Apologetic Jerry Jones "embarrassed" and "dumbfounded"

If Dallas fans are beside themselves over their team’s complete and total collapse this season, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants them to know he feels the same way.

“I’m embarrassed. Of course I am,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ 35-17 loss to the Jaguars, per Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. “And, to every fan, I should have and do take the ultimate, ultimate responsibility. I do. That’s the way we’re structured. That’s the way I run it. There’s no question that I have the plan and executing it to have the best players and the best coaching that we can have. I’m dumbfounded that we are 1-7.”

For the record, the Cowboys are only 1-6, not 1-7. Maybe Jones is already conceding a loss next week against the Packers.

But whether it’s 1-6 or 1-7, it’s clear that the Cowboys are nowhere near as good as Jones thought they would be, and the idea that they might have been able to play in the Super Bowl on their home turf now seems absurd.

“I thought we had a team here that could be one of the top competitive teams in the NFL,” Jones said. “I’m very, very, very sorry to our fans. You should have better than this.”

100 responses to “Apologetic Jerry Jones "embarrassed" and "dumbfounded"

  1. Jones is only sorry because his 200,000 seats will only have 50,000 filled their next home game. LOL! Pretty soon it will look like a ghost town.
    SKOL RANGERS!

  2. “I’m dumbfounded that we are 1-7.”
    You are just Dumb, period.
    Get a real coach and OC and stay out of the way.

  3. “I thought we had a team here that could be one of the top competitive teams in the NFL,” Jones said.

  4. I wish Mike Brown would say something like this. Instead Mike Brown and his ugly ass daughter are laughing all the way to the bank.

  5. He’ll push hard now for no salary cap in the new collective bargaining agreement so he can try to buy himself a super bowl team.

  6. Dumbfounded? It’s called offensive linemen, Jerry. You don’t have any!
    His denial about his O-line is every bit the denial the Lions had about their LT spot, right up until their franchise QB got knocked out.
    You can never go cheap in the trenches. It’s pennywise and pound foolish.

  7. Classic Jerry. Doesn’t understand that a team isn’t simply an accumulation of ‘stars’.
    They lack the gritty guys.
    This team of stars Q.U.I.T.

  8. the cowboys and redskins have basically been the same over the last few years (like 15)…bad owners, big spending, high expectations (even though they shouldnt be), few playoff wins

  9. Hire a real GM asshole! Then watch the game in your luxurious owners box like the rest of the NFL owners do, and stop trying to pretend that you know as much football as the rest of the GM’s in the league.

  10. It’s too bad Jerry isn’t Japanese. Instead of telling people how terribly sorry he is, he’d demonstrate his remorse by killing himself.

  11. The Cowboys should be embarrassed. They have underperformed all season. Everyone needs to be fired.

  12. Vox………… yooooo hooooooooo Vox, are you and Chappy OK? we all worry about you………. stay away from sharps

  13. Step aside and let a real GM run your team. Remember Bill Parcells? The guy that had your team in contention and left because you couldn’t stay out of the way. The Cowboys will never land a great coach because of this jackass.

  14. Voxy…come out, come out, where ever you are? Proud about your Cowboys, Voxy?
    Guess Vox’ mom must not have renewed his AOL subscription this month…

  15. tinopuno says:
    October 31, 2010 9:12 PM
    It’s too bad Jerry isn’t Japanese. Instead of telling people how terribly sorry he is, he’d demonstrate his remorse by killing himself.
    Hahahahaaaaa.
    That’s funny.
    We had our stint with Phillips in Buffalo.
    We all saw this coming for Dallas. Phillips couldn’t motivate a lottery winner to spend money.

  16. i love this i hate the cowboys and was tired of the media sucking them off about being in the super bowl for the first 4 weeks , they are not a americas team no one cares about u cowboys.

  17. The Cowboys are still dangerous and could be looking to restore some dignity next week in Green Bay — so watch out Packers.
    This game could be a trap.

  18. “There’s no question that I have the plan and executing it to have the best players and the best coaching that we can have.”
    Matt Millen couldn’t have said it better.

  19. I think Goodell needs to seriously consider dropping the Cowboys from the NFL. You can’t have a team like the Cowboys in this high competitive environment. They bring it down. It’s also not fair for the teams that don’t play them because for the ones that do it’s like having an extra bye week.

