Jerry Jones rushes out of practice

OXNARD, Calif. -- Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones wasn't talkative when reporters followed him after Wednesday's practice.

Jones allowed for only one question to be asked -- about his concern for defensive tackle Jay Ratliff missing this week and most likely next week's practices.

"Well, I'm not, and I think that's the best way to go," Jones said. "That's all I got right now."

Jones then wondered where one of the team doctors was -- behind him, it turned out -- and left for the day.

The Cowboys have numerous injuries along the defensive line, missing four players; they signed two, Landon Cohen and George Selvie, on Wednesday.

Jones hasn't spoken to reporters since last Saturday's news conference to open training camp.

The Cowboys media contingent has been eager for Jones' take on a number of developments since his last full chat, including the injuries that have befallen the team, how the Cowboys have performed thus far in camp, and a naming-rights deal that appears to be in the offing.