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Jones says winning is harder than when he bought the team

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As Jerry Jones tries to build a consistent winner, he has taken the position that it’s harder to consistently win than ever before.

“The first night I got a chance to talk about being the new owner of the Cowboys, I said, ‘We’ve got to win, winning is the name of the game,’” Jones said during his weekly Friday appearance on 105.3 The Fan Dallas/Ft. Worth, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  “That’s really what it’s all about at the end of the day, winning the football game.  It never occurred to me that we would have the challenges that we have, winning the football games.  I didn’t anticipate this league that we’re in.  I’m not critical of it, but boy, is it a balanced league.”

In a roundabout way, Jones is saying it wasn’t quite so hard when former coach Jimmy Johnson built a team that won three Super Bowls in four years, the third of which came with Barry Switzer as the head coach.  While it may not have been any easier back then to build a championship team, it was a lot easier to keep a championship team together before free agency got rolling in 1994.  Marginal contributors and role players on glory teams always before more attractive to other teams, even if other teams are merely hoping to weaken a glory team.

Free agency and the salary cap have smoothed out the talent in the NFL, closing the gap between the best and worst teams and allowing teams to get better as a given season goes on.  Teams consistently get hot late in the year, sneak into the playoffs with a so-so record, and make noise in January.

“When you’re sitting here seeing the teams that are about where we are at 50-50 in that range, and you see the teams that right today could easily be the world champions that have records like that, then you realize how competitive it is,” Jones said.

Those remarks reconfirm his belief that his team can be the team that becomes the team in January.

First, his team has to get to January.  And that’s something his team hasn’t been able to do since 2009.

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  1. z0inks says: Dec 20, 2013 5:00 PM

    Translation: “It was a lot easier to win when I was less involved in day-to-day operations.”

  2. randywhite54 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:01 PM

    No sh!t Sherlock, THAT was the last time you weren’t screwing with the player decisions, Take an F’n hint already.

  3. thegonz13 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:02 PM

    When he bought the team, Jimmy Johnson was there and he knew what he was doing (see: Herschel Walker trade).

    Jerrah, on the other hand, can buy the team but he can’t buy a clue!

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 20, 2013 5:03 PM

    Didn’t he also say that he has learned so much and now he is better than he has ever been? And I’m not seeing the balance he sees with such a HUGE number of teams that are .500 or below. To me it seems pretty easy to take advantage of all the other teams that make the same mistakes over and over again, and if he simply didn’t make the same mistakes that other teams make, then he would naturally rise to the top.

    It’s not difficult at all, only if you don’t have the right personnel in all spots within the organization.

  5. meatcarroll says: Dec 20, 2013 5:04 PM

    The Cowboys being bad is good for football. Love seeing an entitled ass like Jerry Jones get whipped.

  6. bucrightoff says: Dec 20, 2013 5:05 PM

    Its even more difficult when the GM is easily the league’s most incompetent, yet the owner refuses to do anything about it.

  7. hurricanegrabowski says: Dec 20, 2013 5:05 PM

    Hey Jerruh, it’s easier to win when you have a competent head coach. Picking a coach based on their ability to be a stooge for you is terrible criteria.

  8. bcdc26 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:06 PM

    It’s harder because as the wins came early on his ego grew 10 fold. Now he’s too much of a power hungry, attention-needing mascot than he is a competent GM. Until he relinquishes some of his authority the Cowboys will not win or even get close to another Super Bowl and since he will never do that, I guess I’m saying the team’s best shot at a championship will come after he’s dead. Not saying I wish that on anyone but I truly believe that is an accurate prediction. And of course even that may not be enough, as his son, Stephen, would assuredly assume control and I see him managing in the same way.

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 20, 2013 5:07 PM

    Everyone is under the same rules. The only difference is you suck at evaluating talent, both coaches and players.

  10. rw54 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:09 PM

    Censors again, curbing free speech.

    Jones should realize it was during that time, that HE wasn’t the one making the player decisions.

    You’re at .500 because you and the other teams suck, not because you’re “competitive”.

  11. tvjules says: Dec 20, 2013 5:11 PM

    Jerry — Go apologize to Jimmy, beg him to come back, and then do what all other successful owners do… let the football guys run your team, while you watch games quietly in your suite.