  20. Jerry Jones is a Al Davis wantabe. I’m sure if he doesen’t get his way with the CBA he’ll sue the NFL.
    On another note: Where in the hell were the fans at the Raiders game?

  21. TP7 andWombat you know that Vox and Chap
    won’t have anything to say,because they’re typical front running Cowpoop fans.Just like their favorite team they have no heart or balls!!!

  22. I love watching the cowboys implode. I hate the cowboys fans, the cowboys, wade phillips, and especially jerry jones. poetic justice

  23. Hey Jerry, remember when u played the giants in the playoffs and bought tickets to Greenbay before the game started? U know jack s**t about football, you and your team are a joke.

  24. Eh….it’s a rebuilding year. But they really need to consider a change of the coaching staff. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Wade Phillips is fine person and a nice guy…but there are expectations.
    So tough to win in the NFL. It really is a week-to-week proposition.
    Go Patriots!

  25. cowboys suck this season it happens trust me i know imma dolphins fan so can we please just move on just let them finish the damn season. the cowboys and brett favre is all they talk about nowadays and since favre got injured again theyre still not gonna shut up about him.

  26. i bet you if jerry said well obviously we have uh rapist in linkin park…everything would be alright

  27. Viking Kong says:
    October 31, 2010 9:05 PM
    As a Vikings fan, I find solace in this.
    ———————————–
    Hahaha… Loser talk.

  28. The ONLY team left in the league with a record worse than the Cowboys is the Bills. Wow. I knew the Cowboys weren’t good, but I honestly didn’t expect them to be one of the worst teams in football this year.

  29. Jerry, you had a winning team but you had to be in control so you lost the coach who won two super bowls for you. You then went from coach to coach and you still have not learned anything. I know this is your team but when will you get it that you can not control a good coach. Get rid of Wade now and hire a good coach but not a one that you can control. Stop being a coach. Be the owner. Hire a good GM and a good coach. Let them do their job.
    Once you learn this, your team will be winners again. As long as you try to control the team you will never be a winner. Take a hard look at the past and you will see what I am talking about. You do have a good team but you got to have a good coaching staff.

  30. The Bills at least put up a fight. Took KC late in OT in KC. Bills have some hope. Cowboys might as well leave the States and head to Mexico where the majority of their fans are from.

  31. Take a page from Steinbrenner’s book and stop meddling, Jerry. You need to learn it. Dan Snyder needs to learn it. Al Davis is too old to learn it. Every owner, partial or otherwise, needs to stay out of the business of using a team like a toy.

  32. Since all of you posters are talking about the owners of your prospective teams, let me join in by adding: I wish Limp-Wrist Jeffrey Lurie would apologize to Eagles’ fans in a likewise manner for the incompetent staff of coaches and players in his organization.

  33. There is no truth to the rumor that Keith Brooking called out the Jaguars for being “Classless” and “Running up the score”.

  34. Of course, if Jerry Jones had put some of his money where is sorry mouth is, maybe the ‘boys would have a good year. There was no salary cap this year, so Jerry if you had spent a little coin, maybe, just maybe, the Cowboys would have been .500 team this year. Jerry, move the team to LA or London, those towns won’t know how bad the Cowboys are.

  35. LOL at Iggle fans complaining about their coaches. Reid is the winningest coach, except maybe Belichick, this past decade. Wow, Iggle fans are really off on the far end of stupidity, LOL!

  36. # slick12 says: October 31, 2010 11:58 PM
    Since all of you posters are talking about the owners of your prospective teams, let me join in by adding: I wish Limp-Wrist Jeffrey Lurie would apologize to Eagles’ fans in a likewise manner for the incompetent staff of coaches and players in his organization.
    ___________________________
    What are you talking about? The Eagles have a winning record, and are one game behind the Giants at the moment. The only coach on the staff that’s underperforming is McDermott. The roster is good. They’ve got injuries on the O-line which is a problem, but injuries happen. The only real problem is lack of depth in the secondary. Oh, and if that was a shot at Reid, take a look at his record. He’s got one of the highest winning percentages of any coach in the league, as well as quite a few playoff wins. No SB yet, but that hardly makes him a failure.

