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Jerry Jones: Rob Ryan’s defense is “too much scheme”

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Ryan protests a penalty during their NFL football game against Washington Redskins in Landover Reuters

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Rob Ryan, who was fired as defensive coordinator last month, ran a defense that was too complicated.

Jones said at the Scouting Combine that the decision to fire Ryan and hire Monte Kiffin was made in large part because Dallas needs a simpler defense with a slimmer playbook.

Where we fundamentally came down with Rob is that his philosophy is about multiple scheme,” Jones said, via the Star-Telegram. “I think you have to skinny it down. Philosophically, I don’t think Rob believes in that.”

Jones said he expressed his concerns to Ryan a year ago, and that Ryan did try to simplify his defense — just not enough to satisfy Jones.

“I think Rob will tell you we had long visits about this in the off-season last year that there was too much scheme. He tried to cut it back and he did skinny it back, but it’s still a lot,” Jones said. “We just didn’t feel like at the end of the day Rob could skinny it back enough to our satisfaction that we could make plays.”

So Kiffin will come in and run a defense that’s simpler. And maybe better.

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97 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Rob Ryan’s defense is “too much scheme””
  1. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Feb 26, 2013 6:41 AM

    This is from the legion of loyal Cowboy fans to Jerry Jones, “SHUT THE EFF UP!”

  2. giantschamps says: Feb 26, 2013 6:43 AM

    You knew this when you hired him. Just one more example of your failures.

  3. joetoronto says: Feb 26, 2013 6:43 AM

    It was too complicated for the President/GM/HC to understand.

  4. bigbenownsthenfl says: Feb 26, 2013 6:44 AM

    Hmmmm. So you hire the guy, and don’t understand that’s the way he coaches! Isn’t the “gm” supposed to know the type of coach he’s hiring?? Jerry Jones is so lost its both sad and comical!

  5. braven4evr says: Feb 26, 2013 6:46 AM

    Dumb GM drafting dumb players? This guy is a good DC.
    The QB’s aren’t getting any dumber, so Kiffin’s simpler defense will be recognized easier and lead to more points being scored against them.

  6. tecmobowl2k says: Feb 26, 2013 6:47 AM

    So pretty much Jerry is saying the cowboys defensive players are too dumb for Rob Ryan…wow

  7. sakatak says: Feb 26, 2013 6:47 AM

    Skinny, skinny, skinny, skinny skinny skinny…..

  8. rg3enoughsaid says: Feb 26, 2013 6:53 AM

    Sooooo… the cowboys defensive players aren’t smart enough to learn the playbook??

  9. dabceb says: Feb 26, 2013 6:55 AM

    Your team, your money, so do what you want to do without making excuses.

  10. jagsfan1 says: Feb 26, 2013 6:56 AM

    Of COURSE it would not work….SKINNY and ROB RYAN is just not a good fit.

  11. vambomarble says: Feb 26, 2013 6:57 AM

    Is the defense too complicated for the convicts, dolts and busts that no character Jerry selects as the general manager?

    Jerry = money
    Talent= the assumption is the only benchmark to play in the NFL
    Stupid= mistakes, distractions and megalamania

    Jerry +Talent+Stupid= a blowhard freakshow with no playoff wins

  12. raiders85 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:06 AM

    his scheme isn’t very effective but neither is the general manager so jump in there and grab yourself some blame Jerry

  13. 44mpo says: Feb 26, 2013 7:07 AM

    Dang, Not often I would ever agree with the “mouth from the south”, but I do on this one.
    Keep It Simple Stupid! It’s not rocket science. It’s about hitting hustling, and being pyhsical. Fancy schemes seem to be more about the ego of the coach rather than the abilities of the players. And that fits right in with Ryan from what I have seen.

  14. jpb12 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:08 AM

    So Jerry fired Rob Ryan cause he couldn’t get skinny.

    Lawsuit!

  15. wryly1 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:14 AM

    I’m no Rob Ryan fan by a long shot, but Jerry Jones telling coaches how to coach and scheme is a prime example why Cowboys haven’t done anything since Jimmy Johnson coached a slew of HOF’ers. Jerry should focus on how to get the number of tickets he sells to match the number of seats in his temple to himself.

  16. edgarpoe3 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:15 AM

    Mr. Jones,

    So basically you threw another person under the bus instad of recognizing your own failures. I hope this doesn’t sound too complicated to you, but there is only one constant in all the bad years; and that constant is YOU.

