Jerry Jones might ask for exemption

Updated: November 19, 2010, 1:22 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones indicated that he would ask the NFL for an exemption to the Rooney Rule if he decides to hire Jason Garrett as head coach on a permanent basis.

The Rooney Rule requires teams to interview a minority candidate for head coaching and front-office positions.

"There are some extenuating circumstances that are involved here," Jones said during his weekly appearance on KRLD-FM when asked whether he would have ...

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