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Jerry Jones closes window, opens up hole

Jerry Jones

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with reporters at the conclusion of a news conference at NFL football training camp, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)


The issue of closing windows came up a lot around the Cowboys this offseason.

Jason Witten fretted about it, but Tony Romo felt that was going too far. DeMarco Murray thought the window was wide open, DeMarcus Ware felt it shutting and Jerry Jones proclaimed that he was the only one who decided about the position of the window which, for the record, he implied would close on someone’s neck if the Cowboys didn’t make the playoffs. We may have missed a couple of examples, but that should suffice for qualifying how often the topic came up.

If Jones has his way, there won’t be any more window talk for the Cowboys. On the eve of the start of training camp in Oxnard, California, the Cowboys owner said it was time to leave discussions about windows to the folks at Microsoft.

“I want to close the window to closing the window,” Jones said, via Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That was off-season talk. We’ll leave it right there.”

As you can see, everything that can be said about this topic has already been said so we thank Jones for putting it to rest once and for all. And we thank him even more for saying something that makes it hard to remember anyone was talking about windows at all.

“I’ve been here 23 years. I’ve been here when it was glory hole days and I’ve been here when it wasn’t,” Jones said. “And, so, having said that, I want me some glory hole. So I have that perspective.”

We’re not even going to begin to weigh in on how open that might be for the Cowboys.