    Signed,
    Everybody on the planet

  17. pixelito says: Feb 26, 2013 7:15 AM

    The NY Giants win Superbowls.

  18. mp42245 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:26 AM

    I seem to remember Sean Payton being demoted by the NY Giants as OC because it had too many complicated schemes. They seemed to work enough in Dallas and then NO for him.

  19. rpiotr01 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:30 AM

    Headline from 2016:

    Jerry Jones: Failed defense too simple, need multiple looks to succeed in NFL

  20. nokoolaidcowboy says: Feb 26, 2013 7:37 AM

    God, I can’t stand being a Cowboys fan sometimes. I was here long before he bought his way into the team but it just gets harder and harder.

    *Fan boys need not apply with the Joe Swanson love it or leave it tirade.

  21. uangerme says: Feb 26, 2013 7:39 AM

    edgarpoe3 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:15 AM

    Mr. Jones,

    So basically you threw another person under the bus instead of recognizing your own failures. I hope this doesn’t sound too complicated to you, but there is only one constant in all the bad years; and that constant is YOU.

    Signed,
    Everybody on the planet

    What he said –^

  22. totallydisgusted says: Feb 26, 2013 7:40 AM

    How Jerry skinny down his gm role. That would make the cowboy s a lot better.

  23. mhalt99 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:42 AM

    The guy down in Dallas is an egomanic, blow hard….but at least he built a champion……oh wait, er…that’s the guy who owns the NBA team in Dallas…..wow that must be killing Jerry.

    Maybe Cuban will let him take notes or hold a class or two for him?

  24. cuda1234 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:45 AM

    Another difference is that Kiffin’s scheme requires corners who can play zone and make tackles. Dallas just spent a bunch of money on corners to do neither. How’s that going to work out?

  25. blueballz77 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:46 AM

    This guy is truly unbelievable Jerry you just don’t know football Period! However I love you as a owner coach gm and every other title you claim. Eagles Giants and Redskins fans love you keep up the good work

  26. fuglyflorio says: Feb 26, 2013 7:48 AM

    Translation … Jerrah thinks the Cowboys are stupid. Great vote of confidence.

  27. bluestar4ever says: Feb 26, 2013 7:48 AM

    Another sad example of Jerry wanting to coach the team himself. Hey Jerrah, back the heck off and let the coaches do their jobs! There is no reason for an owner to be sitting in on coaches meetings discussing strategy the way Jerry says he was with Rob Ryan during the offseason. For God’s sake Jerry, if you want to coach the team yourself just do it already, stop torturing the people you hire with your micromanaging. The Cowboys will never win until Jerry backs off and lets football people do their jobs without his input.

    And by the way, more complex schemes is the way the whole league is evolving, and the college game too. That’s why Kiffin’s defenses at USC got shredded the way they did. The old man couldn’t keep up. But Jerry thinks going back in time while the rest of the league moves forward is the way to go. This reminds me so much of the Dave Campo era

  28. reed20fence says: Feb 26, 2013 7:54 AM

    The curse of Jimmy Johnson prevails. Until Jerrah humbles himself, they aren’t winning anything.

  29. starfan79 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:54 AM

    I thought Ryan ran to many schemes as well. No one on the field knew where to be.. It’s a 5 year D and coaches don’t have that amount of time. For all you saying Monte Kiffins D is too easy tell that to the teams playing the Bears, Seahawks and 49ers last season.. All at off the Tampa 2 and the bears straight up ran the Tampa 2.

  30. proflonghair says: Feb 26, 2013 7:56 AM

    Drew Brees needed an explanation

  31. bigdingyguy says: Feb 26, 2013 7:57 AM

    If there is one thing the Ryan family does not understand, its skinny.

  32. milesrunner262 says: Feb 26, 2013 7:58 AM

    I’m not sure it was too much scheme but it was definitely too gimmicky. Too many late shifts. Too many odd formations. I don’t recall any successful defenses doing as many of these things as RR tried and definitely not the teams that ended up in the playoffs. Sometimes you just have to line up and man up and they didn’t do this. Bash JJ all you want (he deserves it for ruining this team) but the defense played better as the injuries mounted and RR cut the playbook down to its basics.

  33. bmore44 says: Feb 26, 2013 8:03 AM

    It’s not rocket science. LOL Has JJ seen a offense playbook? WOW He should keep his mouth shut. JJ doesn’t have a clue.