  12. macdaddyspeed says: Dec 20, 2013 5:13 PM

    Trade Romo to the Vikings for 5 first round draft picks.

  13. akboot says: Dec 20, 2013 5:13 PM

    No Jerry, It’s your texas size ego that keeps you from winning. Hire a G.M. already. This is obviously not working, dummy. One playoff win in the past 10 or 15 years. Duh.

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 20, 2013 5:13 PM

    You really wanna win Jerry? Let a professional run your team….

  15. jimmysee says: Dec 20, 2013 5:13 PM

    Truly entertaining. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

    It’s harder to win because you’re the GM, Jerry.

    It’s Shakespearean.

  16. kingpel says: Dec 20, 2013 5:15 PM

    It still comes down to coaching and talent evaluation and those are areas where the Cowboys have come up dreadfully short since Jimmy Johnson and then Bill Parcells left.

  17. justintuckrule says: Dec 20, 2013 5:16 PM

    you mean it’s easier to win when you let the football people around you make the football decisions? You come out with that on your own?
    How this dude became a billionaire is beyond me.

  18. SparkyGump says: Dec 20, 2013 5:16 PM

    Stop giving this delusional fool your money.

  19. tarkenton2white says: Dec 20, 2013 5:17 PM

    I agree there have been times in recent years when the Cowboys looked capable of making a run for the playoffs. They could have been the 2011 Giants. But they weren’t.

    This season, not so much, I don’t think. The defense is not in the “50-50 range”, closer to worst in the league.

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 20, 2013 5:19 PM

    The perennial optimist, Jerry did find a silver lining. “Losing is easier these days than it used to be.”.

  21. somatg3 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:21 PM

    Duh! That’s because Jimmy Johnson was the mastermind behind those championships. Switzer won won by accident with Johnson’s team. Then Jerry has had his meddling hands all over the team ever since…. hence the constant mediocrity.

  22. atepper001 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:22 PM

    whatever the excuse, you still aren’t building winners, jerry, and you are right… it’s all about winning. so maybe a change at GM is in order, just sayin’. and can you imagine if a gm said this to an owner? anyone else out there tell their boss that their job is difficult and thus, they might not do it as well as the competition?

  23. xbam1 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:22 PM

    Ya Jerry its hard to build a winner when you dont have a bunch of #1 picks that some dumb ass gave you for a past his prime running back!

  24. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 20, 2013 5:24 PM

    The future’s so dim Jerry gotta take off his shades.

  25. fordmandalay says: Dec 20, 2013 5:29 PM

    Winning is harder now; the team he bought didn’t have an idiot running it.

  26. bluenose1965 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:29 PM

    That’s because you don’t have the brains of the operation. The talented JJ.

  27. juliusanonymous says: Dec 20, 2013 5:32 PM

    The salary cap sure hasn’t been good for the Redskins, Cowboys, and 49ers.

  28. mn2long says: Dec 20, 2013 5:33 PM

    What an idiot. Maybe it’s harder because you don’t have anyone that can tell you how to do it in the building. GB, NE, Pittsburgh, NYG, Baltimore have all been pretty competitive over the last decade and a bunch of other teams have at least show flashes here and there. And how has your team done?

  29. orivar says: Dec 20, 2013 5:36 PM

    Say what you want about Jerry, he’s on point more times than not but the bandwagon hate train won’t let facts get into the way. Either ways the league is pretty balanced and this year is one of the closest I’ve seen it. It’s better than the NBA by a long shot. I’d say the NHL but the NHL is pretty balanced too though that’s somewhat artificial due to the low cap.

  30. sean6886 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:38 PM

    He has realized that his money can’t buy him everything. Now when will he learn he sucks as a GM & HC?

  31. rdrs68 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:38 PM

    Jerry Jerry Jerry what planet do you dwell on? Does the Herschel Walker trade ring a bell to you ?

  32. jimnaizeeum says: Dec 20, 2013 5:44 PM

    Might have something to do with evaluating talent:
    1989-91 drafts- Troy Aikman, Steve Wisniewski, Daryl Johnston, Mark Stepnoski, Emmitt Smith,
    Russell Maryland, Alvin Harper, Leon Lett, Erik Williams…pretty good.
    Since then, not so much.

  33. huschlej says: Dec 20, 2013 5:48 PM

    That’s because Mike Lynn no longer works for the Minnesota Vikings.

