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Latest from Jerry Jones on Cowboys extension talks: 'We're going to play football one way or the other'

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With one preseason game remaining, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones doesn't seem worried that his Triplets 3.0 are still without new contracts. 

At least he's got Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper in town, Ezekiel Elliott is not even here. His holdout hit the 31-day mark on Sunday as the Cowboys decompressed from their 34-0 victory over the Texans the previous night.

And Jones doesn't see a sense of urgency when it comes to getting Elliott a new contract.

"I've played games with contracts before and we went ahead and we played the games," Jones said late Saturday night. "I don't want to sound like it's not important for him to be here. I think it is important for him to be here or we wouldn't be having everybody be here, everybody getting some work in. Everything about this is important. Everybody does understand it. It's just a question of seeing if it works, but you know, we're going to play football one way or the other. That's the way it works."

When it comes to Prescott, Jones was more substantial when talking about the quarterback's play in the preseason than what's going on with contract negotiations.
Cooper, who hasn't played in the preseason because of plantar fasciitis, is waiting on Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones to get a new deal before getting serious with contract talks.

"In terms of off the field, what you want is everybody under contract, and everybody is under contract that makes the squad, lining up against the Giants," Jones said. "That is the goal. It's accountable. It's a very tangible thing. Everybody under contract playing."

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