Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones joined the Shan and RJ Show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] recently to recap Sunday’s win over the Chargers and more. Here are some of the highlights.
How do you see the running back touches going forward?
Jones: “I see it as a great asset to this team. You don’t have an issue. We can have more carries or touches by the running back and, in my opinion, will because both players are outstanding out of the backfield as receivers and quite a threat. When you see [Kellen] Moore doing the job our coordinator did to neutralize [the Los Angeles] defense. You see what getting the ball out, getting the ball outside to those backs can do. One of my heroes of the game was [Terence] Steele, our right tackle. I just thought he was outstanding and I really felt that he would be in this lineup when we lost [La’el] Collins because he’s been so consistent. He’s really been the most consistent tackle that we’ve had there during training camp, because La’el was in and out quite a bit. The one that I thought that could personally give you the most consistent would have been Steele.”
How do you guys weigh the contracts for Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott?
Jones: “Well, you don’t in terms of the ultimate decision. You do what makes the first down, or you do what gets the most yards or ultimately wins the game. And that’s where it all comes. The facts are that we really have an outstanding situation here that Pollard gets up on them so fast and can really surprise the defense. He’s stronger than he looks, but he just has got so sudden, got such a burst. And then Zeke, you don’t need to describe him. He’s as powerful in terms of — I’m going to overuse the word — but his burst. I mean to tell you he punishes the hell out of those defenders… Both of those are going to be a real staple for us as we get into the season.”