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April 28, 2012

Stephen Jones says Cowboys undermanned at corner in trying to win NFC East last year

Executive vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys didn’t give themselves much of a chance to win the NFC East last year with Alan Ball and Frank Walker playing big roles at cornerback.

That is why Mike Jenkins remains valuable to the Cowboys, executive vice president Stephen Jones said.

“We were trying to win the NFC East championship, unfortunately, with guys like Alan Ball and Frank Walker,” Jones said. “Not trying to be rough on them, but guys get hurt, and we would like to have good players to be available, and Mike Jenkins is a damn good cornerback.”

Jones was responding to questions about whether the Cowboys would try to trade Jenkins during the draft weekend, perhaps to recoup the second-round pick they traded to move up to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne in the first round.

“We think the world of Mike Jenkins,” Jones said. “He is going to be an important part of the team, more than likely, for us this year.”

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John Q..
I agree Newman was a dog. Alan Ball and Frank Walker are back ups. The expectation level is much less with those guys. If Stephen Jones wants to demonstrate that he is a tough guy, lets see him call out Felix Jones for regressing in his career. Lets have him come out and say we cant have our QB handing games away. Lets hear him question why Demarcus Ware puts up these shiny numbers, but rarely has an impact in a big game. And I dont wanna hear about Ware being double teamed. Guys like Reggie White, Joe Greene, Lawrence Taylor, they spent their careers being double teamed. Lets hear Stephen Jones call out these guys, its too easy to pick on the role players/back ups.

@LENNY: I don't know which games you watched but there were at least three games where our defensive backs (Ball, Walker, Newman) couldn't cover the receivers period. He!! they could not have covered a high school receiver. So well done to Stephen Jones for calling them out on it. It's time the players had some accountability for their part in losing games. Not just putting it all on Romo or Garrett's backs.

LENNY LAY OFF STEPHEN JONES. WE NEED AT LEAST ONE JONES THAT ISN'T KISSING HIS PLAYERS BUTTS. BALL AND WALKER SUCK. ROMO ONLY COST US THE LIONS GAME. I'LL ARGUE THAT THE JETS GAME WAS BAD PLAYCALLING. HE FUMBLES TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR GARRETS B.S. GOALING PLAY CALLING AND THEN WHY IS GARRET CALLING PASS PLAYS TO DEZ WHEN HES BEEN BLANKETED FOR THREE QUARTERS AFTER TWEAKING HIS HAMSTRING. ALL YOU ROMO BASHERS ARE MORONS. YOUD BE RUING THE DAY IF HE WAS A GIANT OR EAGLE.

First, I agree the secondary was a huge problem. T Newman was the absolute worst, Mike Jenkins is soft and injury prone, and then we had some guys who are better suited to be 3rd/4th CBs. But, for Stephen Jones to single out Alan Ball and Frank Walker is an absolute disgrace. These guys are role players who did the best they could with limited skills. Why would Stephen Jones name names? It just shows his inexperience and how he is in WAAAY over his head. He claims Dallas was trying to win the NFC East with guys like Frank Walker and Alan Ball. That is so incredibly bush league that it makes me sick. How about this Stephen: If your QB doesnt GAG away two games all by himself and if your head coach doesnt spit the bit in crunch time and cost the team a game, then you would've had a cushion in the NFC East and some margin for error. Its always easy to attack the bench guys/role players. How about if Stephen Jones comes out and says his QB and head coach alone cost the team three wins? Stephen Jones...I question his managerial and people skills...and we know for a fact the Jones family is clueless when evaluating football talent.

Injuries always happen. We need a backup like Jenkins badly. He is not a luxury but a critical piece.

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