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Jerry Jones: There is no way I’ll give up being general manager

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to make this absolutely clear: He will remain the team’s general manager. Period.

(Or as Michael Irvin once said, Period. Period. Period.)

After Jones told NBC’s Bob Costas that he would have fired a general manager who had his own record as general manager, some people thought Jones was acknowledging that perhaps he should step back and give up the G.M. authority. But Jones said on 105.3 The Fan today that the Cowboys are his team, and that means he’s picking the players.

“We are not structured that way,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “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. We’ve had success doing it this way and we’re going to have success in the future doing it this way. It eliminates some very serious issues when you look around the league, as to creating an additional layer that you’re continually having decisions, making changes, doing those kinds of things.”

Jones said that when Costas asked him if Jones the owner would have fired Jones the general manager, Jones was just answering a hypothetical. He was not in any way indicating that he’s considering giving up the general manager authority. Because he isn’t.

“It’s real clear. I was asked the question, ‘If you were an owner and you had a general manager, would you make a change?’ Under those circumstances I speculated that I would probably have made a change, but that’s not our situation,” Jones said. “To change, I’d have to change myself. People don’t do that. If you’ve got the commitment and you have the investment, and I’m talking about in time, effort, all of those kind of things, you change yourself. You don’t change out and have someone else go in there and do it. And that would be misleading to begin with because no one would believe you if you hired somebody at that spot and really believe that he’s not sitting there and ultimately at what I want to do. Somebody would say, ‘Why don’t you just mentally let them go do it.’ I’m not built that way.”

And because Jones isn’t built that way, the Cowboys will continue to be built this way. With Jones doing the building.

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177 Responses to “Jerry Jones: There is no way I’ll give up being general manager”
  1. jaggedmark says: Nov 6, 2012 12:25 PM

    And that’s that.

  2. zerole00 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:26 PM

    Somewhere in Dallas, an entire fanbase just sighed.

  3. maddenisfordorks says: Nov 6, 2012 12:26 PM

    That’s unfortunate.

    Poor Cowboys.

  4. whatjusthapped says: Nov 6, 2012 12:27 PM

    Great news for the other 31 teams. That means the Cowboys will never be competitive as long as that clown owns the team.

  5. mf7krime says: Nov 6, 2012 12:27 PM

    Well then there is No Way you’ll win another championship.

  6. machoawesome says: Nov 6, 2012 12:28 PM

    The Cowboys are the new Raiders.

  7. karlton3 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:28 PM

    Dear Cowboys fans,

    Look where the Raiders were during Al’s final years and expect that for the next 20 years.

    I’m sorry.

  8. theawesomersfranchise says: Nov 6, 2012 12:28 PM

    And Im done as a Cowboys fan
    Houston Texans are the way to go

    And before anyone calls me or anyone a fair weather fan

    Life is too short
    Im not waiting for Jerry to DIE before things change.

    It’s either me or Jerry, Jerry isn’t going so I must.

    Every Cowboy fan in the country should be doing the same.
    It’s not OUR team, it’s his.

    Let him have the team and stop supporting it

  9. mazblast says: Nov 6, 2012 12:29 PM

    Keep on doing what you’re doing, Jerry.

    Signed,

    The rest of the NFL

  10. 8willbegreat says: Nov 6, 2012 12:29 PM

    Therefore, the Cowboys will continue to be mediocre.

  11. t16rich says: Nov 6, 2012 12:29 PM

    Cowboys vs Eagles coming up. We’ll find out Sunday who the best losers are in the NFC East.

  12. uwsptke says: Nov 6, 2012 12:30 PM

    So you’d fire the guy doing the job, if it weren’t for the fact that the guy doing the job is yourself?

    Nepotism!

    And your current model hasn’t worked in 20 years, dude. I can’t wait for how crazy this guy gets as he gets older and wants to see one more championship. Look at the things Bud Adams has said this week, and the crazy money that the Detroit Tigers owner has spent the past few years. He gave Prince Fielder 9 years and $214 million because he knows he’ll never be around for the end of that contract.

  13. mrpresident50 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:30 PM

    Jerry Jones has done a good job in building a winner……..

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAAHAAHAHA
    LMAOOOOOOOOO
    ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    AHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHHHHAHAHAHAH

    COWBOYS SUCK!

  14. Captain Punchballs says: Nov 6, 2012 12:30 PM

    Thanks, Jerry.

    -The rest of the NFC East.

  15. knucklebucket says: Nov 6, 2012 12:31 PM

    “We’ve had success doing it this way and we’re going to have success in the future doing it this way.”

    I can imagine Cowboys fans are wondering when this alleged success took place. Wasn’t it 15 years ago when Jerry wasn’t picking the players?

  16. davekva72 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:31 PM

    Exactly what Cowboys fans do not want to hear. Cmon Jerry, you’ve tried it your way for 20+ years, it ain’t working. Why not TRY hiring a GM? What’s the worst that could happen? Oh, I know. He could be successful!

  17. dexterismyhero says: Nov 6, 2012 12:32 PM

    There you go Dallas fans!!!!!

    bwahahahahaha!!!!!

  18. gisellichek says: Nov 6, 2012 12:32 PM

    Tragic… I feel for their fans… this is the worst case scenario for any sports fan of a team… An owner that puts ego before winning…

    Well on the other hand … he paid good money for this toy and he’s not sharing!!! PERIOD!

