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A hot topic of debate in the NFL over the last few years has been about concussions, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones knows first-hand the effects of head injuries from playing the game.
Appearing as a guest on the new NBC Sports Network show Costas Tonight, Jones said he had suffered "50 concussions" during his playing career. Jones was responding to a segment earlier in the show where former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison addressed the struggles that players with head injuries go through.
Jones said that, had he not had so many concussions, he would have been the President of the United States instead of the owner of the Cowboys.
Jones quickly stated that he was not trying to make a joke about the effects these injuries have on players.
At the University of Arkansas, Jones was an all-Southwest Conference offensive lineman in college. Jones was the co-captain of the Razorbacks 1964 National Championship team.
On Thursday, former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett joined a group of 300 former players who are suing the NFL, its teams and, in some cases, helmet manufacturer Riddell.
"Every day, every day is a challenge," Dorsett told Dallas television station WFAA-TV. "Sometimes it's more so. Just to remember names. You know, Ive been driving down the street sometimes and wondering where the heck am I going."
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