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Jerry Jones: Garrett’s no longer calling offensive plays


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is talking to a group of reporters at the Senior Bowl as we speak, and he said he’s taking a bit of authority from head coach Jason Garrett.

According to Calvin Watkins of, Jones said that Garrett would no longer call offensive plays, and that offensive coordinator/line coach Bill Callahan would.

Garrett’s position seemed far from secure already, especially with his brother John leaving his staff to take a lateral move in Tampa Bay.

Coupled with the firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, and interviewing guys such as former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt for unspecified positions, it would be hard for anyone to feel safe for the long-term in Dallas at the moment.

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  1. bradybbgoat says: Jan 22, 2013 1:23 PM

    Just fire the man already. Let him leave with whatever shred of dignity he has left.

  2. thebigcaptain2011 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:24 PM

    So we should expect to hear from Dez Bryant around mid-season about how Bill Callahan keeps changing the game plan on Friday.

  3. punkscotty says: Jan 22, 2013 1:25 PM

    That could work with Callahan….as long as he doesn’t change the playbook every Friday…

  4. billinva says: Jan 22, 2013 1:26 PM

    Does Jason Garrett know this yet?

  5. threedeep1998 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:28 PM

    This guy needs to not be the GM. There isn’t some life long billionaire cowboys fan in TX who can buy out Jerry?

  6. nnagi says: Jan 22, 2013 1:28 PM

    how about firing the GM?

  7. nineroutsider says: Jan 22, 2013 1:30 PM

    So it seems to me that he should have just fired Garrett. The players in the locker room aren’t going to respect him now. What’s the point in stringing him out? If he can’t call plays, he shouldn’t be worth much to you as he doesn’t seem to be a great head coach who is in charge of clock management, etc. He doesn’t control personnel, his coaching staff, so why have him stick around? The players won’t respect that, might as well not burn another year getting the coaching situation right…

  8. sndvl99 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:30 PM

    What are the odds of any of the reporters asking, “Are you still the General Manager?”

  9. undraftedstar says: Jan 22, 2013 1:31 PM

    So why keep Garrett? he doesn’t call the plays, can’t pick players,a powerless coach. This will really make the players respect him is turning into Wade Phillips slowly.

  10. triangletaddler says: Jan 22, 2013 1:31 PM

    Every time I get sad thinking about the uncertainty of RGIII’s knee, Jerry Jones is there to make me smile.

  11. bucrightoff says: Jan 22, 2013 1:31 PM

    Is he relieving the GM of his duties as well?

  12. steelerben says: Jan 22, 2013 1:32 PM

    That’s smart, because then you leave Garrett in charge of nothing but clock management and on field decisions. We all know those are his strong suits.

  13. godofwine330 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:32 PM

    A coach is essentially a manager of coaches. I used to wonder why a coach is hired because his offense/defense was outstanding and then when he got a HC job he let’s someone else be offensive/defensive coordinator. Being a HC is a daunting task, though, and it takes a really rare person to coordinate one side of the ball while managing the rest of everything without having one fall off and crash – essentially like juggling 30 balls and not having one hit the floor. Garrett was good at times, and not so good at others, so we will see how he does next year as a manager and judge him from there. He will still, as most HC’s do, be able to overrule/interject a playas he sees fit.

  14. jrdnrnsm says: Jan 22, 2013 1:34 PM

    Jerry should fire himself.

  15. tbpdog says: Jan 22, 2013 1:34 PM

    So hard to be a fan of this team. I think Garrett is a brutal play caller and the design of his offense stinks, that said there were more subtle ways to make this change, make it appear that it was Garrett’s call. JJ just neutered him because he wants to make sure everyone knows he calls all the shots…….just write us down for about 8-8 at best until Jerry kicks the bucket….

    Someone please name me a successful team that operates in this fashion

  16. rollore says: Jan 22, 2013 1:34 PM

    Get ready: Jon Gruden will be there in 2014. They’re just paving the way for him.

  17. slvrspec says: Jan 22, 2013 1:35 PM

    Are we supposed to be excited about this move? I don’t trust Garrett calling the plays, and it seems like it’s even worse now with Callahan.