  19. markcusvick says: Nov 6, 2012 12:32 PM

    F–king owner sh–ty!!!

  20. bobulated says: Nov 6, 2012 12:32 PM

    He is the decider.

  21. luckyarmpit says: Nov 6, 2012 12:32 PM

    …and that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the Cowboys will never be a playoff threat. Jones should take a page from Kahn’s book… just because you’re rich enough to buy a football team doesn’t mean you know how to run a football team. That’s just like someone that buys an exotic car with cash but doesn’t know how to drive.

    Thank you, Jerry!

    - A division rival fan

  22. eyeamlegend says: Nov 6, 2012 12:32 PM

    Seriously, this is becoming laughable. What coach with a strong and proven pedigree would want to coach for this team. Cowher, Payton, Fisher, I bet they never have given it a thought. You’re killing me Jerry.
    Signed,
    Lifelong Cowboys Fan

  23. smjones5984 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    Can’t this guy just go away

  24. jpb12 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    So a great big middle finger to all Cowboys fans out there from the jerrah.

  25. niners816 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    Man, I’m glad this dude doesn’t run my team. I ALMOST feel sorry for Cowboys fans.

  26. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    And there is no way we will win a Super Bowl

  27. koufaxmitzvah says: Nov 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    What a boob.

  28. jimmysee says: Nov 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    Then he needs a VP of the draft and player personnel.

    He can be the General Manager of helmets and towels.

  29. montsta says: Nov 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    Lets all be honest with ourselves. The Cowboys haven’t been a real powerhouse in almost two decades. Hell, they are barely a relevant team now. They start every season’s power rankings way to high based on their name alone, and end around .50, give or take a couple games, and even if they do happen to make the postseason, Romo tanks. I wouldn’t call that success Jerry. Stop living in the past.

  30. skinsfaninnebraska says: Nov 6, 2012 12:34 PM

    Well, this is good news for the NFC East.

  31. ski6077 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    I believe Al Davis had that same mentality. It didn’t get him very far for very long

  32. shaggytoodle says: Nov 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    Boycott Jerry World.

    Just kidding, have fun riding this out Cowboy fans.

  33. garywheeler84 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    This is great news !
    Sincerely,
    All Giants,Eagles and Redskins Fans

  34. baned0n says: Nov 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    Hey, he’s being honest. I don’t think it works as well as he thinks it does, but I certainly understand his thought process. I think most real NFL fans would have a hard time keeping out of personnel matters if they owned a team.

  35. jerruhjones says: Nov 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

  36. dragus84 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:36 PM

    Arrogance at its finest

  37. blackngold4life says: Nov 6, 2012 12:36 PM

    Jerry has given the Cowboys what they need to be a Superbowl contender except a COACHING staff. The only mistake I see is him letting Shawn Peayton leave..he should be their head coach..and they should have kept Wade Phillips as their D-Coordinator, he’s got the Texans defense BALLIN! And they were one of the worse in the NFL before he came. Cowboys have the muscle but not the brains.

  38. bigtganks says: Nov 6, 2012 12:36 PM

    And all non-Cowboys fan’s cheer.

    As a Raiders fan, he’s the next Al Davis and it’s easy to see! He’s just 15 years or so behind, but it’ll be the same story…

    I find it odd during is Costas interview Sunday that it appeared JJ the owner said he would’ve fired JJ the GM if they weren’t the same person. So since they are, you can’t?! Of course you can, you swallow your pride and hire a GM because you see you’re not doing a good enough job as a GM.

    Pride… all pride….

    The game’s changed and JJ and the Cowboys will NEVER win a super bowl as long as he’s in charge of personel, the draft, etc etc. Just ask a Raiders fan how that goes…

  39. marcolamorsa says: Nov 6, 2012 12:37 PM

    Dammit old man!!!

  40. bigd4defense says: Nov 6, 2012 12:37 PM

    You’re full of sht, Jones… Haven’t had any “success” in over a decade.

  41. britishraven says: Nov 6, 2012 12:37 PM

    Astonishing

  42. purplengold says: Nov 6, 2012 12:38 PM

    He said he would fire himself as GM, then says he won’t ever do that. It’s not good when you argue with yourself and lose.

  43. cardmagnet says: Nov 6, 2012 12:38 PM

    Jerry is a top notch owner from a business perspective, but is a terrible GM. He should step down, court Jimmy Johnson for general manager, and then sit back while the success rains down upon him.

  44. hor2012 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:38 PM

    And, there it is. At lest as a Saints fan I can breath a little easier. That’s one less player for SP to coach. Because; I promise you he’s not going anywhere without total control

  45. Christian says: Nov 6, 2012 12:38 PM

    Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  46. richc111 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:39 PM

    Good, I can’t stand the Cowgirls and the longer he stays GM they will be bad. I get sick of the media telling everyone how good they really are. I like the oh well they are only 4 wins away from being 7-1. I hope they continue to stink and then I can watch them lose on their mandatory 7 national television appearance they are guaranteed each year. The only thing I ask the major networks is if I have to watch them 7 times a year, can you cut back on the mandatory showing of Jerry Jones in the box down to maybe 1 time a quarter, but you have to make one of those shot right after the gun goes after they lose.

  47. prince5000 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:39 PM

    “It eliminates some very serious issues when you look around the league, as to creating an additional layer that you’re continually having decisions, making changes, doing those kinds of things.”

