Is Jerry Jones Laying The GM Groundwork For Troy Aikman?

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DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - With rumors and stories flying all over regarding the Jones family and what may, or may not, happen at the end of the season with head coach Jason Garrett, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined The Fan on Tuesday and took a few moments to talk about one of his former players who has become a critic of sorts.

 Former Cowboys QB said recently of the Cowboys after losing to the Bears: "I don't know how you come back from this."

Aikman said "it's the same old story" after losing to the Bears and the went back to target the Cowboys after the Thanksgiving day loss to the Bills. "I don't know how you sell that if you are Jason Garrett, or Jerry Jones, or anyone. When you have a performance like that but say hey, we're still alive."

Troy Aikman on the Cowboys after losing to the Bears: "I don't know how you come back from this." -- pic.twitter.com/FB7ZXFTFNr

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But a few weeks later, after Dallas dominated the Rams, Aikman said, "I don't think there's a team in the NFC that wants to face the Cowboys if they're playing as well as they're capable of playing."

When asked about Jones relationship with Aikman and if they would 'have lunch' to possibly discuss Troy's possible future with the team, Jones said he;s had many lunches with Troy. 

"He is someone that, I can't tell you how much I respect him and how much I appreciate his lineage with the Dallas Cowboys" said Jerry Jones. 

"Apart from these kinds of issues, we've had business together - so we're doing fine." said Jones. 

"He certainly would like to be, it sounds like, he would like to be involved in a longe-term involvement in a team - maybe the Cowboys. I understand that," said Jones.

Jones says he appreciates Troy Aikman's lineage with the #DallasCowboys. @1053thefan

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Jones also commented on the report that his son, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones, has denied contacting the New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton through back channels to gauge his interest in taking over after a possible exit of coach Jason Garrett.

"I'm not aware of what Stephen said but it's pretty easy" later adding "That’s just not the case" said Jones.