  18. jerruhjones says: Jan 22, 2013 1:35 PM

    Another brilliant Jerruh strategy! Wait until all the good candidates are gone, and then start looking for a coach.

  19. dcfan4life says: Jan 22, 2013 1:36 PM

    Jason Garrett isnt going to do anything about this demotion and he will be fired at some point in 2013. Probably if they start off bad otherwise at seasons end. Its inevitable.

  20. mavajo says: Jan 22, 2013 1:36 PM

    This may be the right move, but good God what an awful owner Jones is. Constantly meddling. That team only found success because Jimmy Johnson had the wherewithal to head off Jones’ god-complex at the start. Until another guy with a backbone like that gets hired, the Cowboys will never have success again.

    To be honest, I hate the Cowboys, so I love watching them suck. But at the same time, it’s a crying shame that such a keystone franchise is doomed to many more years of total incompetence due to their meddlesome owner that can’t get out of his own way.

  21. ratbirdsrule says: Jan 22, 2013 1:36 PM

    Jones=no hope for cowboys

  22. starfan79 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:37 PM

    Garret’s play calling has grown stale over the past few years. He runs that same draw play 6 times a game. Can’t fire him otherwise you have to pay him but if he quits you don’t have to pay him a dime. I just wish he would have been gone for a while now so that a coach of higher caliber would be interested

  23. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:37 PM

    Bill Callahan is an Xs and Os wizard and the best running game coordinator in the business. Well 2nd best. Greg Roman’s the best right now.

    It’s a good move by the Cowboys’ GM to give Callahan play calling duties.

  24. reasonablemindsays says: Jan 22, 2013 1:38 PM

    When will we read an article titled, “jerry jones no longer calling the shots in dallas.” Only when that happens will the cowboys be able to get away from their reputation as the punching bag of the nfc east.

  25. CowboyErik says: Jan 22, 2013 1:39 PM

    all new coaching staff pretty much, Garret to remain as adminstrator and perhaps punt/kick decision maker; I suppose this overall is a good thing for him

  26. usmutts says: Jan 22, 2013 1:39 PM

    … and if Jerry himself takes over clock management everything will be just fine.

  27. packfntk says: Jan 22, 2013 1:40 PM

    He just strengthened one of the cords so he can have extra good control over his puppet.

  28. losntina69 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:40 PM

    As a Skins fan I would like to say thank you Jerry for being the owner/GM of the cowbooys. We greatly appreciate your short comings every season.

  29. rushandvanhalen says: Jan 22, 2013 1:40 PM

    I can’t wait to hear Tim Brown chime in.

  30. craigkintexas says: Jan 22, 2013 1:42 PM

    Now Jerry, can we just get Garrett to sit up in the executive box with you and have someone else manage the game down on the field????? PLEASE!!!

  31. dawkinsalwaysaneagle says: Jan 22, 2013 1:42 PM

    Garrett’s play calling duties being replaced with uniform laundry duty. Kind of feel bad for this guy.

  32. heeeeelzfan says: Jan 22, 2013 1:42 PM

    Bring back Barry Switzer!

  33. greg2geez says: Jan 22, 2013 1:42 PM

    Callahan is so incompetent if he had tried to sabotage the Super Bowl the Raiders would have won. Good luck Cowboys.

  34. pesh00 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:43 PM

    How bout a lil more? Does this mean we are still running the Coryell offense or now going west coast?

  35. tdbj89 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:45 PM

    so what exactly will garrett be doing then

  36. udontknowjacku says: Jan 22, 2013 1:45 PM

    fire him and romo!!!

  37. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jan 22, 2013 1:45 PM

    It won’t matter. The defense will be ranked in the mid 20s because the personnel doesn’t fit the Tampa 2 scheme.

  38. kevinwi says: Jan 22, 2013 1:47 PM

    If I were Garrett, I’d tell Jones right where to stick his HC job.

  39. ratboygl says: Jan 22, 2013 1:48 PM

    Dear Jerry,

    Please keep on keeping on.


    The Eagles, Giants and Redskins.

  40. kozmo50 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:48 PM

    Dallas, meet your new head coach…..Bill Callahan!

  41. mrrmiyagi says: Jan 22, 2013 1:49 PM

    Jerry Jones is running his team to the ground by his constant meddling.

