Cowboys' Injury Concern on the Eve of Training Camp: The Owner?

The Cowboys’ rallying cry for 2015: Win one for the … hipper?

Joining Mavs owner Mark Cuban as DFW sports bosses mimicking The Six Million Dollar Man, Jerry Jones will arrive at training camp in Oxnard with an artificial hip.

In fact, Jones will speak at the team’s annual “state of the union” kickoff press conference tomorrow afternoon, just eight days after hip replacement surgery.

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Jones, 72, downplayed a noticeable limp last season but decided on the surgery two months ago. He underwent the procedure on his left hip July 21 in Dallas and isn’t expected to miss any days or work during camp in California.

In other words, we’re reminded again that he’s a tough, old coot. Before camp in 2010 he underwent rotator cuff surgery to repair an old football injury.

Jones isn’t expected to need a cane or hovercraft to whiz around camp. Somehow it’ll be comforting to see him in his trademark golf cart.

A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.

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