Jerry Jones insists he’s the right G.M. for the Cowboys

AP

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he will remain Cowboys General Manager Jerry Jones, and no one is going to talk him out of that.

According to Jones, he has done a good job at the main roles of a G.M. — hiring a coach and acquiring talent — and therefore there’s no reason for him to quit doing that job.

One of the first jobs of a G.M. is to have good coaching,” Jones said on 105.3 FM. “I think we’ve got good coaching. I know that they know it can be better, but every team can say that. I look at our coaching and I like it. I look at our personnel. We had a total of 71 players on the roster all year, 31 were new players. I look at the mix of players, the veteran, the young player, where we’re going to be with our core. I know we can do better, but I think there are some positives there.”

But doesn’t the Cowboys’ 8-8 record suggest that the coaching and the players aren’t good enough, and therefore the owner/general manager who put them in place isn’t good enough? Not according to Jones, who wants Cowboys fans to understand that he has access to all the information he needs to make the right calls.

“The way we’re structured and the way it is, our fans need to understand that I have the ability to go get anybody and any bit of information that there is, sports or football, and I do. I go get it. We get it from a lot of sources,” Jones said.

The bottom line is that the Cowboys belong to Jerry Jones, and he didn’t buy them to be a hands-off owner. As long as he owns the team, he’s calling the shots.

93 responses to “Jerry Jones insists he’s the right G.M. for the Cowboys

  1. He’s such a GREAT GM that he let the Lions (THE LIONS) fleece him for Roy Williams (who contributed absolutely NOTHING for Dallas, and just as much for Chicago this year), and now has watched the Lions make the playoffs and have a bright future while the Cowboys and Romo are making tee times and couldn’t win what was a very underachieving NFC East. Like it or not Cowboy fans, but only the Redskins ineptitude are saving you from the cellar.

    And that’s just one easy example off the top of my head.

  2. I have no doubt that Jerry Jones does get his information from a variety of sources. It seems like his every moved is loved by the pundit class. Of course, one could argue the pundit class is not the personnel exec class for a reason. But why quibble about the little things? Jerry is the guy to decide if Jerry is doing a good job. What’s his most likely decision?

    Enjoy, Cowboy fans!

  3. He got real lucky with the Walker trade 100 years ago and still thinks he is some kind of football genius. Reminds me of a fantasy football nerd.

  4. It is hard for me to believe this man has that big of an ego…Yeah, Jerry, the Cowboys are the most fearsome team in the NFL. Your statement is outrageous it is hardly worth commenting on..but as you see, I did..
    Your coach cost your team at least three maybe four games this year because he has no business being a head coach..

  5. Jerry’s kids blow! Not winning with that team. Philly owned you and will do so next year too. Garrett stinks, ryan stinks and your secondary stinks. 0-4 vs Philly and Ny. Lol. How bout dem cowgirls! Lmao!

  6. Joy Joy!!! Thanks Jerah, way to be open minded. Looks like we are stuck with a guy who thinks to much of himself. Maybe, he should call Mike Lynn, since he was the GM that led the Cowboys to 3 superbowls in the early 90’s!!

  7. If his approach hasn’t worked for the last 15 years, wonder what makes him think it will eventually work? One playoff win during that time-span. Any other “General Manager” would have been fired by now.

  8. “According to Jones, he has done a good job at the main roles of a G.M. — hiring a coach and acquiring talent — and therefore there’s no reason for him to quit doing that job.”

    Thank you so very, very much.

    Sincerely,

    The NFC East

  9. I’ve never seen Jerry jones miss one tackle, throw one interception, drop any passes. While I don’t agree with his style the facts are that the cowboys roster is pretty well loaded with talent every year, demarco murryis a great example. Jason Garret is a complete baffoon though I can’t tell you how glad I am that he turned the ravens down.

  10. You’ll forgive this Dallas fan if I disagree.

    Please Jerry, for the love of all that’s Holy, step aside. Write the checks, talk in front of the camera all you want, but get a real football guy in to run it.

    But of course, that won’t happen anytime soon.

  11. Earth to Jerry. Surprise, good coaches win! 120 – 120 over the last 240 isn’t called setting the world on fire.

  12. Better Jerry Jones than those three stooges up in Philly. Larry the accountant, Moe the documentary producer and Curley the Men’s Wearhouse reject spent over $200 million to go 8-8. Congrats?

