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Stephen Jones Gets Optimistic

Jones blames the woes of 2013 on the injury bug



    Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has taken a very optimistic stance on the 2013 season.

    Jones is quick to point out that, in 2013, the Cowboys suffered under the injury bug.

    We had a lot of money sitting on the sideline,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “To be candid with you, when our season started if you told me that we were going to get the production we got out of DeMarcus Ware because of some injury issues, and we were not going to get [Anthony] Spencer at all and not going to get [Jay] Ratliff at all, then I might’ve been concerned and said, ‘We might have a hard time getting to 8-8.’ Now is that our issue because of Spencer’s age or Ware’s age or Ratliff’s age?

    “How much of that is on us? I don’t know, but first of all when you have that kind of money sitting on the sideline of a salary cap and you’ve got a $20 million quarterback (in Tony Romo) then if you might’ve told me if we would go 8-8, I might say, ‘Well, we did all right to survive that,’ because that’s a lot of cap money on the sideline that never played. Wasn’t efficient, I can tell you that.”

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