  34. mjzaky says: Feb 26, 2013 8:08 AM

    Did he have a Mic implant? the guy never stops running his mouth!!

  35. cubancigar10 says: Feb 26, 2013 8:08 AM

    As a Dolphin fan, we have our own set of problems and I believe we in the process of being rectified.

    BUT I really feel for you Cowboys fans. I cannot imagine what you are going through having to listen to the problem itself–in total denial about the true root cause of the problems—with no end in sight.

  36. nolahxc says: Feb 26, 2013 8:10 AM

    The more and more I hear Jerry Jones try to justify the firing of Rob Ryan, the more comfortable I am knowing that Rob Ryan will be able to make the Saints defense ‘not terrible’.

  37. crubenst says: Feb 26, 2013 8:11 AM

    The Cowboys’ defensive failures couldn’t be from a lack of talent. I mean, after all, Jones picked all the talent. Had to be the scheme.

  38. punkyqb says: Feb 26, 2013 8:12 AM

    I guess his fathers defenses were too complicated also?

  39. randolph32 says: Feb 26, 2013 8:15 AM

    I guess if your players aren’t ‘the sharpest knives in the block’ Jerry, you should go with something simple, ie, sign smarter players!!

  40. str8cashhomey says: Feb 26, 2013 8:18 AM

    jerry is an idiot – average minimum wage worker

  41. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 26, 2013 8:19 AM

    So, Jerry Jones asked Rob Ryan to simplify the defense.
    Ryan did.
    And Jerry fired him anyway.

    Got it.

  42. jimbo75025 says: Feb 26, 2013 8:20 AM

    …..and Jerry Jones is too much GM

  43. Max says: Feb 26, 2013 8:20 AM

    How can the majority of football fans, know so little… Jerry makes a valid point… Scheme heavy coordinators limit your personnel options, it takes that much longer for a free agents to adapt or a rookies to learn a system that is scheme heavy… you want players having to think out there but not to the point where it they cant play instinctively.

  44. ottomanismydog says: Feb 26, 2013 8:23 AM

    Both Ryans Scheme the Scheme but rarely do they walk the walk

  45. romo2witten says: Feb 26, 2013 8:25 AM

    If half of the people here trying so hard to be funny really watched the Cowboys play last season they would know what Jerry said is true. And it isn’t about players not being smart enough. It is about having to think way too much before the snap about where to line up and what your assignment is. The Cowboys consistently had defensive breakdowns over the two years Rob Ryan was DC because there was just too much going on with the defense.

    Believe it or not, Jerry Jones is the general manager and you can go to just about any NFL city and hear the general manager talk about his team. Unfortunately PFT and ESPN have decided Jerry Jones is the devil. I’m not saying he doesn’t have flaws because he obviously does, but he is allowed to talk about the team he owns and serves as the general manager for.

  46. logicalvoicesayz says: Feb 26, 2013 8:33 AM

    So let me get this straight. I played football when there were dinosaurs still roaming the earth. I made my money in something completely unrelated to football. I hired the hottest college football coach of the late eighties, no brainer. He drafted a core of Hall of Famers in sucessive first rounds, no brainers. He coached to multiple Super Bowls. And then I offended him and chased him outta town by claiming that I did it all, largely not winning anything since that core cast left.

    How was I wrong?

  47. billh1947 says: Feb 26, 2013 8:35 AM

    This just says that the Cowboys players, many being college graduates, sure are dumb to not figure out the schemes on defense or the schemes are too difficult for Jerrah to comprehend.its fun to have him as owner,and GM because there is never a dull moment with him.

  48. thrillomania says: Feb 26, 2013 8:39 AM

    aaaannd none of this has to do with the erratic, inconsistent offense, which is really the Cowboys problem.

  49. mhs8031 says: Feb 26, 2013 8:40 AM

    As a person who has always hated the Cowboys, I have to say, I feel sorry for their fans. They deserve an owner who is not a complete idiot.

  50. kevinfromth says: Feb 26, 2013 8:41 AM

    Jerry’s not necessarily wrong. The Tampa Bay defense was great because of its simplicity.

    Defense is reactive by nature: the less that players have to consider, the faster they can move to break-up plays.

    But one legitimate argument does not save him from being a terrible owner.

  51. ijahru says: Feb 26, 2013 8:47 AM

    I may be naive but in the current NFL where the passing game is so heavily emphasized it would seem to me that defenses would be better off playing bump man coverage and blitzing heavily. I have yet to see a zone defense rushing only four stop an opposing offense in the last couple of years

  52. mhs8031 says: Feb 26, 2013 8:48 AM

    Oh yeah-1 more thing. How does he get people to work for him?