  42. dawhorsefeathers says: Jan 22, 2013 1:49 PM

    The city of Baltimore couldn’t be happier he turned us down.

  43. whatnojets says: Jan 22, 2013 1:49 PM

    News Flash….Jerry Jones has just fired Jerry Jones….

    Team announced that a press conference is set for January 21st at 12:00 PM

  44. alonestartexan says: Jan 22, 2013 1:50 PM

    Keep it up Jerruh… The Texans are slowly gaining ground as Texas’s Team!

  45. dezmick says: Jan 22, 2013 1:50 PM

    With no Bill Parcells or Jimmy Johnson around to counter poor Jerrah, we can now watch Mr. GM for life slowly destroy the Cowboys from within. Should be fun.

  46. umakenosense says: Jan 22, 2013 1:50 PM

    What an idiot!!!! Norv Turner was available and you let him get away and now we stuck with a washed up defensive coordinator (should of went after Lovie Smith) and a no clue offensive coordinator. Jerry is making it very difficult to keep rooting for the Boys.

  47. chattanola says: Jan 22, 2013 1:51 PM

    So does Garrett still hold the position of Head Coach or not?

  48. gator2006 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:51 PM

    Jerry is making the same type of mistake that he made by hiring Garrett as OC before hiring a HC. You have to let the HC choose the staff.

  49. fijabbersman345 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:51 PM

    Jerreh has officially bumped it up to “Al Davis of the 2000s”. Yikes.

  50. tinopuno says: Jan 22, 2013 1:51 PM

    Jerrah…the gift that keeps on giving.

  51. truthassassin says: Jan 22, 2013 1:52 PM

    Yup, now he’s just calling REALLY offensive plays that just plain suck

  52. ninerfan49 says: Jan 22, 2013 1:53 PM

    Might not make that much of an impact as long as Jerry is still the GM.

  53. spytdi says: Jan 22, 2013 1:53 PM

    The NFL has become too complex to have the Head Coach calling plays and attempting to manage the clock, throw the flag, and keep the overall picture. I like Garrett and think he could be a good coach, but this had to take place for the progression to occur.

  54. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 22, 2013 1:54 PM

    Sad that your team didn’t make the Big Dance? Annoyed that your favourite players got overlooked in the End-of-Season Awards? Never mind! Cheer up! We’ve got the perfect medicine right here! As long as Jerry runs Dallas it’ll be Comedy Central!

  55. joemammy says: Jan 22, 2013 1:54 PM

    I’m a Cleveland Browns fan. And no matter how bad it gets for my team, from the ownership on down, I can always smile and say…

    “Thank GOD I am not a Cowboys fan.”

  56. wwwfella says: Jan 22, 2013 1:56 PM

    as a skins fan im loving this

  57. chipwade says: Jan 22, 2013 2:01 PM

    Bring in Holmgren.

  58. chiwizlive says: Jan 22, 2013 2:04 PM

    How about Jerry Jones Fire himself he need to strip himself of his authority as GM I’m a die hard broncos fan,yea we lost in the playoffs but my point is Pat Bowlen hired Elway as GM etc and we went from 4-12 to 13-3 in two years yes it can happen with the right people running the team.

  59. disastertaz says: Jan 22, 2013 2:05 PM

    Jerry you are embarrasing, If you Love your Cowboys, quit, fire yourself and SHUT UP!!!!

    Want to be an accomplished owner, do what the Rooney’s, Kraft have done hire Football people and count your money upstairs.

    Cowboys are what the Raiders have been for the last 25 yrs…..

  60. prosportswashington says: Jan 22, 2013 2:05 PM

    I wonder what changed from JJ being the guy who owned “Americas Team” in the 80s-90s winning superbowls to JJ owning a team that is….whatever it is now

  61. shlort says: Jan 22, 2013 2:06 PM

    Jerry Jones… Need I say more?

  62. skinsfaninnebraska says: Jan 22, 2013 2:07 PM

    Jim Zorn is having a good chuckle right about now, I imagine.

  63. wikidpissah says: Jan 22, 2013 2:10 PM

    It’s bad enough that he does it. It’s worse that he has to tell every reporter who’ll listen.

    Sounds like he’s trying to get Garrett to quit.

