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Jerry Jones continues to insist he’s the right G.M. for the Cowboys

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits there is some “inadequacy” with the team’s personnel, but anyone who thinks that means Jones needs to hire a general manager is wrong.

That’s what Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, where he said it would make no sense for the Cowboys to hire a general manager because if the Cowboys hired a general manager, that person would still report to Jones.

“It’s often said, Why don’t I get someone to be the G.M.? Why don’t I get someone to pick the players?” Jones said. “Well, who in the world do you think that person, when they walk through the door and say, ‘We want to get this player, and we want to pay this player,’ what in the world do you think I’m going to do? I’m going to sit down, and I’m going to go through it, and I’m going to say, ‘Show me the player before I write the check. Show me the player. And let me see everything about the player.’ Well, rather than have that happen, I get involved in it and get to know everything there is to know about the players before they get through the door.”

Jones’s explanation, however, seems to miss the point: If Jones hired a general manager, the idea would be that Jones would put his trust in that general manager to make the right decisions, and not say, “Show me the player,” before allowing the general manager to make a signing.

But the reality is, it doesn’t matter what Jones’s reasons are. He bought the Cowboys because he thinks it’s fun to run a football team, and he’s going to continue to run the football team.

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  1. heybeerman95 says: Dec 18, 2013 6:44 AM

    Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! That’s a good one Jerry!!!!

  2. lawyermalloy says: Dec 18, 2013 6:44 AM

    He has become such a punchline! Would ANY legitimate GM candidate really want to work four him?

  3. Youknowimright says: Dec 18, 2013 6:45 AM

    Talk about not getting it. Painful.

  4. araidersfan says: Dec 18, 2013 6:48 AM

    Jerry, as a fan of one of the 31 other NFL teams I can assure you that I want you to continue indefinitely as Cowboys GM. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.

    And please keep on going with your radio show. Your pearls of wisdom always bring an ear-to-ear grin to my face.

  5. jintzforever says: Dec 18, 2013 6:49 AM

    Hope he never changes.

    Giants fans everywhere

  6. youngs79 says: Dec 18, 2013 6:50 AM

    Jerry Jones has more money than sense. Pun intended.

  7. moose2k says: Dec 18, 2013 6:51 AM

    Please stay in charge Jerry, it is fun to watch!

  8. skiier4384 says: Dec 18, 2013 6:52 AM

    I don’t know you guys. I think Jerry Jones is doing a great job.

  9. pencilmonkeymagic says: Dec 18, 2013 6:52 AM

    Where would we all get our laughs if Jerry Jones wasn’t GM of the Cowboys?

  10. donmcg2012 says: Dec 18, 2013 6:52 AM

    Denial fueled by ego fueled by dollars fueled by stupidity.

  11. jerruhjones says: Dec 18, 2013 6:53 AM

    I’m guessing all Cowboy fans would disagree.

  12. kd75 says: Dec 18, 2013 6:54 AM

    It is called autonomy Jerrah. When you go to a restaurant you don’t walk into the kitchen and cook your own dinner.

  13. realityron says: Dec 18, 2013 6:55 AM

    Jerry Jones is the new Al Davis….

  14. yooperman says: Dec 18, 2013 6:55 AM

    Now I get it! When your that rich, you get to play “ultimate fantasy football”. He’s just not good at.

  15. brutusbigpaws says: Dec 18, 2013 6:56 AM

    Jerry’s GM arrangement continues to meet approval from all the other NFC East teams. Carry on!

  16. nokoolaidcowboy says: Dec 18, 2013 6:56 AM

    Cowboys fans — vote with your feet. In other words, stop lining his pockets and Mr. Jones might be moved to understand that his methodology is flawed.

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results!

  17. torero71 says: Dec 18, 2013 6:58 AM

    So did Al Davis.

  18. oriolesvsravens says: Dec 18, 2013 6:58 AM

    This shows that he wants to pull the strings. From Kiffin to Garrett to Callahan. Im sure he has a live feed of the plays going in to Tony and even on defense. Why else would these coaches stay. Could you imagine if the owner of your favorite team was in on everything? No matter how much people hate Irsay I don’t think he’s as bad as Jones.

  19. voight444 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:00 AM

    Say it very carefully…..m i c r o M a n a g e r…..As long as Jerry jones owns this team they will never go to a Super Bowl and the reasons are very simple….

    1……No decent coach will work in that kind of environment for someone looking over their shoulder and commenting after every game and basically second guessing the decisions. No matter what the pay is, it’s not worth being a puppet….

    2. Jones makes too many mistakes in the draft. for some reason the players he picks do not perform at the top,level. that may be because of the coaches and the organization.

    They will be nothing more than adequate…basically an 8-8 team which is what they are showing now and have shown over the last decade.

    I bet Jerry and Obama would get along great together. both want to run a dictator regime and both,have puppets running around.

  20. fnf417 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:02 AM

    Ya keep it up bud in the next 5 years you will run that team in the ground and no one will want to play for you

  21. FinFan68 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:02 AM

    Jones will not hire a GM because he fears success. If the team improves under a GM then everybody is proven right that the failure is Jerry’s fault. His ego won’t allow that to happen.

  22. ravenswhat says: Dec 18, 2013 7:03 AM

    He’s Dubya if dubya owned a football team.

  23. posmoo says: Dec 18, 2013 7:05 AM

    Better to be a King in hell, than a servant in heaven.

  24. craigkintexas says: Dec 18, 2013 7:06 AM

    He truly thinks he knows how to run an NFL football team. Facts and results aren’t gonna get in his way.

  25. alewatcher says: Dec 18, 2013 7:06 AM

    Completely delusional. Any GM with this kind of record would have been fired long ago. JJ has even admitted as much, yet continues his foolish ways. Until he comes to grips with the fact that he has no idea how to put a football team together the Cowboys will have zero success. And no self-respecting GM or HC would work for a control freak like Jerry.

    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Jerry is a textbook example.