  53. gronkzilla says: Feb 26, 2013 8:53 AM

    We love simple defenses

    -all Pac 12 opponents that played USC from 2010-2012

  54. buckeye1nation says: Feb 26, 2013 8:56 AM

    No dog in this fight, but if you look at the direction the NFC East is going, with RG3 and Kelly in Philly, this is going to be a division of running QB, with the exception of Eli. Not to mention they will at some point have to play Kap Wilson, Newton, and all the other read option QB. That could be as many as 8 games in a season against that type of QB. What Kiffin’s defense does is swarm to the ball. If he gets the right players in there (big IF) he could be very effective.

  55. SparkyGump says: Feb 26, 2013 9:17 AM

    The only way to get this delusional, old fool to back off it to hit him where it hurts the most; his pocketbook. Don’t attend games and don’t buy ANY Cowboys merchandise. Only the sight of empty seats in Jerryworld and dwindling profits will make him back off.

  56. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Feb 26, 2013 9:23 AM

    If they weren’t drafting defenders with single digit Wonderlic scores, maybe their defense wouldn’t be too stupid to run a complicated defensive scheme successfully.

  57. ravenmuscle says: Feb 26, 2013 9:37 AM

    As I’ve said many times…as long as Jerrah THINKS he knows more about drafting and coaching than his coaches OR his personnel department the Cowboys will NEVER get back to the Superbowl….Oh they will make lots of money and be the richest NFL franchise with their palace of an arena/stadium/shopping complex…etc…but win again…NOPE.

    Jerrah has the Al Davis complex….because he has sooo much money he THINKS it makes him a football genius…NOT.

    We finally saw when Little Danny Snyder hired Sheneghan, and got out of the way, they drafted RGIII and the Redskins turned things around.
    Jerrah will never do that. End of story.

  58. balzer41 says: Feb 26, 2013 9:47 AM

    Well, the Tampa 2 is simpler alright. So simple that teams figured out yrs. ago and it’s a joke. Take it from an Indy fan that was extremely happy to have the Tampa 2 finally gone from here. Worst defensive scheme in the league. Dallas will be sorry they went to this uneffective style of defense.

  59. steelerben says: Feb 26, 2013 9:49 AM

    The Tampa 2 defense is working great in Chicago because they’ve run the same system for years and have all the personnel to run it. Their simple scheme pays dividends because they generate so many turnovers.

    But, I’m sure running a less complicated defense against Washington with RG3, Chip Kelly’s spread offense in Philly, and Eli Manning picking you apart in NY is going to work out great.

    At least we know that Jerry has the patience with his coaching staff to allow them enough time to implement the scheme completely and bring in the right players. It isn’t like he would meddle with the draft board or fire a coach after two seasons.

  60. buckeye1nation says: Feb 26, 2013 9:53 AM

    One other thing, look what the Bucs did against Vick, in his prime by the way, when Kiffin was there. When most other teams were having trouble containing him, the Bucs pretty owned the guy. Again, it all depends on IF he can get the right players in there. It starts with the D-L ine eating up blockers allowing the LB to get to the ball. And corners that can tackle.

  61. thesmartestmanever says: Feb 26, 2013 9:55 AM

    let me look at this thang! the offense doesn’t do squat for the first qtr. and half of the second one. usually score right before halftime to enter the break with a chance to win. come out in the third qtr. plays a little better (sometimes) and finds a way to make the fourth interesting. sometimes they win with Romo having to zip the ball around the entire second half sometimes they lose. and this id Rob Ryan’s fault how?

  62. 16x8equal49ers says: Feb 26, 2013 9:56 AM

    So you’re saying Cowboy players are too stupid to learn anything.

  63. fissels says: Feb 26, 2013 9:57 AM

    C’mon Jerry, we are resigned to the fact that you won’t quit. So prove ‘em all wrong!

  64. thesmartestmanever says: Feb 26, 2013 10:04 AM

    the Bucs back in the day had Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, and a young Rhonde Barber. the league had not figured out the tampa 2 as it was fresh and new. Tony Dungy who played safety for Pittsburg designed it. not Grandpa Moses. I can almost see training camp in south Florida now: no one is allowed to get up from from doing push-ups til Monte finds his teeth.

