Jones weighed in on Dez Bryant and his recent trouble. “It’s very serious.” Jones said. “He’s gotta grow up.”
Jones said he talked to Bryant and he’s contrite. He thinks Bryant is a good person, but that’s not enough. Jones said he has to step up. And Jones said that he’s demanding Bryant gets his act together or they move on.
Jones also talked about the team not living up to expectations last year. ”It’s the second most disappointing year I’ve had was last year,” Jones said. “To have [Tony] Romo to have the year that he had. you’re supposed to be knocking on the door when you have a quarterback playing like that.”
Jones said the worst he ever felt was in the 1994 season playoffs when they lost to San Francisco, costing them a chance to win three straight Super Bowls. Jones said he cried then and when the Cowboys lost to the Texans when Houston opened its stadium.
Jones talked about what he expects from the team. “I would have never dreamed of being back to the Super Bowl,” Jones said. “When we have Romo, we have to knock on the door.”
Florio asked Jones if he’d bring Terrell Owens in. ”Terrell still has NFL football in him,” Jones said. “When he’s out there, he gives defenses problems. We really would like to give our young receivers the opportunity to come in and [take] that third spot.”
Florio asked if they went after Tim Tebow. He said that he wouldn’t answer that, but Tebow is a credit to the League.