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Jerry Jones: Replacing Ryan with Kiffin doesn’t look good right now

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Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin could do nothing to stop the Saints’ offense on Sunday night, while Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s defense held the Cowboys in check. After the game, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones admitted that his decision to fire Ryan and hire Kiffin is now open to criticism.

“We thought it was best for us to go in the direction we are, and it doesn’t look good right now,” Jones said. “Hopefully we can make it look good, but I have all the feelings you have any time you look back at a decision, and I realize when some of them work you have to have a few things go along with it.”

Jones credited Ryan for getting the Saints’ defense ready.

“I thought Rob’s defense was outstanding. They got after us good,” Jones said. “This is not only a tough place to play, but we know, where we are right now with our personnel on defense, we’ve got to go out and score. We’ve got to get in there and score some points. To their credit, they didn’t let us keep our offense out there.”

Although Sunday night’s loss stung, Jones said he still hopes the Cowboys can face the Saints again in the playoffs, and have a better showing.

“It’s embarrassing to lose, it’s embarrassing to not be representative, not be competitive – all of those things. But more importantly, the real issue, can we do something about it,” Jones said. “Can we get in here and use this time off, get some of our guys back, get a little healthier, come up with some ideas of how to go against the rest of the schedule and see if we can have a happier day this year – not next year but this year.”

Dallas does still lead the NFC East. But unless the Cowboys get a whole lot better, a playoff rematch with the Saints would not be pretty.

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101 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Replacing Ryan with Kiffin doesn’t look good right now”
  1. lemmetalkwouldya says: Nov 11, 2013 6:09 AM

    You sure Ryan’s defense wasn’t “too aggressive” now, Jerruh?????

  2. gborange says: Nov 11, 2013 6:09 AM

    Kind of like an evil scientist cartoon where the formula always explodes.

  3. theskinsman says: Nov 11, 2013 6:14 AM

    As long as Jerrah is the GM, Dallas will suffer.

  4. ericbleedspurple says: Nov 11, 2013 6:22 AM

    I never understood that move anyway. I doubt if Dallas wins that division anyway.

  5. brookseyboy says: Nov 11, 2013 6:27 AM

    I blame tony romo, he should get his defense better prepared. Its also romo’s fault that Sean lee got hurt, John Martin left the dolphins, and its snowing outside.

  6. ballboy48 says: Nov 11, 2013 6:30 AM

    Jerrah, maybe it’s your GM!

  7. nokoolaidcowboy says: Nov 11, 2013 6:30 AM

    Holy crap! Is he trying to motivate Kiffin?

  8. jimnaizeeum says: Nov 11, 2013 6:32 AM

    Jerry Jones: Replacing Ryan with Kiffin doesn’t look good right now

    You are correct sir!

  9. berniemadoffsides says: Nov 11, 2013 6:34 AM

    2 decades of mediocrity… you’re the problem, Jerry.

  10. 44mpo says: Nov 11, 2013 6:48 AM

    I guess this one wasn’t even a moral victory?

  11. thefootballgodssay says: Nov 11, 2013 6:50 AM

    an amber alert is put out on the cowboys d and PAULSMITH107 CALL 911 IF U SEE THEM

  12. eagleswin says: Nov 11, 2013 6:54 AM

    Jerry Jones and buyers remorse should be old friends by now.

  13. arwiv says: Nov 11, 2013 7:04 AM

    The boys are still 10 mill over NEXT years proposed cap as of right now with 49 guys under contract. In 2015 they are right about at the proposed cap with only 27 guys under contract (im basing my figures on an assumed 125 mill cap). Its probably going to get worse before it gets better down in dallas. The giants are just finishing up their cap hell and the steelers still have another year for their’s to end…..welcome to the club boys.

  14. 700levelvet says: Nov 11, 2013 7:05 AM

    The “most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  15. alewatcher says: Nov 11, 2013 7:10 AM

    jimnaizeeum says: Nov 11, 2013 6:32 AM

    Jerry Jones: Replacing Ryan with Kiffin doesn’t look good right now

    —————-

    That’s about the only thing Jerrah has been right about.

    Hey Jerrah – Maybe the real problem wasn’t that Rob Ryan’s defense was too complex, but that your players aren’t smart enough to run it?

