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Cowboys safety Byron Jones talks nutrition, Romo at South Side school

SAN ANTONIO - Dallas Cowboys safety Byron Jones spent the morning with local children at Vestal Elementary School to talk nutrition and health.

"I'm teaching good nutritional habits, I'm teaching drinking your milk, eating your cheese and dairy. It's getting out and being active," Jones said of children's nutrition.

Meeting the kids and talking nutrition is one of the fun parts of his job, he said, but he added the importance of reaching out to children when they're young to instill healthy eating habits.

Jones' appearance at the South Side school comes amid reports the Dallas Cowboys will release Tony Romo on Thursday, which marks the beginning of free agency.

"It's football. NFL's a football business," said Jones about the reports. "That's what's going to happen at some point. We're all going to fall off a bit."

As far as Romo?

"I think he's been a great quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and what he did last year for the team, it speaks to how humble the guy is. It speaks volumes on his character," he added.

The event, hosted by Fuel Up to Play 60, is an effort to get children to pick healthier options at meal times.

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