    ————————————————–

    Eliminates some very serious issues around the league – like what, teams who have a competent GM win playoff games? Then yeah bro, Cowboys eliminate issues like that better than anyone.

  48. kscogg says: Nov 6, 2012 12:39 PM

    living in dallas I hear this debate all the time. its painfully clear this is the way its going to be until he passes on to the next plane so let it be. its his team and its his way. when he looks back on everything he’ll see he was the one standing in the way of the team’s success…..until then, we’re stuck with jerrah pulling all the strings. what should be hotly debated is garrett and his struggles. that guy looks like he is in way over his head.

  49. dawsonleery says: Nov 6, 2012 12:39 PM

    Jerry, look at the Raiders… God bless Al Davis but he destroyed his team. Jerry you are doing the same. Just step down now.

  50. westclaims says: Nov 6, 2012 12:40 PM

    You have to love that massive ego. It all starts at the top. Now, go sign Romo long term….please

  51. texansdude says: Nov 6, 2012 12:40 PM

    Oh, Jerry! You so crazy! I mean…..this man has integrity. Good for you, sir! Stand that ground! Come hell, high water, hurricanes, tornadoes, and no Lombardis ever again, I support you. Good for you!

  52. tdotsteel says: Nov 6, 2012 12:41 PM

    Translation: There is no way I am changing to win a Super Bowl……I am making too much money being mediocre

  53. rpiotr01 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:42 PM

    “We’ve had success 20 years ago doing it this way and we’re going to have success in the future after I die.”

    There, fixed it.

  54. burnttoast71854 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:42 PM

    Please all cowboy fans listen to what this man just said, I beg all fans listen to what he is saying. We are doomed he has no clue. All cowboy fans stop going to that stadium that they can’t win at anyway, stop buying their merchandise anything that he has tarnished do not buy. This man is out if his mind & needs to be put in an asylum. As Michael Irvin said …

  55. tbtrojan says: Nov 6, 2012 12:42 PM

    And that right there is why the Cowboys will never be more than paper champions (going forward) who get far too much media coverage.
    How does a guy say he would fire himself but then go on to say he will never give up the power?
    It’s like he says he knows the team sucks and it won’t improve but he really couldn’t care as long as his ego is fed.

  56. justintuckrule says: Nov 6, 2012 12:42 PM

    A billionaire is never wrong.

  57. hoosiercolts says: Nov 6, 2012 12:42 PM

    There is no way I’ll give up single handedly ruining the team I own.

  58. firethorn1001 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:42 PM

    Your team. Your right.

    However, don’t expect to ever retain any string of success like the Patriots, Steelers, Packers or hell.. even the Bears.

  59. schmitt3r says: Nov 6, 2012 12:43 PM

    Knock Knock…Who’s There? It’s me the GM! Everyone laughs…

    I think Mr. Jones has confused history and success. You’ve won 3 Super Bowls, yes, but that was years ago. Success does not equate to 1 playoff win in x amount of years. You should fire yourself and find legitimate personnel to run this team.

  60. conspiracygenerator says: Nov 6, 2012 12:45 PM

    “Thank god”, said every fan of every other team in the NFC East.

  61. fumblenuts says: Nov 6, 2012 12:46 PM

    No fool………..like an OLD FOOL!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA~!!

  62. imjinbrdgr says: Nov 6, 2012 12:46 PM

    What the Hell is he talking about an extra layer of management? It’s not an extra layer when you step out of the picture and give way to someone who knows what they are doing. Also what success is he talking about? The success Jimmy Johnson had? Since then I see a team that has been average at best for a long time.

  63. billyboehemian says: Nov 6, 2012 12:47 PM

    Hubris – thy name is Jerry.

  64. azarkhan says: Nov 6, 2012 12:47 PM

    That’s why the Cowboys will never have a great head coach. No coach with a backbone or options (see Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells, Sean Payton), will abide Jerry Jones’ constant interference.

  65. ijr213 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:49 PM

    While Jerry may need to recuse himself of these responsibilities, he isn’t going to do it. Sorry, folks.

  66. gavriloprincip33 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:49 PM

    Not that it really matters anyway because if he did step down, he would let his idiot son, Stephen, be the GM…

    This team is doomed!

  67. therealhazer says: Nov 6, 2012 12:49 PM

    Great! One less NFC team to worry about for years.

  68. Slackmo says: Nov 6, 2012 12:50 PM

    Jerry GM: Thanks Jerry for having my back!

  69. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 6, 2012 12:51 PM

    His response mirrors the attitude of many Dallas fans who are too full of their own $h*T to realize that just because they have money doesn’t mean they’re really worth a damn.

    It’s a match made in cowboy stadium heaven.

  70. hooray4boobies says: Nov 6, 2012 12:51 PM

    Damn first the Fat Boys break up and now this

  71. krusher33 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:51 PM

    Big mouth Jones.

    I’ve hated him since after the Jimmy Johnson years.

  72. sportsfan83 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:52 PM

    Being from Texas an a non Cowboys fan,it’s always a joy to make fun of and laugh at Cowboy fans. As of late though it’s getting harder not to feel bad for you guys. As much as I dislike the Cowboys having a in state team do well is always a nice feeling,good thing Houston has a good team.

