Jerry Jones’ comments may have hurt Cowboys’ chances of signing Foles

AP

When quarterback Nick Foles was released by the Rams, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones said that Foles “isn’t an option” and said the team preferred the backup quarterback it had, Kellen Moore. Then Moore got hurt, and the Cowboys suddenly had interest in Foles.

But Foles chose to sign with the Chiefs instead, and Ed Werder of ESPN suggested that Jones’ comments about Foles may have turned Foles off.

“Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones were asked about their interest and they said they weren’t interested, they knew who he was because he played in their division, and they believed the quarterback they had was a better player at the No. 2 position. Then the injury occurred and it dramatically changed circumstances, but I don’t know that Nick Foles ever got over what he considered to be derogatory remarks made by the Cowboys about their backup quarterback position,” Werder said today on NFL Live.

Foles ended up going to Kansas City, where he knows he’s respected by coach Andy Reid, who drafted him in Philadelphia. Jones may have been better off not expressing an opinion when he was first asked about his interest in Foles.

84 responses to “Jerry Jones’ comments may have hurt Cowboys’ chances of signing Foles

  1. Once again, Jerruh can’t get out of his own way. But it’s OK, because he has a guy who can clean his glasses for him. #lifegoals

  2. Nothing unusual about Jerrah putting his foot in his mouth. Jerrah and Wrecks seem to have a contest to see who can be the bigger buffoon.

  3. Jerry Jones has the exact same ailment Pat Bowlen has. Only difference is Pats kids keep him out of public eye, because other then stuff like drooling and oatmeal on his chin, they say very embarrassing things.

  4. “Jerry Jones’ comments may have hurt Cowboys’ chances of signing Foles”
    You must be paid so much per word, because all you needed was:
    “Jerry Jones’ hurts Cowboys’ chances”

  5. A true competitor wouldn’t have cared about those comments. Seems like to me he’s content with being Alex Smith’s backup versus facing the real possibility of seeing the field as the QB of America’s Team.

  6. When has anything Jerry Jones done helped the Cowboys’ with the exception of course signing Jimmy Johnson to be the next head in 89?
    You’re not a GM Jerrah, really you’re not.

  7. What a terrible preseason the Cowboys are having…
    From loosing a QB, to multiple suspensions, To drafting Injured players, To suspenshions on suspended players… What else could go wrong? (Grabs Popcon)

  8. Not sure it would really have made a difference. Any sentient person signing with Dallas as a FA surely already understands what the deal is.

  9. impressivenecktattoo says:
    Aug 4, 2016 6:01 PM
    Jerry Jones has the exact same ailment Pat Bowlen has. Only difference is Pats kids keep him out of public eye, because other then stuff like drooling and oatmeal on his chin, they say very embarrassing things.

    The Patriots keep the Bronco’s owner out of the public eye? I learn something new everyday.

  10. Jerry jones…the gift that keeps giving to the cowboys. As long as he is the owner they will continue their place in mediocrity…and I am a Dallas fan..I just won’t buy anything to line his idiotic pockets any longer…have not bought anything cowboys for nearly a decade.

  11. One of these days Jerrah will learn to just shut his mouth when asked a question…said no one.

  12. If he is such a wimp that it bothers him when a team says they want to stay with their current backup QB, then he is not worth any consideration. So ESPN is suggesting that Foles is thin skinned, and can’t take rejection. No wonder he has failed so spectacularly in the NFL. Most likely though, Foles knows his best chance at staying in the NFL is with Andy Reid, a coach that has a way of getting the very best out of QB’s. Dallas proved last year that they could not win with a backup QB, probably because they can’t coach these guys very well.

  13. This guy is so mind-numbingly unqualified to be the GM of a professional franchise that it makes you wonder how he ever got the job in the first place. Oh wait….

  14. bigdbroncsfan says:
    Aug 4, 2016 6:38 PM
    If he is such a wimp that it bothers him when a team says they want to stay with their current backup QB, then he is not worth any consideration. So ESPN is suggesting that Foles is thin skinned, and can’t take rejection. No wonder he has failed so spectacularly in the NFL. Most likely though, Foles knows his best chance at staying in the NFL is with Andy Reid, a coach that has a way of getting the very best out of QB’s. Dallas proved last year that they could not win with a backup QB, probably because they can’t coach these guys very well.

