Jones, Eisen talk boxing, OT and free agency

The Dallas Cowboys have been quiet free agency. But that just allows more time for owner Jerry Jones to pursue other endeavors, such as hosting the WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey at Cowboys Stadium. Or, joining NFL Total Access host Rich Eisen to talk such topics as boxing (turns out Jones was first introduced to Pacquio through former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells), free agency, the CBA and overtime rules.

Jones, who reiterated that his team will not go on a spending spree in a potentially uncapped season also gave a sneak preview of the debate likely to go on about overtime at the upcoming owners meetings. The owners are reportedly weighing the possibility of changing the overtime format for the postseason by allowing both teams to have an opportunity for an offensive possession.

“Of course we’re always trying to limit the time that the game takes, beacause, if you will, of television and programming,” Jones said. “So those extended overtimes really play havoc with the schedule. On the other hand, it really does leave you empty when the team that gets the ball wins the game in an overtime situation.”

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