    Jerry is a clown and continues to do things his way,he doesn’t give a sh** about the Cowboy fans and this is one of many ways he’s proving it. All Jerry cares about is $$ and that’s all he’s ever cared about.

  73. glac1 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:53 PM

    As a fan of another NFC team I approve that decision!

  74. earvinmagicjackson says: Nov 6, 2012 12:54 PM

    Money must be the root of all stupidity, too, because there’s a garden full of that growing here.

  75. flash1283 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:54 PM

    So he will become the next Al Davis.

  76. scrp2 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:55 PM

    Were just asking Jerry if he’ll give up play-calling duties.

  77. coughlinsredcheeks says: Nov 6, 2012 12:57 PM

    “There’s no way I want to see the Cowboys win another SB in my lifetime” – Jerrah Jones

  78. 69finfan says: Nov 6, 2012 12:57 PM

    Nothing changes if nothing changes!

  79. ravensgrl says: Nov 6, 2012 12:58 PM

    “We’ve had success doing it this way and we’re going to have success in the future doing it this way.”
    ______________

    3-5 is success??? I’d hate to see what failure looks like…

  80. jmota222 says: Nov 6, 2012 12:58 PM

    I’m happy I’m not a cowboys fan!!!! Way to go Jerry keep up the BAD work…..

  81. bengalsucker says: Nov 6, 2012 12:59 PM

    We feel your pain, Cowboys fans.

    Signed
    Bengals Fans

  82. laserw says: Nov 6, 2012 1:01 PM

    Breaking News! Every NFL team thanks Jerry Jones for retaining Jerry Jones the GM. Nothing warms a brisk fall morning like the sound of Jerry Jones’ face lift falling after a player he signed fumbles the ball or throws an interception.

    Party on, Jerry!

  83. atthemurph says: Nov 6, 2012 1:02 PM

    A old man trying to regain that greatness that he thought he had will destroy his own franchise in a vain attempt to catch lightning in a bottle just one more time.

    I think vain Jerry should just go in for another face lift and allow the footballing to be done by footballers. He had his day.

  84. mazblast says: Nov 6, 2012 1:02 PM

    firethorn1001 says:

    Your team. Your right.

    However, don’t expect to ever retain any string of success like the Patriots, Steelers, Packers or hell.. even the Bears.
    —————————–
    Or any team that’s been in a Super Bowl since the Cowboys last made it, win or lose. That includes the Giants, Colts, Saints, Seahawks, and Ravens, even the Rams, Raiduhs, Buccaneers, Panthers, Titans, Broncos, Falcons, Cardinals, and Eagles.

    By my offhand count, 18 of the 31 other teams in the league have been in the Super Bowl since Jerry’s Boys last made it. And yet, they remain media darlings and perennially appear on media lists of favorites.

  85. cincyorangenblack says: Nov 6, 2012 1:02 PM

    Hey Dallas fans, it could be worse. You could have the same situation but with an owner who refuses to spend money or modernize his franchise —–> Mike Brown, Bengals Owner, President and GM

  86. balancedchi says: Nov 6, 2012 1:03 PM

    Jerry went on to say, ‘However, I will work very closely with Coach Payton to ensure he has the pieces in place he needs to be successful.’

  87. thomas2727 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:03 PM

    The clown in Cincinnati is the same as Jerry.

    I finally had enough after waiting for 20+ years for the Bengals to win a playoff game.

    I am now boycotting the Bengals until which time the Brown Family hires a General Manager that is not a family member.

    Of course Jerry and Mike Brown don’t care about winning on the field when they are winning at the bank.

  88. commonsensedude says: Nov 6, 2012 1:05 PM

    I am a lifelong Cowboys hater but I actually feel sorry for the many decent Cowboys fans out there. You guys deserve much better.

  89. bahero34 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:09 PM

    Well maybe if he would bring in a VP or GM , they could get him VIP acces to the locker rooms after the games??? The whole thing in Cowboy nation is sad, I truly feel for their fans…

  90. fground says: Nov 6, 2012 1:09 PM

    it is always kind of sad and funny at the same time when rich people actually think they are somehow superior beings in all aspects of life.

    I mean would you want to be Jerry Jones? I sure as hell wouldn’t.

  91. bigbluenationdb says: Nov 6, 2012 1:09 PM

    If you want to be a .500 team then you are a great GM. That is what your record is since 1996. Outside the years when Parcells was the Coach the team has been terrible.

  92. bengalsucker says: Nov 6, 2012 1:09 PM

    Yeah at least you guys have an indoor practice facility and modern facilities and training equipment for the players to utilize. Mike Brown is widely known to skimp on everything including the amount of towels used in the locker room and gatorade being consumed by the players. So you have an owner who thinks he can be the GM that is actually willing to spend money to provide his team with the best available facilities and attempt to get decent free-agents. Our owner, however, goes to the trash pile every time we need a free agent and refuses to even get a practice bubble for our players to practice in under freezing conditions in the winter. Somehow I don’t feel too sorry for Dallas fans.

  93. steelerben says: Nov 6, 2012 1:10 PM

    Jerry Jones the owner would have fired any other person in the role of GM by now if they hadn’t won a playoff game in two years after a 14 year drought. He would have done so because he would have thought that he would be better as a GM.

    The Cowboys are similiar to the Chiefs in that there is a ton of talent on the roster and not a single coach to take advantage of it.

