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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Stephen Jones likes wide receiver position

By Calvin Watkins

Stephen Jones, the executive vice president of the Cowboys, talked to KRLD-FM on Tuesday about a variety of topics.

The biggest thing we got out of this interview was Jones' stance on the wide receiver position.

"Not a pressing need," Jones said.

Jones said the Cowboys did not go after recently traded Santonio Holmes and didn't express any interest in Brandon Marshall.

"Very comforable with our receiver situation here," Jones said.

There is still a confidence level in Roy E. Williams and the team wants to give Miles Austin a long-term deal. Kevin Ogletree, Sam Hurd and Patrick Crayton are still valued players.

On Hurd, who has yet to sign his tender contract, Jones said, "tremendous special teams player. If he ever had the opportunity he would be a tremendous receiver as well."

The Cowboys have brought in several wide receivers for workouts or visits at Valley Ranch such as Dez Bryant and are linked to Jordan Shipley, but after listening to Jones you get the feeling the Cowboys are just preparing themselves in case an opportunity presents itself to draft a wide receiver.