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For Cowboys, winning still trumps character

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In the aftermath of yet another Cowboys player finding trouble, Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News argues that coach Jason Garrett eventually will have to lose a player or two in order to get things under control.

It sounds good in theory, but in practice it’s a flawed premise. For starters, Garrett doesn’t make the call on who stays and who goes; those decisions come from the General Manager, who also happens to be the owner.

And for Jerry Jones, who remains intent on winning a Super Bowl with a team that he can claim full credit for building, the desire to win continues to trump concepts like character. It’s true for many teams, in every level of every sport. It’s especially true in Dallas, where Jones has shown a willingness to tolerate great players who may not be model citizens.

Right, wrong, whatever. That’s just the way it is. So maybe, at some point, a guy the Cowboys were going to get rid of anyway will be dumped, ostensibly to send a message about what will be and won’t be accepted. Here’s the fundamental truth — plenty will be accepted if a guy can help the team win games. Because Jones wants to win enough games to get a Super Bowl trophy that he can confidently say his efforts procured.

And if that happens, Jones and plenty of Cowboys fans will say it was worth it. Just like it was when the Cowboys won three Super Bowls in the 1990s with more than a few guys who from time to time had a hard time complying with the rules of society.

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14 Responses to “For Cowboys, winning still trumps character”
  1. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 6, 2017 4:17 PM

    Great headline in today’s political environment. Never use Trump and character in the same sentence….unless you are speaking of a lack there,of.

  2. maverick2560 says: Jul 6, 2017 4:24 PM

    He probably should have used better judgement and called an attendant. However when a person decides to ” save “. a parking space
    without authority and another person decides to park there ..who is
    the idiot? The one person who tried to block someone’s legal entry to
    a random space or the person who pulls in the space ? In light no one was apparently harmed not sure why he was charged.

  3. joetoronto says: Jul 6, 2017 4:26 PM

    How bout dem Cowturds!

  4. whatjusthapped says: Jul 6, 2017 4:30 PM

    And that’s precisely why the Cowboys will never (as in ever ever) win a Superbowl with Jerry Jones as the GM.

    You can’t have an entire team of choir boys but the Cowboys go too far in the other direction.

  5. maverick2560 says: Jul 6, 2017 4:33 PM

    Ok

  6. profootball13 says: Jul 6, 2017 4:56 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jul 6, 2017 4:17 PM

    Great headline in today’s political environment. Never use Trump and character in the same sentence….unless you are speaking of a lack there,of.
    —————–

    A failed attempt at Political humor…smh……

  7. pacificdan says: Jul 6, 2017 4:59 PM

    ok smart guys, using fact and data, argue Cowboys players are worse than most other teams in the league.

    You can’t. You’ll down vote and move along thinking “at least my team isn’t THAT bad” when factually speaking well over half of the teams in the NFL are worse in players arrested than Dallas.

  8. winningisabrees says: Jul 6, 2017 5:00 PM

    They are a FAR ways off from winning a SB. They cant get out the first round. And when they do finally break thru, they don’t have the right coach to make the right calls at the critical points in a game.
    Do you honestly think Garrett and beat Belicheck.

    LOL

  9. winningisabrees says: Jul 6, 2017 5:01 PM

    oh, and picking up others peoples castoffs, isn’t gonna get it done, anyway.

    watch when they hit a rough strech, that locker room will explode.

  10. weeteblog says: Jul 6, 2017 5:11 PM

    The Cowboys have had 18 arrests since 2000…..that doesnt even rank them in the top 10, that puts them 21st in arrests…..the Patriots have more arrests (19) than Dallas does over that span. Dallas isnt even in the same ballpark with Minnesota, Cincinnati and Denver who all have double the arrests that Dallas does over the same span. So where are all the stories about the 20 teams that have had more arrests than Dallas over the last 17 years?

  11. 52crabcakes says: Jul 6, 2017 6:12 PM

    and that is why I hope Mr. Jones never wins!

  12. theaveragecharlie says: Jul 6, 2017 7:08 PM

    Damien Wilson is everything that Jerry Jones wishes he could be.

  13. metalup666 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:18 AM

    “The Cowboys have had 18 arrests since 2000…..that doesnt even rank them in the top 10, that puts them 21st in arrests…..the Patriots have more arrests (19) than Dallas does over that span. Dallas isnt even in the same ballpark with Minnesota, Cincinnati and Denver who all have double the arrests that Dallas does over the same span. So where are all the stories about the 20 teams that have had more arrests than Dallas over the last 17 years?”

    I can’t thumbs up enough!

  14. tremoluxman says: Jul 7, 2017 12:14 PM

    Garrett = JJ’s Howdy Doody.

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