    ====================

    So he wants to go to a team that actually wants him and who’s coach values his ability and skill set? What a wimp indeed.

    I’ll bet he also wants to go to a team that might also contend for a playoff berth. Wuss.

  15. I think a few commenters above have nailed it: this is shaping up to being a DISASTER of a season for the Boys and that’s largely due to the GM’s lousy decision making like not signing or trading for a viable backup to an aging, injury-prone QB to using a 1st round pick on a declining position of importance instead of an edge rusher to wasting the 2nd round pick on a guy who won’t see the field this year (or maybe EVER, see Marcus Lattimore)… But since the owner is also the GM, the puppet coach will be the fall guy, setting the stage for…. Your next Cowboys HC…. Rex Ryan!!!!
    And, please Gawd, let that come true! A match made in Heaven, right there.. Or Hell.

  16. ” Jones may have been better off not expressing an opinion…”

    You can put that on his tombstone.

  17. I don’t blame Jerry, his comments were meant to bolster the confidence of Moore. He had no way of knowing Moore was going to be put out of action. I think Foles wanted to work for Andy Reid anyway.

  18. When are you people going to realize that Jerry is just senile… And we really cannot believe a word that he says. LOL. Sort of like how the end of Al Davis’s career went….

  19. zigzagshirt says:
    Aug 4, 2016 6:28 PM

    foles sucks and is barely a clipboard carrier

    ……………
    I wonder if you realize what a backup QB does all season. Kellen Moore did it his whole career so far. Check out Lions game footage and you can see him on the sidelines holding a clipboard. So there’s that….

  20. Not a Jones fan at all, and it’s easy to pile on when things go wrong for him; the stupid is strong in him. But this is a shaky hypothesis.

    Was he supposed to know his backup was gonna get hurt? And was he supposed to say “we have a backup, but we prefer Foles?”

    Please…if Foles’ phone rang w/ JJ on the other end, he wouldn’t have given a white about those comments.

  21. I wonder what it’s like being a Cowboy fan in this day and age. Paul Allen is my team’s owner so I have NO idea what it’s like to have your owner think he’s GM and love the limelight for himself and keeps opening his mouth proving the fool again and again that your teams owner is the problem and it’s never going away.

    Just last week, Paul signed John Schneider so that John could sign Pete the head coach. There is a hierarchy to things and it all makes sense. Paul the owner signed John the GM and got out of the way. The only time you’ll see Paul Allen step up and do something is when he needs to sign the GM, who is the guy that usually does everything else. Even when he had to sign John Schneider I never saw a press conference about it, I never saw an interview with Paul Allen about it “He’s the greatest GM in the history of blah blah blah” like Jerry would’ve done. It was done quietly and we found out about it here…in text.

    Meanwhile in Dallas…what a trainwreck. You guys are talkin about Tony Romo possibly being a HOF candidate. Imagine he had to do his whole career with this clown running the show. So much talent wasted over the years….to be a cowboy fan.

  22. Foles, if he was so hurt by Jones words, should have got his revenge by getting a huge contract from Dallas…..all guarenteed as he was the one with all the power….he could have at least put that out there for his own betterment…. & if Dallas blocked at it he THEN should have gone to KC….dumb on Foles part for sure!!!

  23. Thebillscouldeventuallymove: it is apparent you were home schooled. Try reading it again, the poster was referring to Pat Bowlin the Broncos owner and not the New England Pats. Brush up on reading comprehension.

  24. jmethane says:
    Aug 4, 2016 7:10 PM

    Just last week, Paul signed John Schneider so that John could sign Pete the head coach.
    ———————-

    You know you have it good when your owner hires Bo Duke just to renew a contract with the head coach.

  25. “Ed Werder of ESPN suggested…”

    “Jones may have been better off not expressing an opinion…?

    ———————-

    So Werder can voice his opinion, but he thinks Jerrah shouldn’t have?

  26. .
    Whenever Bill Belichick declines to comment on players under contract to other teams or free agents they may or may not be interested in, he’s labeled as a league malcontent who is ” biting the hand that feeds him” .
    .

  27. emmitt22bates40 says:
    Aug 4, 2016 6:07 PM

    A true competitor wouldn’t have cared about those comments.
    —————————–
    A true competitor realizes that Dallas doesn’t compete.

  28. It wasn’t Jerruh’s words that scared Foles. It was the difference of having a chance to win with the Chiefs or lose with the Cowboys.
    Easy decision. He signed with the Chiefs.

