He’s also not afraid to drop a few truth bombs (as he sees it) on the media when called for, especially when it comes to negotiating with the NFL, the commissioner, his coach or his players.
So on Tuesday at Cowboys training camp when Jon Machota of The Athletic asked Jones about how contract negotiations were going with star players Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper, Jerry was ready with an analogy… a really horrific analogy.
“Picture you were a driver of a car and you had a wreck and your hand was almost severed off, but you didn’t understand your anatomy,” Jones told Machota. “You look down, you’re spurting blood, you open the door, and run to the woods, and either die bleeding to death or shock. The educated man looks down, knows his anatomy, squeezes and knows his best chance is to wait for help. That’s because he’s been there a lot and done that. So I’m squeezing and waiting for help.”
What… the f**k, Jerry? Where did that visual come from? Please tell me it didn’t come of the top of your head.
A reporter then followed up by asking Jones where this “help” is going to come from?
“Pull it out of my ***,” Jones replied with a laugh.
Reporter: Where is your help going to come from?— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 14, 2019
Jerry Jones: "Pull it out of my (starts laughing)."
Reporter: That's another part of the anatomy.
Jerry Jones: "Exactly. We're having an anatomy lesson. ... That's the best one of all." https://t.co/xw6HomUoqJ
Not that he’s worried. He’s Jerry F***ing Jones!
It appears Jones’ stance on new contracts comes from some lessons he’s learned about doling out big contracts and overpaying for top players.
Meanwhile, Elliott continues to hold out and is reportedly very serious about sitting out the season like Le’Veon Bell last year did if the Cowboys don’t come up with a new deal.