  26. lowtalker says: Dec 18, 2013 7:07 AM

    if that idiot GM in Minnesota had not given Jones all of those draft picks for Walker back in the day Jerry would never have one a single Super Bowl. other than that one trade, which an elementary student would have made Jerry has done nothing. just another narcissistic goof ball. I bet Cowboy fans wish they had owners like the Rooneys.

  27. uglydingo says: Dec 18, 2013 7:08 AM

    We get it – Jerry likes to be involved more closely in the team than other owners. What if he made himself the assistant GM and got an actual football guy as a GM – someone he respects and could work with. He would still be involved in all the day to day but the football player final decisions would be made by a GM.

  28. 12strikes says: Dec 18, 2013 7:08 AM

    Poor Jerry…
    He doesn’t get that MOST of the owners do exactly what he said.

    ” I’m going to sit down, and I’m going to go through it, and I’m going to say, ‘Show me the player before I write the check. Show me the player. And let me see everything about the player”

    The difference is that a REAL GM is bring you REAL players to ask those questions about.

    A REAL GM is not bring you players like ROMO. A REAL GM would have thrown Romo on the “marginal backup” list YEARS ago.

  29. teenw0lf2013 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:10 AM

    You left off the words “into the ground” at the end of the article.

  30. medialovesthecowboys says: Dec 18, 2013 7:10 AM

    I explained to a girl I just started dating who Jerry is and how he’ll never go. She asked “Well how old is he?”
    That kind of ruthlessness has me thinking she’s the one.

  31. jlilly67 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:12 AM

    How bout them Cowboys!!!!!!!!

  32. perkjctc says: Dec 18, 2013 7:14 AM

    Oh no, the dreaded vote of confidence

  33. randomguy9999 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:14 AM

    JJ is completely delusional…. he has had a TON of talent on that team and he continually makes two monster errors that guarantees they will never go all the way:

    1- he hires poisonous locker room killers like TO and Bryant

    2- he micromanages the operation

    The SBs they won were right after JJ took over and didn’t have much to do with him.

    he’s an owner, not a manager… and until he realizes that, the Boys and their fans will continue to suffer… he’s had a HOF numbers QB with the best lifetime rating in NFL history for a DECADE and they’ve never even been to a SB with the guy? How many teams would kill to have a franchise QB and he’s blowing it….

    wow.

  34. njgiants says: Dec 18, 2013 7:19 AM

    We love you Jerry! Hope you have a long life and are in charge for many more years!

    Signed
    NFC East

  35. 6thsense10 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:19 AM

    Sad to say it Cowboys fans but the only way you get a GM is literally over Jerry’s dead body.

  36. camdenyard says: Dec 18, 2013 7:19 AM

    In other words, he can’t trust anyone to evaluate talent and run the team.

    Thankfully, Steve Bisciotti trusts guys likek Ozzie Newsome and Dick Cass to run his team.

  37. waredfence says: Dec 18, 2013 7:19 AM

    How can a team owner with that much talent can excuse poor performance such as Sunday. Everything he has done has made this team less of a threat and more of a joke he needs to hire people that know how to win and sit back and enjoy not micro manage. I know he is a smart business man but no common sense!

  38. 700levelvet says: Dec 18, 2013 7:23 AM

    The ” most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  39. denverdude7 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:24 AM

    Keep drinking your own Kool-Aid Jerry.

    …and keep those 8 – 8 seasons coming.

    Sincerely,
    The NFC East

  40. southernpatriots says: Dec 18, 2013 7:28 AM

    As a former fan of the Cowgirls, my hopes are that Jerry, you continue your mismanagement of personnel and micro-management of the team. It will make things easier for my team and every other team in the league.

    By the way, Jer, how is that firing of the Silver-Maned One–Rob Ryan, working out for ya?

  41. noncentsicle says: Dec 18, 2013 7:29 AM

    And there you have it Cowboy fans. Take a seat, it’s going to be a while before you have a sniff at success again.

  42. jerryklinerealtor says: Dec 18, 2013 7:29 AM

    A perfect example of how arrogance and ignorance often go hand in hand.

  43. cheapglazers says: Dec 18, 2013 7:33 AM

    Jerry, at least the Glazers pretend their GM is calling the shots. Get on board with it lol.

  44. halbert53 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:33 AM

    He’s doing an awesome job of running the team. Right into the ground.

  45. Akula says: Dec 18, 2013 7:33 AM

    and Bob Kraft shakes his head

  46. torturedraiderfan says: Dec 18, 2013 7:36 AM

    To all Cowboy fans:

    Welcome to what it felt like to be a Raider fan for the last 20 years.

  47. seabreezes51 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:37 AM

    Teach your children Jerry…. Just in case you aren’t immortal

  48. thuilen says: Dec 18, 2013 7:38 AM

    Jerry Jones is the new Al Davis and his team will share the same success as the Raiders. As an Eagles fan I say, “Jerry, just keep on going on.” Pride cometh before the fall, and we have been watching Americas Team fall for a long time.

  49. tcwestdad says: Dec 18, 2013 7:39 AM

    Thank you Jerry. From a Lions fan, with the worst owner in all of sports, it warms my heart to know that when William Clay Ford passes on, you will supplant him as the worst owner, and finally the Lions won’t be the worst at something.

  50. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 18, 2013 7:40 AM

    Best GM in the league, just ask him…

  51. bosimmons82 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:40 AM

    Why, why, why Jerry do you continuously make a fool of yourself. As a fan for years, you have time and time again disappointed me with you ridiculous comments. The point of having a GM is to remove yourself as the owner from the day to day football operations.

    Any smart person running a billion dollar company or franchise always surrounds their selves with smarter and more experience people, when will you get it.

  52. bobbyhoying says: Dec 18, 2013 7:42 AM

    In Jerry’s defense, there have been a lot of guys who’ve done a worse job. It’s his team so he can do what he wants as long as we remain a semi-capitalist society. When demi-god decides to nationalize the NFL, like he wants to do with everything else in the former Republic, Jerry will probably be fired as GM.