  16. andyreidisabeachedwalrus says: Nov 11, 2013 7:12 AM

    The highlight of any game where the Cowboys are getting blown out is that 1 or 2 times the network thats broadcasting the game pans up to Jerrah in his private box. The look of confusion & pained disbelief is priceless.

    Always remain the GM of that team, your doing a bang up job.

  17. promickey says: Nov 11, 2013 7:20 AM

    Players are the dominant factor in winning football games. If Jerry knew how to recruit he would have a few more defensive players to make a difference.

  18. tmac4454 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:24 AM

    ——Cowboys owner and General Manager Jenny Jones admitted that his decision to fire Ryan and hire Kiffin is now open to criticism.—

    Well that is what happens when you are not qualified to be a GM. Jenny needs to stay in the press box and let the HC and players talk. Sorry a— Cowgirls got the beat down that I expected. Rob had something to show Mr Wrinkles…Geaux Saints…

  19. swcowboy says: Nov 11, 2013 7:27 AM

    It isn’t a denfense thing, it isn’t an offense thing, it isn’t even a special teams thing… It is the culture of inconsistency that is the issue. We can’t do any one thing well, week after week. We can be good at running the ball, but not every week. We can be good at passing the ball, but not every week, and we can play defense some of the time.

    The only true identity is that they alternate good and/or good performances with awful ones…

  20. wryly1 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:45 AM

    Jerrah throwing another one of his own hiring decisions under the bus. Owning an NFL franchise does not make you a qualified ‘football’ guy, Mr Jones.

  21. fordmandalay says: Nov 11, 2013 7:48 AM

    Did Jones inherit his money?

  22. jpb12 says: Nov 11, 2013 7:49 AM

    God Bless Jerry. Here’s to 20 more years as Cowboys GM!!!

  23. itsnotforme says: Nov 11, 2013 7:59 AM

    Let’s see, this week we throw the defensive coordinator under the bus, and next game we’ll throw _______ under the bus. Maybe it’s the guy that owns and drives the bus that is the problem?

  24. Eli on Injured Reserve says: Nov 11, 2013 8:02 AM

    What’s up with the Dallas Cowboys? While playing of the National Anthem, almost all of them didn’t hold their hand over their hearts, while every member of the New Orleans Saints did. America’s Team My Ass. They don’t like our country, move them to London; the NFL wants a team there, take them.

  25. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 11, 2013 8:04 AM

    Ryan’s defense was a joke against the run again this week. It will cost the Saints some important games eventually.

    Kiffin’s defense is doing what it did at USC. Allows huge chunks of passing yards and relies on turnovers. If the turnovers don’t come, teams score 50. Game has passed this guy by.

    Don’t care for Kiffin or Ryan.

  26. maurysline says: Nov 11, 2013 8:08 AM

    It’s one thing to give Ryan his props for a good game plan….it’s entirely another to do it at the expense of your current coaches.
    Only owner in the NFL that publicly throws his DC under the bus mid season.
    Good grief, even the worst run franchises keep this in house.
    If I was Kiffin I’d go Incognito on him first thing this morning.

  27. nflrule says: Nov 11, 2013 8:08 AM

    The Cowboys will continue to be the Cowboys.They will overpay to keep Dez Bryant.They have overpaid for the likes of Smiles Austin,Scandrick,Doug Free.This is nothing more than a piss poor GM who should have been fired years ago.Their coach is a joke.Yikes.

  28. sweepleft44 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:09 AM

    Hey Jerry. Take a good long hard look at yourself, look at the decisions you have made and compare them with the success or lack of and make a decision on yourself. Take a quote from Mr. Wolf a one time Packer GM. “When your ego takes over, your brain shuts down”…Get it yet?

  29. delshofner says: Nov 11, 2013 8:10 AM

    JJ’s the only one in America playing Fantasy Football for realz …

    He’s in a League of His Own.

  30. cometkazie says: Nov 11, 2013 8:16 AM

    Culture of inconsistency hits the nail on the head.

    But, if you look at it as a business, the franchise is a success.

  31. steelfan1 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:20 AM

    Jerry should know that is not a true assessment. In one year, his team went from a 3 4 defense to a 4 3, with a cover 2 scheme. I doubt they have all the guys in the right position to play such a scheme. If given time and if they bring in more players that fit that scheme, then you can truly assess the difference between Ryan and Kiffin.

