Jerry Jones still regrets not being more aggressive for Lynch deal

AP

The Cowboys finally drafted a quarterback yesterday in Dak Prescott, but owner Jerry Jones was still kicking himself for the deal he didn’t make two days prior.

Via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jones spent part of his post-draft wrap-up lamenting the fact he wasn’t able to seal the deal for quarterback Paxton Lynch during the first round. The Cowboys were trying to make the same trade with Seattle which Denver made to get to the 26th pick for, but didn’t get it done and had to watch the Memphis quarterback head to Colorado.

“When I look back on my life, I overpaid for my big successes every time,” Jones said. “And when I tried to get a bargain, get it a little cheaper or get a better deal on it, I ended up usually either getting it and not happy I got it. Or missing it.

“And I probably should have overpaid here.”

Jones said he wasn’t able to sleep Thursday night because of it, and over coffee, realized he wished he had pulled the trigger.

“I was still mad about it,” Jones said. “Actually thought we had it done.”

He missed another opportunity when the Raiders traded a spot in front of him in the fourth to take Connor Cook, but that one didn’t create the same kind of non-buyer’s remorse.

So as excited as he might be about Prescott, Lynch will remain the one who got away.

70 responses to “Jerry Jones still regrets not being more aggressive for Lynch deal

  1. Why are you still talking about this? That’s the problem with Jerry jones no one tells him to just shut the hell up like how do you think the QB you did draft feels knowing the GM is still talking about how he wishes he could’ve gotten someone else?

  2. This guy is a clown on so many different levels. First of all way to make Prescott feel welcomed by basically saying you didn’t want him and were forced to settle for him. Secondly you could have very easily had Cook, who ran a pro style offense in college unlike Lynch and who would have been a way better fit anyway, if you would have just drafted him anywhere near where he was projected to be drafted. Now you will pay for your arrogance and mismanagement. So glad Cook didn’t end up as part of the dog and pony show that we call the Dallas cowboys.

  3. Jones was also quite angry he didn’t get Manziel in 2015. Jones overpaid for Hardy – and by reason of his extreme overpayment, it is clear that Jones would have been quite angry had he not locked up Hardy last year too. Those are two recent examples.

    In other words, Jones is demonstrably unqualified to know what he should, or shouldn’t be, mad about, sad about or glad about at Time Zero — when it comes to FORWARD-looking NFL player analysis.

    If he didn’t own the team, he’d have been FIRED nearly two decades ago, after the Jimmy Johnson-propelled ride of the early nineties petered out Jerry’s replenishments fizzled time and time again.

  4. Shocked! I thought that Pete Carroll would acted just like Mike Lynn of the Vikings and gladly swap their 1st round pick for your 2016 7th Round pick! SMH…..

  5. Why in God’s name would you publicly admit your desire for a player you never got, a deal that never happened in the face of another QB that your team drafted in a later round?

    Dak Prescott has to step into Dallas knowing he will never measure up and is damaged goods from Day 1.

  6. The Irony is that Jerry made the correct choice even if it wasn’t by choice. Prescott will prove to be the better QB.

  7. It seems like this guy has no idea what he is doing. He even admits it in those quotes. I was just happy to see my Raiders leap over him and throw a little more salt on the wound. That was funny!

  8. Wow, two stories in two days about how much his decision from three days ago is weighing on him. Check back on him in like a month or something, jeez.

  9. I’m fascinated at how many teams and a coach whose opinion on QBs I really do respect in Andy Reid were fighting over this guy. I just didn’t see it. Apparently, they all weren’t buying into Goff and Wentz but were all into Lynch as the secret of this draft.

  10. I would like to extend my personal thanks to the Raiders for saving Dallas from wasting a pick on Cook.

    I doubt that Dallas really had a chance to get Seattle’s pick by upping their offer. I don’t think Seattle wanted to drop out of the 1st rd entirely and Denver gave them the perfect spot. Stay @ 31, pick up an extra 4th, pick the player they wanted @ 26 anyway and get the 5th year option on that player.

    That being said, Jerry most definitely should have kept his ‘regrets’ to himself (or his staff), there’s nothing to be gained by publicly stating them. OTH, if Dak (& Cook) DIDN’T know that Dallas wanted Lynch more then them, then someone needs to drop their Wonderlic score by 15 points.

  11. The Cowboys could be contending for the super bowl this year with a healthy Tony Romo, and the roster Jerry Jones assembled. Pat yourself on the back here Jerry. Dak Prescott is going to be a great QB. It’s the perfect scenario for him to learn from Romo for 2 or 3 years. In the mean time, Prescott is the perfect backup. Durable, can make plays outside of the scheme, great young man. Geez Jerry. Give yourself a break. You’ve done a heck of a job. Yes, Lynch and Cook are going to be good QBs, but so is Arkansas QB Brandon Allen. So what. The Cowboys are sitting pretty. Also got a HOF RB and a beast DT in Collins. Jerry Jones is quietly (or not so quietly) becoming one of the top GMs.

