Former Dallas Cowboys star Ed Jones attended the Hazleton Integration Project’s 5th Annual Holiday Celebration on December 18th and discussed a lot about his life in football. One of the things that he mentioned is the fact that he never really missed a game during his long football career, which makes it confusing to him why many players these days are often off the starting roster. Jones claims that he had just about every kind of injury possible during his years on the field, but somehow found a way to manage to get back on his feet and the field again. Player injuries have been a hot topic around the NFL in the most recent seasons, so it makes sense as to why this was a great topic choice for Jones to talk about.
The Jackson, Tennessee native didn’t play too much football during his high school years, but instead participated in basketball and baseball as a teenager. He initially took an athletic scholarship to play basketball for Tennessee State University, but left the team to focus more on football which he eventually did. Jones entered the 1974 NFL Draft and ended up being selected as the number one overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys, with whom he played for for 15 years. The Super Bowl XII champion even took some time to take part in boxing matches for a while, but ended up going back to football with Dallas. Overall, he is one of the most diverse athletes to ever have so many different professional sports options.
Jones attended the Hazleton Integration Project’s 5th Annual Holiday Celebration during the later part of last month, and got an opportunity to discuss his thoughts on injuries and how they are different today from when he was a player.
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