When asked if the shenanigans that took place between the NFL and Kaepernick turned the workout into a circus, Jones agreed saying, “I think so. We, of course, aren’t in the quarterback business. We’re in the business of anytime anywhere looking for talent, whether we need it now or whether we need it in the future. So the way these things work, you have the evaluation whether you’re there or not. You have that evaluation. I think it’s unfortunate that you can’t just zero in on the business at hand and that is evaluating a player that might or might not help you win a football game or move the chains within a football game.”
The Cowboys were reportedly not one of the teams that were planning on attending Kaepernick’s workout.
“But that situation from the get-go probably had a lot more that wasn’t about football involved in it, and consequently we got the result of that dynamic,” Jones added.
Jones also reiterated the reason the Cowboys weren’t interested in Kaepernick’s workout is because they’re happy with their current quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush.
“We believe that we’re in great shape relative to our position,” said Jones. “There’s a lot of things. You look at the future. You look way ahead when you look at backup quarterback. You look at what you’re paying for those backup quarterbacks. You’re looking for whether you can have backup quarterbacks that don’t have to be active, which means you can keep them over on the practice squad, or bring them up. You get a quarterback that sometimes you try to get them to the practice squad another team will pick them up. That doesn’t give you a good backup situation. Lot of things go into looking at that position, certainly there’s a lot of intellectual consideration relative to what a quarterback has to do and what he has to be to be a quarterback in a football game. We’re very fortunate right now our quarterbacking is real good.”
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