  32. unclemosesgreen says: Nov 11, 2013 8:26 AM

    Jerry needs to kick his G.M.’s ass. That guy is really doing a terrible job.

  33. raiderlyfe510 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:26 AM

    It’s amazing to me that these NFL D Cooridnators don’t have the Saints offense figured out by now. Forget about all their personnel packages and variety formations…..THEY RUN THE SAME SIGNATURE PLAYS!!!!!!THEY JUST CREATE AN ILLUSION OF COMPLEXITY WITH ALL THE PERSONNEL CHANGES AND FORMATIONS….BUT THEY RUN THE SAME BASIC PLAYS!!!

  34. ndrocks2 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:28 AM

    You’ll get it right Jerry, just ask the rest of the boy’s in your skybox, you’re the best.

    You all remember when I schooled this league in the early 90′s?

    Yeah, 20 years ago. I imagine Jimmy Johnson still laughs his ass off about old “wink of the eye” Jerry and his football knowledge.

  35. ytownie says: Nov 11, 2013 8:28 AM

    Jerry had to fire Rob. There was no way those two egos could ever work together. Jerry couldn’t stand the thought of a bigger ego in the room.

  36. shackdelrio says: Nov 11, 2013 8:30 AM

    The real question is how badly will Dallas lose to Philly in week 17′s “winner take all” NFC East battle.

  37. hodag54501 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:32 AM

    A once proud franchise has been turned into a national joke by it’s owner, GM and coach Jerry Jones.
    It very evident what the problem is outside of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington.

    What might be appropriate is a short story written by Hans Christian Anderson called The Emperor’s New Clothes. Seems to sum up the situation in Dallas rather well. Wikipedia has a summary.

  38. getyourownname says: Nov 11, 2013 8:45 AM

    The next time Washington’s pseudo-GM calls the NFCE the “SEC of the NFL,” Nick Saban should sue for slander. Little Danny will understand why that would be necessary.

  39. ajg314 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:47 AM

    When you are as arrogant and as pompous as Jerry Jones is, then you know he’ll never, ever see himself as the main problem for the Cowboys being so consistently inconsistent. His drafting “skills” are a major concern with that franchise and the reason why they’ll never be anything more than an average team.

  40. patbetw says: Nov 11, 2013 8:47 AM

    How ’bout them cowboys!

  41. rfw5876 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:49 AM

    Nothing like throwing a respected coach like Kiffin under the bus.The Cowboys don’t have enough quality players on defense or offense this year to be a Super Bowl contender + who’s fault is that.The Saints took the Cowboys best offensive weapon,Dez Bryant,out of the game + Romo passed for a little over 100 yds.Look at what the Lions did to them 2 weeks ago + they barely beat the lowly Vikings.No Mr. Jones,the Cowboys are not going to win the big one this year cause they’re not going to play in it.

  42. bamasleeper13 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:51 AM

    I’m sure Rob Ryan enjoyed this more than anyone can know! Jones runs this team by knee jerk reactions, he is the jerk that reacts! Geeezzzz, never changes.

  43. bengalskuta82 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:52 AM

    This owner knows how to destroy a team emotionally. If he could just be in the owners cage and leave quietly after a game, maybe the cowboys would win more games.

  44. alewatcher says: Nov 11, 2013 9:02 AM

    sweepleft44 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:09 AM

    Hey Jerry. Take a good long hard look at yourself, look at the decisions you have made and compare them with the success or lack of and make a decision on yourself. Take a quote from Mr. Wolf a one time Packer GM. “When your ego takes over, your brain shuts down”…Get it yet?

    ———

    But, JJ has the brain of a 40 year old…a 40 year old that unfortunately knows nothing about putting together a football team. (But thinks he does.)

  45. aldavis4president says: Nov 11, 2013 9:03 AM

    Are some of you cowboy fans still defending Romo?? Murray avgs 7yds a pop and you guys still refuse to run the ball! You out the ball in tonys hand to much your going to get burned!! IE his 0-5 record when throwin for more den 400yds and his inability to make playoffs. At the end of the day the qb gets all the shine and all the dirt. He has way more weapons then half the qbs who r in playoffs right now. STEP IT UP ROMO!!

  46. stevenwilliams2013 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:11 AM

    Damn he just threw Monte Kiffin under the bus,..lol!!

