‘This Isn’t a Hard Scouting Job at All’ – Jerry Jones Gives an Update on Shaquille Leonard’s Visit With the Dallas Cowboys

Jerry Jones gave the latest update on LB Shaquille Leonard's visit to The Star on Tuesday and his biggest questions surrounding the six-year veteran.

Dallas Cowboys general manager/owner Jerry Jones gave the latest update on the team’s interest in former Indianapolis Colts’ linebacker Shaquille Leonard and his visit to The Star in Frisco on Tuesday.

It was reported last week by the Dallas Morning News that Leonard would be coming in for a visit, and then NFL Network reported that the visit was confirmed for Tuesday.

Jones spoke about Leonard’s visit on his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, saying it wasn’t difficult to see the kind of player Leonard has been and describing him as “outstanding” during his career.

Jerry Jones’ Biggest Questions for Shaquille Leonard

The Cowboys owner said the team will check Leonard’s health and medical status to see where the linebacker is for the immediate future and the rest of the season. Jones added that while he was talking on 105.3 The Fan, Leonard was getting his medical evaluation done by the team.

After Leonard’s evaluation, Jones planned to have lunch with Leonard during his visit. But the most significant questions the Cowboys’ front office has for Leonard are where he is in his career now and where he stands health-wise going forward.

Leonard has an injury history that kept him out for most of the 2022 season due to a setback in his back surgery in the offseason and a concussion he suffered upon his return.

Will Jones Let Leonard Leave the Building?

ESPN reported that Leonard has a scheduled visit with the Philadelphia Eagles after he visits with the Cowboys. When Jones was asked if knowing this factors into them trying to make a deal with Leonard, he said it didn’t surprise him that the linebacker had another visit lined up.

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“It doesn’t surprise me at all. I don’t know that you need to stop there. There’s probably several teams that he can make a contribution to, and this thing probably does not have a financial aspect to it as far as competition between the teams,” said Jones.

The owner said that Dallas is an organization that players find attractive because of how the team is playing right now and the aura of the Cowboys, including the fan base.

Leonard’s History With Current Dallas Cowboys’ Players

Leonard has been teammates with safety Malik Hooker and cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who both have a history with the Colts.

When Jones was asked if he got Hooker or Gilmore’s opinion on Leonard as a teammate, he said, “With a player like him, you don’t have any questions. His contributions away from the football field is well known… He’s a big positive on the team (and) has great respect.”

He added, “When you’ve played as long as he’s played, at the level that he’s played, then this isn’t a hard scouting job at all.”

Leonard is a former second-round draft pick who is now a six-year veteran, three-time All-Pro, and four-time Pro Bowler.

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