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The Cowboys have placed defensive tackle Datone Jones on injured reserve with a hamstring strain and signed Caraun Reid, who spent the end of training camp with the team. Jones played in just five snaps in the loss to Seattle after being inactive the first two games because of a sprained knee. The Cowboys told Reid to remain ready because they liked what he did for them in the preseason but did not have a spot on the 53-man roster at the cut down day.

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Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas the emphasis on protecting the quarterback, specifically a defender landing with his full body weight on the quarterback, has changed the game from its past more than any rule he has seen. “The way I see our future is I see a real serious emphasis on youth football, amateur football. I see it reflected at the high school level. Then a step above that will be the collegiate level and I see a collegiate game that certainly has a lot of finesse in it but is a great game and makes these kinds of adjustments we're talking about,” Jones said. “But when it comes to pro football, to use a boxing term, that's when you put the 6 ounce gloves on. That's when you don't want to fight with those 10 ounce gloves or you don't fight with those head gears. Everybody's being really paid to go out and you're paid a lot of money to go out and incur those type situations that have more risks in them. It's real important that pro football distinguish itself as a very physical game relative to the game at college, relative to the game at high school and amateur. That's very important. Now where to find that balance, that's one thing but when we get to a point in the future in time you'll see pro football where they've put the 6 ounce gloves on and where the men are playing.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones on Sean Lee's hamstring injury to 105.3 The Fan in Dallas: "I hope it will be a short time but I do think he will miss some play time."

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While some wonder if Jason Garrett will be involved more in the play calling with or in place of Scott Linehan, Jerry Jones is not. "No, there have not been any discussions or plans to have (Garrett) become the play caller," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday.

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Cowboys not planning major changes on offense

The Dallas Cowboys have the fewest points to start a season since 1990, but coach Jason Garrett will not make significant changes in personnel or in the playcalling operation with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford (elbow) and safety Jeff Heath (ankle) appeared to come out of Sunday's game OK and the coach is hopeful both will be able to practice this week. Garrett said Sean Lee will be day to day with a hamstring injury, however, a source indicated he could miss a couple of games.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett will not make significant changes in offensive personnel or in the playcalling operation with Scott Linehan, despite the struggles of a Cowboys offense that has scored 41 points in the first three games, the fewest in team history since 1990. “I think it would be false for me to say this is about play calling,” Garrett said. “This is about everything we're doing offensively we have to do better. We have to coach better. We have to play better. We have to run it better. We have to throw it better. We have to protect better. We have to do all the things good offenses do and we have to do all of those things better.”

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Randy Gregory's unnecessary roughness penalty at the end of the first half turned what could have been a 62-yard field goal attempt by Sebastian Janikowski into a 47-yarder the veteran kicker made to give Seattle a 17-3 lead. Gregory slapped a Seahawks lineman in the face, bringing the penalty. “You have to keep your poise regardless of what anybody did to you, said to you,” coach Jason Garrett said. “You cannot respond like that. Typically what the officials see is the second thing and obviously that drew the flag. That was a poor play for us prior to the half.”

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Owner and general manager Jerry Jones was not pleased Tyrone Crawford was penalized for roughing the passer on Seattle's third play from scrimmage. “That was not roughing the passer under the existing rules,” Jones said, however, referee Carl Cheffers determined Crawford landed with his body weight on top of Russell Wilson. Crawford knows he will be fined. “I'm going to get the letter,” he said. “No one wants to get hit with something like that. We've got families we've got to take care of. That money can go to them. Instead (the league is) trying to get us on petty stuff. It is what it is.”

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Zeke: My 'poor perfomance' cost Cowboys game

Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 127 yards on 16 carries and whose 7.9 yards per rush were the second-best of his career, nevertheless took the onus for a loss to the Seahawks. "I got to do a better job of taking care of the ball," he said.

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