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Adrian Peterson told Jerry Jones he wants to play for Cowboys

Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson admitted late last year that he has daydreamed about playing for the Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans before he retires. Peterson grew up a Cowboys fan outside of Dallas, so it makes sense that he would think about representing his home state. A recent report makes it seem like Peterson is more serious about that than we initially thought.

In a lengthy profile of Jerry Jones for ESPN’s Outside The Lines, Don Van Natta Jr. wrote about a phone call that the Cowboys owner shared with Peterson back in June. Van Natta was with Jones in his private suite at the time a phone was handed to Jerry that had Peterson on the other line.

“Well, I understand, Adrian,” Van Natta heard Jones tell Peterson. “I’d like that, too … Well, I love your story. I love your daddy’s story. I’ve always respected what you’ve been about. I’ve always been a fan of yours.”

It quickly became clear what the two were discussing.

“Well, we’ll see what we can do, if we can make that happen,” Jones said. “Hmm hmm … I’d like that, too … Well, we’re talking pig Latin here, but let’s see if we can do that … We’re talking pig Latin here, but let’s see what we can do about that. OK, Adrian, thanks.”

Jones confirmed that Peterson told him he wants to play for the Cowboys, which may not have been a great idea. While Jerruh didn’t think the call should be considering tampering, NFL rules state that a club that is contacted by a player who is under contract with another team “must immediately report such contact to the owner or operating head of the club which holds the player’s rights” or face potentially “severe” penalties.

Jones said he did not contact the Vikings about the call.

Peterson is 29 and in the fourth year of a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Vikings. It would only be human nature for him to be tired of losing in Minnesota, though the Cowboys have become the poster team for mediocrity in recent years. Plus, they have a promising young back in DeMarco Murray.

But if Peterson wants to force his way out of Minnesota, there’s no doubt he can find a way. And if that day comes, expect the first call his agents make to be to Jerruh.

Stephen Jones supposedly had to physically restrain Jerry Jones from turning in draft card for Johnny Manziel

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We already knew that Jerry Jones was extremely close to drafting Johnny Manziel No. 16 overall in the NFL draft before deciding on Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin, but a new story says Jones’ desire to select the former Heisman Trophy winner was on a whole other level.

Jim Dent wrote a new book called “Manziel Mania” in which he says Jerry had to be restrained by son Stephen Jones from turning in the draft card for Manziel.

Here’s what Dent writes:

“I could just see Jones grabbing Manziel with the 16th choice of the first round. I wrote a book about Jerry Jones in 1995 titled ‘King of the Cowboys.’ I know the Boss Hog. I knew that Jones’ hands were shaking when the Cowboys went on the clock with Manziel still on the board. I could envision Jones scribbling the name of Johnny Manziel on the draft card. Indeed, all of these things happened.

“As it turned out, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones had snatched the Manziel card straight out of his dad’s hand. Otherwise, Jerry would have drafted him and JFF would have sat for at least three years behind Tony Romo.”

This should not come as a surprise to anyone. Last month, Jerruh said in an interview with NFL Network that he was extremely close to picking Manziel.

“I want you to know almost as I was handing in the card it was that close to putting the Manziel card in,” Jones told Rich Eisen and Michael Irvin.

Despite Jones’ admission he almost drafted Manziel and this story, the Dallas Morning News says it’s inaccurate to say Stephen had to “snatch” the draft card out of Jerry’s hand.

This whole thing is so silly now. Jerry has admitted to the world a few times now that he really wanted Manziel and thinks JFF will be a star. Now I’m thinking that Jerry wanted to draft Manziel so they could party together.

Jerry Jones: Hotel pictures ‘misrepresented’ me

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Jerry Jones spoke for the first time on Sunday about the compromising photos of him that went viral last week. The Dallas Cowboys owner left plenty of questions unanswered.

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“Someone has misrepresented photos taken at a restaurant five years ago for their own purposes, and so I’m just not going to comment,” Jones said, per Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com.

We learned over the weekend that the photos are several years old, but I don’t see how they could be a misrepresentation. Whether they were taken five years ago or five days ago, the photos clearly show Jones grabbing a boob and partying it up with a couple of young ladies. Considering he is married, that’s not a good look regardless of the context.

The two women pictured with Jones are strippers who say they are seeking legal advice. They also claim to not remember much from the night because a lot of alcohol was involved. Stunning, right?

As LB mentioned before, the real takeaway from all this is that Jones’ personal security team dropped the ball. If they were there, they should have never allowed the photos to be taken. And if they weren’t there, they should have been. Jerruh was obviously in a state of mind where his decision making was impaired.

Jerry Jones pictures were with strippers and are five years old

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Compromising photos of Jerry Jones with a few women appeared on the internet this week with very little context, but now we finally have some background to the photos.

