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Stephen Jones Wants to Change NFL Roster Rules

The Cowboys have to trim their roster from 90 to 75 players before this afternoon



    The Dallas Cowboys have to trim their roster from 90 to 75 by 3 PM on Tuesday afternoon, and from 75 to 53 by Saturday afternoon. If executive vice president Stephen Jones had his druthers, this system would be tweaked a bit.

    Namely, instead of two rounds of cuts would be condensed to one round. He also believes the NFL should change the system so these cuts aren’t required until after the final week of the preseason, rather than during.

    “At the end of the day, I would be on the side that you ought to cut them at one time. And I think we can work through all the logistics, the physicals and everything that goes with it,” he said. “But that’s one man’s opinion and we put  a lot of work and a lot of thought process into that and you certainly respect the people you work on the committee with and certainly respect where it might end up in terms of a vote, but it wouldn’t surprise me at some point if that changes.”

    The Cowboys got the cuts started on Monday, when they cut ties with defensive tackle Martez Wilson and fullback J.C. Copeland.

    “There are jobs up for grabs,” Jones said. “I think we obviously start right now, starting yesterday, going through a test of who now and what could change and there’s a handful of guys here who are battling and let’s see how they answer the bell on Thursday and here we go.”

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