Stop me if you have heard this before:
“We’ll make some changes; I’ll assure you we’ll make changes. When you work for yourself, there’s not but one thing to change — that’s what’s in that mirror.”
This was what Jerry Jones told WFAA Channel 8 News, after the New York Giants whipped the Atlanta Falcons in round one of the NFL playoffs, a game the Cowboys could have been hosting if they had beaten the Giants just once in two shots this season.
Of course, Jones has already stated that he will not consider stepping down as general manager of the team, despite the fact that he is the only constant in a fifteen–year mess of mediocrity in which his team has found itself mired.
So what change is he making when he looks in that mirror, anyway? He already has his false teeth and facelift. What is he going to do, get a Botox treatment?
Actually, we may already be getting our answer. According to reports, defensive backs coach Dave Campo will not have his contract renewed. This is hardly a surprise when you consider the Cowboys were among the league’s worst in pass defense.
Campo is an easy target. It would be way too much egg on Jerry’s augmented face to admit that Rob Ryan is not the answer.
By the way, Ryan is not the answer. Hisinsistence on keeping with all-out blitzes in the must-win last game of the season, despite their ineffectiveness, contributed to the Cowboys sitting out yet another postseason. Ryan constantly left his overmatched defensive backs on islands they were not equipped to man. He proved he is less innovative and more predictable than any member of the overrated Ryan clan is ever apt to confess.
Rob will stay. Campo will not.
Chances are pretty good Terrence Newman will also find himself looking for gainful employment, possibly along with free agent Abram Elam.
Changes will come. Jones will make good on that much of his promise. But changing the man in the mirror?
That leopard’s spots are immutable, friend. Jerry Jones will still be the same ineffective, clueless “football” man he has always been.
And the more things change, the more they will stay the same.
Most folks don't realize that when Jerry was a kid...most people lost their minds (including Jerry) playing "mumbledee peg." Yeah. They'd lose their mind...forget to play mumbledee peg and get their mind back. Jerry the GM (general mumbledeepeg) stills plays MP morning ...noon and night! It has also been said that...Pride goeth before the fall. But in this case...Jerry's always looking over STUPIDITY'S shoulder!
I have been a proud Dallas Cowboy fan since I was twelve. I'm sixty now. I remember Chuch Howley, Rayfied Wright, Bob Hayes, Dan Reeves, Roger Staubach, etc. This, depite the fact that I live in Maryland.The past fifteen years have been very painful. My wife brought me some Dallas gear. When I wear it, I become the object of ridicule by Raven and Pittsburg fans in the area. It is terrible to see what a once great team and organization have become. Mr. Jones, please do what the owners of the Ravens and Steelers have done and hire a gm who is experienced and competent. I am certain you are not deliberately tring to destroy the organization but rather in over your head. It takes a real man to admit that and do something different rather doing the same thing year after year while expecting a different result. It takes teamwork to make the dream work. You have become a one man team and one man wrecking crew by continuing to try to run the Cowboys organization as if it were a mom and pop operation. Please, please hire a legitimate gm immediately
Jerry doesn't realize that this is Football and not Baseball. Football is a much more team oriented sport. Steinbrenner was able to micro-manage the Yankees because the inter-dependencies of the players isn't as necessary and without a real salary cap he could do what he wanted. The Cowboys are going nowhere until Jerry realizes that; but there's a better chance that the Sun will stop shining before that happens. As long as the egotistical, maniacal emperor that is Jerry Jones is the owner, we will always have our hopes destroyed.
Jerry, just do what the Dallas Cowboys owner did in the days of Tom Landry, just dissapear and furnish money and there will step up another head coach that can build another cowboy dinasty that will supply your ego much better than what is happening now.l Seems like everyone knows what the problem is except you . Knowing the sin and still doing it is unforgivable to all the cowboy fans, (who are becoming less and less across the country). What a shame!!!!
JJ has lost al respect from the fans. He is like an alcoholic that says no this time I mean it I well never drink again. It’s a shame because the dynasty that the Cowboys have work very hard to build, JJ is going to run it in the ground. Jerry it’s time to call it quits, sell the team, take your 1.5 billion from the sell and head on down the road. You are so hated by the Dallas fans. Never will NEVER trust you again.
