DALLAS ROLLS THE DICE
Call Cowboys Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones what you would like, but “risk averse” would not be a proper label for Dallas’ decision-maker. Usually, those risks have involved taking players with character issues. Remember the time that Jones inked the talented but socially abrasive Terrell Owens to a huge three-year deal? Or the time that he traded the Tennessee Titans for Adam Jones, the young man with tremendous ability as a cornerback and returner, but who could not stay away from trouble at night clubs? Or the time he signed prolific pass-rusher Greg Hardy, a well-documented domestic abuser? Or how about the time when he drafted Randy Gregory in the second round, a player who failed a drug test at the NFL Combine? This time, however, Jones took a different kind of risk on a player-- he took one with a sterling reputation, but significant medical concerns.