Jones cold about Cowboys in HOF game

February, 7, 2010
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MIAMI --Welcome to Super Bowl XLIV, and the Cowboys are not here.

We're here to update you throughout the day about how some of the local players are doing this evening.

But first, a recap of something said Saturday night at the Hall of Fame selection show.

With former Cowboy Emmitt Smith and former Saint Rickey Jackson going into the Hall come August, there is a chance Dallas and New Orleans will meet in the annual Hall of Fame game.

Now in order for that to take place, training camp would have to start earlier than normal.

Jerry Jones didn't seemed thrilled to have the Cowboys play in the game.

"I don’t know about that," Jones said regarding whether or not his team would play in the preseason opener. "I don’t have a thought about that. I'm not sure what is involved there relative to schedule and those kinds of things."

Also, Jones said he hated it that Smith played two seasons in Arizona on the backside of his career.

"I didn’t like that," Jones said. "It had nothing to do with the Cardinals or anything to do with Emmitt’s decision. It was a speck on the whole spectrum on what Emmitt is about with the NFL and the Cowboys."

Smith said he needed closure as his reasoning for playing with Arizona.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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