  53. markpfs says: Dec 18, 2013 7:44 AM

    Jerry loves football and bought the team and what crazy fan wouldn’t run the entire show? I play Madden for the front office crap, it is a dream of any hardcore fan. Jerry is living the dream and I am jealous.

    Is he ruining the team….on the field yeah but feel free to not support them cowboys. Don’t go to the games, don’t buy the merchandise and don’t watch it on TV. Hit Jerry in his pocket and he will step down. Until then he is playing with his own money and not losing a dime doing so. Why not continue to run it?

    It sucks for Cowboy fans but it is his team and it isn’t hurting his bottom line so good luck thinking he will step down.

  54. alewatcher says: Dec 18, 2013 7:44 AM

    lowtalker says: Dec 18, 2013 7:07 AM

    if that idiot GM in Minnesota had not given Jones all of those draft picks for Walker back in the day Jerry would never have one a single Super Bowl. other than that one trade, which an elementary student would have made Jerry has done nothing. just another narcissistic goof ball. I bet Cowboy fans wish they had owners like the Rooneys.

    ——————-

    Jerry didn’t make that trade, that was Jimmy Johnson. Jerry was standing nearby and thought he was the genius in the deal. Once he drove Jimmy out of town, it was all downhill for the Cowboys.

  55. somatg3 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:45 AM

    Wow, it would really suck to be a Cowboys fan. That guy is clueless. Same reason the Raiders were never great again when Al Davis meddled in things and players had a direct pipeline to him. Imagine if he didn’t have that massive ego and had kept Jimmy Johnson around how many championships would the cowboys have?

  56. jgedgar70 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:53 AM

    There was a time when the Raiders were the best organization in the league. Look at what a joke they are now. Dallas is headed the same direction. One of these days, Jerry is going to pull a Ted Turner and fire the coach and name himself as the replacement. Cowboy fans will pray that just like Ted, it lasts only one game.

    In the meantime, the rest of us fans of the other 31 teams will happily watch the deterioration and make jokes about it. HOW ‘BOUT THEM COWBOYS????????????????

  57. itsnotforme says: Dec 18, 2013 7:55 AM

    Jerry will continue to be the mastermind and chief commmander of the Cowboys and will do an excellent job of running that organization RIGHT INTO THE GROUND.

    GO JERRY!!!!! You the man…

  58. jimr10 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:57 AM

    Jerry.. it is better to keep your mouth shut and look like a fool than open it and remove all doubt..

  59. joetoronto says: Dec 18, 2013 8:01 AM

    realityron says:
    Dec 18, 2013 6:55 AM
    Jerry Jones is the new Al Davis….
    *********************************************
    This is so wrong. Before Al Davis started losing his wits, he was as sharp a football man as you’ll ever find.

    Jerrah never was a football man, Jerrah is an oil man.

    Big difference.

  60. easywolf says: Dec 18, 2013 8:02 AM

    What a circus

  61. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:07 AM

    Do I ever feel bad for Dallas fans…

    JJ is not cognizant enough to know, what he doesn’t know. His “in vino veritas” statement about coaching in the NFL (“any one of 500 coaches could have won those Super Bowls”) gives an insight as to just how much he values his coach. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has regular sitdowns with Jason Garrett to “go over” the playbook and the plays JG wants to call during the next game.

    An oil baron playing football executive, he is completely enamoured with the spotlight and the power he wields. He is just not content enough with owning the team, being the big picture guy, counting his millions and letting the pros run the shop – he wants to be a part of the show.

    As if that is not bad enough, he has his messy little fingerprints all over the franchise.

    He is grooming his son to take over the top spot when he is gone and Stephen looks every part a chip off the old block, while son Jerry Jr and daughter Charlotte also a “part” of the organization, as execs. Every Sunday must be like a family get together…quite the recipe for disaster when trying to run three ring circus, to begin with.

    With revenue sharing, the NFL is a very competitive league and if you want to win the big one, you need staff that can make every draft pick count and every cap dollar spent a worthwhile investment. Hardly a place for an amateur excited to play with his toy.

    While Dallas may get lucky and have a good run, it’ll be the exception, rather then the rule – lightening will have to strike. Jones’ presence does not increase the odds of winning, it is an albatross around the Cowboys neck.

    It’s going to be a long ownership…

  62. sportsguy3434 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:07 AM

    The first step to recovery is to admit there is a problem. The first step again seems to be the hardest.

    After hearing Stephen Jones talk just like Jerrah, I am afraid this is just going to continue.

  63. reed20fence says: Dec 18, 2013 8:17 AM

    The NFL has to be more careful before allowing the acquisitions of its ball clubs by personalities like Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder. They are detrimental to the competetive balance of the league.

    The idea that Jerry won’t hire a GM cuz he’ll still be making final calls on who gets signed just exposes his ignorance and unfitness to be an owner. By that same argument jerrah, why don’t you just coach and play the damn game yourself too? Cuz you realize there are specialists, with skill sets, that you don’t possess.

    There’s nothing wrong with an owner having veto power over a decision by a committee of scouts, a GM, and coaches to get a player, and you demanding that his personality check out and his background be clean. That’s something an owner is supposed to do. It’s not the owners job to circumvent the entire process.

  64. richcranium2112 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:17 AM

    …and I have $86.31 in my pocket, $467.88 in my checking account and no savings.

    I KNOW I am the right owner for an NFL franchise!!!!

    Ooops, better take my meds.

  65. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Dec 18, 2013 8:17 AM

    The Cowboys really are America’s team.! They are run by a power hungry Dictator who doesn’t want to listen to the people. Sound familiar???

  66. fissels says: Dec 18, 2013 8:19 AM

    I just don’t care anymore. Maybe there needs to be an apathy boycott of his team. Then he might wake up. Doubtful, I know.

  67. ccjcsr says: Dec 18, 2013 8:27 AM

    A team of mediocrity is still the King of the NFL media outlets. Not that great of a GM but a marketing genius!

