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June 03, 2010

Jones not worried about spies

The Cowboys moved one day of their rookie minicamp to Cowboys Stadium. They had an OTA practice there Wednesday. They also will have one of their minicamp practices indoors in Arlington. For the price of a tour, fans are allowed to watch practice, though they are banned from bringing in video cameras. The only problem with charging is: It means scouts from other teams could be in the building as well.

It's an unwritten NFL rule that scouts won't attend free training camp practices of other teams. But you might remember a few years ago when the Redskins charged fans for entry to training camp, and scouts showed up to watch. The Redskins no longer charge.

So I posed the question to Jerry Jones: Are you afraid scouts are going to show up to these practices?

"I don’t want to be cavalier about it, but we certainly can have scouts or potential scouts at our training camp [breaking the unwritten rule]," Jones said. "We’ve had in the past. We move our people along pretty good, and our plan with our tourists is to move them along pretty good."


Jones added that when the Cowboys were winning Super Bowls in the 1990s, every team in the NFL knew their plays and what they were going to do. They just couldn't stop the Cowboys.


-- Charean Williams


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