  34. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:49 PM

    That’s because he didn’t meddle so much when he first bought the team.

  35. ttommytom says: Dec 20, 2013 5:55 PM

    He never ceases to amaze me. There’s just no end to how he sets himself up to the punchline.

    Seriously, he must sit around and think about what he can say to make himself look as stupid as possible.

    It really just never ends.

  36. bhindenemylines says: Dec 20, 2013 5:56 PM

    So what your saying JERRY is that it’s easier to win when you have a competent coach that knows how to build and sustain a championship team without a meddling owner/GM that would rather put stripper poles in his new billion $ stadium than build a seperate indoor practice facility???

    Well DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. douglasgreenbriar says: Dec 20, 2013 5:59 PM

    Jerry Jones is my favorite team owner.

  38. akzane says: Dec 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    Yeah Jerry it’s called a salary cap!!!! You can no longer buy your championships!

  39. thelogicalsportsfan says: Dec 20, 2013 6:06 PM

    Tony Turnover and Jerry the Joke. What a duo.

  40. thinredline69 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:07 PM

    Yeah, because back when Jerry bought the team, it felt like any narcissistic owner without a clue could win a championship….Oh, how Jimmy Johnson must be laughing is a$$ off at this fool.

  41. cedarpants says: Dec 20, 2013 6:11 PM

    I don’t know what is more annoying – the fact that Jerry Jones is so narcissistic that he has to make the entire Cowboys organization solely about him, or the fact that everything that comes out of his mouth is picked up as a ‘story’ by the media.

    Not even a Cowboys fan either. I can’t imagine how bad it must be for you guys.

  42. FlashPatterson says: Dec 20, 2013 6:11 PM

    Everybody has money now.. not just you.

  43. sportsguy3434 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:20 PM

    That’s why you need every edge possible…like a great gm! Your draft classes have disappeared. It will only get harder.

  44. farvite says: Dec 20, 2013 6:21 PM

    Tell that to New England, Green Bay, Baltimore, Mannings Colts..

    Winning is EASIER than ever if you have a great organization. Jerrah does not.

  45. chargerdillon says: Dec 20, 2013 6:24 PM

    Mr. Jones there’s a reason your QB wasn’t drafted.

    There is a very good reason 32 teams YES 32 that’s right… ALL OF THEM including yourself did not draft Tony Romo.

    You tried to make a diamond out of coal and wound up with more coal.

    The longer you take to evaluate coal for coal, the longer you’ll continue to lose games like last week.

  46. lawyermalloy says: Dec 20, 2013 6:30 PM

    Delusional;man, does this guy need therapy or what?

  47. fiverings37 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:34 PM

    Mediocrity disguised as Parity. It’s all garbage. Give me the pre- salary cap era when you could hang your hat on certain teams being good every year, instead of this crap that we have now.

  48. Getoffmylawn! says: Dec 20, 2013 6:35 PM

    You are one of 32 people in the world that actually had influence in creating this situation of parady. Stop complaining. It’s your own fault!

  49. seabreezes51 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:36 PM

    Well, the GM has screwed it up, so that’s understandable.

  50. hernandez0792 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:37 PM

    Funny, New England wins every year.

  51. jrmbadger says: Dec 20, 2013 6:42 PM

    “I didn’t anticipate this league that we’re in. I’m not critical of it, but boy, is it a balanced league.”
    ============================

    Most of the better teams that have sustained success in the NFL take a draft and develop approach. Jerry is not known for that approach.

    If he wants to win, he needs a real GM who can evaluate talent and who likes to draft players, not for their immediate impact, but for their impact in 2-3 years.

    …. and at some point, he has to address Romo’s lack of consistency in big games. He’s a good quarterback that lots of teams would love to have, but for some reason he gets a case of brain farts in big games (very Favre like).

  52. gb4mn0 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:46 PM

    Jerrah’s boys are only one rung up from the bottom on the ladder of NFL success corresponding to expectations. The Minnysoda Biqueens have a 50 plus year lock on the bottom rung.

  53. tavisteelersfan says: Dec 20, 2013 6:48 PM

    The man is forced to make excuses. One team wins every year, back then, and now. It just ain’t Dallas anymore.
    Loser mentality.

