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July 19, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Dallas Cowboys have a new play-caller, a new defensive coordinator and a familiar refrain from owner Jerry Jones. "We are a better team, no question in my mind, than we were at this same time last year," said Jones, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com. The Cowboys open training camp this weekend in Oxnard, with players checking in Friday and practicing for the first time Sunday. "We've got a lot of work to do. " Overseeing the defense is Monte Kiffin, who won a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay as Buccaneers defensive coordinator but later struggled in that role at USC, as a member of his son Lane's staff.
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December 24, 2013
Dallas owner Jerry Jones says the Cowboys aren't ruling Tony Romo out of a winner-take-all game against Philadelphia because doctors could clear him after treating his back injury. Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that his quarterback has proven he can play with pain but won't if doctors advise against it. The Cowboys (8-7) and Eagles (9-6) are playing Sunday night in Dallas' third straight season finale against an NFC East rival with the division title and a playoff berth on the line.
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August 27, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Say what you want about Jerry Jones -- he's a great team owner, he meddles too much in the Dallas Cowboys coaches' business, he spent way too much on that palace of a stadium, he built one heck of an amazing stadium ... whatever you want. Just don't say he's a good rapper. Please. I beg of you. Even if you're joking. We don't want to encourage more commercials like the Papa John's spot above. The advertisement is a follow-up to what was apparently a successful Papa John's bit featuring Jones, or at least his likeness, break dancing . But this hip-hop commercial is Jones all the way. After all, if they were going to fake it, you'd think they'd get someone with at least a little rhythm.
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October 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Jerry Jones went there. The Dallas Cowboys owner said the two words that make many people involved in sports cringe after a tough loss. Moral. Victory. Sure, the Cowboys hung tough against the still unbeaten Broncos, keeping up with near-perfect quarterback Peyton Manning until the very end. And, sure, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had the first 500-yard day in franchise history to go along with his five touchdowns. Of course, all of that was negated by a costly Romo interception deep in Cowboys territory that set up a last-second field goal for the Broncos and sent Dallas to a 51-48 loss.
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December 11, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jerry Jones is 70 years old, but he's not a guy you'd want to get into a confrontation with. Especially if he's the one who signs your paycheck. Even if you are a 6-foot-3. 300-pound defensive lineman, you might want to think twice about doing something like that. But that's just what nose tackle Jay Ratliff allegedly did in the locker room following the Dallas Cowboys' Dec. 2 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. According to a report on CBS 11 Dallas-Fort Worth website on Sunday, Jones approached Ratliff, who hasn't played since Nov. 18 due to injury, and told him, "We need you. " Ratliff allegedly rose to his feet and physically challenged the Cowboys owner, who did not back down in what was described by anonymous sources as a "volcanic" confrontation.
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November 5, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones was livid Sunday night, and not just because his team had just lost to the Atlanta Falcons on national television. Jones was locked out of the Cowboys' locker room -- reportedly it was unintentional -- following his team's 19-13 loss in Atlanta on "Sunday Night Football. " Matt Barrie of NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported the incident via Twitter.  "Jerry Jones just pounded locker room door because no one would let him in," Barrie tweeted.
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October 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Jerry Jones went there. The Dallas Cowboys owner said the two words that make many people involved in sports cringe after a tough loss. Moral. Victory. Sure, the Cowboys hung tough against the still unbeaten Broncos, keeping up with near-perfect quarterback Peyton Manning until the very end. And, sure, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had the first 500-yard day in franchise history to go along with his five touchdowns. Of course, all of that was negated by a costly Romo interception deep in Cowboys territory that set up a last-second field goal for the Broncos and sent Dallas to a 51-48 loss.
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December 11, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Dez Bryant caught a key fourth-quarter touchdown pass for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday while playing with what turned out to be a fractured index finger on his left hand. Whether Bryant continues to play with the injury or has season-ending surgery will be left up to the third-year receiver, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday on his weekly local radio show. “It has not been decided by Dez, who will be the ultimate decision maker, whether or not he wants to try to continue to play with a lot of protection or whether or not he should have surgery,” Jones said on 105.3-FM The Fan. Bryant was certainly able to play through the pain Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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November 7, 2012
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently said that he would not fire his general manager even though the team is 3-5 and in danger of missing the playoffs for the third straight year. His reason for not firing the person who put together this team? That person is him. Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss just how far the Cowboys can go with Jones as their general manager. Check back throughout the day for more responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times Legendary Cowboys GM Tex Schramm left the Rams for Dallas on one condition: There would be a strict hierarchy in place, whereby the players could go only as high as the coach for their complaints or concerns, the coach could go only as high as the GM, and it was the GM who dealt with the owner.
