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Jerry Jones might not be ready to dance, but he’s walking without assistance a week after hip surgery

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who had hip replacement surgery last week, leaves the opening press conference Wednesday.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who had hip replacement surgery last week, leaves the opening press conference Wednesday. AP

Jerry Jones moved a little slower Wednesday, but he was walking without a cane and without a noticeable limp only eight days after hip replacement surgery.

“I may be moving a little bit slower this training camp because of my hip surgery, but I am feeling good,” Jones said. “Stephen [Jones] and coach [Jason] Garrett have promised me I’m not going to get on any lists around here, PUP lists or no-show lists, anything like that.

“…The facts are: You’ve seen me move with more awkwardness and less grace without hip surgery almost 30 years ago than you’re going to see right at this time, but I think I’ve made an improvement over the last few months.”

Jones, 72, played in the offensive line at the University of Arkansas. He said that could have played a factor in his hip needing replacing.

“I was told that you spend a lot of [time at that] position down in a stance, and so we do more of those than we do the guys standing upright,” Jones said.

A golf cart transported Jones to and from the opening press conference, but he walked and climbed stairs without assistance to get to the podium.

“Feel real good,” Jones said. “This is frankly one of the first times out where we’ve really been doing some stretching out and walking around a little bit. It’s good.”

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760

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