  37. The biggest problem Jerry has now is that he looks like the portrait of Dorian Gray. What’s up with the premature aging thing?

  38. No Koolaid here. Ever. Jones is full of crap. Real fans saw this train wreck coming. He wanted puppet coaches, well he got them. He sowed this and he knows it.
    No one man should try to be bigger than his team. Get real, and the team will start producing. Next year.

  39. By December, the Cowboys games will have more empty seats than other games have fans in attendance.

  40. In the immortal words of Jerry Jones “I can’t wait for my Dallas Cowboys to play in the Super Bowl while hosting it”. What a joke. He should be embarrassed. He can start by getting a coach that knows how to….well, coach. And get a QB that is more concerned with winning than piling up stats and banging the Hollywood B-List. No, it’s perfect the way it is, lets hope the team stays intact the way it is. Much better for my team.

  41. Dallas needs a new coach and offense coordinator asap.. Kitna is not the answer. but he surely did better then Brad johnson did a few years ago…that old man.. The whole team needs an adjustment. We are still playing like when we were in preseason. It is the time for dallas to put in rookies and see what they can do.. put the money makers on the bench. need someone with the heart to win this game. All these penalties and dumb mistakes are costing them every game… We have no running game… No offensive line protection. and the defense the past two weeks is miserable… Jags putting up 35 points on the defense that is so disappointing..

  42. Jerry Jones should apologize for his drinking and the way he acts around the stadium and on the field, what a jerk. Jones is an embarrassment to the NFL.
    Just like Modell running off Paul Brown and Marty Shottenheimer, Jones ran off Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells. These “rich boys” sure know how to make money but know sh*t about game itself. Can you imagine Tex Schramm ever acting like that?
    Look back at the great teams and the true dynasties. They had or have “CLASS” owners who act like they’ve been there before.

  43. “They need smaller screens and better players.”
    – Vic Ketchman, Senior Editor of Jaguars.com

  44. “It is the time for dallas to put in rookies and see what they can do”
    Didn’t a rookie fail to pick up his blocking assignment against the Giants which why Kitna is now out there? It’s a good plan – if you want Kitna hospitalized and the number one draft pick.

  45. Cowboys fan might think Jerry Jones is 1 of the best owners in the NFL but hes clearly not. Just bc hes willing to spend tons of money doesnt make him a good owner. He has no football pedigree and knows about as much as any regular fan when it comes to building a winning team . But his ego is so big he thinks he knows better then the people who spent there whole life learning every detail about the sport. A good owner is an owner who knows when to hire someone with more knowledge then him.
    But not Jerry he has to be the GM. He builds his team like I build my fantasy team. Try to get the biggest and best individuals at there position. Which is fine for a fantasy team but not a football team. You need role players, specialists, chemistry etc. for a football team to be good. You cant just plug names in an expect them to play like they do on a complete football team. You need players who compliment each other.
    If u got out and get big named offensive linemen for example doesnt mean they are gonna be good together. They could of all made there names pass blocking and when the time comes to run the ball they get no where. Then the defense keys in on that and starts to pass rush and then all the sudden the great pass blockers arent as good as everyone thought. Things like that wouldnt happen if your teams built right.
    For the Cowboys fans that dont understand that was an example I wasnt saying that thats going on with the Cowboys line. But it is happening in alot of places on the team. A real GM would know how to build a team so things like that dont happen. Im not saying I could do it bc I couldnt but neither can Jerry.
    The only time hes had success as an owner is 1 someone else had there say in building the team. His 1st 2 superbowl winning teams were built by Jimmy Johnson and the guys who won the 3rd superbowl were still Jimmys players they just had a different coach. But after Jimmy left and Jerry took the reins back he ran the team into the ground by going after names and not teammates. Then after years of complete ineffectiveness as a GM he finally pushed his ego aside and gave Parcells the controls. Parcells built that team from the ground up. The team turned around and started winning and then Jerry stepped in an cut Parcells out as soon as the team got good. Jerry road the team Parcells built to a few playoff berths. But now just like before with Jimmy Johnson more and more Parcells players are gone and more and more Jerry players are on the team. And once again he has ran the team into the ground.
    That doesnt make you a good owner that makes you a horrible one. The only thing that can help him now is if he throws up his hands and swallows his pride. And not let his team go through as many horrible season like he did before just to stroke his ego. He needs to hire someone now to build this team correctly. He waited to long between firing Johnson and hiring Parcells. And he cant allow himself to do it again. Otherwise the same thing is going to continue to happen.

