Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tyron Jones has no qualms about his decision to retire after the season.
“I think the decision I made to retire, I don’t think it’s easy to make,” Jones said during a Monday morning appearance on ESPN.
“It’s just hard.
But you know what?
I feel like I can handle it.
I know what I’m capable of doing.
I feel good about my body, I feel strong about my arms.
Jones has not played in a regular-season game since 2014. “
I’m going to continue to work hard, and hopefully we can be back next year, and get better.”
Jones has not played in a regular-season game since 2014.
He is scheduled to make his season debut against the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 6.
Jones’ decision to take a step back is a big blow for the Cowboys, who are still in the thick of the NFC playoff race after going 9-7 last season.
Jones was a part of the Cowboys’ Super Bowl winning team in 2014 and was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft.
“It was just a great opportunity for me to get my foot in the door, get my head in the right place, and be able to contribute to this team,” Jones, 33, said.
“And when you have a chance to be able play a big role, it’s a great feeling.
I felt that way.”