  54. seanb20124 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:48 PM

    Aikman, Emmett, and Irvin

  55. natepalmer1 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:48 PM

    Ole’ J.J. is a sniveler…Great at business, but a sniveler…Step back and let the staff you hired build the team…

  56. axespray says: Dec 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    Can no longer buy all the Dion Sanders in the league to make you look smart.

    No Jerry, you’re on an even playing field with small market teams and right now, the team from the smallest NFL town just kicked your butt with a backup QB.

  57. thefiesty1 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    Sell out so the new owner can hire a GM.

  58. bonecrushinghits says: Dec 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    I actually feel sorry for Cowboy fans. JJ means well but simply because you have the money to BUY your favorite football team doesn’t mean you should try to RUN it. The team will never will another Super Bowl until he either hires a solid GM and takes a step back himself OR he simply dies of old age and his heirs hire a GM.

  59. redbirdsrising says: Dec 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    Jerry Jones, the man who personally fired every coach that won a title for Dallas, and he wonders why it’s so hard to win now.

  60. coachbeck says: Dec 20, 2013 6:52 PM

    Why would say Pitt has any better player drafting than Dallas? Pitt is terrible in the draft. And if they were any good they wouldn’t be missing the playoffs for the second year in a row.

  61. tripps3 says: Dec 20, 2013 6:53 PM

    Apparently JJ doesn’t own any mirrors

  62. jerrahsucks says: Dec 20, 2013 6:57 PM

    When you bought the team, Jimmy Johnson ran it and he in 1989-91 drafted- Troy Aikman, Steve Wisniewski, Daryl Johnston, Mark Stepnoski, Emmitt Smith,
    Russell Maryland, Alvin Harper, Leon Lett, Erik Williams. He let you sit in the room and watch and you decided it was easy and Jimmy got all the credit, and you wanted it for yourself. Since you’ve been GM it has been a disaster. You pick the only defensive back in LSU history who can’t cover, cant tackle, and is made of glass. Never, ever going to win until you hire proffesionals and not the Jason Garretts of the world.

  63. jerrahsucks says: Dec 20, 2013 6:58 PM

    Jimmy Johnson wouldn’t let him meddle.

  64. bullcharger says: Dec 20, 2013 7:02 PM

    The NFC was horrible for about 7 years from 2000-2006 with the exception of a couple teams where if he could have put a good team together he would have went to the Super Bowl every year. He blew it. Getting out of the NFC to the Super Bowl is very tough now. He may never do it again even with good teams, let alone a team with no defense.

  65. thealmightybigblue says: Dec 20, 2013 7:03 PM

    The biggest clown for a owner/gm…how’s the Super Bowl dream working out for ya?

  66. velvetaunderground says: Dec 20, 2013 7:04 PM

    two words: Jimmy Johnson

  67. linvillegorge says: Dec 20, 2013 7:05 PM

    Translation: Winning is harder when you don’t have Jerry Johnson coaching and a bunch of HOFers on the roster. Who would’ve thought?

  68. nj22 says: Dec 20, 2013 7:07 PM

    LOL! I guess it would be a little easier when you have Jimmy Johnson to tell you every move to make. Such a moron.

  69. mctyboy35 says: Dec 20, 2013 7:10 PM

    It’s harder now than when he first bought the team because someone other than him drafted those players! Once he gives up his GM hat maybe it will get easier like before.

  70. notoriousjebus says: Dec 20, 2013 7:12 PM

    This is a good excuse for not winning the Super Bowl. This is not a good excuse for continually missing the playoffs.

    Jerry seems unable to recognize that he’s average when it comes to picking players and coaches. Average doesn’t cut it.

  71. 700levelvet says: Dec 20, 2013 7:25 PM

    The ” most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  72. gojags says: Dec 20, 2013 7:29 PM

    Jones says winning is harder than when he bought the team

    - Its even harder when I am the GM.