  46. I’ll bet you Tony Romo is so glad to be on the sidelines right now so he doesn’t have to take the brunt for the losses anymore.
    Also, their OC should’ve left for a HC’ing job a long time ago instead of waiting for Jerry to promote him because now he’ll get nothing.

  47. Somehow it’s hard not to laugh at the Cowboys’ record, given the generally outlandish behavior Jerry Jones has displayed as an owner. We also generally like many of the team’s players so can only sympathize their particular misfortune in having a head guy like JJ.
    Still, it’s nice to hear something like an honest concession coming from a guy with a penchant for over spending and a fetish for plastic surgery. We could only wish for a similar response from some politicians.

  48. What’s funny is Jason Garrett should of left town years ago when he was the hot commodity. I never seen an assistant coach’s stock drop down so far in my life. Unfortunate, but that’s what you get when you consistently underperform.

  49. Gotta wonder when the blackouts will hit Dallas
    There were a lot of empty seats there for this game

  50. Truth be told this stinks. Though I am glad the skins have a better record than the pukes, and beat the pukes, its little consolation. I miss the days when there was a rivalry based on talented squads bringing their best and being coached by some of the best of their time. One day maybe it will be back to a rivalry based on pride. I swear I saw the pukes quit this weekend. I hope both organizations get better. I hate a rivalry based upon whose the worst in the NFC East. Thats the last thing I ever say that even remotely pays homage to the pukes. For now, the pukes are on their knees looking up at the rest of the division. HTTR

  51. Heres an idea. Get rid of that horrible brainless coach. Everytime the camera is on him he got his mouth open like a drooling retard. He seems 100% clueless to whats going on in the game. The concept of running the ball is unknown to him. Heres another idea, STAY OUT OF THE TEAMS BUSINESS! You are the owner, sit back in your luxury box and count your money. Hire a REAL GM to run the front office with football intellegence.

  52. I sat through the game yesterday and was horrified.
    I will not return.. My season tickets are going on ebay to the highest bidder!

  53. I do love the smell of Cowboys Schadenfraude in the morning!
    Allen says:
    October 31, 2010 10:37 PM
    Jerry, you had a winning team but you had to be in control so you lost the coach who won two super bowls for you. You then went from coach to coach and you still have not learned anything. I know this is your team but when will you get it that you can not control a good coach. Get rid of Wade now and hire a good coach but not a one that you can control. Stop being a coach. Be the owner. Hire a good GM and a good coach. Let them do their job.
    Once you learn this, your team will be winners again. As long as you try to control the team you will never be a winner. Take a hard look at the past and you will see what I am talking about. You do have a good team but you got to have a good coaching staff.
    Allen, don’t give him any ideas. I like the way he’s running the team, now.

  54. I wish Limp-Wrist Jeffrey Lurie would apologize to Eagles’ fans in a likewise manner for the incompetent staff of coaches and players in his organization.
    ________________
    They are 4-3 with a roster barely out of diapers…and Reid’s teams historically get better as the season goes on. Right in the thick of the playoff race, as opposed to the team in question which is playing for draft picks in October. Nothing to apologize for.

  55. @ The Black Cat
    Classic Democrat… blaming a Republican…..
    Back to football…. Will someone please make this stop? For the first time in probably 20 years I actually didn’t watch my team play because I knew they would lose to the Jags. Maybe if Dallas fans who actually live in Dallas and have tickets would stop going to games, maybe then he would get the point.

  56. How about if Jerry ran a contest each week? Imagine this, each week a camera pans the remaining fans late in the game and randomly stops on one face.
    Then, the lucky (?) winner wins a chance to be coach for a week.
    Thr NFL could mic up the lucky (?) winner for that weeks as he/she goes through the coaching script that Jerry has personally written (and autographed, with 8X10 glossy)
    Then the game gets played and Jerry gets people to remain in their seats. The only downside of this might be that people would ghead for the exits to avoid getting picked, but if Jerry guaranteed them enough money, then maybe he could keep the seats filled late in the games
    Whatcha think? It might save a blackout.

