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IRVING (105.3 THE FAN) – Yet again we find ourselves blanketed in “secrets” and “sources” and “rumors” and…

There is a better way.

“I don’t see that happening,” Dallas Cowboys COO Stephen Jones told G-Bag Nation on 105.3 The Fan. But what is the “that” in his sentence?

The fellas wisely didn’t mention All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson in their question; Jones’ answer to that specific question could be considered tampering as it regards the maybe-on-the-block Minnesota Vikings star.

“I think draft picks are so important for us,” said Jones, talking in the record and suggesting that Dallas plans to find running back help via next week’s draft. “That’s where your value is in this salary cap era. I see us using all of our picks and, hopefully, do it in a good, wise way. Hopefully, when the draft is all said and done, we’ll have really improved our football team.”

This indicates that Jerry Jones’ lieutenants are winning the war inside of Valley Ranch, working to persuade the owner that they have worked hard to sensibly manage the cap and the roster and — despite Peterson’s enormous talent — would, depending on his price, like to keep it sensible.

“I don’t see us using any picks to trade for veteran ballplayers,” Stephen Jones said.