  73. liquidmuse says: Dec 20, 2013 7:34 PM

    Walker was traded for what turned out to be Emmitt Smith, Alvin Harper, Darren Woodson, & Russell Maryland. Only 2 of those players turned out to be really good, so to me that trade was always overrated. That said, Jimmy Johnson picked the right players. It is the height of comedy Jerrah got rid of the borderline HOF coach & GM, & then wonders why he’s literally mediocre ever since.
    & trying to think, but what magical Cowboy free agent has left the team & went on to be productive elsewhere? Terrence Newman, sorta, but didn’t the Cowboys cut him? Gotta draft well for teams to want your players…

  74. liquidmuse says: Dec 20, 2013 7:35 PM

    & the same man who just gave Tony Romo a sh*t ton of money I don’t think would’ve had the foresight to trade Walker to begin with…

  75. promickey says: Dec 20, 2013 7:37 PM

    There is no GM around anymore who is dumb enough to give up a lot of picks for one player. Remember the Hershel Walker trade??? Jerry and Jimmy Johnson lucked out and benefited greatly from that dumb trade made by the Vikings.

  76. quidnuncq says: Dec 20, 2013 7:47 PM

    Maybe you weren’t meddling as much back then? Delegate, shut up, and sign the checks, Jerruh!

  77. bert1913 says: Dec 20, 2013 7:51 PM

    jerry don’t listen to your gm! the guys an idiot! fire him right now! hire a new gm that will bring in enough talent so that if your starters get hurt the backups can fill in for them.

    you should fire the team president too. i mean that idiot hired your gm in the first place.

  78. granadafan says: Dec 20, 2013 7:53 PM

    He turned into Al Davis.

  79. railcarcowboy says: Dec 20, 2013 7:57 PM

    If you’re a Cowboys fan; I empathize with you. Do yourself a favor, put your loyalty and your hearts on hold until this clown is out of the picture. Nothing but heartache and headache in the foreseeable future for the Cowboys fans.

  80. jaltreality says: Dec 20, 2013 7:59 PM

    It’s not that it’s such a balanced league. In fact, there are powerhouses that seem to be such year-in, year-out. There are great/good teams, mediocre teams, and terrible teams. The Cowboys are simply mediocre. Flashes of brilliance, but it never leads to anything but excuses.

  81. ruggyup says: Dec 20, 2013 8:11 PM

    Jerry, the league has changed since you bought the team but, you have done squadoosh with your GM IQ. For the league’s sake, do what virtually every successful CEO in business does, he surrounds himself with people who are better than he is and let’s them do their job. What exactly do you not understand, having taken America’s team down to America’s late night show?

  82. tebow420 says: Dec 20, 2013 8:16 PM

    ESPN is killing the Cowboys brand, but hopefully forcing more entertaining changes. I would suggest bringing in Lane Kiffin and Skip Bayless to call plays. And of course, Tebow or Vince Young after trading Romo to the Texans.

  83. jeremycrowhurst says: Dec 20, 2013 8:23 PM

    It isn’t that the league is more balanced — it isn’t. It’s that things that used to be a big advantage — really deep pockets — aren’t so important anymore. Things that used to be an advantage — great coaching — are now a huge advantage.

    The luck factor has generally increased, in that injuries have a bigger impact on a team’s fortunes than in years past because of the lack of depth on rosters.

    But the bottom line is that the strong organizations that can recognize talent both on and off the field continue to prosper. The rest of them run around talking about parity, and how much harder things are now.

  84. Ferdinand says: Dec 20, 2013 8:25 PM

    Well, yeah. You hadn’t had a chance to run the team into the ground yet.

  85. uncletuna says: Dec 20, 2013 8:25 PM

    Jimmy Johnson is shaking his head, laughing is arse off right now…

  86. 8oneanddones says: Dec 20, 2013 8:30 PM

    Super Bowl?

    He can’t even build a division winner.

  87. odessabucs says: Dec 20, 2013 8:37 PM

    The three Super Bowls were resultant of Jimmy Johnson. Period.

    Mr. Jones, you are clueless and a stain on the legacy of the Dallas Cowboys

  88. FoozieGrooler says: Dec 20, 2013 8:49 PM

    JJ: “..Winning was easier until I came along…
    What ..what did I just say…?”

  89. larrydavid7000 says: Dec 20, 2013 9:07 PM

    Is it me or what but where in the Hell is the talent on this team.?????? Where.!!!!!!

  90. fasteddy85 says: Dec 20, 2013 9:19 PM

    Jerry Jones, LOL.

