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Jerry Jones wants to win with “glitz and glamour”


For Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, it’s apparently all about the three Gs.  Glitz.  Glamour.  And, yes, gloryhole.

He specifically mentioned the first two during a Monday press conference, and then reiterated the concept during one of his regular appearances on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

We’re the glitz and the glamour of the NFL,” Jones said in connection with an event to announce the team’s partnership with a high-end watch manufacturer (since it’s now more important than ever to have a fine timepiece . . . because how else will I know if my desktop, laptop, tablet, TV, microwave over, conventional oven, DVD player, and/or phone are steering me wrong?). “We want to kick [our opponents’] you-know-what with glitz and glamour.”

Asked about the topic by Shan Shariff of 105.3 The Fan, Jones explained how his original vision for the team Jones purchased in 1989 became about something other than more traditional Texas stereotypes.

“The idea of the Dallas Cowboys and the traditional picture of cowboys was the one that was in my mind,” Jones said.  “Tex Schramm immediately straightened me out.  And he said, ‘Let Houston be the checkered tablecloth and the sawdust floors.  The Dallas Cowboys are glitz and glamour.  We’re about beautiful office buildings.  We’re about the city life.’  And keep that in mind as you think of the style or how you project what is now affectionately known as ‘The Brand.’”

Six years ago, Jones ruffled feathers by using a similar comparison to distinguish the Cowboys and the Houston Texans.

“The Cowboys have never been about checkered tablecloths and boots and hats,” Jones said at the time.  “They’ve been about glitz and glitter.  Leave the other stuff to the Houston Texans.”

Texans owner Bob McNair wasn’t offended the last time Jones compared and contrasted the two cities.

“He didn’t mean anything by it, and it didn’t bother me at all,” McNair said.  “I took it [as] a compliment, because after all, we are the Texans.”

The Cowboys are in the state where everything is supposedly bigger, but Jones apparently sees the franchise as being even bigger than Texas.  Or at least more glitzy and glamourous than the more traditional view of the Lone Star State.

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65 Responses to “Jerry Jones wants to win with “glitz and glamour””
  1. bucrightoff says: Aug 26, 2014 2:16 PM

    So basically he doesn’t want to win. Good to know.

  2. fatassass says: Aug 26, 2014 2:17 PM

    “We’re the glitz and the glamour of the NFL,”
    He sounds like a 85 year old lady…. Yikes!

  3. RegisHawk says: Aug 26, 2014 2:18 PM

    God forbid you concern yourself with substance…you might accidentally field a good team.

  4. purpleguy says: Aug 26, 2014 2:18 PM

    Again, he’s a very astute businessman, but a poor NFL GM. The astute businessman should look in the mirror and fire the GM.

  5. bdinphoenix says: Aug 26, 2014 2:18 PM

    Is there anyone in the NFL more delusional than Jerry Jones?

  6. leagueobservr says: Aug 26, 2014 2:19 PM

    ““The Cowboys have never been about checkered tablecloths and boots and hats…”

    So the team called the Cowboys, is not about things associated with cowboys…ok Jerrah, whatever you say! 😉

  7. dirtydrynn27 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:21 PM

    They will still suck even with all that glitz and glamour!

  8. 4thquartermagic says: Aug 26, 2014 2:21 PM

    How about first you win…

    then worry about the glitz and glamour.

  9. booboo31 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:21 PM

    I think I need a new team to support I can’t take much more of this self involved muppet. He should have married kris jenner for the ultimate couple.

  10. floratiotime says: Aug 26, 2014 2:22 PM

    First just try to win.

  11. citizenstrange says: Aug 26, 2014 2:22 PM

    Gloryhole days well they’ll pass you by
    Gloryhole days in the wink of Jerry Jone’s eye
    Gloryhole days, gloryhole days

  12. youreinthejunglebaby says: Aug 26, 2014 2:24 PM

    What a clown. Someone put grampy in the home!

  13. abninf says: Aug 26, 2014 2:25 PM

    You know he’s lost sleep over not drafting Manziel.

  14. nyneal says: Aug 26, 2014 2:26 PM

    Glitz and Glamour??? Are they new players on the Cowboys roster?
    They better be, because old Jerry isn’t winning anything any time soon with that porous defense he has.
    Jones needs one thing. A new GM.

  15. filmex2000 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:27 PM

    Talk about living in the past.
    Donald Sterling appears more lucid.

  16. h3min1230 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:28 PM

    The Patriots are light years ahead of the rest of the NFL.