    #CowboyNation

  68. jerruhjones says: Dec 18, 2013 8:27 AM

    6thsense10 says:
    Dec 18, 2013 7:19 AM
    Sad to say it Cowboys fans but the only way you get a GM is literally over Jerry’s dead body.
    ====================================

    I don’t think even that would do it. Jerry Jr., aka Stephen Jones, is waiting in the wings.

  69. maxinquaye7 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:30 AM

    “araidersfan says:
    Dec 18, 2013 6:48 AM

    And please keep on going with your radio show. Your pearls of wisdom always bring an ear-to-ear grin to my face.”

    Wait, what? He has a radio show? Yeah, gonna need someone to post a link so I can stream that. I’m betting it’s comedy gold…

  70. jjbadd385 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:31 AM

    All jokes aside, the Cowboys aren’t lacking talent, they are just inconsistent. Its the coach, & i dont say that often.

  71. peymax1693 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:31 AM

    When the owner issues the dreaded ‘vote of confidence’ in the GM, it’s usually a bad sign.

  72. bert1913 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:32 AM

    first off jerry jones is a business man. the most important thing to a business man is to make a profit. nothing else matters!!! the fans are sending jerry a terrible message by going to his games and buying his merchandise, until that changes nothing else will.

  73. indytom87 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:39 AM

    “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

    – Albert Einstein

  74. 7mantel says: Dec 18, 2013 8:41 AM

    Money talks and BS runs the Cowboys .

  75. thedoubleentandres says: Dec 18, 2013 8:44 AM

    At this point I think even Hank Hill would stop supporting the Cowboys

  76. tmac4454 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:48 AM

    ****He bought the Cowboys because he thinks it’s fun to run a football team, and he’s going to continue to run the football team.****

    Jenny is going to continue to run that organization and the clowns with it into the ground. So lets be happy that this guy does not want to win, he just wants to market that stadium so he can get some returns on his investment. I am not mad at you Mr Wrinkles…

  77. Eli on Injured Reserve says: Dec 18, 2013 8:49 AM

    I wouldn’t want it any other way…

    Signed, every NFC East Fan.

  78. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Dec 18, 2013 8:51 AM

    I can’t imagine a more ideal situation. The best the Cowboys can ever hope to do with JJ in charge for the foreseeable future is a 9-7 season and then one and done in the playoffs if they should stumble into it. Guaranteed irrelevance.

  79. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Dec 18, 2013 8:56 AM

    6thsense10 says:
    Dec 18, 2013 7:19 AM
    Sad to say it Cowboys fans but the only way you get a GM is literally over Jerry’s dead body.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    True. But even JJ’s death won’t result in hiring a real GM, because next in line is Stephen Jones.

    By the time the Cowboys get a real GM, anyone who witnessed the last Cowboys superbowl win will have died long ago.

  80. kenny328usa says: Dec 18, 2013 9:02 AM

    You’re absolutely right Jerry don’t listen to those morons. Go Eagles!!!!!!

  81. myeaglescantwin says: Dec 18, 2013 9:04 AM

    Every single non-Cowpoke fan agrees.

    you are doing a wonderful job Mr. Jones.
    You have been an excellent judge of character and know exactly what it takes to build chemistry within a locker room.

    i mean shoot., everyone is busting you chops cause they just don’t realize how talented you and your team are!!

    #LongLiveJones
    #ResignRomoAgain
    #championship

  82. ronin36 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:05 AM

    I was thinking…

    When Garrett “threw Romo under the bus”.. if he was getting frustrated with the whole power dynamic at Dallas…

    I just wonder if he’s starting to think.. “enough of this bleep. I don’t care anymore.”

    As for new coaches.. any assistant or coordinator with HC asperations is going to jump at being a coach for Dallas. Because it’s an HC job. And there’s only 32 of them in the whole world.

  83. footballfan12345 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:06 AM

    I really thought he would agree that a GM was needed. Oh well I guess age is catching up

  84. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Dec 18, 2013 9:08 AM

    Jerrah you bought your way into the GM role where other guys have actually gained knowledge working their way through organizations and earning their spots. Not to encouage you but its rather quite impressive that you have been able to keep your team at 500. I sense 3-13 or 4-12 seasons just around the corner though. Have some humility and either 1. take a sabatical, enroll in a school for General Managers and while you are gone hire a real GM to run your team or 2. demote yourself to a water boy role and promote yourself up the ranks every few years to learn a few things about football….. Or 3. even better keep doing what you are doing and keep those laughs coming….

  85. baltimoresnativeson says: Dec 18, 2013 9:09 AM

    Robert kraft

    Rooney

    Steve bischioti ( I think that’s how you spell it)

    Anyway they all sign the checks and let the gm and coaches do there jobs. They have 7 rings since 2000 to show for it.

  86. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Dec 18, 2013 9:09 AM

    we love you jerry. keep up the good work. not only do you not let your coaches do their job, but you also give them crappy material to work with.

    hate to tell you, but in the nfl there ain’t no good old boys willing to sell you an oilfield, loan you the money to buy it, and then buy all the oil you find at a huge profit like those good old boys did back in the day in arkansas.

    so unless you can grease someone in the nfl office, in this case you’ll have to do it the other way. through selecting talent. not likely, hoss.

  87. bennyb82 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:11 AM

    Luckily for him he only needs to convince himself.

  88. blakeden says: Dec 18, 2013 9:18 AM

    Well with this ego maniac running Dallas there are now 31 teams that can win the Super Bowl…..The wheels on the bus go round and round

  89. Youknowimright says: Dec 18, 2013 9:20 AM

    Jj 3 rings

    Snyder 0 rings

    Lurie 0 rings

  90. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 18, 2013 9:21 AM

    Well the issue here is that players aren’t widgets that you can examine like other things in other lines of businesses. To “show” you the player means something very different to me. Take Vontaze Burfict for example, why didn’t you draft him JJ? He was my top-rated undervalued player in the entire draft and I spent a lot of time trying to convince a lot of Lions fans why we should draft him and I had a LOT of good points and reasons why. But ALL of the NFL teams didn’t “show” this player to their owner, they counted him out because they couldn’t see the value.

