“We’re going to focus on the good people that can be on the field and make plays for us,” Stephen Jones said.
That’s why both Stephen and Jerry Jones were curt in discussing [Rolando] McClain and [Randy] Gregory. When asked about McClain, who will serve his second suspension in two seasons, Stephen Jones responded, “He’s not here and we’ll move on.”
If they are not part of the current solution, they are no longer part of the current equation. That’s a welcome change. Don’t count on players you can’t count on.
And the club owner, minus his rose-colored glasses, seems finally at peace with that.
“I’m excited about where we’re at today,” Jerry Jones said. “We’ve got several challenges. We know where those are but they are far overshadowed by the positives of our returning players that we didn’t have last year. I had visions of sugar plums seeing No. 9 [Romo] roll out there. No. 88 [Bryant], No. 32 [Orlando Scandrick], No. 25 [Lance Dunbar] — we didn’t have these guys last year.
“We are not going to let a few setbacks, a few notable setbacks, deter the fact we are fortunate that we have many assets, and we’re going to put them on the playing field and win ball games with them.”