  91. harbourimages says: Dec 20, 2013 9:27 PM

    LOL! This clown is the gift that just keeps on giving… a new laugh every day. From his “I was firm in the morning” statement to “winning was easier then” today. I’ve said it before and repeat it again here. The ONLY thing this egomaniac cares about it seeing himself on TV and in print. He could care less if the Cowboys ever win another game as long as reporters continue to talk to him. Never met a mirror he didn’t love, OR a microphone. What a laughingstock. Jerrud Jones and Danny Synder… Cowboys and Indians at their finest! NOT!!!

  92. whatjusthapped says: Dec 20, 2013 9:38 PM

    He caught a huge break trading Walker to the Vikings for a ton of draft picks. Usually GM’s aren’t that dumb but Spielman is the Minnesota GM now so maybe Jerry should try again.

  93. blackdonnelly says: Dec 20, 2013 9:50 PM

    Well, stop comparing Jerry Jones to Al Davis – until Jerry pulls a Carson Palmer or trades the farm for Jamarcus Russell – please. I’m NOT defending Jerry – I think he’s an entitled bonehead who believes he’s a GM and just like Nero cannot see the failure or the fire around him.

    Some folks have to learn the hard way. Go Raiders! (please?)

  94. mauicat1 says: Dec 20, 2013 9:53 PM

    I can’t be the only one who remembers the infamous and former GM of the Minnesota Vikings. I believe his name was Mike Lind. He traded his entire draft to the Cowboys for Herschell Walker. With that draft Dallas was able to get I think three or four future Hall of Famers. Without that trade, the Cowboys are just another mediocre football team, and Dallas fans are still yearning for the return of Tom Landry. In sixteen years their record is exactly .500.
    You don’t get any more average than that.

  95. hooks024 says: Dec 20, 2013 9:59 PM

    “Teams consistently get hot late in the year, sneak into the playoffs with a so-so record, and make noise in January?” Really? Can anyone name one not coached by a man who’s name starts with a Tom and ends with a Coughlin? “Teams consistently get hot late in the year, sneak into the playoffs with a so-so record, and make noise in January?” Really? Can anyone name one not coached by a man who’s name starts with a Tom and ends with a Coughlin?

  96. seaeagle707 says: Dec 20, 2013 10:10 PM

    Until, the owner of the Cowboys, has to begin buying seats to the home games at 34-cents on the dollar, to avoid ego-deflating TV blackouts, very little is going to change out on the Metro prairies. As long as droves of people keep buying jerseys, caps, and DC paraphernalia by the long ton, JJ is going to keep smiling, and issuing non-self effacing releases to the media, and planning more investments. For a mostly unsuccessful team to do as well as it does on the balance sheets, is pretty much unprecedented. The fans can change Jerry’s mind, but only by withholding their fortunes from his grasping fingers.

  97. vikingdoode says: Dec 20, 2013 10:46 PM

    Jerry Jones is so good for football he replaced Al Davis of old! If he were smart he needs to hire a GM to handle day to day ops. But then if he don’t I’m okay with the Dallas-dysfunction

  98. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 20, 2013 10:58 PM

    Yes, winning is a lot easier when you have a sucker team to trade with and pick up a zillion high draft choices.

  99. slobberknocker says: Dec 20, 2013 11:00 PM

    You know what? I think deep down Jerrah bought the franchise because he HATES the Dallas Cowboys. He’s pulling a fast one over all of us…he just sits and laughs while countin’ his cash.

    Well played sir…well played.

  100. thejuddstir says: Dec 20, 2013 11:02 PM

    News flash Jerrah……..it’s has nothing to do with when you bought the team and everything to do with who’s running the team. Jerrah’s ego couldn’t stand Jimmy Johnson getting the credit for the SB’s and it still precludes him from understanding why they haven’t won since.

  101. backdapack4evr says: Dec 20, 2013 11:27 PM

    We can all learn a lot from Jerry jones!!
    Smartest guy in football!

  102. backdapack4evr says: Dec 20, 2013 11:34 PM

    Jerry should buy the Vikings
    They could be a feeder club for the cowboys!
    The Vikes play like a minor league team anyway!!

  103. cmgww says: Dec 21, 2013 12:14 AM

    Wait…I thought Jim Irsay was the worst owner in the NFL.!?! He may tweet to much but at least he is smart enough to get out of the way and let football people do their jobs. That’s why the Colts have missed the playoffs only 2 times since 1999.