  13. Romo’s play this year is a big problem. He has happy feet and constantly dumps the ball off or escapes the pocket. He can’t sit in there and make reads. He’s gotten way worse. Maybe he’s lost confidence in his o-line. Jonesa needs to do something there.

  14. The Cowboys continued ineptitude under the Arkansas Hillbilly is sweet music for those who hate that scumbag Jones for what he did too Tom Landry and Tex Schramm. Losing looks good on that classless loser Jerruh.

  15. Dear Jerry,

    We all think you are doing a great job. Don’t let anyone talk you out of being GM.

    Signed,
    Your friends with the Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.

    P.S. – It might be helpful to your head coach if you give your Defensive Coordinator his own radio show every week, so he can get things off of his chest. Just a suggestion.

  16. Jerry,

    You are doing a fantastic job as a GM. Keep up a good work. There is nobody better then you.

    Signed,

    The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.

  17. Results don’t lie…

    One playoff win since 1996. Seems like Jerry’s doing a fine job micro managing his team.

  18. Jerry , your team gave away the division they should have wrapped up a MONTH ago !! They set all kinds of franchise records for biggest blown 4th quarter leads ! They had ONE win against teams with winning records ! Tell us all again what a great G.M. you are ! The ‘Boys are one of the most overhyped , overrated bunch of frauds year after year !!

    You’re just afraid that if you hire a REAL G.M. you won’t be able to get in front of a camera or a microphone so often !!

    Enjoy WATCHING the playoffs on TV AGAIN !!!

  19. That’s exactly what i want to hear. As long as jones continues to be the general manager in Dallas the boyz will continue to be “Competively Irrevelant”. I like that. Got that term from (PTI) last nite. Geaux Saints!

  20. Whenever analyzing a football operation, one must view it through the eyes of a the only man that gets it……WHAT WOULD BILL BELICHICK DO?
    First….BB would shove Jones up into the owners box with a nice Merlot.
    Second….BB would disassemble Jones’ nice collection of talent and build a football team…..how…..send to the curb all the entitled players that believe wearing that Star entitles them to a special life. See ya Romo, Dez, Felix…for starters.
    The building process begins with the line and TE, a QB that can handle small ball. When the line solidifies, the offense can expand. The 3 mid to deep threats at WR are overkill in a BB offense. Fun to watch but bad for your QB’s health. Trade off Dez and find a slot guy that gets first downs. Look at Welker this year….70+ first down catches….not 25 yd prayers. Jones has done a nice job getting talent…the pieces just don’t fit.
    D coming …….

  21. “Philly owned you and will do so next year too.”

    Don’t get me wrong, I hate Dallas. But why do you think that’s something to brag about? According to your team President, Banner, this was a “Super Bowl or bust” season for the Eagles. Can’t understand why you Philly ladies get so worked up about regular season wins when you have nothing to show for it when the season is over. No Lombardis for sweeping a rival, sorry. You have to do quite a bit more to hold one of those.

  22. vikingdoode says:
    Jan 4, 2012 7:58 AM
    Jerry yes you are……from a Viking fan!

    How often do you see a Viking Fan and a Packer Fan agreeing on something, lmao!

    I think Jerry has done a fine job over there and hope he is in Dallas for years to come. If I was Jerry, I would have done the same. I would enjoy all the amenities in my luxury box. Then I would go down on the field and let the coach know who is boss when I disagree with him.
    The only thing I would consider in the future would be paying a visit to Mr. Ted Thompson and let him know he has two of my Texan Qb’s held for ransom. I would offer him a “queer for steer” kind of deal 🙂

  23. Here is the bottom line on why Jerry is favored in all the press. When writers, TV personalities, and journalists come to Dallas, he feeds them lobster and assigns them a runner. When they go to other places, they get a generic buffet line of cold cuts. That’s it. Jerry was a joke 3 face lifts ago and he is a joke now.

  24. sj39 says: Jan 4, 2012 7:49 AM

    He got real lucky with the Walker trade 100 years ago and still thinks he is some kind of football genius. Reminds me of a fantasy football nerd.

    The only problem there, is that it was Jimmy Johnson who engineered that trade. Jerry just said ok.

