Jerry Jones uses grisly analogy to explain contract negotiations
The eminently quotable Jerry Jones is known to turn a colorful phrase from time to time, but the grisly way he explained his perspective on the contract extension issues confronting the Dallas Cowboys certainly took things to a disturbing level.
It’s no secret that the Cowboys have some fires to put out on the extension front with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and current holdout Ezekiel Elliott all angling for lucrative contracts. Jones insisted this week that this isn’t his first rodeo when it comes to such matters, so there’s no reason for him to panic, though he admitted he could use some help.
To illustrate as much, the Cowboys owner for some reason relied upon a visceral description of a person who was involved in a terrible car accident.
“Picture you were a driver of a car and you had a wreck and your hand was almost severed off, but you didn’t understand your anatomy,” Jones said Tuesday, via the Dallas News. “You look down, you’re spurting blood, you open the door, and run to the woods, and either die bleeding to death or shock. The educated man looks down, knows his anatomy, squeezes and knows his best chance is to wait for help. That’s because he’s been there a lot and done that. So I’m squeezing and waiting for help.”
Disturbing, indeed. Jones, thankfully, opted not to paint such a nightmarish picture when responding to a question about whether or not he’s worried over the belief Elliott could miss regular-season games absent an extension.
Is Jerry Jones worried that he might not have Ezekiel Elliott for Week 1?— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 14, 2019
“I’m not in any way, but I certainly know that we’re in a situation where it could be Week 1, or be Week 2. It could go into the season, of course. That’s the facts. If it doesn’t, it’s probably no harm.”
As noted, Jones has a knack for articulating himself in bizarre, sometimes even off-putting, ways. Let’s just say using gruesome imagery about car accidents, a nearly severed hand, “spurting blood” and “bleeding to death” is simply another outrageous quote out of the loquacious Jones.