  47. bobbyhoying says: Nov 11, 2013 9:13 AM

    This Eagles fan actually feels bad for Jason Garrett. His GM must drive him nuts.

  48. ragingmouse says: Nov 11, 2013 9:19 AM

    It’s like Groundhog Day with this whole organization!

    Without it being funny…

  49. pftfan says: Nov 11, 2013 9:25 AM

    Here’s a thought exercise: would any REAL GM fire Rob Ryan after one year at DC? The answer is probably no.

    We all had a good chuckle when Ryan said he’d get hired in 2 minutes if he got fired by Dallas last year, but the God honest truth is that Rob Ryan is one of the hottest DC candidates this offseason, and will likely parlay this season into a HC gig next year like his brother.

    Maybe with the Cowboys, wouldn’t that be something..

  50. nawlinssaints1956 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:28 AM

    Just taking it one game at a time, but this looking like another special season for the Black and Gold…

  51. cherylb1959 says: Nov 11, 2013 9:32 AM

    Personally, I was waiting for Jones’ head to split & explode. Time to turn the reins over to a real GM that knows what he (or she) is doing. If I were a head coach in the NFL looking for a job, there is no way I would accept a position with Dallas even if it was the last coaching job on the planet. This is the most difficult owner to work for & please.

  52. truths4all says: Nov 11, 2013 9:38 AM

    Poor Jerry Jones. This sounds like a concession speech with that wishful, we’ll get you next time while knowing that there won’t be a next time or a playoff berth.

  53. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Nov 11, 2013 9:53 AM

    as an eagle fan, i would like to thank jerry jones for scapegoating ryan and getting him out of town.

    i’d also like to congratulate jerry on his continuing good work as he juggles the jobs of general manager and quasi-head coach, media spokesperson, and egomaniac. changing back to the tampa two when it is offically done was way in front of the curve…..

  54. midtec2005 says: Nov 11, 2013 10:05 AM

    Honestly, Jerry Jones can’t be this stupid, look at all his money. He is just playing his fan base. It has to be that… because how else could he think Rob Ryan was the problem last year? Scape Goat.

  55. cabby782 says: Nov 11, 2013 10:16 AM

    Replacing Jimmy Johnson with Jerry Jobes wasn’t such a good idea either

  56. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Nov 11, 2013 10:27 AM

    “We thought it was best for us to go in the direction we are, and it doesn’t look good right now,” Jones said.

    Since when has there been a “we” in your organization, Jerry? Did Jason have any input on the decision to fire Ryan?

    Jones throws Kiffin under the bus and spreads the blame. Seriously?

    I have been saying all year that Lovie Smith will be coaching Dallas next year. I fully retract that. He wouldn’t be that stupid. Barry Switzer wouldn’t even come back and work with Jones again. What a clusterfart in Dallas.

  57. SparkyGump says: Nov 11, 2013 10:43 AM

    Two facts:

    Jerry Jones is a drunken, delusional fool and the Cowboys will be a .500 team as long as he runs the show.

    The only way things are ever going to change for the Cowboys is if Jerry starts seeing empty seats and declining revenues because he loves money more than he loves the Cowboys.

    Want change? Stop going to games and stop buying any Cowboys merchandise until Jerry fires himself. Save the Cowboys by boycotting Jerry Jones.

  58. deadeye says: Nov 11, 2013 10:49 AM

    Jerruh is like a real-life Coyote, and the rest of the NFL like a real-life Roadrunner. Jerruh is continually sending off for new gadgets from ACME, only to have that gadget blow up in his face after he lights it. Someone needs to mock up a CGI image of Jerruh with explosion marks all over his face, tattered clothes, and smoke coming out of his hair.

    He’s the new Al Davis.

  59. apkyletexas says: Nov 11, 2013 10:52 AM

    You used to have Sean Payton too, Jerry. You let him go and gave the team to Wade Phillips.

    You could have had Drew Brees in free agency.

    Almost all those New Orleans players were available in the draft for you, but you passed them up for the guys on your roster.

    Lot of bad decisions over the years.

  60. kevpft says: Nov 11, 2013 10:53 AM

    To an extent, it’s easy to second-guess now. Ryan did not have many fans last year, and the defense did manage to whiff with alarming frequency in key moments. So at the time, it looked like a problem, and one that Ryan didn’t know how to fix.

