Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has never been shy about speaking his mind, whether it’s on contracts for players or his team, or the backlash from Colin Kaepernick’s workout over the weekend.
During Tuesday’s appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, the Cowboys owner addressed the Colin Kaepernick situation.
He said, “We aren’t in the quarterback business, we are in the business of looking for talent—either now or in the future” and largely danced around a direct question about whether the team believes Cooper Rush is a better backup quarterback than Kaepernick could be in Dallas by saying, “We believe we are in great shape relative to our future.”
Jones also called the workout “a circus” when the phrasing was directly included during a question:
The Cowboys were one of many teams that did not have a scout or rep to attend Kaepernick’s workout. The owner reiterated that the team wasn’t interested in the workout because they are happy with having Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush at the QB position.
“That situation from the get-go probably had a lot more that wasn’t about football involved in it and consequently we got the results of that dynamic,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.
“We believe that we’re in great shape relative to our position,” said Jones. “There’s a lot of things. You look at the future. You look way ahead when you look at backup quarterback. You look at what you’re paying for those backup quarterbacks. You’re looking for whether you can have backup quarterbacks that don’t have to be active, which means you can keep them over on the practice squad, or bring them up. You get a quarterback that sometimes you try to get them to the practice squad another team will pick them up. That doesn’t give you a good backup situation. Lot of things go into looking at that position, certainly there’s a lot of intellectual consideration relative to what a quarterback has to do and what he has to be to be a quarterback in a football game. We’re very fortunate right now our quarterbacking is real good.”
Jones has previously criticized Kaepernick’s protest as “disrespectful to the flag” and even threatened any player on his team if they even thought about kneeling during the Anthem, stating they “will not play.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.