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Stephen Jones Named To Competition Committee

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    The Dallas Cowboys have announced the Stephen Jones, son of owner Jerry Jones and Chief Operating Officer, has been named to the NFL's competition committee.

    The competition committee consists of eight league executives, head coaches and other representatives, charged with reviewing rules and in some cases--like, say, the JerryTron fiasco--suggesting changes to the rulebook to the commissioner.

    Jones will be the first Cowboys executive to serve on the commitee since Jerry, who served two non-consecutive terms previously, and the third overall, the first being the legendary Tex Schramm.

    “This is both an honor and a great responsibility,” said Jones, in a team press release.  “I look forward to having the opportunity to contribute.”

    Jones will replace recently departed Panthers executive Mark Richardson, joining Marvin Lewis, (Bengals head coach), John Mara (Giants president), Ozzie Newsome (Ravens VP/GM), Bill Polian (Colts president) and Rick Smith (Texans, GM). The competition committee is co-chaired by Titans' head coach Jeff Fisher and Falcons president Rich McKay.

    The 45 year-old Jones has been with Dallas since Jerry purchased the club in 1989. Like his father, he was a four-year letterman at the University of Arkansas.