Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told reporters at his pre-draft press conference on Thursday that he was generally content with the team’s personnel as it stands, that he doesn’t have any desire to, in his words, “tear up” the team.
But he did say that a number of players would be subject to some serious review before the team would make a decision on their future in Dallas.
“I'd say a handful of players, four to five players, that I can't give you a straight answer on today who are under contract,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Those type of situations I don't want to say who is going to go until we see more cards played.”
Jones, who made the above remarks in response to a question about right tackle Marc Colombo, continued that the system that is put in place after the lockout could affect their decisions. But the number, “four or five,” doesn’t seem to be an arbitrary one, because it was repeated by executive vice president Stephen Jones when asked a similar question.
"There will be decisions there," Stephen Jones said. "There will be four or five guys where their situation may merit a tough look.
"That will all depend on the system."
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