Sunday, February 07, 2010

Jones floats idea of Cowboys playing in Hall of Fame game

The Dallas Morning News

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Cowboys could join running back Emmitt Smith for an August weekend in Canton, Ohio.

Smith was selected Saturday for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held Aug. 7 in Canton. The annual Hall of Fame game will be played the next day. Owner-general manager Jerry Jones warmed to the idea of having the Cowboys participate.

"I was enjoying Emmitt being noted, and I thought, 'I guess I want these Cowboys to go to Canton and be up there when he's there,' " Jones said. "Certainly we could make that work."

The Cowboys last appeared in the game in 1999. By playing in the Hall game, the Cowboys would have five exhibitions and would start camp a week earlier, in late July.

Briefly: Jones said he has not yet spoken with fullback Deon Anderson, accused of pulling a loaded gun during a dispute outside an Addison restaurant last week. Jones declined to comment, citing the legal process.