Julius Jones made a few comments today and says he plans to workout in Dallas from here on out. He also sounds unsure of how much love the Cowboys have for him.
Jones has been the subject of trade rumors during this offseason.
"That's part of the process," Jones said. "I don't know what to believe. I removed myself from the situation and went to Arizona."
Jones worked out in Arizona and skipped the offseason workouts. He will attend all of the minicamps this weekend and expects to workout here in Dallas until the season starts.
"I want to put up good numbers and have a good season and end my career in Dallas," Jones said.
When I asked Jones does he feel wanted by the Cowboys he said, "I hope so. I hope so, man, you know."
Aaron Glenn and Anthony Henry discuss the challenge for the secondary with a highly aggressive, blitz-oriented defense.
"It's always a feast-or-famine deal," nickel back Aaron Glenn said. "Just because you blitz doesn't mean it's going to be easy.
"It has no choice but to be a personal challenge. When you [blitz], you're going to be in one-on-one situations. We've got guys that want that challenge."
Anthony Henry said the cornerbacks' mindset doesn't need to change with the new scheme. They've always tried to force turnovers, but they just weren't very successful last season. Terence Newman, Henry and Glenn combined for only four interceptions -- a total that should at least double if the Cowboys get consistent pressure on quarterbacks.
"You want to make plays when the ball comes your way," said Henry, who was hampered by a sore knee last season. "In this scheme, the percentages ought to be a lot higher."
Also, Bradie James said he gave up too many plays in pass coverage last season, and he’s slimmed down to try and be more mobile. He claims he’s down from 265 lbs. to his rookie weight of 245 lbs. Leonard Davis missed practice because his wife had surgery. Jason Ferguson is excited about being more active in the Phillips 34 and getting after the QB or the ball carrier.