    But I’m still amazed at how badly they have screwed up the defense this year. How has Kiffin managed to make a group with so much talent look so bad? This was primed to be one of the premier secondaries in the league, and they’re much worse than last year. It’s ridiculous.

    With this roster, Jones may have one more chance to fix it. Get a good, solid defensive coach, do everything you can in the draft to shore up that perpetually-panicked offensive line, and things could be different. All of that should have happened this year. If it doesn’t happen soon, it’s over.

  61. bigbluplates says: Nov 11, 2013 11:03 AM

    How Bout Them Cowboys……………….

    GO BIGBLU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. throwedoff1 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:14 AM

    Good lord his own son fired him. Jerry Jones took a dump and looked in the toilet and it was a portrait of himself and his bottom feeding scum of the barrel looks 90 son Stephen Jones

  63. throwedoff1 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:16 AM

    This team is a bunch of idiots. Demarcus Ware could have done better if he had been on crutches they looked stupid as in one foot in grave Kiffin always does

  64. throwedoff1 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:19 AM

    I don’t give a damn how much money that rat face looking bastard has you still have to look at your con artist self in the mirror I am a freaking hater

  65. thetooloftools says: Nov 11, 2013 11:21 AM

    I have never seen one man with so many excuses.

  66. blu4l1fe says: Nov 11, 2013 11:27 AM

    Hindsight……. always 20/20!!!

  67. gavriloprincip33 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:31 AM

    midtec2005 says:
    Nov 11, 2013 10:05 AM
    Honestly, Jerry Jones can’t be this stupid, look at all his money.

    ——————-

    And he made most of it of the backs of my fellow Dallas fans; sadly, they pay for the brand and not for on-field performance…

    While he made enough money in oil & gas to by the Cowboys, it is nothing compared to what he has done with the business!

  68. granadafan says: Nov 11, 2013 11:40 AM

    I see a horror movie in the making. An aging billionaire who owns a football team and had previous success decades ago has destroyed his franchise due to his meddling and egotistical methods which are years behind modern times. He dies, but his “soul” leaves his skeletor body and finds a new body, which happens to be another NFL owner in Texas and who thinks he’s larger than life. This soul also destroys the franchise when the owner makes horrible decision after horrible decision.

  69. buck5252 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:46 AM

    Jerry you got very lucky once with collage coach I’d camp
    Out Alabama do what took to bring da an magic to us the
    Cowboys hay worked once

  70. buck5252 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:49 AM

    Mis print should have saban magic to the cowboys

  71. thinredline69 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:58 AM

    If Jerry Jones had to step outside of himself for a minute, would he commend the Dallas Cowboys GM for a job-well-done over the past 15 years, or would he have fired that guy a long time ago?

  72. fuzzebear says: Nov 11, 2013 12:00 PM

    The decision by Jones to fire the D Coord and change the entire defensive scheme doomed this team the second the decision was made. The problem last year wasn’t with the defense, yet this idiot makes the change. They have COVER corners and COVER LB’s and a d-line that all fit in a 3-4 defense yet they go to a cover 2 type defense that NO ONE ON THE COWBOYS is built to play.

    I swear Jones made a deal with the devil. And now we are all paying for it with one DUMB decision (franchising Anthony Spencer TWICE; especially this year paying him $10MM and he only played about 24 plays) after DUMB DECISION (changing the defense and not having the players to fit the scheme).
    Being a die-hard Cowboy fan used to be fun. It’s more work than anything else now.

  73. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 11, 2013 12:11 PM

    Kiffin is too old, Dallas needs a younger and smarter person to take over. Not that complicated to figure out.

  74. dodohead418 says: Nov 11, 2013 12:30 PM

    Bringing in Kiffin does sound like something only Jerry would do!

  75. thesmedman says: Nov 11, 2013 12:40 PM

    I got it. The NFL declares the Cowboys a disaster area and awards the franchise to Nolan Ryan. He turns it around, and laughs across the street…..

  76. roadtrip3500 says: Nov 11, 2013 12:42 PM

    Interesting how Jerry has these epiphanies after a notable butt-kicking.

    When the Giants soundly beat them in 2011 Week 17 to make the playoffs (on an NBC win-or-go-home national finale), Jerry remarked the difference between the teams was the QBs… in other words, Eli was better than Tony.