  25. PlasticSurJerry Jones needs to know that even Tom Brady could not be successful with that play calling and a defense that gives up a big play every series. Romo’s doing the best he can with the clowns and lack of discipline around him. I would not want to be the tackling dummy lining up behind that line.

  26. joerevs300 says: Jan 4, 2012 7:46 AM

    He’s such a GREAT GM that he let the Lions (THE LIONS) fleece him for Roy Williams (who contributed absolutely NOTHING for Dallas, and just as much for Chicago this year), and now has watched the Lions make the playoffs and have a bright future while the Cowboys and Romo are making tee times and couldn’t win what was a very underachieving NFC East.
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    You will know him as the NFL GM of the Year Martin Mayhew

  27. As Jerry has said more than once this year: “this is how we’ve always done it, and it’s worked in the past”

    Which is true, except “the past” was 20 years ago, and any business that justifies their actions by saying “this is the way we’ve always done it” is a business destined for failure. You’d think a self-made billionaire would know that.

  28. Why don’t one of you reporters point out all the bad contracts he has given to him? Roy Wiiliams, Marion Barber, Orlando Scandrick, Sensabaugh, Free, etc. All the poor draft picks should be pointed out as well.

  29. I’ve said this a million times but can people stop making them Super Bowl favorites every pre season. Every year they are mediocre and it’s always “we’ll get em next year, we underachieved” and people actually buy it.

  30. Jerry is more delusional than Al Davis was last year when he talked about “Kim Newton” at a presser. Time to step aside, Jerrah.

  31. “He just doesn’t get it”…
    Just a spoiled little man..

    Cowboy fans, we are looking at years and years of playoff famine…

  32. I beg to differ. However I’m not the owner, just a lowly fan wanting a better team to root for. I pray that Jerry gets some humility soon. I’ve been praying that since 1994

  33. The Skelator will continue to GM as long as botox is available….Keep going to coaches meetings on Monday mornings Jerry to study film, keep running down on the field to tell the HC to take a player out of the game, keep your radio show, ego has nothing to do with it….Most football fans could care less who owns the team, they just want their team to compete…..He has become the biggest sideshow in the NFL….

  34. ……and i’m the right man for Charlize Theron…. so what’s your point Jerry? Either way, we’re both out of our league.

  35. Keep thinking that Jerruh! And you’ll continue to be irrevelant to that portion of the NFL that runs their organizations as they should be run.

    This A$$hat is the most ridiculous egomaniac, and there are plenty of them, in the NFL.

    GO STEELERS!

  36. Jerry just go ahead and don that nike track suit Al left you with the diamond studded rimmed glasses and get it over with. You putz.

  37. Jerry Jones was brilliant enough to become filthy rich, buy a prime professional sports franchise, see it prosper, and build a massive playing facility as a temple to himself.

    But the NFL will see if he’s smart enough to realize that it’s his corporate structure with him in control of the football side of things that is preventing his team from succeeding.

    Many of the great leaders in the political world, Napolean comes to mind, think after awhile that because they got this far, they can do anything. That lack of humility and awareness that you need others to succeed could be the Cowboys ultimate undoing.

  38. Am a lifelong Cowboys fan..when I started rooting as a kid, Landry and Schram had them as a somewhat hated but still respected and winning organization year in and year out. Jerry immediately turned off all fans by summarily firing the only coach the team ever had. Fortunately, he rebounded by winning Super Bowls and regaining at least most of the fan base. However, for the last 16 years he has managed to turn the team in to an over-hyped and under- performing yearly sideshow. We realize how passionate he is and everything he does is geared towards winning another Super Bowl, however he has never truly grasped the reality that his skills are operations and management on a sheer business level, and not that of actually handling essential football duties. As always seems to happen, this year it’s hard to actually pinpoint one thing or where exactly things went wrong, but the result is the same. We need a true GM who truly gets it and knows what he’s doing. Then we need the owner to move out of the way. We will never win otherwise.

  39. Jerry Jones had the franchise model right when he first bought Cowboys. Hire a head coach with good personnel and talent evaluation skills and stay out of his way, he had it right with Parcells as well.

    Jerry Jones does not have the scouting background to be a GM. He thinks he’s Al Davis, but Jerry Jones football knowledge ends where Big Al’s began.He’s no Big Al.

