Cowboys’ Jerry Jones Gives Strange Response About All In Strategy

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is one of the most well-known and visible owners in sports, and for good reason.

After all, he is the head of one of the most popular sports franchises on the planet and makes himself very available to the media.

So, when Jones says something, NFL fans and media pundits everywhere dissect it.

Recently, Jones said that he plans on going “all in” this offseason after the Cowboys suffered yet another disappointing playoff exit in January.

But what exactly does that mean?

Jones explained himself on Friday. Well, kind of.

“Your definition of what is all in and mine might not be the same thing, but I’m trying to win the games this year with my decision,” Jones said, via Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News. “So I’m all in to this year.”

Uh, what?

Who else’s decision would it be to “win the games?” That’s certainly a strange response from Jones, but it isn’t all too surprising.

He did elaborate a bit, though.

“I’ve drafted quarterbacks for the future, okay. I would be reluctant to do that this year,” Jones said. “That’s an example: use our first pick for quarterback this year, for the future if you had an opportunity there. You are at 24 and the greatest thing since ice cream, he’s sitting there. I’d be reluctant to do that this year. That’s called ‘all in’ this year.”

I mean, that’s pretty obvious.

Why would a contending team take a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft when its own signal-caller finished second in MVP voting the year prior and is still relatively young?

The Cowboys will probably extend Dak Prescott soon, so he will be with the franchise for the long haul. There is no replacement coming anytime in the near future.

So, Jones saying that not taking a quarterback in the first round of the draft is being “all in” doesn’t really make much sense.

Guess we’ll see what Jerry Jones really means in the coming weeks and months.

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