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March 25, 2014

Jerry Jones: "We are not rebuilding. We are just revamping the defensive. You don't rebuild with Romo."

By Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Orlando _ Owner Jerry Jones admits the Cowboys loaded up the past few years to make a run at the Super Bowl.

He acknowledges the decisions they made then have had some negative financial consequences that have cause the Cowboys to take a different financial approach going forward.

But Jones refuses to concede to any talk about the Cowboys being in a rebuilding mode _ despite three consecutive 8-8 seasons and recent decisions to purge veterans like DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher from the roster for salary cap reasons.

He says the Cowboys have too much firepower on offense, led by franchise quarterback Tony Romo to rebuild. They are just revamping the defensive line.

"Not at all. You don't rebuild with (Tony) Romo," Jones said at the NFL's owners meetings. "The firepower we have on offense and where we are with our running backs, and our receivers -- you don't rebuild with an offense that's got the capability we've got.

"We didn't bring [Scott] Linehan in here to rebuild. We’re not rebuilding. We are, by necessity, having to revamp the defensive line.’’

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