As the owner of a perpetually 8-8 team, Jerry Jones has seldom second-guessed himself.
But he admitted Sunday that if he had his tenure as Cowboys owner to do over again, one of his first decisions would have been different.
While stopping short of regret, he said he wished he had waited before firing coach Tom Landry as soon as he took control of the team, even though it led to a period of great success in the 1990s under coach Jimmy Johnson.
“If I had a chance to do it over again, I would’ve waited a year and just got my feet on the ground a little bit more and probably just gone with the staff that we had and then later made the ultimate change that I made,” Jones said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
So even though he’d have still made the change, Jones would have at least been viewed as less disrespectful. It’s a small step, but perhaps one in the right direction.
Jones has seldom admitted wrongdoing since taking over the team, so it makes you wonder if one day he’ll regret not hiring a General Manager.