  65. fosteraustralianfortouchdown says: Feb 26, 2013 10:07 AM

    He needs to skinny down his involvement in Cowboys, and hire a real GM. Then the cowboys with a little o-line help might go from decent to great, and fans in state of Texas can once again be proud.

  66. justwannawinna says: Feb 26, 2013 10:11 AM

    I dont know if Jerry Jones looked at Kiffins defense even in the NCAA but it was destroyed and often the reason why Barkely found himself having to make deep pass plays. The only reason he wasnt fired was because it was his sons team.
    Rob Ryan runs complex looks to force bad plays, too bad Jerry didnt realize that. Good that NO realized that and hired him. Only knock on both Ryans are that they talk too much.

  67. nebster21 says: Feb 26, 2013 10:17 AM

    Is it just me or did Jerry just say that his Defense was to stupid to play Rob Ryans defensive scheme?

  68. gonavybeatarmy says: Feb 26, 2013 10:18 AM

    Yeah, that powerful scheme was so complicated that the only starting QB in the NFL born in the 1990′s beat it soundly twice.

  69. ambitoos says: Feb 26, 2013 10:24 AM

    No fans are more dedicated to their football team than the Dallas Cowboys. I feel bad that you people have to tolerate Jerry Jones.

  70. hanifmiller says: Feb 26, 2013 10:29 AM

    Jerry you’re right. I guess the best fix for the defense was switching to a 4-3 and taking one of the most dominant pass rushers in Damarcus Ware out of his natural position .

  71. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 26, 2013 10:32 AM

    There is something to be said for having defenders not thinking too much and simply getting to the football and making plays. I do think some schemes over think it. Often players were caught out of position etc.

    The problem is I don’t think Ryan was capable of comprehending his own defense at times.

  72. walkinginthewasteland says: Feb 26, 2013 10:32 AM

    Jerry Jones: “Our defensive players are too stoopid to understand multiple schemes.”

  73. indywilson40 says: Feb 26, 2013 10:43 AM

    The Tampa 2 is a terrible scheme, vulnerable against the run and Tight Ends across the middle. The defense executes the same defense on every single play, as a result offenses can easily figure out how to beat it. Ask Indy, who couldn’t stop the run for the last 10 years.

  74. serenaundercover says: Feb 26, 2013 10:50 AM

    Jerry Jones hires the staff and probably picks the players.

    Jerry hires Rob Ryan who then turns out to be too smart for the players to understand.

    Jerry sees himself as smart enough to be a GM of an NFL team.

    You can’t make this kind of thing up.

  75. lovefootball4life says: Feb 26, 2013 11:05 AM

    Maybe Jones is only being reported so much because of who he is, but I don’t hear a lot of other GMs speak so publically with such polarizing comments. Too bad Jones can’t learn from observation. I guess its who he is but it makes me feel bad for Cowboys fans when there is more reported about Jones than the team.

  76. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 26, 2013 11:19 AM

    I have to agree with JJ on this one. He’s right, Rob Ryan did a better job of confusing and complicating matters than he did at getting the most out of them so that they could be prepared and put into a good position. I had that much figured out before they realized they were going to miss the playoffs LAST year.

    JJ is correct, but once again he’s too slow to learn and evolve in this fast-paced game. Rob Ryan will be the Saints’ problem now.

  77. cmonelisha says: Feb 26, 2013 11:29 AM

    aka my teams to stupid to lock down schemes after two years bec were not like the giants with spags and cant win a superbowl with an agressive scheme!

    only thing better than a giants w is a dallas L and we seen alot of both in the past decade

  78. dirtdawg54 says: Feb 26, 2013 11:35 AM

    Rob Ryan’s defense is also “too much talk”.

  79. baltimoresnativeson says: Feb 26, 2013 11:36 AM

    Rob Ryan has forgotten more about defense than Jerry Jones has learned in his life time. That guy just needs to make money and sign the checks. Thank goodness for Bisciotti.

  80. truehoosier62 says: Feb 26, 2013 11:47 AM

    Jerry Jones is the embodiment of everything I hate about the Cowboys. He’s vain, arrogant, delusional, ostentatious, and loud.
    He’s beginning to make Al Davis look reasonable. How fun it will be to watch he and his team slowly go down the same drain.

  81. randomcommenter says: Feb 26, 2013 12:00 PM

    The cowboys don’t have the players for the Tampa 2. The CBs they drafted are not suited to it and are actually wasted in that scheme.

    Sean Lee may not fit in the Tampa 2 and he was one of their few bright spots before his injury.

