Camp Coverage: State of the Team address main topic deals with o - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Live Blog 7OnScene: Cowboys Camp 2017
 

Camp Coverage: State of the Team address main topic deals with off the field issues

KLTV Staff KLTV Staff

Despite coming off a 13 win campaign and claiming the NFC East Title, there has been little talk about football and the excitement for the upcoming season. That's because 6 players are currently dealing with off the field issues.

Questions about character and the type of guys on the Cowboys roster dominated the opening press conference of training camp here in Oxnard..

Owner Jerry Jones and Head Coach Jason Garrett acknowledged the problem, but remain confident the issues won't keep the team from being successful in 2017.

"We got a high bar here, we understand what it is. Having said that, that should not in anyway be interpreted as tolerance for those things. The stronger your core base is, it allows you to take some risk. You get the feeling that with this team, that it can handle these adversities. Because as sure as I'm sitting here we are going to have some that we don't even mention here today," said Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner. 

"We love the character of our team. Having said that, we have had some issues and some incidences here over the off season. We will address those issues. There is standard that we have here with the Dallas Cowboys. The countability does not mean infallibility. If guys make mistakes, coaches make mistakes, players make mistakes we address them.We address them relative to standards that we have," said Jason Garrett, Cowboys Head Coach. 

Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. ?

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • NFL Draft 2017

    NFL Draft 2017

  • John Tyler receives donation for local lawyer to help upgrade helmets

    John Tyler receives donation for local lawyer to help upgrade helmets

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:14:50 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    The John Tyler Lions always seem to look sharp in their uniforms. But thanks to East Texas lawyer Keith Miller, the Lions will look better and play safer. Helmets that advertise lowering the impact of hits, and possibly reduce the amount of concussions, come with a hefty price-tag. Miller's donation of 7,500 dollars, will go to help the lions cover that cost. "Keith Miller's been a big sponsor of John Tyler High School football program for years now.  I know it's...More >>
    The John Tyler Lions always seem to look sharp in their uniforms. But thanks to East Texas lawyer Keith Miller, the Lions will look better and play safer. Helmets that advertise lowering the impact of hits, and possibly reduce the amount of concussions, come with a hefty price-tag. Miller's donation of 7,500 dollars, will go to help the lions cover that cost. "Keith Miller's been a big sponsor of John Tyler High School football program for years now.  I know it's...More >>
  • Red Zone Rundown: Kilgore looks to a pair of Bulldogs speed to up offense

    Red Zone Rundown: Kilgore looks to a pair of Bulldogs speed to up offense

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:08:11 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    The last time we talked about the Kilgore Bulldogs, quarterback Buddy Jackson and wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd were apart of the 800-meter relay team that won gold at the 2017 state track meet. But today they are back in the pads, and looking to turn their speed into touchdowns.  Competing in District 9-4A, Kilgore has always had a strong run game that helped them become the 2016 District Champs. However, in order to surpass their opponents this season, including Carthag...More >>
    The last time we talked about the Kilgore Bulldogs, quarterback Buddy Jackson and wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd were apart of the 800-meter relay team that won gold at the 2017 state track meet. But today they are back in the pads, and looking to turn their speed into touchdowns.  Competing in District 9-4A, Kilgore has always had a strong run game that helped them become the 2016 District Champs. However, in order to surpass their opponents this season, including Carthag...More >>
Powered by Frankly