While talking about Cole Beasley’s highlight catch from last Sunday night, Jerry Jones shared one of his favorite stories during his Tuesday morning radio appearance.
The Cowboys owner and general manager mentioned how Beasley left the team during training camp his rookie season in 2012.
Overwhelmed with the transition from playing at SMU to trying to make an NFL roster, Beasley left Oxnard, Calif. but was back at practice two days later.
Jones mentioned the time he also quit football before quickly returning.
“The first thing I did when I saw him was I said, ‘Welcome back from one quitter to another.’ He looked [at me] funny,” Jones recalled on 105.3 The Fan’s Shan and RJ show [KRLD-FM]. “I said, I was in the high school all-star game when I was in high school, and they changed my position, moved me from a running back and into the line. And I was getting the hell beat out of me at the all-star game. I went home in the dark of night. I lived right in the same area in central Arkansas.
“My dad came in from traveling. Mother said, ‘Jerry’s in there in the bed.’ He said, ‘My goodness. That’s not right. He’s supposed to be at the all-star game.’ He comes in and looks at me. He said, ‘Son, you lay here in this bed, you’ll be a quitter the rest of your life.’ I said, ‘Yeah, but they moved me and they’re beating the hell out of me.’ And he said, ‘Let me tell you something. I’m going to give you some advice. If they make you the damn water boy, drown their ass. But get off yours and get back over there and play football. That’s what you love to do.’
“That’s tough love, but, boy, I got back over there and never regretted it, of…
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