  40. He owns the team and does not want to relinquish control…fine, we get it. At the very least, he needs to find new advisors. Hire a smart talent evaluator as a consultant. His problem is he never knows when his opinion might be wrong. He has a hard time admitting mistakes and will try to make those mistakes work over time to save face. The latest example is Garrett. He railroaded/undermined Phillips to get the HC job and Jerry followed suit. He has cost his team games this year. He looks clueless at times and he makes poor decisions in crunch time. Jerry should realize that when he has to go down to the field to make sure his HC makes the right decision, that guy should not be his HC.

  41. howley1 says: Jan 4, 2012 8:05 AM

    Better Jerry Jones than those three stooges up in Philly. Larry the accountant, Moe the documentary producer and Curley the Men’s Wearhouse reject spent over $200 million to go 8-8. Congrats?
    ____________________________________

    So you’d prefer your guy, who has led you to a 120-120 record over the last 240 games and 1 playoff win over the last 15 years, as opposed to guys who have taken their team to 9 post-season appearances, 6 NFC East titles, 5 NFC Championship Game appearances, and 1 Super Bowl? Typical Cowboys fan. Way to appear intelligent.

  42. cowboyfan45 has it exactly right, there isn’t another NFL team that would even interview him for GM, player-personell development, any coaching position, etc. Without the fleecing of the idiot Mike Lynn so many years ago he’d have nothing, -0-, nada to brag about and the teams record overall, not counting that period where he had both his own and the Vikings draft picks to work with has been pretty dismal.

  43. My boss asked my how I was doing and I said that I could better but was doing a great job and was the right man.

    Isn’t that largely what Jones just did ? Works out pretty good when you evaluate yourself. How many people ever fire themselves ?

  44. I hate to say it because I despise Jerry Jones and what he stands for, but the man has done well with his title. The Cowboys are contenders every year, and even an 8-8 record isn’t the type of disaster that should cause a GM to be fired. As a fan of the perennial bottom feeders, the Dolphins, I would love to have the Cowboys offensive talent.

  45. sj39 says:
    Jan 4, 2012 7:49 AM
    He got real lucky with the Walker trade 100 years ago and still thinks he is some kind of football genius. Reminds me of a fantasy football nerd.

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    Hell, that wasn’t even his idea. That was Jimmy Johnson. Johnson thought about trading Michael Irvin to Oakland and Al Davis talked him out of it, saying he should find a sucker and cash in on Walker instead.

  46. Jerry Jones is the PERFECT GUY…..for Eagles, Giants and Redskins fans (not that the Redskins matter)

  47. I love my Cowboys, but it’s been incredibly difficult to be a fan with jerry jones as owner. Here’s his legacy as I see it:
    – Failed to retain SuperBowl Caliber coach (Jimmy Johnson) that required more control over team.
    – The disrespectful firing of Legendary Tom Landry.
    – Repeated recruiting/personnel failures over 20 years.
    – Playoff appearances over last 13 years: 7
    – Playoff W/L record over last 13: 1W/6L

    Jerry Jones is the reason of the Cowboys new tradition of mediocrity.

  48. The Garrett hire was a joke – he cost them numerous games this year. His drafts have stunk, for the most part. The new contracts for Sensabaugh and Scandrick are terrible and keeping Newman and Ball, when Joseph was available at cb is a joke. Not to mention the Roy Williams trade, etc. Great owner, terrible GM and terrible coach in Garrett.

  49. gmen5280 says:
    Jan 4, 2012 11:10 AM
    I have been sending the same Christmas wish list to Santa since 1999.

    1 – Please let Jerry Jones continue to the most micro managing owner, wannabe GM in the NFL

    2- Please let Dan Synder keep making the same decisions that he can’t seem to learn from.

    3- Please keep Andy Reid in Philadelphia so they never will win the Super Bowl.

    And 4- Please let my Giants win a Super Bowl

    I figure, Santa is so busy with my first three he doesn’t always have time for the 4th.
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    For those that can’t tell #3 was a little sarcasm.
    Nothing like kicking the Eagles when they had dreams of the Super Bowl this year….

  50. The Arizona Cardinals have more playoff wins than the Cowboys since 1996. This hasn’t been America’s team in 15 years. The answer lies in the bathroom Jerra. Go look in the mirror!