    Now, his ex-DC systematically destroys the Cowboys (again on NBC), and again, Jerry “realizes” that Rob Ryan may be better than Monte Kiffin.

    Sounds like it’s time to find out who can better run a football team than Jerry Jones.

  77. hawkwind8 says: Nov 11, 2013 12:46 PM

    andyreidisabeachedwalrus says:
    Nov 11, 2013 7:12 AM
    The highlight of any game where the Cowboys are getting blown out is that 1 or 2 times the network thats broadcasting the game pans up to Jerrah in his private box. The look of confusion & pained disbelief is priceless.

    I would have payed directV an extra 20 bucks to have had a split screen view of Jerrah’s box for the whole game. Wish I could have been in the box, but would probably have been shot by Jerrah’s body guard or died from laughter.
    Most total collapse of a defense I’ve seen this year.

  78. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 11, 2013 12:48 PM

    Every morning Jerry Jones points to his chest, while looking into the mirror, and states, “I’m the owner! I’m in charge.”

    He then points to the mirror and says “your the GM. Fix it!”

    Both faces look befuddled by each others comments.

  79. firerogergoodellnow says: Nov 11, 2013 12:50 PM

    During the lockout a couple of years ago some teams were cutting their employee’s pay. Did Jerry cut the pay of his GM?

  80. kingpel says: Nov 11, 2013 12:55 PM

    This made me laugh out loud. I love you Jerry. You may have your faults but you keep us all entertained.

  81. bcajun says: Nov 11, 2013 1:11 PM

    Im just wondering whos going to be the scapegoat this year? Garrett?

  82. rickrock6661982 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:18 PM

    It would help if you could replace the GM with someone that has a clue.

    - Monte Kiffin

  83. ripster65 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:31 PM

    With absolutely no sarcasm intended whatsoever, I really do feel for Cowboy fans. While I’m a 49er fan (since 81), living in Texas most of my friends are Cowboy fans and every single one of them is resigned to the fact that as long as Jerrah runs the show, Dallas will be mediocre at best. I must admit though, their games are entertaining if nothing else.

  84. akasaintsbaby says: Nov 11, 2013 1:35 PM

    Everyone always talks about how Dallas has so many “talented” players. Which teams don’t? A team apparently so stacked with “talent” year in and year out would not be a .500 team at best every year. Since 1997 they are a perfect .500 team. How’s that for talent…

  85. killitandeatit says: Nov 11, 2013 1:38 PM

    Jerry should :
    #1 : Go Al Davis and behind the scenes, run things ,to some degree but hire a G.M. he can work with.
    *(note) : He owns the team, he is the Dallas Cowboys.Mr. Jones is not going quietly into the night.
    #2: Red headed yes boy, out….
    #3: Let the quality G.M. and the new head coach draft…period.
    #4: Get rid of the giant “D” caps . It looks kike you are wearing an “I fail ” hat.

  86. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:38 PM

    Tried to tell these Dallas fans, that archaic Cover 2 has been long figured out and is easy to beat. The game has passed Monte Kiffin.

    And making Rob Ryan the scapegoat, after effectively losing the entire LB corps in a 3-4 system… that’s entering the territory of dissing Landry, Brandt and Schramm back in ’89…

  87. Grulks says: Nov 11, 2013 1:52 PM

    For all the points Dallas’ D has given up this year, there are a few things worth noting.
    1) This is the first year of the switch. Doesnt matter if you go 3-4 to 4-3, Tampa2, 6-4, etc etc. In a single years timeframe, it is impossible to get the correct players on the roster.
    2) Dallas IS generating a lot of turnovers. The culture of never stop, swarm the ball until the whistle blows, is a very welcome change from the lackadaisical mindset of “eh, no need to hustle, there are other players closer” in the past.
    3) Dallas has had an insane amount of injuries. They are something like on their 20th DLineman. That isn’t a typo. Think about that for a second, 20 friggin lineman in.

    I’m not happy in any way shape or form about the D’s play this year. No Dallas fan is. But, I am open minded and realistic, given the above three points, in my judgement of what this D is capable of.

    All that being said, JJ still sucks.

