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Jerry Jones is Recovering From Mysterious Surgery

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    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks about the draft before the SMU forum on April 20, 2010.

    Contrary to popular belief, Jerry Jones is capable of doing something on the down low.

    The Cowboys owner had surgery on July 20 and kept it under wraps until Sunday when he spoke to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas about the procedure. Double J said that it was a major operation, although it wasn't life-threatening and didn't involve his heart. He wouldn't elaborate beyond that, but did say that it has had an impact on how he goes about his business.

    "The bottom line is I have been kinda easing it around a little bit, but that's about over with," Jones said "With a couple of limitations."

    The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the surgery was orthopedic in nature although seasoned Double J watchers will surely be looking to the man's face for signs of any cosmetic activity. We all know that he's not afraid to seek out medical options when it comes to looking like an old man pretending that he still looks young. But what, exactly, could our fearless leader have had done to improve his appearance.

    Things like Botox and conventional face lifts are far too plebian for a man who built a stately pleasure dome on the order of JerryWorld. Rumor has it that all the big moguls are having jackalope placenta injected into their pores these days, but Jones's quest for having the biggest and the best might have led him to consider armadillo extract instead.

    Assuming we're correct about the cosmetic nature of the operation (join us in a healthy jump to conclusion, won't you?), it speaks to Jones's confidence about the year to come. Double J has already said that he thinks this is a particularly talented bunch, which will mean a lot of national television time and a lot of interviews and face time for the owner. You can't be looking rundown in that situation and hosting a Super Bowl at JerryWorld means that the pressure is even higher on the face of the face of the franchise.

    Whatever the surgery, we're happy to hear that Double J is on his way back to full health. The Cowboys would be a lot less fun without him as part of the party and we'd have a lot less fun if the team was owned by a guy who was comfortable looking his age.

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