Jerry Jones had great reason for avoiding media last week
Jones did not address the media like usual after the team lost 20-17 to the Washington Redskins on the road. On Friday, the Cowboys owner revealed why that was the case.
Jones said on his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan that the team was discussing the Amari Cooper trade after the loss. He said he had to avoid the media because everybody knows he can’t keep a secret.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said the Cowboys were discussing the Amari Cooper trade after the loss in Washington. That’s part of the reason he didn’t talk to reporters after the game. Jones: “You know I can’t keep a secret.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 26, 2018
Dallas ended up acquiring Cooper in a trade with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, a day after their loss. They paid a hefty price too, giving up a first-round pick. It was a desperate move by a desperate team. They will have plenty of weaknesses to address after the season, and now they won’t have a first-round pick to help them regroup.
Perhaps Jones should have talked with the media about his team’s plans so that they could have talked him out of it.