    That’s why you get a good GM, because what a player is potentially worth is going to be different from one person to the next, and if you have somebody that has a unique and consistent way of identifying the value in a more efficient and better way than somebody else, then allowing that person to “show” you the player will help you to make even better decisions. Plus, there’s all the miscellaneous strategy things that a GM can add which will boost the team’s chances of winning if you break down the entire game of football to a science of choices that maximize your odds.

  91. natepalmer1 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:22 AM

    Jerry Jones is the play caller…That’s why Jason Garrett still has a job. It wasn’t his (Garrett) fault they lost to GB…Why is ESPN and the NFL Network afraid to discuss it?

  92. 69finfan says: Dec 18, 2013 9:25 AM

    Captain Edward John Smith had similar feelings as well!

  93. lrical says: Dec 18, 2013 9:30 AM

    Don’t fight it. He’s said for years he’s gonna run. Let him do his thing. Hopefully his son Is not of the same mind set

  94. wardawg42 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:31 AM

    Jerry Jones – Al Davis
    Cowboys – Raiders

  95. superpatsfan3 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:37 AM

    He’s really a genius…for knowing how to put together a completely dysfunctional group of players and personalities who are just interesting enough to pay attention to. Everything they do is a soap-opera…kind of an athletic ‘Real World’. All kinds of articles from media outlets lead to incredible web traffic which ultimately leads to all kinds of pockets being lined. I bet there is no team that generates more web-traffic than the Cowboys.

    Honestly, it has to be that right? Because NOONE could purposely put together a team like this (coaches and players) and think they can actually win right?

  96. mvp43 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:39 AM

    This is a fantasy football team for Jerry and that’s it. Like I said yesterday- sucks for the Dallas fanbase; they deserve an owner who is more concerned about putting a winning team on the field than selling merchandise and trading off the Cowboys name.

  97. highonluck says: Dec 18, 2013 9:39 AM

    This clown is the reason I cannot even support the team of my home town.

    Can’t stand the guy as a businessman, owner or GM.

    All those face lifts had to have some negative effects on his brain or something. Too bad the rednecks in the Dallas area will always get drunk and blindly cheer for this awfully managed team as well as the guy ruining it.

  98. dengefever63 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:43 AM

    ruin the football team…not run

    keep up the good work JJ

  99. tvjules says: Dec 18, 2013 9:45 AM

    Jerry Jones is the play caller…That’s why Jason Garrett still has a job. It wasn’t his (Garrett) fault they lost to GB…Why is ESPN and the NFL Network afraid to discuss it?

    *****
    ^^^^^This^^^^

  100. ndallasruss says: Dec 18, 2013 9:46 AM

    I’m a life-long Cowboys fan, but Jerry is the reason why I can’t/won’t have any expectation for anything more than 8-8 every year, and why I’m never surprised when they blow a late lead. I can never buy into any preseason hype, because I know who he is, I know the types of players that he picks/pays, and I know the types of coaches that he hires. I know his teams will always have playcalling issues and I know that because of a lack of discipline and emphasis on funadmentals, his teams will always make crucial mistakes in key moments. It lets me get through NFL Sundays a lot easier than those who still act like it’s the first time these deficiencies have ever shown themselves – Red Zone actually helps because I only have to see the big plays and screwups, and I can miss most of the routine holding and false start penalties.

  101. bobleblah says: Dec 18, 2013 9:48 AM

    If Norman Braman hadn’t fired Buddy Ryan, the Cowboy’s never would have won anything. Reggie White and Jerome Brown would have destroyed them before they ever got started.

    There. I said it.

  102. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Dec 18, 2013 9:50 AM

    indytom87 says:
    Dec 18, 2013 8:39 AM
    “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

    – Albert Einstein

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    No, insanity is repeating the same cliché quote misattributed to Einstein and expecting Jerry Jones to care or for anyone here to laugh at it yet again.

  103. brettfavresmidget says: Dec 18, 2013 9:51 AM

    Jerry Jones, Daniel Snyder, and Jim Irsay’s Twitter account walk into a bar…

  104. alewatcher says: Dec 18, 2013 9:51 AM

    Youknowimright says: Dec 18, 2013 9:20 AM

    Jj 3 rings

    —————

    Jerry Jones only has three rings because of Jimmy Johnson.

  105. lemfaxx says: Dec 18, 2013 9:52 AM

    He simply dosnt know what GM means… Please ask him why he still have asst coach, off & def cordinator if he has a coach already…

  106. richndc says: Dec 18, 2013 9:52 AM

    Someone else is missing a point here: 1) Jerry Jones was co-captain and all conference lineman on a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP college football team—he went into oil to make money so that one day he could own his own team. Not some silly notion a rich man gets because he thought it might be “fun”. People like Florio make their money spreading gossip through thin innuendos and huge assumptive leaps, creating legions of football know-nothings. Who is the one who should be getting mocked here????? Plus don’t forget he took a laughing stock team, invested his entire fortune into and in only 3 years won 3 out of 5 super bowls. Most of you who crank away on here were still in diapers or not yet born when that all went down. His failures of late are only part of the story, yes, he should get the blame–but no, he is not an idiot. He is an easy target simply because he is passionate and never met a microphone he did not like.

  107. kenny328usa says: Dec 18, 2013 9:56 AM

    Youknowimright says:
    Dec 18, 2013 9:20 AM

    Jj 3 rings

    Snyder 0 rings

    Lurie 0 rings

    Fair point, however it’s definitely relevant that he won all 3 of those titles with the same nucleus of players and has been unable to build anything even close to competitive in the last 18 years. And any Cowboy fan that says they would take Jones over Lurie today moving forward with past success taken out of the equation is either lying or just plain ignorant.

