Mark Cuban hopes to emulate Jerry Jones

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Two of the highest-profile American sports owners run their teams in Texas, where everything that’s bigger includes the egos of business moguls. But there seems to be no negativity between Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Cuban recently expressed excitement and praise for Jones, as he prepares to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“Hopefully I emulate all this,” Cuban said, “Jerry had two goals: One, to be successful in business and he knew he had to sell, and two, to win. And when you’re trying to be successful usually someone’s not going to take kindly to the way you do it. Jerry’s always been a great salesperson and he set the example if you want to be successful it doesn’t hurt to eat, sleep and breathe your company. He’s done that and he does that to this day.”

That’s significant, given Cuban’s failed effort to back the long-dead UFL and his “pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered” forecast for the grab-every-dollar NFL. But despite the flaws of pro football, Jones has been a huge part of what has made it continuously greater and greater since he bought the Cowboys in 1989. Jerry’s passion to make his franchise a success forced recalcitrant old-school owners to buy in, despite their desire to not fix things they deemed to be unbroken.

Even if something is working well, it can always be made to work better. Jones used business acumen to make that happen. Along the way he won three championships. Which is more than most owners can say, in any sport.

31 responses to “Mark Cuban hopes to emulate Jerry Jones

  1. Emulate?!! Argh no – I thought you said you wanted to eliminate him! Quick, help me get rid of his body – we’ll just get the owner to impersonate him, no one thinks the GM did anything anyway.

  2. That is great, the guy that brought us “pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered” has now decided he wants to emulate Boss Hog.

  3. As a silent owner of several NFL teams (special Exceptions) Mark Cuban has the maturity of a 10 year old girl.
    I have noted this to all 32 owners so Cuban will not be involved in The NFL!
    This is yet another way my net worth grows!

  4. If Cuban buys a team that has a legendary HC and treats him like dirt (the way Jones did with Tom Landry) then he’ll have really emulated Jones.

  5. Mark Cuban operates at a higher level than 99.5% of the human population. If Cuban endorses Jerry Jones the rest of us should seriously consider his opinion.

  6. By “greater and greater” you mean “more profitable,” I presume, because to lifelong fans of the game, “greater” is not an accurate description.

  7. Mr. Jones is a master businessman. Despite no championships in 20 years, he still has made the team into what is now the most valuable sports franchise on the planet. Because we aren’t bandwagon fans. On draft day, he’s like a grand chessmaster. His construction of a second Dynasty is almost complete.

  8. “But despite the flaws of … [Jerry Jones] …,
    Jones has been a huge part of what has made it continuously greater and greater since he bought the Cowboys in 1989.”

    reads better this way …

  9. You can say what you want, but NO owner has more clout in the NFL than JJ.

    “But but what about the Mara’s or the Rooney’s?”

    The Rooney’s, Mara’s and Kraft were all against the Rams moving to LA and a franchise in Vegas. Jerry spearheaded the support for both of those.

  10. Jimmy Johnson > Jerruh Jones
    Jones hasn’t won anything since he gave Jimmy the boot.

    But he knows a good glory hole when he sees one.

    Oh, and Brady = GOAT

  11. cardinealsfan20 says:
    Jun 25, 2017 5:29 PM

    Mark Cuban operates at a higher level than 99.5% of the human population. If Cuban endorses Jerry Jones the rest of us should seriously consider his opinion.

    5 24

    When you learn to spell Cardinals we will still not take you seriously.

  12. Owning a sports franchise in Dallas – Check
    Being crazy – Check
    Winning a championship – Check
    Saying and doing really dumb stuff – Check
    Plastic surgery – Check
    Being an owner and G.M. – T.B.D.

  13. In case Cuban hasn’t noticed, Jerruh hasn’t won anything without the team that Jimmy Johnson put together.

  14. If $$$$ is your only criterion for success – and some of that will probably temporary if the Rams, Chargers and Raiders flop the way I think they will – then Jones is the man alright.
    You want to be successful by winning championships, in Texas you look at Peter Holt and the Spurs. Best pro franchise in the state the last 2 decades and it’s not even close.
    BTW, pretty sure Cuban’s already into the Botox. Has that “frozen face” look at times.

  15. How did Dallas corner the market on ego-maniac owners?
    This is proof that everything, not just big hair, is bigger in Texas

  16. Even though Jerrah is definitely too much sometimes and should hire a GM, he has done a lot to open up the minds of ownership to new ideas and new revenue. He deserves credit for that. Despite a lot of doubters he was proven right in a lot of these areas.

  17. cardinealsfan20 says:
    Jun 25, 2017 5:29 PM
    Mark Cuban operates at a higher level than 99.5% of the human population. If Cuban endorses Jerry Jones the rest of us should seriously consider his opinion.
    *****************************************
    Cuban and others got lucky in the dotcom are, that’s it.

  18. Jerry’s passion to make his franchise a success forced recalcitrant old-school owners to buy in, despite their desire to not fix things they deemed to be unbroken.
    ———-
    Cite a few examples please…

  19. I guess his plan to drive the value of the NFL down with witty sayings didn’t work, so he’s trying to get in on it some other way.

  20. Jerry’s passion to make his franchise a success forced recalcitrant old-school owners to buy in, despite their desire to not fix things they deemed to be unbroken.
    ———-
    Cite a few examples please…
    _____
    Jerry’s first year in NFL: owners are ready to give into networks’ demands for reduced rights fees. Jerry sez, “Hell, no”. Got FOX involved in the bidding. NBC lost football altogether. CBS was demoted from the NFC to the AFC. FOX paid a record amount to broadcast NFC games. That’s just one example. There are many. None have to do with being a successful GM.

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