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September 03, 2013

Edgar Jones knows why Cowboys, one of his favorite teams, traded for him: special teams

Edgar Jones, traded to the Cowboys from the Kansas City Chiefs over the weekend, said he knows he is in Dallas because of special teams, and that’s fine. It is what has kept him in the NFL, he said.

“I emphasize it myself,” he said. “That’s why I’ve been blessed to be around in the NFL on special teams. First, I try to be accountable and put it on myself. I know that’s what’s looked upon me when I got here, to help out on special teams and contribute as much as I can.”

Jones said he understood early in his NFL career that he had to find something to be known for.

“I enjoy it, man. You’re on special teams, you only get 20, 25 plays a game, but each play is going 100 mph,” he said. “I’ve just always enjoyed special teams. I found my knack and what it was that I could do, and it was covering kicks and protection.”

Jones, who grew up in Monroe, La., said he is glad to be close to home, despite the shock of being traded. He spent last year with the Chiefs and his first five years with the Baltimore Ravens.

“This is a league where you just adapt,” he said. “Anything can happen, and when it happens, you just respond. Whether you take it in a good or bad way, I took it in a good way. I feel like God worked things out for a reason for me to be here. This has always been one of my favorite teams. Close to family and stuff like that. Just getting the opportunity to play for a great team, I was excited about it. You embrace it, man.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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At least they're addressing it.

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