It’s a good thing that the General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys has a de facto lifetime contract. Otherwise, he’d possibly be in trouble with his boss.
In one of his regular appearances on 105.3 The Fan Dallas/Fort Worth, Cowboys owner/G.M. Jerry Jones was a little too candid when discussing the quality of his efforts to build a team.
“We lost players last year,” Jones said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telgram. “But we’ve had a healthy [Tony] Romo. That ought to be able to help us get back some of this inadequacy with some of our personnel.”
While Jones was using the term “inadequacy” to encompass players who are injured like linebacker Sean Lee, the word carries a broader indictment of the roster — especially since Jerry Jones and his son, Stephen, spent time last week calling out defensive players who aren’t, in their view, getting the job done.
Maybe the truth is that the guy responsible for gathering players hasn’t been getting the job done. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be “inadequacy with some of our personnel” — and the Cowboys would be capturing the specific type of glory the owner covets.