  108. watchdawg1103 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:56 AM

    THIS is why I can’t stand this man. I love my Cowboys but he is KILLING us being so clueless!! Jones the owner is fine. Jones the GM should have been fired ages ago!

  109. shatho1 says: Dec 18, 2013 9:58 AM

    wake up Dallas fans did any of us really think he would step down as GM…. just remember that just bcuz he owns our team doesn’t mean that we like JJ we like the team as far as JJ goes he can just kick himself in the @$$ for years to come as he has been doing the last 20+

  110. SparkyGump says: Dec 18, 2013 9:58 AM

    The only way to get this delusional fool to change is to take away the one thing he loves most: money.

    Stop buying Cowboys merchandise and stop attending games.

    It’s time to boycott Jerry Jones.

  111. ottomanismydog says: Dec 18, 2013 9:59 AM

    Delusional Thoughts from Fantasy Island

  112. lastdukestreetking says: Dec 18, 2013 10:10 AM

    Message to the Dallas’ owner from the rest of the NFL: Please keep your GM in place. We always enjoy the laugh!

    How ’bout them Cowgirls!

  113. dowhatifeellike says: Dec 18, 2013 10:12 AM

    Jerry Jones has a point.

    No, hear me out.

    Jerruh knows he could never give a GM the kind of control a GM needs. His ego wouldn’t allow it. Hiring someone would just make things worse in this situation.

    If he really cared about the team and the fans, though, he’d put his ego aside and bring in someone who can get the job done. We all know he can’t do that. He knows it too. Until the Cowboys have a new owner, this is the most functional the front office can be.

    Jerry’s not dumb. He knows he should put his ego aside. He also knows there’s no way he could possibly do that.

  114. kingpel says: Dec 18, 2013 10:15 AM

    He is going to end up in the same spot he was in before Parcells rebuilt the team. It is kind of sad the hear him talk. It must kill him that Jimmy Johnson gets all the credit for the Super Bowl teams.

  115. flexx91 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:28 AM

    Sure he is because he has a vote of confidence from the owner. president, and vice president.

  116. dcstinks says: Dec 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    I hope Jerry is the GM forever!!!

    –Eagles Fans!

  117. sevensgottago says: Dec 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    As an Eagles fan, I hope Jerruh and his huge ego keep things just the way they are.
    It’s worked SO WELL up ’til now. :mrgreen:

  118. natepalmer1 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:50 AM

    I think Jerry as the GM is a good thing…Keeps the Cowboys at the bottom and still be a minor topic of conversation…Gives the Eagles something to play for…

  119. iowahbr says: Dec 18, 2013 10:51 AM

    Early onset Al Davis disease. It is his team but hasn’t Jerry ever heard that old saw that “Two heads are better than one on most stuff” and even with a GM he is still the owner. Jones is a great showman and he has made the Cowboys America’s team but that does not rule out a bit of humility on judging NFL talent.

  120. zerohandicapper says: Dec 18, 2013 10:54 AM

    Have you ever seen all his grand kids sitting in the owners suite? He is going to have about 5 GM’s in about 5 years.

  121. arnoldziffel says: Dec 18, 2013 10:54 AM

    So, if Jerry is the right GM … how come the Cowboys stink? Just askin’ …

  122. Youknowimright says: Dec 18, 2013 10:57 AM

    Jj 3 rings

    —————

    Jerry Jones only has three rings because of Jimmy Johnson.

    ————————-

    And lurie would of had rings because of reid

    and snyder would of had rings because of shanahan

    but guess what? they don’t. I’m not saying he is doing a remotely good job. Present day football has blown by him, but facts are facts. He won three rings as an owner and gm in another era. eagles fans would kill for the cowboy’s 90s. instead all they have are could have beens and whatifs and there qb getting his number retired and pointing to nfc east championship banners. it’s a disaster now but it was fun at one time. most franchises don’t even have the one time to be happy about.

  123. gibson34 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:58 AM

    I am a cowboys fan….JJ the team is .500 for far too long. It is your fault and time for you to get a get strong NFL Executive in here to fix this whole mess.

    Enough with your ego as it is time to start building a team that wins long term.

  124. Youknowimright says: Dec 18, 2013 11:02 AM

    Any smart person running a billion dollar company or franchise always surrounds their selves with smarter and more experience people, when will you get it.

    ————————————–

    That makes me sad to read

  125. mayorrobford says: Dec 18, 2013 11:04 AM

    I don’t blame Jerry one bit anymore

    I blame every Cowboy fan who still buys tickets

    Empty the stadium and you rid yourselves of Jerry, but you all have been supporting his mess by going to his games.

  126. mrksams says: Dec 18, 2013 11:04 AM

    This guy is a complete moron, why on gods green earth would you give that kind of money to a QB that is worse than 75% of the rest of the QB’s in the league! No offense to lions fans but I’d rather have Stafford behind center! The Cowboys issues begin and end with Jerry Jones! PERIOD!

  127. suav3n says: Dec 18, 2013 11:13 AM

    Cowboys Fans – Dump them.

    Nothing will change until the fans stop feeding the troll and start sporting other teams. Fill the stadium with visiting team colors.

  128. mortyglickstein says: Dec 18, 2013 11:14 AM

    All businesses start from the top. No one to blame except himself.

  129. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 18, 2013 11:16 AM

    A GM should have a deep scouting background. Plus he has to be knowledgeable of offensive and defensive systems of football. If Jerry was a good GM he would have known he didn’t have the personnel to run Kiffin’s defense.

  130. mortyglickstein says: Dec 18, 2013 11:19 AM

    I don’t blame Jerry one bit anymore

    I blame every Cowboy fan who still buys tickets

    Empty the stadium and you rid yourselves of Jerry, but you all have been supporting his mess by going to his games.

    ——————————————-

    This is well said. If Everyone boycotted a few games in a row you would see change. Otherwise Jerry is never giving up his toys remote control.

