OXNARD, Calif. – At the opening of the training camp on July 27, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the team did not just have to do business with quarterback Dak Prescott, recipient Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott – – but do the right business to keep a young team together for the future.
With the end of the Southern California Cowboys on Thursday, the team is not close to any of their offensive stars, but Jones reiterated his stance, pointing out the recent past, as an example of when things go wrong with regards to the salary cap ,
"It's not that I go out here and buy something that I need to decide if I just want to spend to have that," Jones said. It's not that at all, it's that I have to realize that I can let out a DeMarcus commodity because I do not have enough money because I've paid it to many others.
"That happened to me and I do not want it to happen again. And we have some top talents here.
Goods were released after the 2013 season, and the Cowboys did not even make a contract offer to their absolute market leader in sacks. Ware signed with the Denver Broncos and won a Super Bowl ring.
The Cowboys have Prescott, Cooper and Elliott Offers that would end up in their top five positions, but lately, minimal negotiations have led to fines of more than $ 750,000 for his absence Prescott and Cooper were in Oxnard, although Cooper was the one missed the last seven training sessions with a blue heel The representatives of the players have not told him that the talks are interrupted when the Cowboys compete against the New York Giants on September 8.
"The problem is – and the only lever is – Can it go into the reg season? "Jones asked," and here you start paying a price if you're a team, but the player pays a prize for that as well. So all that is, as I said and tried to point out when you were. "If you do this and do it as often and as often as I did, it does not scare you, it does not alarm you. "
Jones is not afraid of the absence of a deal that affects Prescott on the pitch.  "We are obviously proud of all the work we do, and it's not an issue, its contract, what game and mood and what we're going to do this year," said Jones. "It's not an issue, it has, as I see it, no meaning, it's more about the future."
Jones said that until an agreement has been reached, he would have no idea if one is near.
"It takes two, and we both did not say yes at the same time," Jones said.
As for Elliott, Jones reaffirmed that the absence of the rewind could extend into the regular season.
"If not, it's probably not damage," Jones said.
Jones said he did not communicate with Elliott, but could call him if he wanted. Jones also said he had received reports that Elliott was in good shape during the holdout in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
"Zeke will be able to start the race completely, if I may," Jones said. "We expect that and he says it and I believe he's in great shape, so I do not think that's going to be a problem when he comes back in. In the meantime, we have to be ready to go without him. and we'll do it that way. "
Of course, Jones would like to make a deal with at least one of the trios.
"The answer is yes, but I'll repeat: Would it be better If we can do one of the players – and I'm not banal – then the answer is yes," Jones said. "What might surprise you is that we may have an idea that you did not ask for, and that may have meaning in what I'm trying to do."