The two women featured in the pictures with the Dallas Cowboys owner are strippers, and they claim the photos are five years old.

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TMZ tracked down the women from the photos — Lindzie (the blonde) and Jordan (the brunette) who are both strippers in Texas. They say they don’t remember a lot about the night because “there was a lot of alcohol involved,” TMZ reports.

The women say the pictures were taken by a female friend and that they had no idea the pictures were taken. The women have sought legal advice about the photos. The women supposedly are also concerned about potential legal action from Jerry.

So what do we make of all this? Jerry Jones was partying with some strippers a handful of years ago, they were drinking, and things got weird? There’s a shocker for the ages. I mean who would have ever expected this.

The only takeaway from this matter is that Jones’ bodyguards failed big time. They had one job to do and one job only, and they failed.

[Related: Jerry Jones is married to this woman]

Jerry Jones shouldn’t have girlfriend – his wife is Gene Jones

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Some compromising photos of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones allegedly partying with some young ladies hit the internet this week, and they have many wondering about the 70-year-old’s love life. Does the owner of America’s team have a girlfriend? His wife would probably be upset if he did.

While we don’t know anything about the current status of Jerruh’s relationship with his wife Gene, we do know that they have been married over 50 years. The couple has three children together, including Cowboys COO Stephen Jones.

Therefore, we can probably assume the woman in the Jones boob grab photo is not his girlfriend. Jerry and Gene were photographed together as recently as April at the Country Music Awards. As for what Jerruh was doing when the naughty photos were taken, we have no idea. That’s something he and Gene will probably have a chat about.

To see the Jerry Jones hotel party pictures, click here.

Jerry Jones boob grab picture and more

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Some naughty photos of a man that certainly appears to be Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are currently making their way around the internet. The pictures were initially released back in January as part of a 20-page essay that was written by a man named Frank Hoover.

Hoover seems to have some sort of obsession with Jones. As Joe Kinsey of Busted Coverage noted, Hoover referred to himself as the “Son of God” in his essay and said he wants to help Jones. All he asks for in return is Jerry’s friendship. It’s very eery stuff:

In the end, I’ve sat here and no one will listen to me. Today, I have a negative balance in my checking account, I was laid off on my birthday, December 13 and my girlfriend left me because of the risks and my job to provide you this information. I don’t even have a bed to sleep on. I sleep on an inflatable mattress with a hole in it so when I wake up in the mornings, I’m tilted upside down. I could’ve easily called TMZ or another media outlet to sell these for millions, but I didn’t. The fact is I’m not about making a fast buck. I’m about what’s right and wrong. Mr. Jones, you were wronged and it will happen again if I don’t help you. All I ask in return is for your friendship and my own safety and well-being. I just need you to believe in me. …

If you somehow got through that portion, here is some more:

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Jerry Jones shares how close Cowboys were to drafting Johnny Manziel

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The Dallas Cowboys passing on Johnny Manziel was one of the biggest disappointments of the NFL Draft.

Dallas was sitting there at No. 16 with Manziel still on the board. Everyone knew that the team liked him and that they were strongly considering him. Everyone knows that Jerry Jones loves publicity and making the splashy/risky pick. It would only have been too perfect for Manziel to go to America’s Team.

But the Cowboys didn’t bite and instead selected Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin.

Jones shared in an interview with NFL Network how close he was to making the pick.

“I want you to know almost as I was handing in the card it was that close to putting the Manziel card in,” Jones told Rich Eisen and Michael Irvin.

Jones then explained that he wanted to do what he did when he bought the team — gamble.

“Nobody thought it would work. The Cowboys were busted. Broke. Make a more of an unconventional decision here and basically take the risk.”

Jones resisted his instinct to make the risky pick. He says he had to consider Tony Romo’s feelings when making the pick and that he felt Romo could handle the distraction of having Manziel around.

“Well first of all I feel so strongly about Tony Romo. But Tony Romo could have handled being on the same team with Johnny Manziel. Both quarterbacks. He could have handled that,” Jones said when talking about how Romo would have dealt with the Manziel distraction.

Though he passed on Manziel, Jones believes the Heisman Trophy winner will be a great pro.

“Manziel’s special. I know him personally. I know he’s going to be a success in the National Football League. And it was a hard decision. It was probably one the rest of my career I will think about.”

Jones also says Manziel was the top player on the Cowboys’ draft board by three players.

After the Cowboys passed on him, Manziel texted the Browns and told them to draft him. They did and the city went nuts.

Manziel’s had an offseason of partying and has disappointed the Browns so far, and he appears likely to open the season as a second-stringer. We’ll see whether the Cowboys made the right pick. What we do know is that nothing would have been more exciting than Johnny Football.

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