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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Cowboys respond to Jones allegations

By ESPN.com staff

The Cowboys have responded to a Sports Illustrated story detailing owner Jerry Jones' failed attempt at intimidating the players during a meeting between owners and players.

"I don't think we've got your attention," Jones said to the players according to SI. "You clearly don't understand what we're saying, and we're not hearing what you're saying. So I guess we're going to have to show you to get your attention."

Jones reportedly tapped his fists together for emphasis and then stood and walked toward the door, but the other owners did not follow suit.

Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple wrote in an e-mail Wednesday that Jones did not leave the room and that Jones wasn't trying to initiate a walkout, according to the Dallas Morning News.

"I guess the story was that Jerry Jones can become animated when trying to make a point. That's not news to anyone around here," Dalrymple wrote.