  64. pesh00 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:11 PM

    So basically everyone except for Garrett was a part of Gruden’s staff. Hmmm….looks like we get “this guy” in 2014.

  65. conners1979 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:12 PM

    Jason Garrett’s status with the Cowboys = George Costanza’s at ‘Play Now’ after they found out he wasn’t really disabled.

  66. salmd says: Jan 22, 2013 2:12 PM

    What is he going to do then? Buy drinks for the owners box!

  67. davikes says: Jan 22, 2013 2:13 PM

    Apparently Garrett’s only job is to talk to the media after the game.

    The only way this whole thing makes sense is that Jerry is hoping Jason will quit so he doesn’t have to pay him. And Jason isn’t going to quit, no matter what steaming indignity Jerry heaps on him.

  68. whatjusthapped says: Jan 22, 2013 2:13 PM

    Just when you think the Cowboys couldn’t hurt themselves any more than they already have, Jerry Jones comes up with another brillant idea.

    There is some talent on that team but Jerry seems hellbent on sinking the ship before it ever sets sail.

    I said it before and I say it again, the Cowboys will never be a threat to win a Superbowl as long as Jerry owns the team.

  69. disastertaz says: Jan 22, 2013 2:13 PM

    The Cowboys are going NO where! Sad following this team since 1975, and too see what this clown has done to this once storied franchise is a shame.

    Jerry’s only bright move was hiring Jimmy, after he let him go, it has been a joke!

    No more Super Bowls for the Cowboys, until JJ and SJ are GONE!

    Where is Mark Cuban.

  70. bobbyhoying says: Jan 22, 2013 2:13 PM

    It would seem he’s trying to get Jason to resign so he doesn’t have to pay him out.

  71. despenc925 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:14 PM

    what Jerry Jones is really saying is; “Jason Garrett isn’t calling the offensive plays anymore…I AM!!”

  72. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:15 PM

    Don’t have any sympathy for Garret. Plus with what these guys get paid if he was smart with his money he’s set for life so if Jones dumps him he’s got little to worry about except being a little bored.

  73. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 22, 2013 2:16 PM

    After another 8-8/9-7 just missing the playoffs season Jerruh will be introducing Kevin Sumlin as the HC next January.

    Then he’ll package Romo and draft picks to move up enough to get Johnny Manziel in the draft.

  74. keeppounding says: Jan 22, 2013 2:18 PM

    Breaking News: Jerry Jones will now be calling the plays for the Cowboys and will continue to remain as the GM. He will have a headset in the Box with him and will call the plays inbetween shaking hands and getting in the way. He’s considering being the defensive coordinator as well and his staff is safe for 10 years.

  75. mn2long says: Jan 22, 2013 2:19 PM

    I agree with taking away play-calling duties but should have tried like hell to get Norv Turner or Chris Palmer instead. Callahan is a good line coach and nothing more.

    Also, in typical Jerry fashion, this was absolutely the worst way he could have announced this. Should have been Garrett, at some point, saying that he is going to focus on the overall head coaching duties and delegate where he can.

    Every time you think Jerry will LET his HC appear to have some sort of power, he pulls the rug out from under them.

    I’m not sure why everyone gives him so much grief about this kind of thing though. He is a true reflection of America’s narcissistic, all about me attitude. These kind of people are everywhere, he just happens to be the biggest one in professional sports.

  76. purplekoolaid1 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:19 PM

    You gotta love all of the Redskins fans coming in here talking like their team has been oozing with success over the years. Do you all forget when you were the laughing stock of the NFL trying to buy a Super Bowl championship with Bruce Smith, Deion Sanders, etc, etc, etc???

    You make the playoffs one year and now you have all the room to talk? LOL.

  77. enrifer says: Jan 22, 2013 2:21 PM

    That’s actually the best move for them, coaches have a a lot of responsibilities on their plate

  78. romospersonalsnuggie says: Jan 22, 2013 2:23 PM

    As a skins fan you should be more worried about your fragile QB and your lack of first round picks

  79. voiceofsweetness says: Jan 22, 2013 2:23 PM

    Looks like it could be lining up to be Lovie Smith’s team soon. Already have his boys there for D coaches and secured a solid OC/line coach. The TX native could be headed home.