  94. billhicks666 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:10 PM

    As one who has despised the Cowboys since childhood, I applaud Jerry Jones and his unwillingness to recognize his own limitations as a General Manager in the NFL. I salute you, Jerry Jones, and your stubbornness, your megalomania, your narcissism.

    God bless you, sir!

  95. raiderufan says: Nov 6, 2012 1:12 PM

    I don’t think Jerry the GM from a talent standpoint is really the problem.

    Romo, Ware, Spencer, Spears, Carter, Connor, Ratliff, Murray, Smith, Austin, Witten….these are all very good to solid to some great players .

    The problem in my eyes is him constantly sticking his nose in every little corner of the team. He tells us when a player will play or sit….he tells us what they’ll add to the game plan….he stands right next to his coach in the locker room…he builds a shrine instead of a stadium…

    The only thing he doesn’t do is actually go down and coach….WHICH IS THE BIG PROBLEM. When the head coaches only control is over gameday and even that’s only the 3 hours of the game he’ll get noe respect form his players…

    He can get the players…he just can’t create a proper enviroment for them to perform.

  96. ppc50 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:12 PM

    Very good owner, not a good GM. Some of the picks have been ok, but the general attitude of the team isn’t good. The least he can do is fire Garrett and fire Payton, Gruden, Sabin, Reid, anyone, but Garrett.

  97. jr4real says: Nov 6, 2012 1:12 PM

    this should make Giants, Eagles and ‘skins fans happy!

  98. ppc50 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:13 PM

    Hire, not fire

  99. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 6, 2012 1:14 PM

    While retaining effective managerial duties, Jerry is considering a change of job title. To “Great Beloved Sun God King Shining Over All”.

  100. daytonaken says: Nov 6, 2012 1:15 PM

    Perhaps we won’t have to see them in so many prime time games. The Cowboys are irrelevant.

  101. jjackwagon says: Nov 6, 2012 1:16 PM

    …If you were an owner and you had a general manager, would you make a change?’ Under those circumstances I speculated that I would probably have made a change, but that’s not our situation,” … Uh that is exactly the situation Jerruh and until you wise up and realize it your team will continue to muddle along.

    Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.

  102. thejuddstir says: Nov 6, 2012 1:18 PM

    “machoawesome says:Nov 6, 2012 12:28 PM

    The Cowboys are the new Raiders.”
    ==============================
    At least Al Davis knew something about football until he started getting a little senile in his latter years. Jerrah’s comments remind me of a favorite saying, “stupid is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. I have despised the Cowboys ever since this egomaniac bought the team but I am starting to feel a little sorry for cowboy fans. LOL

  103. nflrule says: Nov 6, 2012 1:18 PM

    Jerrah is as poor a decision maker as a GM as Garrett and Romo are making decisions on the field.Train wreck!

  104. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Nov 6, 2012 1:18 PM

    It’s his team, his “toy”….he can do as he pleases. The revenue he makes off the fan base is gravy to him, I don’t think he really cares if some fans jump ship.

  105. sportsnutbad says: Nov 6, 2012 1:18 PM

    Jerry has a giant ego! He knows nothing about talent because if he did they’d be Superbowl contenders not pretenders!!!

  106. flannlv says: Nov 6, 2012 1:19 PM

    The worst thing to happen to Cowboys fans was having them win the Superbowl with Switzer. Jones thinks he is the reason they won. That will never change. Of course, if Jones had a non-performing asset for 20 years you can bet he would’ve fired whoever was operating it.

  107. duncanthecat says: Nov 6, 2012 1:21 PM

    The battle to stay out of the NFC East cellar will be interesting for the first time in years.

  108. billsfantx says: Nov 6, 2012 1:22 PM

    Hmmm….

    Let’s see

    1) Fat Joe Left Atlantic
    2) Jerry debates himself and loses

    Maybe the Mayan prophecy is right!

  109. tonyadams66 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:24 PM

    People need to realize that Jerry Jones doesn’t want the Cowboys to succeed unless he can get the credit for it. Obviously it’s not about the Cowboys or their fans—it’s only about Jerry.

  110. ubummer says: Nov 6, 2012 1:25 PM

    Sounds like he’s going to have to be locked out of a lot more than the locker room before things will get better for Cowboys fans.

  111. dankinator says: Nov 6, 2012 1:26 PM

    And that is why your beloved team will never be relevant again.

  112. grogansheroes says: Nov 6, 2012 1:28 PM

    And the sad part for Cowboy fans, is he’s probably going to live into his nineties, like Adams and Wilson.

  113. doctorfootball says: Nov 6, 2012 1:30 PM

    Jerry Jones just made every other team they face smile. No one, outside of the Dallas fanbase, wants Jones to give up his GM duties. He’s his own worst enemy.

  114. bamasleeper13 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:32 PM

    He must mean their “Success” was up to Jimmy Johnson walking out the door. I haven’t seen it since then. Garret and all others including players need to run away and run fast! I wish JJ would coach next year, then he might see that he needs to sit in his pretty owners box and let a real GM and coach do their job. LOL, sorry Cowboys fans….

  115. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 6, 2012 1:32 PM

    A lot of my Cowboy Nation buddies aren’t liking the sound of this.

    It reminds me of the last 25 years the Raiders were run under Al Davis’s stewardship. So many in Raider Nation were just begging for a positive-impact change – but it took a lonnnnnng time, because the one who decides to hire/fire is the one who refused to can himself, and instead, continues to take a very prominent role influencing the team’s fortunes.

