STAUBACH CALLS FOR COWBOYS DISCIPLINE : OWNER JONES HAS BECOME TEAM COP.Byline: Daily News Wire Services
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Staubach, the Cowboys' leader from 1969-1979, said restoring order is the responsibility of team owner Jerry Jones For other persons named Jerry Jones, see Jerry Jones (disambiguation).
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Jones was born in Los Angeles, California. and head coach Barry Switzer.
``Leadership has to make some changes and it has to come from the top,'' Staubach told the Bloomberg Forum. ``Players can't police themselves.''
Among the recent problems: Wide receiver Michael Irvin was suspended for the first five games of the season after pleading no contest to a drug possession charge. All-Pro defensive lineman Leon Lett was suspended for a year because of a repeat violation of the league's substance-abuse policy.
The negative publicity is taking its toll on current Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman, the 1990s version of Staubach. Aikman made public his displeasure with the team, which he led to three Super Bowls in the past five years.
``I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. that anybody can be real proud of what has taken place,'' Aikman said after the season. ``I know we are not happy with the image we have created. I know those in charge aren't happy.''
Jones let his players know his feelings. A day after the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs, he told the team that he wanted players to settle their off-the-field problems and make sure no more were created.
Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple said Jones is becoming the team's policeman, although he wouldn't give details.
``That is certainly a front-burner issue,'' Dalrymple said.
Staubach said his teams were policed by head coach Tom Landry, a soft-spoken man who could make his point with a glare.
``We knew what the rules were and we knew we had to abide by To stand to; to adhere; to maintain.
See also: Abide them,'' Staubach said. ``You have to have some guidelines and you have to have some discipline. I think the Cowboys realize that now.''
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Staubach knows about discipline. He said things that pass for excuses now weren't tolerated back then.
``If you were late to practice because of a flat tire,'' he said, ``coach would say, `you should have left earlier.' ''
Photo: Ex-Dallas Cowboys QB Roger Staubach isn't sure he would want to play for the team now.
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