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February 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
  Jerry Jones' new bus is nice. Real nice. Way nicer than my apartment. Way nicer than wherever you live too, and I say that with confidence even though I don't even know you. The new Dallas Cowboys bus ... excuse me, motor coach ... is called "The Elegant Lady," and it more than lives up to its name. Everything is so shiny, from the floor to the fridge. Plenty of comfy places to relax -- and lots of reminders that this luxury palace on wheels belongs to the Cowboys, including a giant blue star on the outside.
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September 16, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Dez Bryant made enough spectacular plays against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday for it to have been considered a breakout day for the Dallas Cowboys receiver. But the focus during the post-game news conference was on his one gaffe, midway through the fourth quarter. After breaking free from the Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, Bryant dropped a a perfectly thrown deep pass by Tony Romo that could have erased, or at least put the Cowboys in position to erase, a four-point deficit.
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August 26, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Jerry Jones must have thought he was so cool when he had the Dallas Cowboys' videoboard installed at the team's then-new stadium four years ago. At 2,100 inches wide it was the largest high-definition screen in the world at the time, earning the Cowboys owner instant bragging rights for his monstrosity of a mancave known as AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium). One problem. That big ol' thing hovering 90 feet above the playing field just might get in the way of punts. And it did, when Tennessee's A.J. Trapasso hit it during the very first preseason game played at the facility.
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July 19, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Dallas Cowboys have a new play-caller, a new defensive coordinator and a familiar refrain from owner Jerry Jones. "We are a better team, no question in my mind, than we were at this same time last year," said Jones, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com. The Cowboys open training camp this weekend in Oxnard, with players checking in Friday and practicing for the first time Sunday. "We've got a lot of work to do. " Overseeing the defense is Monte Kiffin, who won a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay as Buccaneers defensive coordinator but later struggled in that role at USC, as a member of his son Lane's staff.
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April 25, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
College football commissioners were going to end their three-day unity conference in Pasadena with a round of "Kumbaya" at the hotel's valet carport. That was before the consulting firm that dreamed up "College Football Playoff" suggested something more generic from "The White Album. " Ob - la - di, Ob - la - da. Kidding aside, it was a good week, mostly, to be the kings. The leaders from the power five conferences, led by the Southeastern Conference's Mike Slive and the Big Ten's Jim Delany, were masterfully able to convey the illusion of symbiotic overhaul.
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February 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
  Jerry Jones' new bus is nice. Real nice. Way nicer than my apartment. Way nicer than wherever you live too, and I say that with confidence even though I don't even know you. The new Dallas Cowboys bus ... excuse me, motor coach ... is called "The Elegant Lady," and it more than lives up to its name. Everything is so shiny, from the floor to the fridge. Plenty of comfy places to relax -- and lots of reminders that this luxury palace on wheels belongs to the Cowboys, including a giant blue star on the outside.
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December 18, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Josh Brent was on the Dallas Cowboys sideline Sunday, cheering on his teammates while facing intoxication manslaughter charges from the car crash that killed practice squad member Jerry Brown. He won't be there again this season. ESPN is reporting that team and league sources said Brent's presence on the sideline during this week's game was inappropriate and that the nose tackle would not be permitted there again this year. Brent's season was ended early last week when he was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list following the Dec. 8 crash.
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December 24, 2013
Dallas owner Jerry Jones says the Cowboys aren't ruling Tony Romo out of a winner-take-all game against Philadelphia because doctors could clear him after treating his back injury. Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that his quarterback has proven he can play with pain but won't if doctors advise against it. The Cowboys (8-7) and Eagles (9-6) are playing Sunday night in Dallas' third straight season finale against an NFC East rival with the division title and a playoff berth on the line.
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January 24, 1998
I don't see how any coach in his right mind could even consider coaching the Dallas Cowboys under a nut case like Jerry Jones. The only interesting possibility I can think of is Mike Ditka. I can just see an enraged Ditka storming along the sideline, with Jones matching him step for step and blabbing away about which plays to call. The explosion would be more fun to watch than the game. CHUCK QUEENAN Encino
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December 11, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Dez Bryant caught a key fourth-quarter touchdown pass for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday while playing with what turned out to be a fractured index finger on his left hand. Whether Bryant continues to play with the injury or has season-ending surgery will be left up to the third-year receiver, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday on his weekly local radio show. “It has not been decided by Dez, who will be the ultimate decision maker, whether or not he wants to try to continue to play with a lot of protection or whether or not he should have surgery,” Jones said on 105.3-FM The Fan. Bryant was certainly able to play through the pain Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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December 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Look for Toronto's Amir Johnson to be fined and suspended after he threw his mouthguard at referee David Jones following his ejection from the Raptors' 92-74 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. In a strange scene, Johnson and Jones played tug-of-war with the ball after a Portland free throw in the third quarter. Jones ejected Johnson, who tried to follow Jones toward the scorer's table. While being restrained by teammates, Johnson removed his mouthguard and threw it at Jones, hitting him in the back.
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