Cowboys owner Jerry Jones knows he has taken criticism for his work as the team’s general manager over the last 15 years. He also says he wants the credit if the team he has assembled ever wins a Super Bowl.
Jones reiterated at the Scouting Combine that he will remain the team’s General Manager, and he told reporters that they should give him the credit for the Cowboys’ future success.
“I pretty much go with what I did the night I bought the team,” Jones said, via the Star-Telegram. “I said I was going to be the GM. . . . It would be a facade if someone else was sitting in my shoes and someone thought they were spending the money. It would be deception. . . . I would grant you the decisions that have been made over the years have not produced a Super Bowl, two Super Bowls or three Super Bowls that I would like to have been a part of. And the only thing I am going to do there is keep trying and then make sure I get the credit when we do get that one. Y’all are going to give it to me, aren’t you?”
If the Cowboys do win the Super Bowl, Jones will, indeed, deserve credit. And if they keep missing the playoffs, Jones will deserve blame.