Jerry Jones said that if he were the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and the team was performing as poorly as they have, he would make a change at general manager. Well, the thing is, Jones id the owner of the Cowboys. He is also the general manager of the Cowboys. That means that he is ready to relinquish the role of GM and simply overlook operations as team owner, right?
Not even close.
Jones cleared up any confusion by his previous statement by stating that he will always be the Cowboys’ general manager. As long as he owns the team, he will also be the GM in Big D.
Best of luck with all of that, Cowboys’ Nation.
“We are not structured that way,” Jones told KRLD-FM on Tuesday morning. “We didn’t structure it that way with my ownership. There’s no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decision-maker on something as important as players, and that is a key area. That’s never been anybody’s misunderstanding. It’s been a debated thing, but it’s just not going to happen.”
I guess that means that 3-5 is alright with Jones this season. And that the Cowboys are 123-124 in regular season games since 1997. Those numbers cannot sit well with Jones. But if he fires himself, then he has to first blame himself.
Never going to happen, folks. You see, that is also something that Jones is not built for or structured in that manner.
I don’t mean to pile on Jones here. He has done some amazing things with his franchise. Three Super Bowl championships. An amazing new stadium. An increased popularity and value for his team in seemingly every season.
That was then. This is now.
A losing record. An overrated quarterback. A head coach who may be in over his head. An expensive defense that, while improved, has still not helped out enough in the win/loss column. A headache receiver a thousand times worse than Michael Irvin.
Welcome to the present and future Cowboys.
Jones – like almost every other NFL general manager – has made both good and bad moves.
Trading up to draft Morris Claiborne? Great.
Trading to acquire Roy Williams? Not so great.
Giving big money to land Brandon Carr? Brilliant.
Giving big money to hold onto Marion Barber? Not so brilliant.
Drafting Sean Lee? Superb.
Drafting Bobby Carpenter? Less superb.
Overall, Jones has had mixed results as a general manager, just like the rest of them. The Cowboys have won just two playoff games since their last Super Bowl championship way back in the 1995 season. They have hired five coaches since that time, with none getting past the second round of the NFC Playoffs.
Any other general manager would likely have been gone quite some time ago.
But not Jones. That will never happen.
Again, best of luck, Cowboys’ Nation.
You may need it going forward.