Jerry Jones all for player-organized workouts

While many have questioned the value of NFL players conducting practices minus the coaches in the midst of the lockout, Jerry Jones is all for it.

The Dallas Cowboys owner sees the value in his players organizing on their own as they’re doing for the third consecutive week. Reports are about 40 players have been participating in the practices.

“We talk about leadership and basic implementing the responsibility that goes with organizing preparation as well as executing preparation,” Jones said at a golf outing for the team’s sponsors, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “I think that’s a good thing. I think there could be some positives from that of initiating by the players these workouts as opposed to be supervised by the coaches.

“There could be some positives from that as far as looking ahead to the season. Now that’s looking at it through rose colored glasses. Let’s try to find some good here. That effort on our players’ part is a good thing to go ahead and get organized. And we’re working in a time of year where this is the least activity you have with teams and we’re going into the latter part of May and June when players are off, so I think under the circumstances for them to be organizing and working is a good thing.”

Of course, if Tony Romo or DeMarcus Ware or Jason Witten or any of the main cogs for the Cowboys was to go down with a serious injury, Jones’ tune would probably change. Immediately.

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