    Also part of why Kiffin is out at USC is because he had no answer for the new spread offenses he was facing, particularly Oregon.

    So now he has to play against RG3 and the Oregon offense twice per year, not to mention they will likely have to face SF and Seattle in playoffs.

  82. rubicon202 says: Feb 26, 2013 12:07 PM

    Wow, that’s a surprise “too much scheme”…

  83. tbred2328 says: Feb 26, 2013 12:27 PM

    Here’s a thought…

    How about you draft and sign defensive players that can grasp schemes? Jerry just needs to sit behind his huge oak desk, signs checks, and shut the heck up. The Ryan family knows more about the game than Jerry ever thought about knowing.

  84. 1oldpro says: Feb 26, 2013 12:52 PM

    Smart GM’s all across the league regularly trash ex-coaches publicly. NOT!!!!

  85. boogerhut says: Feb 26, 2013 12:56 PM

    GM must stand for “Got Marbles?” because Jerry has obviously lost his.

  86. franktherat96 says: Feb 26, 2013 1:11 PM

    Sounds more like the majority of the players that Jerry brings in aren’t smart enough to handle the scheme.

  87. keylimelight says: Feb 26, 2013 1:29 PM

    Dallas needs a simpler defense with a slimmer playbook.–Jerry Jones

    Yeah, you’ve got all that talent on defense but you want to dumb it down. For what? To keep the talent happy? Did someone walk thru your ‘open door’ and complain about the schemes?

    So it’s ok by you, Jerry, that offenses will read your D like a book from week to week?

    Or. Do you want it simple enough for you to understand so you can meddle with the coaching (perhaps something you couldn’t do with Ryan)?

  88. xli2006 says: Feb 26, 2013 1:48 PM

    Jerry Jones management style is “Too much Jerry”.

  89. sourdoughsam says: Feb 26, 2013 2:02 PM

    I can’t stand the Cowboys but I have to admit the NFL was a lot more interesting when they were good. They’re such a boring villain these days and I feel bad even talking about them to my Cowboys’ fan friends.

  90. ilovefoolsball says: Feb 26, 2013 2:19 PM

    Jerry Jones is very similar to Al Davis in that he gets wowed by physical attributes more than football IQ. Not to say that the cowboys defenders are dumb but Jones doesn’t seem to value guys who are instinctual as much as they are physical specimens.

    Al Davis had this same issue which is why he was so enamored with the Jamarcus Russell’s of the world. He liked guys with good measurables, good size and big arms (for QB’s).

    But how often do those guys end up being true winners? I’ll take an over achiever who works hard to succeed over the guy who is blessed with so much natural talent that he believes he can be lazy and still win.

    Come to think of it I saw a kid with a t-shirt the other day that said “Lazy but talented” by Nike and thought wow kid, you’re on the wrong track completely.

  91. calicowboysfan86 says: Feb 26, 2013 3:03 PM

    Jerry Jones Owner\President\GM\and soon to be QB…

  92. pesh00 says: Feb 26, 2013 3:07 PM

    Words that should never be uttered in the same sentence:
    Rob Ryan & “Skinny”
    Jerry Jones & “GM”

  93. conjecture101 says: Feb 26, 2013 3:11 PM

    Hes actually right. Everybody wants to over-complicate schemes these days. If you look at the Giants 2 Superbowls, their defense was very straightforward. Get to the QB and play solid man to man on the outside.

  94. 22yanks says: Feb 26, 2013 3:23 PM

    Jerry jones ur just a complete idiot

  95. thesageofthestreet says: Feb 26, 2013 4:37 PM

    Translation of what Jones is really saying…

    Neither myself, my son nor the guys I drafted/signed are smart enough to understand such complex schemes. So I asked him to dumb it down for us & he couldn’t cause only Wade Phillips is dumb enough to do that …so I fired him.

  96. ifiownedthecowboys says: Feb 26, 2013 8:13 PM

    Robs gone and good his defensive strategy was to much of a gamble. It’s time to sign romo for the minimum and draft a QB . Sign two or three veteran linemen trade or cut Jenkins Jones and Austin and a couple more over paid hacks and surprise all the haters.

  97. mullman76 says: Mar 2, 2013 2:32 PM

    Al Davis was a legend, but the end was ugly. He should’ve hired GMs and HCs that were actually allowed to run the show at some point, but he never did.

    Jones is heading down the same path, but his decline is more acute.

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