  88. akboot says: Nov 11, 2013 1:54 PM

    Like the Lions and B. Sanders, and the Vikes and A Peterson, I feel the Cowboys are wasting Romo. Great talent wasted on a team/management that just doesn’t get it.

  89. fdugrad says: Nov 11, 2013 1:59 PM

    Keep up the fabulous work Jerrah, don’t listen to the nay-sayers, you are an absolute WONDER as GM. Sincerely, Every SINGLE team in the NFC East, as WELL as the league!!

  90. cometkazie says: Nov 11, 2013 2:21 PM

    As the season goes on, it’s interesting that the Yets are no longer the dysfunctional team.

    The Cowboys and Bucs are. No one bashes the Jags, they just feel sorry for them.

  91. pintadera2000 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:30 PM

    Jerry’s years of misery continue. What will it take for our GM to realize that he’s not the man for the job? Does he even want to win?

    Tapping Kiffin as D. coordinator instead of a relevant, up to date football mind with a future was s step back.

    Time to shake the etch and sketch and start over

  92. mdd913 says: Nov 11, 2013 3:04 PM

    Grulks says: Nov 11, 2013 1:52 PM

    1) This is the first year of the switch. Doesnt matter if you go 3-4 to 4-3, Tampa2, 6-4, etc etc. In a single years timeframe, it is impossible to get the correct players on the roster.

    —————————————————-

    the Saints somehow managed to do it. Who was their defensive coordinator again? Oh yeah, hmmmm…..

  93. lemfaxx says: Nov 11, 2013 4:43 PM

    Your GM is the main problem….

  94. trollingforjustice says: Nov 11, 2013 5:10 PM

    Given the sad state this country is in right now, I would say yes….they are Americas’ team

  95. timaug says: Nov 11, 2013 11:13 PM

    GARRETT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE WORST COACHES IN THE NFL.
    OLD JERRY WANTED A PUPPET,
    AND HE GOT ONE.
    AS LONG AS GARRETT IS THE COACH,
    THE COWBOYS WILL NOT BE GOOD.

  96. buck5252 says: Nov 12, 2013 12:24 AM

    To Jerry jones. Two words for you NICK SABAN

  97. kimbo71006 says: Nov 12, 2013 12:26 AM

    For all the points Dallas’ D has given up this year, there are a few things worth noting.
    1) This is the first year of the switch. Doesnt matter if you go 3-4 to 4-3, Tampa2, 6-4, etc etc. In a single years timeframe, it is impossible to get the correct players on the roster.
    2) Dallas IS generating a lot of turnovers. The culture of never stop, swarm the ball until the whistle blows, is a very welcome change from the lackadaisical mindset of “eh, no need to hustle, there are other players closer” in the past.
    3) Dallas has had an insane amount of injuries. They are something like on their 20th DLineman. That isn’t a typo. Think about that for a second, 20 friggin lineman in.

    I’m not happy in any way shape or form about the D’s play this year. No Dallas fan is. But, I am open minded and realistic, given the above three points, in my judgement of what this D is capable of.

    All that being said, JJ still sucks.
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    Sorry, as a diehard Saints fan who enjoyed the hell out of that beat down last night, none of your “excuses” above cut it.

    #1 – Saints have a new 3-4 scheme, in its first year – seems like they are adapting just fine.

    #2 – Saints are also generating more turnovers this year than last year.

    #3 – Saints also have an inordinate amount of injuries on the defensive side of the ball and are not playing with most of their starters.

    That didn’t seem to keep OUR defense from running 242 yards and stopping your offense from converting any 3rd downs in last night’s game and limiting Romo to less than 200 yards on the night.

    Next…excuse??

  98. faninninerland says: Nov 12, 2013 12:58 AM

    RE: Dallas leads NFC East
    Even at the top of the garbage heap you will stink.

  99. officialgame says: Nov 12, 2013 9:48 AM

    Does Jerry ever get tired of making a horses ass of himself?

  100. afewzigzagsplease says: Nov 12, 2013 11:16 AM

    It’s interesting how the head coach of the Cowboys is rarely ever quoted or even interviewed. Jones is such a pompus a## and someone that has truly ruined a formerly great franchise.

  101. cometkazie says: Nov 12, 2013 2:49 PM

    I always thought Jerrah was older than I because of the way he looks.

    Turns out he is three years younger.

    Yikes!

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