    Though I dislike the Cowboys as most of us in Steeler Nation do — it’s hard not to like Jerry Jones as a person. He’s loyal. He’s candid. He’s real. I like the guy, but not sure if your standard Cowboy fan is happy after such a dearth of relevant games in the last 15 years or so.

  116. cfh666 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:40 PM

    In 1977 my mother purchased me a Roger Staubach uniform and I became a Cowboys fan that day. I have informed my family not to purchase any more Cowboys souvenirs or tickets to a game until he no longer runs this team. He sucks as a GM, and has ruined a once great franchise.

  117. firewolf777 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:40 PM

    Dammit

  118. bobulated says: Nov 6, 2012 1:40 PM

    Don’t compare Al Davis to Jerruh; Al forgot more about scouting and running a team than Jones will ever know. Al actually built his winners in the day instead of taking credit for someone else’s work as Jerruh did with Jimmy Johnson and then smirked while Switzer rode that talent to another SB. Al might have been senile and out of touch by the end but in the 60s and 70s there probably wasn’t a sharper football mind around.

  119. gmen5280 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:43 PM

    This is music to the ears of Giant’s fans.

    That loud noise you just heard was the Super Bowl window just slamming shut on the Cowboys.

    May Jerry live till he is 101 years old.

  120. torontobergy says: Nov 6, 2012 1:50 PM

    I’m obviously a Raider fan so I really have no care of weather the Cowboys succeed or fail. That said I read a bunch of remarks comparing the current Cowboy situation to that of the Raiders when Al Davis was around. I couldn’t disagree more. The teams the Raiders had during those years(’04-’10) weren’t at all competitve. I look at the Cowboys and see a top 10 offense, a top 10 defense but they aren’t getting the W’s….I would suggest that’s not the fault of the man whos “Buying the Groceries”…My 2 cents.

  121. lrt79 says: Nov 6, 2012 1:59 PM

    Guess it depends on what your definition of “success” is, because my definition does not include what the Cowboys have done under Jerry Jones.

  122. lowtalker says: Nov 6, 2012 2:03 PM

    The ONLY success Jones has ever had as a GM is attributable to one thing: the idiot Gm in Minnesota that gave him 5 draft choices for H. Walker . . if that had not occurred, then Jones would never have one a single thing . . . . the rest of the NFL is jumping for joy . . . . .Matt Millen has only one peer as a GM and that is Jones.

  123. bullcharger says: Nov 6, 2012 2:06 PM

    As smart as Jones is as a business man, his judgement is clouded as a football owner. I think the cowboys are like his toy, not a proper business to him. As a business man, he would want competant people around him. That’s why businesses have CFOs and CTOs etc. The boss can’t micromanage everything. Instead, Jones has hired himself as GM and a complete push-over at coach that adds no value. He is destined to fail. Instead, look at what Kraft has done. He acknowledged he was too involved in the Parcells era and stepped back when Belichick was hired. It worked out for him. Jones needs to do the same if they ever expect to win. They have a talented team already.

  124. lowtalker says: Nov 6, 2012 2:07 PM

    never have “won” a single thing . . .my bad . . .big fingers . . . .little keyboard

  125. jaymc1988 says: Nov 6, 2012 2:31 PM

    this is great news.. that means Eli and the giant will keep winning the division for the next 4-7 years until he retires and RG3 can take the division over unless giants get an aaron rogers behind eli… GMEN

    but to be honest though i mean cowboys are kind of loaded, they got talent everywhere its just not clicking(romo and the oline).. i mean there are worse GMs that jones when u stop to rly think about it

  126. trefkennedy says: Nov 6, 2012 2:32 PM

    Please can we over throw him or something TeamCowboys

  127. blusage says: Nov 6, 2012 2:34 PM

    Pride comes before the fall. Fortunately for the Cowboys, that distance isn’t too great.

  128. hamorgus says: Nov 6, 2012 2:36 PM

    A good GM would relize the game is really played in the trenches not with flashy receivers and DBs and the O-line and D-line would have been fixed a LONG time ago.

  129. bigblueapple says: Nov 6, 2012 2:39 PM

    “From my cold dead hands.”

  130. raykn says: Nov 6, 2012 2:48 PM

    Well….guess that means I’ll be watching the Texans games for awhile. Way to discourage Cowboy’s fans old geezer.

  131. jbcommonsense says: Nov 6, 2012 2:49 PM

    I, and all other Redskin fans, just did a celebratory jig!

  132. mazblast says: Nov 6, 2012 2:56 PM

    torontobergy says:

    I would suggest that’s not the fault of the man whos “Buying the Groceries”…
    ——————————————
    100% wrong. It may not be the fault of the man who signs the paychecks, but it is the fault of the man who evaluates players, puts together the roster, and hires the head coach. In this case, it’s the same guy. JJ hired Garrett, hired the assistants (I doubt that Garrett had any input there), drafted or signed the players (I doubt that Garrett had any input there), and for all we know may be calling some of the plays. It’s ALL his fault.

  133. doclolly says: Nov 6, 2012 3:03 PM

    The sad thing is even after jerry jones passes away after another 10-20 years of mediocrity his son is Stephen is just going take over and do the same thing. The apple never falls too far away from the tree.