  12. I think Jerry just likes to hear himself talk and likes even more that people seem truly interested in what he has to say.

  13. I always scratch my head when people say “The Cowboys are the team to Beat”… This is a total clown ownership/GM situation… This is a classic Narcissist-Owner who settles for mediocre coaching and results. This guy would pass on Lombardi, Walsh, Gibbs, Knoll, Belicheck for fear of not getting the credit for winning. It has to be about him… he’d rather lose that have to give someone else some credit.

    The sun is setting on Romo and Whitten,,,and Dez Bryant is gonna lose a step soon enough…. The wheels are gonna come flying off this team completely.

  14. Until Jones swallows his pride and hire a professional GM……The Cowboys will always have the same results

    Due to this teams huge popularity everybody picks them to go deep into the playoffs every year

    And when it doesnt happen we get fed a distribution center full of excuses

    7 and 9 or 8 and 8 at best!!!!

    Popularity does not equal greatness….Know about it!!!!!

  15. Glad to have Dak!

    Glad Lynch and Cook “got away!

    Glad to have those D-line players we would not have had had Jerry made the trade.

    Go Cowboys!!

  16. whatjusthapped says:

    Dak Prescott has to step into Dallas knowing he will never measure up and is damaged goods from Day 1.
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    So he must be a sensitive snowflake like most millennials are.

  17. That’s what you get for not taking Baltimore’s offer to trade up!!! That extra pick for basically nothing would have come in handy. It’s like 2008 all over isn’t it?

  18. carroll wasn’t going to do business with jerrr since he had other suitors for the pick .
    as for jerrr , he’s using reverse psychology on his rookie qb.

  19. And he is the serial liar Goodell’s biggest supporter…says a lot about both.

  20. Panthers GM praised for being honest in admitting drafting for need. Jerry Jones derided for being honest about his second thoughts.

    We may have located a double standard.

  21. Didn’t Jones languish last year after the draft for not getting a player?

  22. spartyistheclassofthenationinfootballandbasketball says:
    May 1, 2016 11:43 AM

    This guy is a clown on so many different levels. First of all way to make Prescott feel welcomed by basically saying you didn’t want him and were forced to settle for him. Secondly you could have very easily had Cook, who ran a pro style offense in college unlike Lynch and who would have been a way better fit anyway, if you would have just drafted him anywhere near where he was projected to be drafted. Now you will pay for your arrogance and mismanagement. So glad Cook didn’t end up as part of the dog and pony show that we call the Dallas cowboys.

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    Couldn’t agree more there Hyzers and no one would know about clowns like a circus Lion’s fan such as yourself.

    Not sure who is worse the past 20 plus years, the Lions or the Cowboys. Its a dead heat tie for the most embarrassing franchise in the history of sports!

  23. 2016StockMarketCrash says:
    May 1, 2016 12:21 PM

    Jerrah is the major reason why the Cowboys haven’t done anything in 22 years, retire Jerrah and do the Cowboys Nation a favor already.
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    The rest of your division disagrees – grin.

  24. joetoronto says:
    May 1, 2016 12:28 PM

    What an idiot, he has to be senile.
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    Yeah, all self made billionaires who redefine the business in which they work are idiots.

    This is just PFT picking up on a story 24 hours old so all the non idiots can come in and post about Jones being an idiot. Like fishing with dynamite, it’s not much of a challenge. The funny part is some of you guys go out of your way to make your takes sound new or interesting while still being wrong.

  25. So Put your money where your mouth is, Sir.

    Elway has already stated that he likes Dak. Offer him up and your first round pick both this year and next.

  26. Anybody see the Cowboys ‘war room’…not a lot of smart or good looking people there.

  27. Meanwhile, come next year, Mike Glennon will sign with a different team and become a Hall of Famer QB.

    I cannot believe all these QB needy teams drafted QBs when Mike Glennon is better than ever the first two QB picks this year.

    They could have had him cheap too.

    Jones SHOULD have traded for Glennon, and drafted offensive line.

  28. Offer to trade your entire offensive line to Elway for his rookie quarterback and really over-pay.

    Horseface might bite on that offer, and you’d both be satisfied, Jerrah.

  29. Honest question: Why in the hell do we care what Jerry Jones says or does? He presides over a team that has been mediocre for the better part of twenty years. To be honest, he’s just another billionaire scumbag.

  30. Jerry lives in jerry’s world. The Seahawks know how to trade down and obviously you didn’t have what they wanted. You couldn’t keep them in the first round which is what they wanted so they could use the 5th year option on the guy they finally drafted. Great start to Prescott’s career there. He feels a lot like kaperchoke and Bradford right now. Yeah, you’re on the team but they tried to get someone else. The niners and cowboys rivalry is alive and well. Who can be the biggest train wreck ownership. I guess we’ll wait and see.