  57. Makes me realize just how important Jimmy Johnson was to their initial success back when they trade Herschel Walker. Also makes me realize why Jimmy left the ‘Boys.
    How ’bout them Cowboys?

  58. unemployment was 4.5% and the Dow was 14,000 and you voted for hope and change…………..
    Anyway, Jerrah is clearly more interested in getting himself on TV and selling jerseys than winning, so he hires coaches that will allow him to roam the sidelines and hire guys like T.O., instead of letting football people run the football part of his business. He wants to be GM and Coach, so he is. And now he sees the result of ego driven ownership style.

  59. But wait…the Dallas Cowboys are Superbowl favorites!!
    Just think, Dallas Cowboy fan, that was the most winnable game left on your schedule! Dallas was 10½ point favorites in yesterday’s game…WOW!!

  60. # jimmySee says: October 31, 2010 9:31 PM
    The Cowboys are still dangerous and could be looking to restore some dignity next week in Green Bay — so watch out Packers.
    This game could be a trap.
    This guy is clearly on drugs. The Packers are probably going to put Kitna out of the game. Who can name the cowgirls 3rd stringer? It is the greatest thing on earth watching cowgirl fans suffer. Now, only if Kyle Shanahan could call a complete game.

  61. Leave it to an idiot named “black cat” to bring politics into this sports forum…getting a little nervous about tuesday?

  62. It’s amazing Jerry Jones is becoming Al Davis while Al Davis is becoming…. well, not Al Davis

  63. Hello Jon, this is Jerry.
    Yeah, I know who it is.
    Okay, $9mil if you bring your playbook, and not a penny more.
    You know Jerry, I’m having a lot of fun here coaching my kid, and besides you don’t have a QB, or an O line, or a defense….
    True, but we have a stadium built for a king, me. Okay, $10mil
    12.
    12.5
    15.
    Yeah, that’s the magic number. I’ll see you on Tuesday after the MNF game.

  64. Why can’t MIKE BROWN freaking say this about the bengals? Cincinnati wants his head on a plate. (With a side of Bratkowski)

  65. Stop the presses!!!!….I just heard that Jerry has inked Wade and Jason to 6-year contract extensions and has made himself defensive coordinator in addtion to the owner and GM positions.

  66. I’d like to see Mike Brown step up like Jones did.
    Instead, he is curled up in the fetal position under his desk in his stately office.

  67. Your coaching staff is not competent, your QB is not elite, but just servicable, your defense is obviously pourous and as a whole, your team’s morale is in the toilet. Not an in-depth analysis, but true nevertheless.

  68. At least JJ is stepping up and accepting the blame, and not trying to blame the players or officials, like some coaches I could name. As a Dallas fan, yes it’s disappointing to see this year go to you-know-where in a hand-basket, but what can you do…every team has their bad years.

  69. robmart0906 says:
    November 1, 2010 9:34 AM
    It’s amazing Jerry Jones is becoming Al Davis while Al Davis is becoming…. well, not Al Davis

    The Skeletor moniker is being passed right before our eyes!

  70. Jerry Jones is the owner who has consistantly been an idiot. Big mouth that can’t handle it. All talk, no walk. Ass. Screwed more players that Sterger has. T.O. should have belted him in the jaw! That would have been funny! His little “toy” is Romo. HE SUCKS.

  71. This exactly what Jerry Jones gets for refusing to removing the monitors at the top of the stadium dome that interfered with punters kicks. Yes, the hex is on as long as he keeps thinking he knows what’s best in the NFL. Sometimes all the money in the world can’t buy you a good team. This what the Cowgirls get for getting rid of (T.O)Terrel Owens. The wide receivers are always made out to be disgruntled employees who aren’t humble enough, don’t bow their heads down enough, are disruptive in the locker room and aren’t team players. The QB’s are always the stars. Hey, Romo I bet you wish you had T.O. on your team now. Now Jerry Jones has no scapegoat to blame except his crummy team and their crummy QB.
    Right now I couldn’t be happier with the Cowgirls being 1-6. Thanks Jerry and the rest of management for trying to ostracize T.O. You all deserve your losing record.

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