Jerry Jones is to arrogant to realize that the problem with the team I have rooted for since 1972 is in that mirror. He is a disgrace to the Dallas Cowboys. A once proud, and winning organization. He has no interest in fielding a competitive team on a yearly basis. He is most worried about the bottom line, and whatever whore he can put on that field to sell tickets is all that matters to him. I am so tired of trying to defend a team that i know is not as talented as the class of the N.F.L.
Whether you like it or not, Jimmy Johnson is still running the team in a way. Johnson told Jones he couldn't run the team right, Jones wants to prove him wrong but not by doing the right things! Jerry Jones and family are totally clueless when it comes to selecting talent or "hands on" involvement with the team (it should be noted many GMs could be accused of the same thing, the problem is they don't try to directly interfere with the team or select the talent, their involvement ends with selecting the coaches and managers who do the job, they don't do it themselves). Jerry Jones got where he is by manipulating the system and abusing the law for his own benefit without regard for anyone but Jerry Jones, unfortunately for Cowboy's fans he hasn't been able to "pay off" or trick NFL officials to win, so Dallas loses, and they will continue to lose. Dallas loses for three reasons, the first and most obvious is a total lack of overall talent caused by very bad drafting and free agent pick ups. The second is the manipulations of Jerry Jones who wants to make sure if anything good happens he gets the credit, not anyone else. And of course the third is a starting QB who is just like the owner, in it only for himself. They accused TO of being selfish and not thinking team due to his self promotion while Romo continues to bring the team down with his "if I'm not the star I could care less" play. But, Romo is a favorite of Jones and why not, they are just alike! It only took Jerry Jones a few years to turn a Super Bowl dynasty into one of the worst teams in the NFL, now he has Dallas poised to become the new Detroit Lions!
Jerry needs to go to the owners box like the Mara's and the Rooney's and let people who know the game and the times RUN THE TEAM. He is such an egotistical control-freak he can't help himself.
He has good examples to follow, the aforementioned Mara's and Rooneys. You'd think he'd learn.
When you have an ego the size of Texas he will never learn. I feel bad for the people of Dallas. You are in for a very long run without a championship.
Jerry thinks that by building a 1.2 billion dollar stadium all will be well.
Jerry, you gave us a place to cheer from.
Now give us a team to cheer for !!
Step down clueless old fool.
Jerry Jones won't change. Ever since he fired Jimmy Johnson in an ego and selfish induced rage, this team has been mediocre and at times even worse. The coach he hired after Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer won one Super Bowl because of what Johnson did for the team and the Barry couldn't keep the team winning and jerry Jones has made one goof ball decision after another The best thing he could ever do is to sell the team to a responsible buyer but he won't do this as he's a selfish, arrogant jerk who really in the end obviously doesn't care about Cowboys or their fans no matter what he says. No way should this year's team have missed the playoffs and if he would ever hire a great GM and quit micro managing the team, they might be really good again. Clearly, he's not a winner but made one good hire and then tried to take too much credit and then fired a coach who had won two straight Super Bowls. What a jerk!
The 'Boys need to clean house from top to bottom: new owner, new GM, new head coach, new OC and new DC and new QB.
jerry thinks that if he steps down as gm. that he isn't needed anymore! I have a boss that is the same way, they have to micro-manage. they think if they are not involved that it won't get done right. look at jimmy johnson he got the players that he wanted.
What Jerry Jones should do is go on the NFL today and give Jimmy Johnson a blank check in front of the world and tell Jimmy, "you were right, and I was wrong" please come back and put me on the map again.
Very true. When Jimmy Johnson was here things actually worked.
But Jerry couldn't let an old team-mate do better than himself.. soo.. out goes Jimmy. This is when Dallas really began to hit the skids. We're still skidding to the tune of the check writer. Thanks Jerry! I wonder how much more the worthless tickets of Cowboys fans would be if YOU were not in the mix of decision-making? Umm, just check receipts for the last several seasons from game to game in each of those seasons. Might be enlightening? At least we(fans) see it here, from outside the 'bubble.'