Jerry Jones on the Redskins name


(David J. Phillip/AP)

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked about you know what during his weekly appearance on Dallas sports talker 105.3 The Fan.

“Well, I don’t think anyone has ever named their team to be uncomplimentary to the entity or person or group or namesake,” he said on the “New School With Shan & RJ” program. “All team names have always been a positive attempt at [representing] the namesake. And so the intent is very positive here. I’m very sensitive, and we should always listen to those that feel that you’re being insensitive. That’s real, and that’s valid, and ought to be always looked at.

“But also we’re dealing with that not everybody looks at it the same way,” Jones continued. “And so I think that’s there, and no, I don’t want to weigh in on it, other than the fact that I know that it was intended initially and is today to be complimentary.”

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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