  80. plumbstupid says: Jan 22, 2013 2:26 PM

    How many icebergs can this Titanic hit?

  81. rodell77 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:28 PM

    Remember guys Jimmy Johnson didn’t call plays either. He had a OC and a DC. Think about it………..

  82. rodell77 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:29 PM

    I don’t think Parcells called plays either.

  83. zack2482 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:34 PM

    Well at least Dallas won’t be one dimensional any longer. Skins, Giants, and Eagles should be upset that Garett isn’t calling the plays. Maybe there will finally be some run/pass balance, possibly a screen pass and adjustments. Look forward to it.

  84. bricktop02 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:34 PM

    Keep up the great work Jerry.

  85. fuzzebear says: Jan 22, 2013 2:43 PM

    As a lifelong Cowboy fan I have to accept the fact that Jerrah is going to be around for a very long time. With that being said this is a good move. If you watched all the Cowboy games like I do you know that Garrett has had trouble managing games, especially the end of games when decisions are critical, and calling plays. This will now free him up to make critical decisions.

  86. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jan 22, 2013 2:44 PM

    If I’m a Dallas fan, and I’m not, I want Jerry Jones to no longer be calling the shots.

    The Cowboys had two good seasons after Jerry became the voice of the Cowboys (’94 and ’95) – and that was specifically because of the EMPIRE Jimmy Johnson had in place. One could even argue that those teams under-performed with Switzer as HC instead of Jimmy Johnson. Those Cowboys could have won 5 straight — even with Free Agency. They were that deep. I hate the Cowboys, but I’ll grant them that.

    Ever since Jerry’s fingerprints at being the head honcho, big cheese, alpha dog in Dallas – they’ve been a disappointment … if you’re a passionate member of Cowboy Nation.

    Remember here? Garret was a Jerry Jones decision, so Jerry now emasculating Garret’s offensive play-calling responsibilities is an admission of a (yet another) Jerry Jones failure.

  87. trefkennedy says: Jan 22, 2013 2:59 PM

    Fire the gm

  88. solomon151 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:10 PM

    joemammy says:
    Jan 22, 2013 1:54 PM
    I’m a Cleveland Browns fan. And no matter how bad it gets for my team, from the ownership on down, I can always smile and say…

    “Thank GOD I am not a Cowboys fan.”
    So, Let me ask you this then, When was the last time the Browns has been in the hunt for the division title or finished above .500?? Take your time, I’ll wait.

    rodell77 says:
    Jan 22, 2013 2:28 PM
    Remember guys Jimmy Johnson didn’t call plays either. He had a OC and a DC. Think about it………..
    These pencil jockies dont know anything. They for some strange reason think that Jimmy was the sole reason why we won three superbowls. But, whenever I asked the question, What did Jimmy do down in Miami, I never get a response. I guess that is the answer, Nothing at all..

    dezmick says:
    Jan 22, 2013 1:50 PM
    With no Bill Parcells or Jimmy Johnson around to counter poor Jerrah, we can now watch Mr. GM for life slowly destroy the Cowboys from within. Should be fun.

    Umm, Parcells, Ok, And we won what with him?? So tired of hearing Jimmy Johnsons name being thrown around like this. How come he couldnt win a bowl with the dolphins with one of the greatest QB’s in the history of the game?? You all need to get off of that band wagon..

  89. vmannj says: Jan 22, 2013 3:12 PM

    How many other Head Coaches in the NFL call their own plays? Not many…less than 5, maybe. So, what’s NORMAL with the rest of the NFL turns into drama as soon the media adds the terms Jerry Jones or Dallas Cowboys. I’m starting to see how this works.

  90. zenrooster says: Jan 22, 2013 3:16 PM

    He wasn’t calling anything worthwhile last year either – so this is a no-op.

  91. thechronicjoker says: Jan 22, 2013 3:18 PM

    If you read this far you must really hate the Cowboys.

  92. skinsfan28 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:20 PM

    Dan Snyder tried to get Jim Zorn to quit this way too! Sometimes its just better to cut your losses and hope someone else hires him and picks up part of the paycheck you owe him.

  93. bamasleeper13 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:21 PM

    Jerrah needs to put on the headset, coach the WHOLE thing for a season and then maybe he will get a real GM and let the coach do his job!