  17. cowboylover says: Aug 26, 2014 2:30 PM

    Jerry would love to win, but his most important position as owner is to make sure his franchise is financially sound, talked-about and lauded as being the biggest, best and most sought after brand. He has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. We all are aware that his tenure as GM hasn’t been as successful, especially after he let Jimmy Johnson go. You have to take the GM along with the owner if you’re a fan. I’m hopeful that Stephen continues to positively affect decisions with the team itself. I, just like you are with your own teams, am forever devoted to the Cowboys; win or lose.

  18. orivar says: Aug 26, 2014 2:31 PM

    So the current cowboys model he’s won with and still chasing wasn’t even his idea.


  19. kneelbeforesod says: Aug 26, 2014 2:31 PM

    He’ll have to make do with “excess and embarrassment”.

  20. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 26, 2014 2:32 PM

    Glitz and glitter…
    No wonder the mention of Jerry’s name is followed by either a roll of the eyes or chuckling.

  21. seahawkhuskyfan says: Aug 26, 2014 2:33 PM

    As long as that means 8-8 and no playoff wins I guess he has got it!!! I would want to be about winning football games.

    He would rather look good than be good.

    Classic Cowboys…………

  22. scrp2 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:34 PM

    Jerry’s in a good mood.

    Contract extension for Romo, Witten, and Garrett?

  23. v2787 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:35 PM

    Is this pro sports or the movies? Hey Jerrah: get a defense and a QB that knows how to win a playoff game first, THEN start worrying about glitz and glamour. This is the NFL, not Hollywood (although I can see why you might easily confuse the two).

  24. davikes says: Aug 26, 2014 2:36 PM

    Sadly, the Texans and Cowboys are racing to the bottom. Nothing glitzy about that.

  25. pastorfootball says: Aug 26, 2014 2:36 PM

    Jerry, Jerry, Jerry. You make it too easy for the press.

  26. SparkyGump says: Aug 26, 2014 2:37 PM

    Jerry’s built the most glitzy, glamorous mediocre team ever!

  27. calicowboysfan86 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:38 PM

    Gag that man!!

  28. sportsdrenched says: Aug 26, 2014 2:40 PM

    Again, he’s a very astute businessman, but a poor NFL GM. The astute businessman should look in the mirror and fire the GM.
    That’s what blows my mind about guys like Jerry. they’re obviously very smart and know what it takes to build a business. You would THINK, THINK that someone who has that much business acumen would be self aware enough to hire someone who can improve internal weaknesses.

    Anyway, as a substance over style guy, I’ll continue to enjoy rooting against the Cowboys.

  29. tvguy22 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:40 PM

    Please, please, please don’t ever sell the team, Jerry.

    Signed, the NFC East

  30. slugbaitspace says: Aug 26, 2014 2:42 PM

    So after six long years of mediocrity, Jerry has decided to replace “glitter” with “glamour”.

    Yep, this should help…

  31. ledhed1212 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:43 PM

    The only thing “glitzy” about the Dallas Cowboys is that shiny toupee up on Jerry Jones’ head….

    Now THAT’S glitzy…. 😉

  32. 4greatestvikingever says: Aug 26, 2014 2:46 PM

    “Romo” is changing his name to “Glitz and Glamor”?

  33. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 26, 2014 2:46 PM

    Glitz and glitter…
    Maybe Jerry should spend less time watching the cheerleaders and more time watching what’s on the field.

  34. longsufferingkcfan says: Aug 26, 2014 2:47 PM

    He’s gone senile. Time to put him in a home.

  35. ChandlerMc says: Aug 26, 2014 2:47 PM

    Glitz, 8-8, glamour, 8-8, Botox, 8-8

  36. doe22us says: Aug 26, 2014 2:48 PM

    Got to love this cat, he is delusional, but hey i always like it when the tv focuses on him when Dallas looses, it never ever gets old.

  37. wolff111 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:48 PM

    God bless Jerry. The last clown standing in the NFL!

  38. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 26, 2014 2:48 PM

    He should find the tallest of all those beautiful buildings of business, and go up to the roof and re-frame his vision from an unobstructed viewpoint, rather than “shoot from the hip” (that’s cowboy talk) while reminiscing about that masterpiece of an art project he completed in kindergarten that spurred this journey in the very beginning.

  39. conormacleod says: Aug 26, 2014 2:53 PM


    They haven’t won a playoff game in like 20 years. How is that glitz or glamor?

  40. dowhatifeellike says: Aug 26, 2014 3:07 PM

    Maybe he wants the cheerleaders to play.

  41. footballfan72 says: Aug 26, 2014 3:09 PM

    Glitz and Glamour, stuck in the Garage. Need a new transmission!

  42. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 26, 2014 3:21 PM

    Under Jerry’s leadership the Cowboys are becoming about as obsolete as a pocket watch.

