You can accuse Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones of many things,—and I have—but being timid has never been one of them. Especially on the day of the NFL draft.
Last night, the noted oil wildcatter-turned-NFL-general manager was at his root-’n'-tootin’, gunslinging best when he leaped from the pick 14 to pick six (yeah, that’s a pun, and apropos, because the Rams were robbed).
The guys wearing the star were the biggest bandits on day one of the 2012 NFL draft. To hear son Stephen Jones tell it, he and daddy basically held up the St. Louis Rams and robbed them blind:
We said, ‘Well, what we do we need to do to come up?” Stephen Jones recounted. “And the (Rams) said, ‘We may not need as much as we normally would.‘ “
Stephen said he thought the Rams’ pick should have required the Cowboys to yield a second round and a fourth round pick along with their 14th pick in the first round. All the Rams required was the 14th and 45th picks overall, the Cowboys first a