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Jerry's Pre-Draft Press Conference: What Did We Learn?



    Well, not much.

    Jerry Jones and co. were predictably noncommittal in discussing their pre-draft plans today, allowing for a lot of possibilities and a lot of circumlocution. Owner and general manager Jones, director of scouting Tom Ciskowski and executive vice president Stephen Jones comprised the panel that addressed the media on Tuesday.

    So, what did we learn?

    --The Cowboys either aren’t sure about the future of Marc Colombo, or they’re not sure they want to discuss it at this juncture. "We have several decisions to make,” Jerry Jones said. “We haven't come to a final conclusion on most of the players who are under contract....I would say there are four or five players I couldn't give you a straight answer."

    --The Cowboys would select an offensive lineman--a right tackle, perhaps?--if it were a good fit. "I am not reluctant to invest a first-round pick... for an offensive lineman," Jerry said.

    --But... "At this point, theoretically, we could pick any position and it could be a good pick for the future of the Cowboys," said Stephen Jones.

    --Jerry Jones doesn’t regret winning a meaningless season finale last year against the Eagles, even though it negatively affected their standing in the draft: “We needed that win for our fans....Our success at end of last season certainly has has given us real tangible things as we go forward. I would not trade four spots to have that win."

    -- The Cowboys’ front office has been quiet throughout the labor situation because, according to Jerry, "You want to just make sure you are not misinterpreted."

    --The Cowboys do not consider drafting a quarterback a priority. When asked if it was, Jerry simply said, “No.”

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