Jerry Jones needs to hold players accountable

March, 21, 2013
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PHOENIX -- It might be time to break up the band.

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ESPN Insider Ed Werder joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Jerry Jones' comments at the owners meetings, who should call plays for the Cowboys, Tony Romo's possible contract extension and Anthony Spencer's future.

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Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones says he likes this core group of players and wouldn't change much about them.

He should.

All this core has done is send Bill Parcells into retirement, get Wade Phillips fired and jeopardize Jason Garrett's job security for 2013.

But Jones has a different take on his current team.

"I feel better about the talent level of our team over the last two years than maybe others do," Jones said. "I just don't think that it's the smartest move for us to really abandon the direction we were going personnel-wise."

The reality is the Cowboys are 16-16 over the last two seasons and have missed the playoffs the last three years. They are in a salary-cap mess, with little money to obtain free agents.

It's one thing to make roster moves because of salary-cap restraints, but at some point Jones has to put players on notice.

Jones' allegiance to the core has to stop. And it has to stop today!

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Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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