  131. mvp43 says: Dec 18, 2013 11:23 AM

    craigkintexas says:
    Dec 18, 2013 7:06 AM
    He truly thinks he knows how to run an NFL football team. Facts and results aren’t gonna get in his way.

    —————————–

    139-0

    Awesome

  132. sportsfan18 says: Dec 18, 2013 11:38 AM

    ravenswhat says:
    Dec 18, 2013 7:03 AM
    He’s Dubya if dubya owned a football team.

    82 110

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Swing and a miss there buddy!

    The Cowboys are performing the way our country is under Obama.

    Just look at the polls to see how many of us think this nation is on the right track. Hint, way more than 50% do NOT think we are.

  133. Brinke says: Dec 18, 2013 11:41 AM

    ah, too easy. fish in a barrel. pass.

  134. gdive says: Dec 18, 2013 11:44 AM

    How do you do an intervention for a billionaire? This is the question that needs to be answered.

  135. jerrahsucks says: Dec 18, 2013 11:56 AM

    lowtalker says:
    Dec 18, 2013 7:07 AM
    if that idiot GM in Minnesota had not given Jones all of those draft picks for Walker back in the day Jerry would never have one a single Super Bowl. other than that one trade, which an elementary student would have made Jerry has done nothing. just another narcissistic goof ball. I bet Cowboy fans wish they had owners like the Rooneys.

    Jerrah never made that trade. Jimmy Johnson did. Jimmy gave that idiot 3 Super Bowl wins. Jerrah fired him because he wanted the credit, and he has never won one again. It is 3 for Jimmy, that puppet Switzer had nothing to do with the third one.

  136. billym67 says: Dec 18, 2013 11:59 AM

    It’s pretty simple. Jerry Jones bought the team, let Jimmie Johnson handle the players and coaching, but got his pride hurt when they won the Super Bowls and Johnson got all the credit. Now Jones oversees everything and they haven’t won anything and he gets the blame, as he should. So this means that the Cowboys won’t go deep into the playoffs or win another Super Bowl until Jones sells the team, because Jones has no idea what he’s doing!

  137. baredon says: Dec 18, 2013 12:00 PM

    JJ is on an ego trip of his own making… The old man thinks he’s the greatest thing for NFL…

    And he will die waiting for another championship… Cause his team sucks….!!

    Well done JJ…

  138. 1historian says: Dec 18, 2013 12:09 PM

    For the last 5 years, unbeknownst to anyone, even the dog, I have been awarding at year’s end the annual

    I DON’T GET IT

    award.

    Not surprisingly the winner for the last 5 years has been jerrah. Given that tyhis is the 5th straight time he has won it, it is only right that the award should be named after him – the

    JERRAH JONES I DON’T GET IT

    award is now official. (In my head if nowhere else which is good enough).

    I just thought I should share it with all of you.

    FYI – I am a Pats’ fan and I have it on the best authority that Robert Kraft is coming out with a very short book on:

    HOW TO BE A GOOD OWNER OF AN NFL TEAM

    It goes like this –

    1) Hire a good GM

    2) Sign the checks

    3) Get the heck out of the way

  139. gosfvr says: Dec 18, 2013 12:11 PM

    I just had to be snarky because Jerry has proven himself over the years.

    The other 31 teams whole heartedly agree.

    Having said that, the problem with the Cowboys does not seem to be acquiring talent.
    For some reason or the other, the team suffers mental breakdowns, lack of discipline failing at critical moments (various players, not just Romo).

    They’ve tried every model possible – the puppet coach, the all-in-one-powerful coach but their mediocre run continues.

    What is the common thread across their sustained failure (after the Jimmy led glory years) – yep – you nailed it – Jerrah,

  140. citizenstrange says: Dec 18, 2013 12:28 PM

    But the reality is, it doesn’t matter what Jones’s reasons are. He bought the Cowboys because he thinks it’s fun to run a football team, and he’s going to continue to run the football team.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That is exactly right. It’s the reason he gets out of bed in the morning. What else is he going to do? Everything else is stupefyingly boring compared to running your own football team.‎

  141. texansdude says: Dec 18, 2013 12:35 PM

    Jerry has won three Super Bowls as GM! Don’t listen to the haters! Lots of us think you’re the man!
    May you reign as GM for 100 years!

  142. getyourownname says: Dec 18, 2013 12:56 PM

    What’s the problem?

    Signed,
    Little Danny Snyder

    PS: richndc – well said…

  143. chiadam says: Dec 18, 2013 1:01 PM

    Jerry Jones owns a private plane. Does he try and fly it, or does he leave that to an actual pilot?

  144. jc327 says: Dec 18, 2013 1:19 PM

    “… and if you don’t agree, feel free to ask the team owner!”

  145. promickey says: Dec 18, 2013 1:21 PM

    If ESPN would stop talking about the Dallas Cowboys the brand would not be worth as much. Then Jerry would have to hire a professional GM. Right now the Cowboys make a lot of money without making the playoffs.

  146. wabbitslayer says: Dec 18, 2013 1:27 PM

    If I were a multi-billionaire, I’d buy and run an NFL team for my own personal amusement, too.

  147. frankfordyellowjackets says: Dec 18, 2013 1:35 PM

    May Jerry live 200 years.

  148. trefkennedy says: Dec 18, 2013 1:50 PM

    Yup we will never win anything again until he truly understands what he’s doing, yet I’m loyal to the star TeamCowboys

  149. audioflint says: Dec 18, 2013 2:10 PM

    “Let another praise you, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2

  150. twoscoops72 says: Dec 18, 2013 2:33 PM

    I’m not a Cowboys fan but I don’t get the criticism of Jerry Jones. Sure he is a bit of a jackass and a good old boy but who cares? He has 24 years experience as a ‘General Manager’ and he has won 3 Super Bowls. I wish he would buy the Bengals and do the same thing.

  151. kurttaylor3 says: Dec 18, 2013 2:50 PM

    1 playoff win in 17 years…..name one other owner that would keep a GM for that long if that was their history. The superbowl wins were because of Jimmy Johnson who had full personal control. The cowboys are a team that has no leadership. It is unacceptable. Jerry need to step aside and let a fresh set up ideas take the reins.