  104. rainersachs says: Dec 21, 2013 12:21 AM

    I think it is shallow to make fun of JJ’s deep capacity for unconditional friendship. He has so much respect, admiration and — yes — love for his general manager it clouds his vision. I bet many of you wish you had such a good friend

  105. dumplingsrbrown says: Dec 21, 2013 12:25 AM

    Jerry Jones = Al Davis lite

  106. chinahand11 says: Dec 21, 2013 12:53 AM

    Jerry! Just because someone agrees with you doesn’t make them smart! For the love of all that’s holy please hire a professional GM!

  107. antneejay2 says: Dec 21, 2013 1:02 AM

    Don’ listen to these people, Jerruh. They don’t know what they’re talking about. Keep up the good work.

    Respectfully,
    Your biggest fans: Dan Snyder, Jeff Lurie and the Maras

  108. riverhorsey says: Dec 21, 2013 1:06 AM

    Never heard a GM run his mouth as much as Jones. He seems more concerned w stroking his ego every other day than anything.

    At some point he may realize it’s more about chemistry and character than talent when it comes to the team.

  109. boomgrounder says: Dec 21, 2013 2:23 AM

    Jerry Jones is the Wizard of Oz. The problem is Toto pulled the curtain and now he’s really just the little old man behind the curtain. He was all big and bad when Jimmy Johnson ran the team pre hard salary cap days. Once Johnson left Switzer ate his crumbs for 1 season and then hard cap set in and the Cowboys have sucked ever since. To stay relevant the old drunk built this monstrosity of a stadium with video screens so big that over 50% of the people in the building watch the video screen instead of the field during a play. Real exciting football. We call that TV! He needs to get on a Hot Air Balloon and go back to Kansas or Oklahoma or wherever the hell he came from and hire a decent GM before he goes!

  110. joetoronto says: Dec 21, 2013 4:51 AM

    I didn’t anticipate this league that we’re in. I’m not critical of it, but boy, is it a balanced league.”

    Ya, you can’t buy a winner anymore, you actually have to know what you’re doing now, Jerrah.

  111. louhudson23 says: Dec 21, 2013 5:48 AM

    So,it appears once again that the ability to accumulate wealth is not a particularly good indicator of common sense,intelligence or wisdom…pity,considering we have distorted our society,economy and culture to worship,please and abet those who accumulate the most….

  112. chuckchillout says: Dec 21, 2013 6:02 AM

    First off, it was tremendous good luck and a ridiculous trade that created the Cowboys’ dynasty of the mid 90s in the first place. Jones uses those as proof of his football acumen, but really, a 5-year-old as owner/GM would have won as many Super Bowls.

    They just happened to bottom out at the right time to draft Aikman.

    Since the mid-90s, a few different teams have actually gotten back to the Super Bowl, which blows Jones’ argument completely out of the water.

    The Patriots, the Steelers, the Packers, the Ravens, the Giants…………they’ve all been to more than one Super Bowl under different teams/regimes since Dallas’ glory days; the Packers with Favre then with Rodgers, the Patriots under Parcells then under Belichick, etc.

    And a few other teams, while they haven’t been back to a Super Bowl, have definitely reloaded and are competitive again or still: the Seahawks, the Panthers, the Broncos, and Eagles.

    And the team that won the Super Bowl in-between the Cowboys’ 3 titles, the 49ers, have certainly reloaded, too.

    So basically, almost a third of the league is proving Jones’ statements incorrect.

  113. bamboozle99 says: Dec 21, 2013 7:04 AM

    Duh, since the salary cap!

  114. hsteacher says: Dec 21, 2013 7:25 AM

    The man is not an idiot. His primary concern is to build an entertainment machine. Which he is doing. As long as his teams are competitive we Cowboys fans keep coming back for more. Trust me, in two weeks he will fire Garrett then hire someone like Cowher and we Cowboys fans will be driving the “bus of hope” as we watch, yet again, Jerry slowly disassemble it all in the name of entertainment. Sigh.

  115. dbfan4ever says: Dec 21, 2013 7:31 AM

    They could actually win more games if they simply utilize some of the talent that they already have in place. For example if you have a running back that is averaging 10 yards a carry in a game you give him the ball more than 4 times in the second half and stop throwing the ball and run down the clock. But the DEFENSE I believe is on pace to be the worst in NFL HISTORY!!! So when the Cowboys don’t make the playoffs at least they will make the record books!