  51. For all the nutty things he does, the thing that always amazes me is that Jerry makes announcements on players’ injuries and playing status during the week. He won’t even let his coaches do that simple task. Small wonder no big-tie coach would even consider going to Dallas.

  52. How can JJ “BS” everyone in thinking that he is doing a good job as GM. The ‘Boys haven’t done anything since Jimmy left. He should crawl on his hands and knees and ask Jimmy for help. The ‘Boys front office is totally lost, bad drafts,poor FA signings, horrible trades, and he gives contract extensions to some players that I wouldn’t let be water boys. JJ is living in his own little world, but the sad part is he is taking a storied franchise and flushing it down the toilet. I’ve been a Cowboy fan for 45 years, have seen the good and bad, but what JJ is doing is obscene. Fans have to hit JJ in the wallet and boycott games/refuse to purchase merchandise. This is the only way that we will see this once proud team become a contender again.

  53. thelongstar says:Jan 4, 2012 8:48 AM

    And that is why myself, and every other Cowboys fan, will eagerly await your departure from this world.

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    I agree completely but I do worry that he may be setting the stage for his idiot son, Stephen, to take over as the GM…

    Stephen is listed as the “Cowboys Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and Director of Player Personnel as well as President of Texas Stadium.” on the Web site and like Jerruh, he played football at Sowee State…

  54. Jerry
    I want to personal thank you for a great New Years night party

    It was so much fun all 82,000 of us are going back again this week to do it again.

    The only bad part of watching the Cowboys lose in person is you do not get those great camera shots of JJ in the box.

    To my fellow season ticket holders let be loud and cheer on the NFC East Champions as the romp the Falcons

    And for all you haters yes the Giants are 9-7 but that is all it took to win the Div so its a new season and the team is in better health then it has been since the start of training camp.

    They have a top rated QB a top rated wideout and the D is back to being Giants D

  55. Romo’s play this year is a big problem. He has happy feet and constantly dumps the ball off or escapes the pocket. He can’t sit in there and make reads. He’s gotten way worse. Maybe he’s lost confidence in his o-line. Jonesa needs to do something there.

    You are a complete idiot and do not know what a football is. Most teams in the NFL will KILL for a QB that throws 31td’s and 10 ints. You think as team like the Jets, Broncos or Chiefs would want Romo?? Say what you want about the Cowboys this year but Romo was NOT the problem!!

  56. Jimmy Johnson built the early 90s dynasty. They declined as soon as he left, including 3 straight 5-11 seasons under Jerry. Jerry needed the citizens of Arlington to pony up tax money for his stadium, so he hired Parcells. Parcells wasn’t perfect, but he began restocking the talent (Romo, Ware, Witten, Ratliff) and got them back in the playoffs. When Parcells left, I predicted a quick decline. Phillips took that team to a 13-3 record his first year, but it’s been downhill ever since. Parcells guys are aging now. The only people dumber than Jerry are sportswriters/talking heads who think this team has talent, and that Romo is the problem. Dan Marino couldn’t win a Super Bowl with inferior talent, and neither can Romo. My only goal in life now is to outlive Jerry Jones. I envy my infant granddaughter. By the time she is old enough to be a football fan, Jerry will be dead. In the meantime, GO SAINTS!

  57. Garrett is a horrible coach! Jones is an ass if he thinks any different. As a Giants fan I hope he stays in charge of the cowgirls so they continue to suck for years!

  58. As a fan of the Saints, and any team that plays Dallas, Jerry has my full endorsement to remain GM.

  59. jimmy built the juggernaut. barry didnt screw it up bad at first. jerry fired landry and signed the checks.

    jimmy got run off. the juggernaut started slipping. barry got canned. a bunch of other guys were borught in, then run off or canned. jerry tried to restock the juggernaut. he kept signing checks. lots of checks.

    since jimmy’s players hit the skids, jerry hasnt won jack.

    if he was a good a businessman as he says he is, he would worry about the non-football end and hire someone who knows football to do what he has proven he cant do.

  60. As a Cowboy fan I have no hope. I find myself envious of great ownership of teams like the Giants, Eagles, Packers, Patriots and Steelers. It’s a shame that Jerry is this delusional.

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