  94. solomon151 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:23 PM

    @ialwayswantedtobeabanker, I think you have your facts wrong. Jerry has always been the man in charged. When he bought the team in 89 he was the head man. When he traded Walker for all of those players it was him that did it, Not Jimmy. And that team couldnt have won five superbowls. Because of the Salary Cap, We had to get rid of top notch players. YOur attempt to pile on is noted, Now keep trying to be a banker, Maybe your better with money then facts..

  95. ccjcsr says: Jan 22, 2013 3:25 PM

    Should have waited to make this announcement dring SuperBowl week, nothing like trying to steal the thunder of the SB. Jerry’s Motto, Good or bad as long as they are talking about the Cowboys!

  96. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jan 22, 2013 3:30 PM

    “solomon” — unfortunately, you’re not as wise as your namesake.

    Jerry was the head man in name only during the Jimmy Johnson era. Jimmy ran the team, and bristled, as did the other coaches, when Jerry tried to act like a big shot.

    There’s so much info out there on this, that it stuns me that you don’t get it. Why don’t you research why Jimmy left the team?

  97. hor2012 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:44 PM

    Of all the things I considered about Jerry, the one thing I never though about him that he was a coward. He doesn’t have the courage to just fire him. And, if I’m Jason Garrett I’ll be damn it I’d quit. Do, the right thing MR Jones and fire the man so he could move on.

  98. mackcarrington says: Jan 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    What this means is that the phone in Jerry’s box will be wired straight to Callahan’s headset. Jerry will be the one really calling the plays now. Megalomania at it’s highest level.

  99. ambitoos says: Jan 22, 2013 3:56 PM

    That’s not the way to fire a coach. Make a clean break and start over so that he can do the same. Jerry and Goodell have the same power problem.

  100. rukkus1 says: Jan 22, 2013 4:00 PM

    Someone’s gotta take Al Davis’ place. Looks like Jerry Jones is running with that torch.

  101. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 22, 2013 4:03 PM

    It’s a state of the art stadium… how about just rigging the seats with screens and x-box controllers so the crowd can choose the play from the Madden 2013 playbook?

  102. thetooloftools says: Jan 22, 2013 4:06 PM

    If Jerry Jones wants to fire the most unproductive member of the Cowboys organization, he need look no further then the closest mirror.

  103. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain says: Jan 22, 2013 4:34 PM

    As a cowboy fan, I officially loathe Jerry Jones. I think his hairbrained idea to move to the 4-3 is going to backfire horribly. It really doesn’t matter who your DC/DL coaches are, if you don’t have the personnel, it isn’t going to succeed. At least I can enjoy a laugh at draft time every season. We always wind up with injured supposedly “high value” guys, but they seem to never become uninjured, and if they do they leave the first chance they get. I’m tired of this circus. Someone please put JJ in an old-folks home and turn the reigns over to somebody who will hire a freaking GM for once.

  104. camdenyard says: Jan 22, 2013 4:43 PM

    Maybe if Garrett had taken the Ravens job back in 2008 instead of using them for leverage, he’d be the one going to the playoffs every year with Ray, Ed, Haloti and Joe.

    And the Super Bowl this year.

    Glad he didn’t. Harbs worked out great for the Ravens.

  105. mazblast says: Jan 22, 2013 4:50 PM

    wwwfella says:

    as a skins fan im loving this
    As a fan of any of 31 teams other than Invincible Dallas, one should be loving this. Fans of the Redskins, Giants, and Eagles have more reason to love this than the other 28, I’ll grant you.

    Jerry Jones–What a maroon.
    thetooloftools says:

    If Jerry Jones wants to fire the most unproductive member of the Cowboys organization, he need look no further then the closest mirror.
    His idiot son Stevie, the “Executive Vice president”, can give dear old Dad a run for his money in that department.

  106. govtminion says: Jan 22, 2013 4:57 PM

    Remember when the Redskins did this to Zorn? And fired him at the end of that season?

    Put the house on the market now, Garrett… this isn’t going to end well.

  107. SparkyGump says: Jan 22, 2013 5:03 PM

    Jerry’s the 21st Century Al Davis. They’ll continue to be mediocre until the old fool dies.