  134. bcfalcon says: Nov 6, 2012 3:03 PM

    Jerry is the Rex Ryan of general managers.

  135. grandmachine says: Nov 6, 2012 3:05 PM

    He who writes the check, writes the rules.

  136. SparkyGump says: Nov 6, 2012 3:10 PM

    Boycott Jerry Jones!

    Don’t buy any merchandise. Don’t attend games and don’t watch them on TV. The only way to get through to Jerry is to hit him where he cares most; his wallet. Let’s stop enabling his delusion and Boycott Jerry Jones.

  137. fissels says: Nov 6, 2012 3:11 PM

    “If you want to be a .500 team then you are a great GM. That is what your record is since 1996. Outside the years when Parcells was the Coach the team has been terrible.”

    They were’nt all that good even when Parcells was there.

  138. fissels says: Nov 6, 2012 3:12 PM

    Dear Jerry,
    I quit,
    Signed,
    A Loyal Fan Since 1970

  139. golforepar says: Nov 6, 2012 3:13 PM

    As a Packers fan, this is great news! We don’t have to worry about the Cowboys being a contender any time soon. Jones might as well coach too!

  140. dowhatifeellike says: Nov 6, 2012 3:19 PM

    What Jerruh doesn’t understand is that most fans prefer a consistently decent-to-good team over a team that is usually bad but makes the occasional playoff run. He keeps making moves that will pay off in the future, but that future never comes. Heck, it was luck that he found Romo and, as inconsistent as he is, the Cowboys would be terrible without him.

  141. semperfiguy1011 says: Nov 6, 2012 3:20 PM

    Jerry fired a coach who won him two straight super bowls. The Cowboys were poised to go on a run the likes of which had not been seen. With Jimmy, they were going to win three in a row, probably four, and had an outside chance at five. But, it all went down the tubes when Jerry couldn’t stand the fact that Jimmy was getting the credit instead of him. All he had to do was stay in the owner’s box and count his money. Now, he has become the new Al Davis. If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you will continue to get what you’ve always got. It’s not going to get any better any time soon Cowboys fans.

  142. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 6, 2012 3:27 PM

    No surprise here really. Jerry has made it clear that he would rather be in charge as GM and Dallas be mediocre than to hand it to a more qualified GM and win.

  143. SparkyGump says: Nov 6, 2012 3:29 PM

    fissels says:Nov 6, 2012 3:12 PM

    Dear Jerry,
    I quit,
    Signed,
    A Loyal Fan Since 1970

    Couldn’t have said it better.

    A loyal fan since 1972

  144. jordangarnett says: Nov 6, 2012 3:30 PM

    Okay Al Davis.

  145. antneejay2 says: Nov 6, 2012 3:34 PM

    Good.

  146. greymares says: Nov 6, 2012 3:47 PM

    t16rich says:
    Nov 6, 2012 12:29 PM
    Cowboys vs Eagles coming up. We’ll find out Sunday who the best losers are in the NFC East.————————————————————————————————————————————————not as long as Shanahan is coaching the skins.

  147. mazblast says: Nov 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    greymares says: Cowboys vs Eagles coming up. We’ll find out Sunday who the best losers are in the NFC East.————————————————————————————————————————————————not as long as Shanahan is coaching the skins.
    —————————————
    It’s funny how ESPN and its ilk have so suddenly stopped the “NFC East is the toughest division” talk. The AFC East isn’t much better. One team each with the potential to go a long way in the playoffs.

    Impressed, I’m not.

  148. tony1oh1no says: Nov 6, 2012 3:58 PM

    It almost makes me wish we didn’t win 3 superbowls in those first 6 years. He became convinced he was the best personnel guy on earth and has never looked back…

  149. howiehandles says: Nov 6, 2012 3:59 PM

    Man, the ego on this guy. I get the whole, I own the team and think I know what I’m doing, so I’m going to keep on doing it. But at least get someone else who isn’t a ‘yes’ man to work with you, and perhaps open up your mind to other possibilities.

    Then again, I don’t care for the Cowboys, so keep being the GM Jerry.

  150. cowboysfanx20 says: Nov 6, 2012 4:11 PM

    We’ve had success drafting quality players over the years Murray Lee Carter T.Smith…..

  151. mtbozo says: Nov 6, 2012 4:12 PM

    I have followed the Cowboys since I was seven years old. I am now in my mid forties. Jerry Jones, I have finally had it! The Cowboys have been inept for well over a decade now. The only explanation for their ineptitude now falls squarely on the position of General Manager…That’s you Jerry! Give it up already. Owners need to own…and that’s it…That’s all you should be doing. In my mind, Jerry, you have set fire to a storied franchise; but, you are too stubborn to admit it. Put out the fire already!

  152. graphicwolfart says: Nov 6, 2012 4:20 PM

    His pride will continue to ruin this team. Way to go Jerry.

  153. mungman69 says: Nov 6, 2012 4:30 PM

    Comment #153– Jerry should keep doing his thing, thank you, The Giants

  154. joestemme says: Nov 6, 2012 4:36 PM

    Yup, folks have it correct – Jerry Jones’ hero was always Al Davis. And, now, barring another Jimmy Johnson miracle, the Cowboys are doomed to be the Raiders.

  155. fumblerooski69 says: Nov 6, 2012 4:56 PM

    It’s called hubris. Sad day for Cowboy fans. After the Costas interview I had some hope. Not anymore.

