Jerral "Jerry" Wayne Jones (net worth $2 billion), 69, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, on the NFL Network recently:
"Well, my window is getting shorter. Time goes by. I do feel real pressure because we do have players not only in (quarterback) Tony Romo, but (tight end) Jason Witten (and linebacker) DeMarcus Ware, to leave out several that are (also) in the prime of their career. And we need to strike and strike soon with those guys."
"(Coach) Jason Garrett feels exactly the same way about it and understands how urgent it is. Candidly, you're looking through rose-colored glasses if we all don't realize that now is the time to compete on the field."
And, later, quarterback Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, and his take on Jerry Jones' take:
"It's not closing. I think there's a sense of urgency every year that you play, whether it's your first year in the league or your 22nd. You never know when all that stuff is going to happen, so you just play every year as if it's an urgent day."Just another urgent day in Dallas, Texas.