way they’re going about it now, you won’t have those big swings one way or the other. I think every game with them is going to be a battle. Because of Kolb and because the makeup of the rest of their team is solid. And their coach, there is not a better coach in the NFL than Andy (Reid)."

No "except Wade Phillips"? I kid, I kid. No one's trying to say Wade is better than Reid, even Jerry.

But the Kolb v. McNabb argument is one that will rage all season long with whichever side is winning in the standings leading the debate. The Cowboys were previously just innocent bystanders, but you can bet that McNabb is painting even bigger mental bullseye on them after hearing their owner's comments.

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Posted on: August 8, 2010 4:58 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2010 5:02 pm
 

Owens discusses Jerry Jones, Romo relationships

Posted by Will Brinson

Terrell Owens, as is typical of the wide receiver, didn't leave Dallas on a good note.

Fortunately -- for the media anyway -- he's playing Dallas tonight in the 2010 Hall of Fame game, this time as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. (Quick aside: Um, football's here. YEEEESSS.) So, naturally, Owens was asked about his run with the Cowboys. From David Moore of the Dallas Morning-News :

"I think it was short-lived,'' Owens said. "I was prematurely let go. Things like that happen. You have to take the bitter with the sweet and you move on.

"Do I think I probably should still be there? Yeah. But that's not the case. You deal with that situation as it comes. I think a lot of people know there are some unfortunate things that happened there.

"Again, I still stand by the things I said and what was done and I know it wasn't my fault.''

That's not necessarily unfair -- Owens was plenty productive with Dallas, but it became clear that things weren't working out between the player and the organization.

Or, at least, some in the organization, because Owens feels like if Jerry Jones had "the ultimate decision" he would still be a Cowboy. Which is silly. Because, newsflash, Jones DOES have the final call on all things Cowboys.

Perhaps instead, a "more favorite" Cowboy wasn't a big Owens fan? His response to a question about his relationship with Tony Romo -- "I don't know ... I certainly don't have much to say about that" -- opens that possibility, though.

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Posted on: August 2, 2010 3:02 pm
 

Guess who showed up at Cowboys practice...

Jessica Simpson was often criticized for attending Cowboys games when she was dating Tony Romo. What do you think fans would have said if she’d attended practice?
K. Kardashian (US Presswire)
That’s what Miles Austin’s celebrity girlfriend did Sunday. According to the Associated Press, Kim Kardashian watched her boyfriend from a private Alamodome suite. Oh, and sitting in the suite with Kardashian was former Miss Missouri, Candice Crawford, who is dating…Tony Romo.

Apparently, the celebrities all had lunch together. The AP writes, “Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he ‘almost swallowed’ his sandwich earlier when he ran into Austin and Kardashian having lunch with Romo.

This begs the question, if Jones was so surprised that he “almost swallowed” his sandwich, then what was he planning on doing with the sandwich in his mouth before the surprise?

--Andy Benoit

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Posted on: July 31, 2010 5:00 pm
 

That thing I said yesterday? Um, never mind

D. Bryant holds his ankle after injuring it at Friday's practice (AP). Cowboys owner Jerry Jones put himself in the unusual position of having to backtrack on some of his comments to the press.

After first-round pick WR Dez Bryant suffered a high ankle sprain Friday that will keep him out four to six weeks, Jones told ESPN, "It's really disappointing, and it really causes you to ask what you can do in practices that can mitigate some of the exposure to some of these injuries. It's a real challenge for everybody. The key thing is you ask yourself, 'Are we pushing him too hard; does it happen at the end of practice when the players are tired?' ... You generally are more prone to injury when you're tired. I just spoke with Dez. He's upset, worrying about how many preseason games he'll miss. He's really worked hard for us."

This quote isn’t that incendiary, but it smacks of a meddling owner (No! Not Jerry Jones!) who thinks he should be the one running the practices. It’s not that big of a deal, except that the words came from the mouth of Jones, and it’s the fact that coach Wade Phillips also seems a loss or two away from drawing unemployment.

True, Bryant was working at receiver – he was trying to take away Roy Williams’ job, but he also was getting plenty of work as a kick and punt returner. On the other hand, Dez Bryant was suspended for most of his final season at Oklahoma State, and he knows he needs all the work he can get. Which, I thought, was the main reason he was the first first-round pick to sign – so he could practice as much as possible.

Anyway, Jones decided to take another crack at discussing the issue Saturday.

"I'm not being critical,” Jones told reporters today. "What I’m being is analytical, or trying to be analytical. This is when you all sit down and look at everything you're doing and see if there's some things you can do to help protect your team better, especially during this time five, six weeks away from opening game."

Phillips later said he wasn’t offended by Jones’ comments.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: July 10, 2010 12:18 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2010 2:05 pm
 

Jerry Jones on HBO's Entourage


Gotta love NFL news in early July. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has a cameo on HBO’s hit show Entourage. The show has already been filmed. HBO flew to Arlington in April for a day of filming, then Jones and Cowboys head of public relations, Rich Dalyrmple, flew to L.A. for a second day of filming.

Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News has the rest of the details if you’re so inclined (it was a well-written, entertaining piece).

--Andy Benoit 

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 21, 2010 6:28 pm
 

Two stories that make the NFL sad

Some bad PR news for the NFL today.

Story No. 1:
Forbes.com released its list of most-disliked athletes, and those with NFL affiliations sat in four of the top-five places. No. 1 was Eagles QB Michael Vick (for obvious reasons, a 69 percent disapproval rating). No. 2 was Raiders owner Al Davis (66 percent), No. 3 was Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger (a 59 percent disapproval rating, but with the photo the web site ran, that should be closer to 100 percent), and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (53 percent) roped himself into the No. 5 spot. Golfer Tiger Woods, for those who are interested, was No. 4.

I was a little surprised there continues to be such vitriol for Davis. Forbes.com writes he’s “A football owner who's always walked to the beat of his own drum. Davis has signed renegade players and yanked his team back and forth between Oakland and Los Angeles, spurring lawsuits and run-ins with the league. And his ‘Just win, baby’ mantra hasn't been working in recent years.” Yet, this seems like old news to me.

With some smart draft picks this year, Davis has won back a little respect. If the Raiders can improve on their five-win season from a year ago, he might not reside in the top-five for much longer.

The Facts & Rumors blog congratulates all winners.

Story No. 2:
ESPN.com has a story that might make some NFL players awfully nervous. According to investigative reporter Mike Fish , more evidence has been found that link league players with Dr. Anthony Galea, a former team doctor with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts who has been accused of supplying players with the banned substance HGH.

Fish writes:

According to court documents ESPN obtained Monday, the lengthy list of items authorities seized (from Galea during a search of his office in October) includes an "NFL file folder," "Professional Players Journal" and "daytimer with football dates.”

The seven-page document filed with the Canadian court after the execution of the October search warrant does not identify any patients by name.


But the Buffalo News reported last month that WR Santana Moss has been treated by Galea. Are there others who are waiting with bated breath to see if their names are released? The odds say: yes.


--Josh Katzowitz

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