Jerry Jones ends talk about Dallas Cowboys' window closing
By Carlos Mendez
OXNARD, Calif. -- The first thing Jerry Jones did Sunday was shut the window on the window talk.
"That was off-season talk," he said with the familiar smile and playful gleam in his eye as he opened his pre-training camp news conference under sunny skies and 70-degree weather at the River Ridge Sports Complex, where the Cowboys begin practice Monday.
"And we'll leave it right there."
So, no more window talk. But not because it was a bad thing.
In fact, the off-season's window talk pleased the Cowboys owner. Because, after he said in June that he was afraid the Cowboys' window of opportunity to reach the Super Bowl with the current cast was closing, it got the team talking about urgency.
Through the OTAs. Through the minicamps.
Urgency was the word.
Even when the Cowboys landed in California on Saturday, seven-time Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten said the team was arriving for training camp with "unbelievable urgency."...
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