  116. kpizzow says: Dec 21, 2013 8:05 AM

    That’s because the system has changed and you haven’t. You can’t buy winners. You need to be able to evaluate talent. Look around at the good teams. They have GM’s – they don’t trade up – they trade down for depth and talent. Oh and you never hear from the owners of the good teams. They let their people do the job.

  117. tarrilasgiant1090 says: Dec 21, 2013 8:46 AM

    Giants fan here. Jerrah, please don’t ever fire your Gm. signed….rest of the NFC east…lol

  118. ianijm says: Dec 21, 2013 8:52 AM

    In other news, people are buzzing about a new invention called “e-mail” that will allow people to …………

  119. theageofquarrel says: Dec 21, 2013 9:01 AM

    If Dallas is supposedly “America’s Team” then I want no part of that America.

  120. cubancigar10 says: Dec 21, 2013 9:08 AM

    This is a classic malady in the privately owned small to medium sized businesses today. The inability or unwillingness to properly delegate tasks and duties in order to take advantage of peoples strengths and abilities while instituting an effective accountability system whereby thing get done and the owner is not “doing everything” or attempting to do so.

    Bill Gates ability to structure his company minus his ego is one of the key factors in Microsoft’s success.

  121. sprtsfan1 says: Dec 21, 2013 9:18 AM

    Shut the hell up!!!!! No owner or GM for that matter talks as much as you do Jerry! Your picks aren’t bad, you having your hands in everything is horrible! Go sit in your palace and let your team work without you interfering.

  122. joetoronto says: Dec 21, 2013 9:28 AM

    People who compare Jerry Jones to Al Davis are either too young to know the difference, or completely ignorant.

  123. str8cashhomey says: Dec 21, 2013 9:38 AM

    You guys get so mad when Jerry says anything ….it’s hilarious

  124. realitycheckbaby says: Dec 21, 2013 9:56 AM

    Yes Jerry, a competent coach and GM makes it easier to win than without either.

    I am SSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy I’m not a Cowboys fan.

  125. dartwick says: Dec 21, 2013 10:21 AM

    In other words – Im really bad a being an owner when I cant over pay for a super team.

  126. thetooloftools says: Dec 21, 2013 11:42 AM

    Letting Jimmy Johnson walk out the door was the biggest mistake this man ever made in his life.

  127. damcmp says: Dec 21, 2013 12:49 PM

    I dare say it was…
    Jimmy Johnson A+++
    Jerry Jones F—
    Bill Parcells A+
    Jerry Jones D

    it is easy to track the Cowboys success and failure under jones…
    Dave Campo. that Gailey guy and Bum’s boy Wade and now Garrett!!!!
    Losers all

  128. sportsguygerald says: Dec 21, 2013 3:18 PM

    It was easier due to the boatload of high draft picks from the Walker trade, no salary cap and a talent evaluator fresh out of college recruiting and coaching that made him very familiar with the talent. PT Barnum Jones is an outstanding money maker. He needs to stick to that and forget about his burning desire to be thought of as a great football guy that knows how to build a winner. Things will maybe change when he dies, maybe

  129. packfanaj12 says: Dec 24, 2013 3:59 PM

    One team wins, the other loses, there is not all the sudden a stat that makes it harder for the Cowboys to win games. Time to reflect on the real issue Jerry.

  130. 64post says: Dec 24, 2013 11:32 PM

    Sadly the sports book oddsmakers and too many ESPN talking heads think this team is good every pre season.
    Jerry Jones never met a camera or mic that he didn’t love. The cowboys are a stage for Jones and his ego, winning comes 2nd.

  131. 64post says: Dec 24, 2013 11:37 PM

    Oh yes, thank you Jerry for trading the 18th pick in the draft so the 49ers could draft safety Eric Reid. How did that work out for you again?

  132. maximus929 says: Dec 26, 2013 1:37 PM

    The problem with the Cowboys is the same one they’ve had for years… they have the worst GM in football now that Al Davis has passed on.

  133. nflgiant says: Dec 26, 2013 1:49 PM

    Eagles 48 Cowboys 21.Bye Jerrah.

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