  152. jerrahsucks says: Dec 18, 2013 2:58 PM

    All that Botox, and all of those face lifts have affected that “40 year old” brain.

  153. seaeagle707 says: Dec 18, 2013 4:59 PM

    Schmucks like us have Madden.

    A schmuck like JJ has something better. Plus, he’ll never have blistered thumbs or carpal tunnel syndrome.

    JJ: “Okay, on this next play Tony, I want you to….”

  154. usdcoyotesfan says: Dec 18, 2013 11:41 PM

    Ignorance is bliss.

  155. usdcoyotesfan says: Dec 18, 2013 11:44 PM

    Make sure you buy the team plenty of pizza after all those moral victories, Jerry!

  156. mikejkc2002 says: Dec 19, 2013 5:42 PM

    “Tony Romo is a clutch quarterback”
    -Jerry Jones

    “Nicotine is not addictive”
    -Tobacco industry

  157. kcchris727 says: Dec 19, 2013 8:31 PM

    I’m a KANSAS CITY CHIEFS fan and I just wanted to send my condolences to Cowboys fans everywhere. I know how you feel, my team USED to be a bunch of embarrassing losers too!!

    But that was a long, long time ago. I swear if I close my eyes I can’t tell the difference between Al Davis and Jerry Jones. Anyway, take it from me, when your punch line of an owner and his joke of a team are at home watching my Chiefs beat the Hawks in the SB, you owe it all to JJ. There is no hope.

    I would though, remind you Cowboys fans that your sacrifice did not go in vain. Your team’s loss to my CHIEFS early in the season helped ensure my CHIEFS a playoff birth. So thank you and good day to you sir!!

  158. thewhitehorsegeneral says: Dec 20, 2013 7:47 AM

    I am a Baltimore fan and while the Ravens don’t have this problem, the team that plays the other major league sport in town did.

    The Baltimore Orioles are owned by Peter Angelos and Angelos and his sons would run the team. It was so bad there that they never gave the person hired to “run the team” the title of General Manager. They instead would go out of their way to tell people the official title was “President of Baseball Operations.” This person would report back to Angelos on anything that had to deal with money. Trades, free agents, draft picks.

    After years and years of being a joke in the AL East, Angelos finally wised up and hired Dan Duquette and allowed him to be the General Manager along with a manager in Buck Showalter who knows how to run a team further than just on a field. He knows talent and he knows how to use it.

    After finally letting baseball people do the baseball things, the Orioles have gone back to the playoffs and have had back to back winning seasons, something they haven’t done in a long, long time.

    Best thing for Dallas is for Jerry to realize the same thing. Hire some football minds to do the football things, sit back, and then enjoy the winning.

  159. w2lucky says: Dec 21, 2013 12:50 PM

    I wonder if Jerry would be open to having some true experts determine whether he’s really the right GM for the Cowboys (or any other team)?

    The team stinks and he’s the GM. How much more proof do the fans need?

  160. uberMensch() says: Dec 21, 2013 4:19 PM

    As a non-Cowboys fan, I also insist that Mr. Jones is the right GM for the Cowboys. ;-)

  161. gisellichek says: Dec 23, 2013 4:22 PM

    A smile just crossed Jimmy Johnson’s face.

  162. realdealsteel says: Dec 23, 2013 6:40 PM

    What a fool Jerry Jones is.

    Of course winning is harder now then when you bought the team. Because you had a real football man running the team in JImmy Johnson.

    It’s harder now Jerry because YOUR RUNNING THE TEAM! AND YOU DON’T KNOW SH!T.

  163. Blogger Patrol says: Dec 24, 2013 1:52 PM

    YES … as a Packer fan, I say YES JJ’s the right choice for Cowboy’s GM. He’s won CHIT!!!

  164. asullivan007 says: Dec 24, 2013 5:51 PM

    Just reading this made me puke! I am a Dallas fan your 25+ years. The reason you hire a GM is to run a football team and the owner sits back and writes the checks and if they are not doing a good job you find another GM that will. It will show in the teams record and in the years of their record. This trust thing is coming back to bite him on the butt for what he has done to other coaches and players over the years. “Show me the player”, he has been watching to much of Jerry Maguire, this is not a movie, this is the life of the fans you are messing with here. The statement realy shows Jerry has no clue what to do and it does not help that family helps him, feeding into it. For him to say what he said just tells me it is “him” end of story. Jerry needs to take meds because this story is crazy. And to think I have to wait for the Jones to sell out before the Boys get back to winning just makes me sick!

  165. uncletuna says: Dec 24, 2013 10:48 PM

    This is truly comical…

    Jerry Jones reminds me of that line in “Good Morning Vietnam”…

    “Sir, in my heart, I know I’m funny.” – Lt. Steven Hauk (Bruno Kirby)

    The character is so pathetically over-the-top in denial that it’s hysterical…

    And as long as he’s making money and owns the Cowboys (Sorry Dallas Fans) the misery will continue…

    Al Davis is gone, RIP, but we’ve been given Jerry Jones to take his place…

    “…the monkey never learns…” – Raymond (Ray Romano)

  166. rainponcho87 says: Dec 25, 2013 1:56 AM

    At least the cheerleaders are still amazing!

  167. brainsmasher says: Dec 25, 2013 6:31 AM

    I agree with Jerry Jones. It is his team. He is qualified. He played major college football and has 3 Super Bowl rings.

    Has he made mistakes? Yes; but who here is perfect?

  168. micknangold says: Dec 25, 2013 11:51 AM

    I’m not a a Cowboys fan, but Jerry Jones has forgotten more about how to run a football team than all of you collectively ever knew.

    You can’t deny the team has an exceptional talent level. He’s done a good job as a GM. His failings has been finding the right coaching staff to get the most out of the talent he’s put together.

    But I guess seeing things from a rational perspective is less fun than being an internet hater.

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