  31. Well, the odds are against Lynch being great anyway. I doubt this will change the fortunes of Dallas much one way or the other.

    It was a strange draft for Dallas, but a colorful one. Hope their picks end up doing well.

  32. patsxsaintsfan says:
    May 1, 2016 11:32 AM
    Why are you still talking about this? That’s the problem with Jerry jones no one tells him to just shut the hell up like how do you think the QB you did draft feels knowing the GM is still talking about how he wishes he could’ve gotten someone else?

    Agreed BUT no one that surrounds Jerrah is about to tell him to STHU. Thats the problem with Billionaires, Millionaires or for that fact, anyone Famous. They surround themselves with “Yes Men”

  33. Jimmy Johnson will live in this old mans head till his last breath.
    Jerry Jones is one spiteful, arrogant, rich old man. Get over the fact that the Super Bowls the Cowboys won 20 years ago was not due to your football knowledge. Jerry, if you read this(lol), stop trying to be something your not, a GM.

  34. Jones was once an opportunist, he figured out free agency before anyone else. That was over twenty years ago. If he wasn’t the owner, he’d have been relieved of his current position years ago.

  35. Bunch of haters on our teams blogs talkin dmack..hatin..thats why we are americas team..cause us cowboys fans dont give 2 cents about your teams draft but u sure care bout ours..

  36. While everyone is talking about “back-up” QB’s and such, can anyone explain to me why a team in dire need of DE’s and CB’s, wastes the #34 pick on a player who may never play a down ??? Jerry just as much as flat out told his season ticket holders that he was giving up on this year! And … I can see taking Zeke #1 but, another RB in round 6 ??? Who is running this asylum ??? Oh, wait … that’s right! It’s the guy that FIRED the man who could’ve given him 4 SB trophies in a row !!!

  37. brokedog says:
    May 1, 2016 6:51 PM

    While everyone is talking about “back-up” QB’s and such, can anyone explain to me why a team in dire need of DE’s and CB’s, wastes the #34 pick on a player who may never play a down ??? Jerry just as much as flat out told his season ticket holders that he was giving up on this year!
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    Hold your horses for a while until we find out. Bill Polian just went into the HOF. He was the guy that some folks questioned for drafting Thurman Thomas in the second round because he had a horrible knee injury. Thurman Thomas is in the HOF too, bad knee and all.

  38. Didn’t Jones say the same kind of thing after Cleveland drafted Manziel. I hope someone lets him know that Manziel is available.

  39. It’s okay, Jerry…You and your team (and your consolation prize quarterback) still will have plenty of (undeserved) exposure on Fox’s 4:25 Game of the Week and on NBC’s Sunday Night Football…that should be some comfort food for you.

  40. Jerry Jones blew it on Lynch but especially on Wentz. Cowboys will be decent next year, and when Romo is old and injured they will have no replacement.

  41. First off Jerry is an idiot, yet somehow he has a team that should of been replenishing the holes in their Defense for the two to three year window they have. They should have gone Defense the first five picks. Instead that draft a RB 4th, I don’t care how good he is wasn’t worth it. Then you draft a guy who has like a 60% chance to play next year if ever. That is a pick you make in the fourth round if you are rebuilding. With the O line you have the trio of decent RBs and WRs you have you fill every hole on D, and hope you win it in the next 2 years. Failed. Then opened his mouth and Failed even more.

  42. Here is a rule I have noticed over time: Any team which has an owner who makes public comments of regret about specific draft decisions within the first 5 days of a draft will not have notable success. You can explain this any number of ways, and I won’t try. But it is true. Al Davis did it in his later years. Dan Snyder is infamous for it. Dan Bowlen did it a number of times before he hired John Elway to take over football operations. The same problem has been with multiple Cleveland Browns owners for years.

    I’ve never heard Bob Kraft or Steve Biscioti make such a comment, nor the Rooneys.

  43. Note to Jerry Jones-no offense meant to Goff and Wentz here. I wish both of them much success. But the QBs with the most potential and upside in that draft were Lynch, Hackenburg, Cardelle Jones and Connor Cook. Each one of them were available to literally fall right into your lap. And you whiffed on all 4. Heck; just based on winning records alone, competition levels and NCAA Championship quests, Jones and Cook had no equal in that draft. Just look at how many times you whiffed with AJ McCarron. Jerry-Hire a real GM. Let him do his job without interfering. And let it go.

  44. I hope Jerry never retires. The Redskins had a great draft, but the GM of this blog will never admit it or say their name.

  45. The Cowboys will never win a Super Bowl with Jerry picking the players. Jimmy Johnson got him his glory and nothing since. Knows almost nothing about team building.

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