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    Jerry Jones Holds the Line in Dallas Cowboys Contract Negotiations

    Over much of the last 30 years, the had played fast and loose with their money, often handing out contracts to players that probably shouldn't have received the second contracts or free-agent deals that they received. Dallas Cowboys Owner and was often viewed as one of the more undisciplined spenders in the NFL as the team attempted to recapture its early 90's glory.

    But recently, the Dallas has taken a more disciplined approach when it comes to and even paying their own players. After the and contracts didn't exactly yield the results they were looking for, the Cowboys took on a philosophy of not chasing big-money during the . When it comes to their own players, Jerry Jones and the rest of the front office has become more shrewd. See and .

    A team that was constantly characterized as being in “cap-hell” has now found themselves in cap heaven. While much of that can be attributed to Executive Vice President and Director of Player Personnel Stephen Jones, Jerry Jones has evolved as well.

    When the Cowboys released Dez Bryant in the , it was a sign that Jones, who had been extremely loyal toward players that had been long-time Dallas Cowboys, was willing to make difficult or shrewd contract decisions. Though Stephen Jones may be taking the lead on establishing a philosophy for disciplined and contract management, nothing happens still without the Owner's blessing.

    The negotiations the front office is involved in for their offensive stars has taken a rather public note with the Dallas Cowboys opening . Though at their opening at the start of camp Jerry Jones said they wouldn't be talking about contracts every day, it sure seems they've begun to talk about contracts every day.

    Stephen Jones has made it known publicly that the Cowboys aren't going to be setting the market with respect to the deals that need to get done with , , and . Yesterday, Jerry Jones stuck with the front office's message that these contracts aren't only about these players, echoing Stephen Jones' previous statements.

    They've got a plan in place to get the newest version of “The Triplets” under contract, but also have an eye to the future as they attempt to work in , , and possibly . Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones want to make it all work in such a way that it doesn't force them to restructure some of their long-term contracts.

    There's a way to make it all work, as Jess Haynie wrote yesterday, but the Dallas Cowboys are attempting to get the best possible deals they can get with their offensive stars.

    Any person in any negotiable business transaction is going to seek to get the best deal that they can get in that transaction. Whether you're negotiating the price of a house or a car, both sides of the sale are trying to get the best deal for their side as possible. It's the reason Ezekiel Elliott is holding out and it's the reason Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper haven't signed their contracts yet. It's also the reason why you see the front office playing out these negotiations in public and aren't moving off of their proposals.

    At some point, the two sides of these negotiations will come to an agreement that they're all happy with. Though there's a lot of uncertainty with Ezekiel Elliott's contract because of a report that the team and Elliott remain far apart on an agreement, questions continue to arise. Yesterday, Jerry Jones was asked if he was worried about the prospect of getting Elliott's contract finalized.

    Here's what Jerry had to say:

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    The man who made his fortune wildcatting the oil fields of Oklahoma and made the deal to purchase the Dallas Cowboys, Jones always finds a way to get a deal done when they need to get a deal done. and Dez Bryant are evidence that when it comes down to it, the Dallas Cowboys always get their man.

    This summer I have the feeling, that three of those men are about to get paid.

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    John Williams
    John Williamshttps://anchor.fm/inside-the-cowboys
    Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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    Robert Linder

    Jerry Jones you have to be stupid if you think you can win a Superbowl without your no.1 rushing champion Zeke ,go ahead and stamp a L on your forehead

    Robert Linder

    I have been a die-hard cowboys fan long before you bought the team , the way your handling things make me so sick, first thing you can do is fire you and your son