Jones praises Parcells, learns a lesson

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, making his first comments since a surreptitiously shot video of him spread across the Internet, expressed great respect for Bill Parcells and regret that a private, profane conversation perceived as critical of the ex-Dallas coach became public.

Jones said the video, which was filmed on a cell phone while he was socializing recently at a Dallas restaurant, was taken out of context. With slurred speech, Jones said on the video that Parcells "isn't worth a [expletive]" -- a comment he considers a sarcastic term of endearment -- and that the reason he was hired to coach the Cowboys was because Jones needed him to be able to build the new stadium.

Read the Cowboys owner's full reaction here.