Jerry Jones Reacts To Cowboys Losing Out On All-Pro Shaq Leonard To Hated Eagles

In an interesting development, former All-Pro linebacker Shaq Leonard opted to sign with the Eagles after considering offers from both Philadelphia and Dallas.

The decision left Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressing a mix of emotions. 

Jones shared his thoughts on the matter during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, acknowledging Leonard’s right to choose the team he believed was the best fit for him.

“Well, of course, we very easily could see him out here against us (this) Sunday … I just have to almost step back when I think about man, these are the times we’re in when a player like that could be available and pick his team – which he can and does – and be on the field within three or four days,” Jones said.

“It’s just a unique period of time. Not in any way – if I sound like I’m complaining, I’m not – but that’s just unique to me to think he can hit the ground running and be out there playing against us Sunday.”

Despite his disappointment, Jones expressed support for Leonard’s decision and wished him well – personally, at least.  

“Certainly, on an individual basis, I wish him the best. He deserves that. He’s had a very distinguished career,” Jones said. “There was absolutely never any money mentioned. I met with him, had lunch with him and had a good visit with him, but there was never a financial issue at all. So, that wasn’t the case in any way.”

“He apparently wanted to go where he thought he had the best chance. I certainly recognize and honor his decision there. It never was an issue for us regarding our confidence that we’ve got in our linebackers.”

Leonard is a three-time All-Pro linebacker and was recently released by the Indianapolis Colts.

He had been seen as an ideal replacement for injured Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, who is out for the season. 

What are your thoughts on Leonard’s decision to sign with the Eagles?

Who has the better chance to win the Super Bowl – Philly or Dallas???