  43. dalcow4 says: Aug 26, 2014 3:25 PM

    This is shaping up to to be the worst season for the ‘Boys in 25 years.

    I can’t see them winning more than four games at this point.

  44. conspiracybrotherjones says: Aug 26, 2014 3:37 PM

    He already has this. Glitz and glamor is why they’re always 8-8…

  45. biteitlikeraffa says: Aug 26, 2014 3:39 PM

    He wants to be the Kardasians of the NFL. No problemo, Jerruh, mission already accomplished.

  46. 88xfactor says: Aug 26, 2014 3:42 PM

    The man might be a jerk. But he knows how to make that $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  47. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Aug 26, 2014 3:45 PM

    “Glitz and glamour”? What, are the ghosts of Arthur Freed and Busby Berkeley going to design Cowboy plays?

  48. ragnarthemagnificent says: Aug 26, 2014 3:50 PM

    Glitz, Glamour, and brown old man smokers teeth.

  49. tremoluxman says: Aug 26, 2014 4:02 PM

    “Jerry, you look MAH-velous. You just suck at futbol,” Billy Crystal doing ‘Fernando’ on SNL.

  50. mungman69 says: Aug 26, 2014 4:16 PM

    Oh, leave the man alone. What has he ever done to you?

  51. mungman69 says: Aug 26, 2014 4:17 PM

    It is funny though!

  52. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Aug 26, 2014 4:28 PM

    All style, no substance.
    All hat, no cattle.
    All profits, no playoffs.

  53. themeccalambeaufield says: Aug 26, 2014 4:34 PM

    At least he hasn’t reached the feeble & futile, that’s mastered by the vikequeens.

  54. texaspistoleer says: Aug 26, 2014 4:39 PM

    Jerry Jones also compared having DWI-manslaughterer Jerry Brent back on the team to impart life lessons from prison to when they had Desert Storm military vet Chad Hennings — you know, because going to prison is equal to military service in Jones’ mind (per Jon Machota at Dallas Morning News).

  55. texaspistoleer says: Aug 26, 2014 4:44 PM

    * Josh Brent

  56. RegisHawk says: Aug 26, 2014 5:08 PM

    Is there anyone in the NFL more delusional than Jerry Jones?

    Not since Gollum died.

  57. sportsfan18 says: Aug 26, 2014 5:14 PM

    Mr. Jones,

    You’re doing it all wrong.

    If you win, the glitz and glamour will follow…

    And you’ve said in so many words that you do NOT want to win.

    You yourself have said in interviews that you would have fired a G.M. with results like yours.

    So, you’d fire others for having your record but not yourself.

    You continue on, exactly .500 over the last 17 seasons…

    Acknowledging that you’d fire one for that record but keeping yourself in the position shows folks you don’t want to win.

    Actions are more important than words Mr. Jones. Saying you’d can a guy with your record is just that, words. You have NOT canned yourself and that is the action I’m speaking about.

    So, what is that about winning and glitz and glamour again?

    If YOU really WANTED that, you’d hire a real G.M. and then take 2,200 steps back and let him do his job…

    But you really don’t want to win as much as you like being in the limelight and hand putting your hands all over the team.

    I should think that after the last 17 consecutive seasons of .500 ball that you should have realized that you don’t have what it takes.

    Well, it is your team… You should be more honest with your fans and customers though…

  58. sportswright says: Aug 26, 2014 5:25 PM certainly reflected that for a while.

  59. xbam1 says: Aug 26, 2014 5:42 PM

    senile old man….the NFL will be much better off without him…

  60. cometkazie says: Aug 26, 2014 6:30 PM

    If I had a dollar for every hair joint named Glitz and Glamour . . .

  61. bobc74 says: Aug 26, 2014 6:56 PM

    And after taking that one piece of advice from Tex Schramm, who actually knew how to run the front office of an NFL team, Jerry promptly kicked him to the curb. Now, the Cowboys front office is the laughing stock of the league.

  62. semperfiguy1011 says: Aug 26, 2014 7:06 PM

    Dallas will be lucky if they see 8-8 this year with that defense. I am thinking closer to 6-10.

  63. simonator917 says: Aug 26, 2014 10:43 PM

    Do you ever notice that with the most successful franchises, you never hear from the owner? And rarely from the GM either.

    Just glad I’m not a Cowboys fan.

  64. usdcoyotesfan says: Aug 26, 2014 11:23 PM

    I loved it in week 17 last year when Orton threw the losing interception and Jones yelled at his GM and president.

  65. 7dano4 says: Aug 27, 2014 1:48 AM

    Haha! Freakin’ hi-larious! You can’t think stuff like this up…. The man, and the fans, have dementia.

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