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Cowboys can't avoid Hurd situation

Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett should have addressed players to protect them, franchise

Updated: January 6, 2012, 11:07 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said he never addressed the team about Sam Hurd's alleged drug-kingpin exploits. Neither did coach Jason Garrett.

Jones said his firsthand knowledge of the NFL's thoroughness as it relates to sniffing out illicit activities among its players made him comfortable.

"I can't tell you how thorough we are," Jones said a few days after Hurd's arrest. "Very thorough. Extremely thorough. And I'm satisfied that we're extremely thorough."

Whatever.

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