  108. wipemysweatjackoff says: Jan 22, 2013 5:08 PM

    Do me a favor and watch JJ’s interview before commenting – As a Cowboys fan I love the fact that Garrett will be a “walk around coach” next season. Fits the mold of Tomlin, John Harbaugh, Beli-cheat to name just a few. Personally – I hate the HC being the DC or OC, that takes away your ability to actually be involved in every aspect of the team.

    Also Jerry mentioned that when he hired Garrett as HC it was his insistence that Garrett continue to call plays – as for the players losing respect for Garrett – he has already dumped the trouble makers and the players already respect the heck out of him based on how he involved each one of them during the death of their teammate.

    Nice try Cowboy haters!

  109. mhs8031 says: Jan 22, 2013 5:20 PM

    Classic example of how Jerry Jones’ ego hurts the team. Instead of making the decision with Garrett behind closed doors and allowing him to preserve some dignity, Jones shows once again that he doesn’t get it.

  110. mhs8031 says: Jan 22, 2013 5:22 PM

    We are watching the 20 year transformation from “America’s Team” to “An Idiot’s Team”.

  111. ham1 says: Jan 22, 2013 5:22 PM

    When are you all going to get it?
    A narcissist will never “fire” himself.
    Do you know how stupid that sounds to ask him to do that?
    Keep wishing for that but its never going to happen.

  112. richcranium2112 says: Jan 22, 2013 5:24 PM

    What a Tool.

  113. tigrrrr says: Jan 22, 2013 5:26 PM

    DEMOTION… and well deserved!

    ‘how bout them cowboys…. hehe

  114. granadafan says: Jan 22, 2013 5:31 PM

    Let’s hope Callahan doesn’t “sabotage” the playcalling because he “hates” the Cowboys!

  115. tedstheman says: Jan 22, 2013 5:45 PM

    Jerry Jones is showing everyone what an idiot he is. He has guaranteed himself a losing season next year by undermining the authority of his head coach. He should have just fired the guy. The players know when the head coach is in trouble and they all jump ship. Dallas will be lucky to win 6 games in 2013.

  116. countduku says: Jan 22, 2013 5:47 PM

    If he wasn’t owed 10mil, he’d have been gone already.

  117. h2ftw says: Jan 22, 2013 5:57 PM

    One common thread that most people are overlooking: Recently-hired DC Monte Kiffin and newly-appointed OC Bill Callahan were both assistants under Jon Gruden (Kiffin in Tampa and Callahan in Oakland).

    The 2013-2014 season is Jason Garrett’s last chance.

    Meanwhile, Chucky awaits.

  118. bujuman69 says: Jan 22, 2013 7:39 PM

    Jerrah wants to force Jason into quitting. This will same him some money.

  119. solomon151 says: Jan 22, 2013 8:06 PM

    @ialwayswantedtobeabanker, here you go so you won’t be so stunned next time buddy.
    “Jerry takes a lot of grief for me leaving, and he shouldn’t,” says Johnson. “I was leaving (regardless). It got to where it wasn’t fun for me. I was hard on our team. After winning the first Super Bowl, I was harder. I had to be the bad guy because people get complacent.”

    Aikman, for one, now has added insight on the outcome, offering: “He’s said that a number of times to me that he was tired of being the bad guy. Which I guess that was a little bit of a shock to me — because he was so good at it, you know? It seemed like he really enjoyed being the bad guy. But it’s been since I’ve gotten to know him that (I realized) that’s not him.”

    To learn more about Johnson, catch A Football Life on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET (and many subsequent airings) on NFL Network.

  120. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 22, 2013 8:09 PM

    Jerry will be the starting QB next season

  121. bradford08 says: Jan 22, 2013 8:15 PM

    You just know, considering the senility is finally catching up with him, Jerry Jones really wants to be the head football coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

    And I am talking standing on the sidelines coaching instead of coaching from the owners box.

  122. paulsmith107 says: Jan 22, 2013 8:23 PM

    Lol Ted the man thinks players always jump ship when they think a coach is in trouble. Ted must not know anything about how Tom coughlin was on his way out in 07 but the players rallied around him and won a superbowl. So remember that when you spread your wonderful insight on what players always do

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