  156. 1oldpro says: Nov 6, 2012 5:29 PM

    What he is saying is that he thinks he is the best football mind available for his team. He is rich. He is eaten up with himself and he is wacko!

  157. mhs8031 says: Nov 6, 2012 5:54 PM

    Ego and money do not make you smart–

  158. ripster65 says: Nov 6, 2012 5:55 PM

    You’ll NEVER find that ring, my precioussss…….

  159. joerevs300 says: Nov 6, 2012 6:03 PM

    At least Khan realizes he’s not a football expert and that he needs a good GM to make the player/personnel decisions.

    I hate to say this but once those changes happen, and as long as Jerry Jones remains so dang stubborn, Jacksonville has a better chance to win a SB then Dallas does in the coming years.

  160. bbeaman78 says: Nov 6, 2012 6:06 PM

    Than as a cowboys fan we are screwed because you couldn’t judge talent or coaching talent to save your life. If you weren’t a complete dumb ass you would hire Jimmie Johnson back as your GM, and fly Sean Payton to Dallas to hang out during his suspension.

  161. meditatingamigo says: Nov 6, 2012 6:11 PM

    Jerry Jones sounds like a GOP presidential candidate. He claims that he can do something he’s never done and keeps changing his story about what he would do to fix the problem.

  162. datsanono says: Nov 6, 2012 6:21 PM

    Yikes…I thought he was going to say he was going to give up the GM duties to someone else. No jerry just keep picking the players and doing what you are doing the rest of the division thinks you are doing a great job and we thank you!

  163. tontoepstein says: Nov 6, 2012 6:29 PM

    If you’re not going to give up being a lousy GM, then could you at least please give up wearing a lousy toupee?

  164. ryanbowman8286 says: Nov 6, 2012 6:31 PM

    The reincarnation of Al Davis…

  165. hrmlss says: Nov 6, 2012 6:46 PM

    Thanks Jerry, keep up the good work.

  166. bujuman69 says: Nov 6, 2012 6:56 PM

    Jerry J is doing a great job and should remain the GM for life!

    Respectfully,
    Steelers fan

  167. jwalters121 says: Nov 6, 2012 7:41 PM

    Thanks Jerry. I have been a
    Cowboys fan for over 30 years, but you have sucked the life out of my enjoyment of football. Your ego and hunger for the spotlight has run this team in the ground. Its no wonder so many people hate the Cowboys.

  168. proline22 says: Nov 6, 2012 7:47 PM

    Need a new head coach or let Callahan be the OC!

  169. gavriloprincip33 says: Nov 6, 2012 10:10 PM

    Comments from these like him are why I doubt any really good coach would go there…And if say Cowher, Gruden or Billick went, I doubt that they would stay long…

  170. vinceofdarkness says: Nov 6, 2012 10:11 PM

    Happy to hear it nit wit!!! The girls will be bad for the foreseeable future.
    Love it!!

  171. vincespowersweep says: Nov 7, 2012 6:14 AM

    People need to stop comparing Jerrah to Al Davis. Al Davis actually had a football background, hes not just a rich guy with an ego the size of the state he lives in who bought a team. Sure, Al did lose it at the end, but teams he built actually won 3 Super Bowls. If you take away the teams that Jimmy Johnson put together before Jerrah took over. He has none. And never will.

  172. marylandcowboy says: Nov 7, 2012 9:45 AM

    The only way things will ever change in Dallas is when Jerry stops making a profit. I invite all Cowboy fans to start boycotting the Cowboys. Don’t get me wrong I will always root for the Cowboys but I will no longer financially support them. We as fans need to stop buying jerseys, hats, tee shirts etc. Most importantly stop buying tickets to the games. Maybe when Jerry sees an empty stadium and no merchandise sales it might get his attention. If there is one thing Jerry wants more than a superbowl win it’s money. Cut it off Cowboy fans. Stop spending money supporting a team that has one playoff win in 17 years. Its the only way to make Jerry sit up and take notice that we as fans have had enough.

  173. bbeaman78 says: Nov 8, 2012 1:40 AM

    Jerry I have been a cowboys fan since I was 6, and I am 35 now. I have a message from Cowboys fans, go F_CK YOURSELF. I am jumping ship, and will either be a giants fan so I can watch you and Romo get ass-pounded twice a year or I will become a 49ers fan because I know you, Jerry, despise them.

    Dallas fans I hope you all show Jerry how screwed he is and boycott the games. Nothing would hurt him more than to have home games empty.

  174. theharshestreality says: Nov 9, 2012 6:12 PM

    Three of the Top 10 most commented on stories are about the Cowboys – who says they aren’t America’s Team?

  175. banggbiskit says: Nov 10, 2012 1:46 AM

    Jerrys problem isnt that he’s a bad GM, because if you watch Cowboy games, you see they have a lot of very good players, his problem is that he’s head coach also. Jerry doesnt hire competent coaches, he hires yes men who will call whatever play he sends down from the skybox.

    If Jerry would just stick to GM duties and actually hire a real coach and let that coach do his job without meddling in the coaching aspect of things, he would be ok.

  176. pemory says: Nov 11, 2012 11:01 AM

    GM Jerry: I have a great coaching candidate for you: Norv Turner!

  177. MichaelEdits says: Nov 13, 2012 8:13 AM

    The Giants, Eagles and Redskins are thrilled to hear it

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