  29. How bout them cowboys!!! Once again proving they are as far from being America’s team as you can get. I thought that everyone wanted to be a cowboy?

  30. emmitt22bates40 says:
    Aug 4, 2016 6:07 PM
    A true competitor wouldn’t have cared about those comments. Seems like to me he’s content with being Alex Smith’s backup versus facing the real possibility of seeing the field as the QB of America’s Team.

    Seems to me like you think backup to romo is a great gig..

    could be foles is a true competitor who just likes working where the owner owns, the coaches coach, and the g.m. isn’t a egomaniac who loves to hear himself talk.

    and maybe he figures the chiefs have a better club and better chance at the ring….

  31. xavier179 says:
    Aug 4, 2016 6:57 PM
    Foles cut off his nose to spite his face. He won’t play I’m KC in 2016. Enjoy carrying a clipboard.
    _______

    Was he going to get the nod over Romo in Dallas?

  32. “waldoampere says:
    Aug 4, 2016 7:45 PM
    I can’t understand how Jerry didn’t get picked to be Trump’s running mate.”
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    Easy…..cause Jerry wouldn’t share the stage.

  33. shaggytoodle says:
    Aug 4, 2016 7:54 PM
    xavier179 says:
    Aug 4, 2016 6:57 PM
    Foles cut off his nose to spite his face. He won’t play I’m KC in 2016. Enjoy carrying a clipboard.
    _______

    Was he going to get the nod over Romo in Dallas?

    ________________———-__________–

    No, but Romo will probably be out for the season by week 5

  34. “Ed Werder of ESPN suggested”
    ==============================

    Ohhh! Ed Werder suggested! Stop the presses!

    Anyone notice that every article concerning ESPN employees has everyone doing nothing but bashing ESPN, except when the topic is about Jerry Jones?

    You’re all media puppets, they have under lock and key and you don’t even know it.

  35. M’eh. Not sure it really mattered. The Cowboys are better off not signing a player who asked to be released because the team chose to go in a different direction. They have enough players with troubles. Last thing they need is someone with a bad attitude.

    And, it seems logical that Foles would go back to the coach who drafted him and helped him succeed.

  36. xavier179 says:
    Aug 4, 2016 6:57 PM
    Foles cut off his nose to spite his face. He won’t play I’m KC in 2016. Enjoy carrying a clipboard.

    ———

    So Foles will be paid millions of dollars with little chance of being hurt and not have to deal with the train wreck that is Dallas? Yeah….he sounds like a real fool…..

  37. The truth is that Foles couldn’t handle the idea of being the starting qb in Dallas. He couldn’t handle it in Philly. He sure didn’t handle it in St. Louis. Going to a city like Dallas was to big for him, so he took the easy route.

  38. Jerrah has lost t. The boozing and partying has caught up to this old fool. No need to worry about the Cowboys as long as this fraud is in charge.

  39. Foles made the right decision. Who your boss is, or in this case, coach, makes a big difference on whether or not you’ll be successful. Foles will be one of the very best backups in the league. That could help get the Chiefs in the SB.

  40. Foles has a great deal….he’ll make millions holding a clipboard for Andy Reid, who loves him. Meanwhile, Jerry Jones can go out and sign Johnny Manziel. A true win-win-win situation for everyone….until the next time a drugged and boozed up Johnny beats up his girlfriend and Jerry has to deal with all of the blowback.

  41. More likely, Foles already had a wink and nod agreement with KC before he got himself released. Why else would he be willing to give up that much money, unless he already knew he could make it up with the Chiefs?

  42. Wow quarrel, you missed everything that I said. I said if jerseys comments bothered him at the time, well, he is a wimp. I don’t think that is the case though, he went to a team with a coach that is better for him. I just think ESPN is nuts to suggest that he can’t take a little rejection when it’s a team saying they want to stay with their current players. Probably the only way he can succeed is with Andy Reid, heck, he has flamed out with every other coach he has been with.

  43. Plus, KC is a great city with really cool people. Dallas has Jerry Jones.

  44. Yeah, that was pretty dumb. Better to say nothing or just something generic like, “we like our guys but we’re always doing our due diligence on every option available to us, and Nick’s a good player”.

    I doubt Foles was so much offended as just having his antenna up for any sign of lack of commitment. After getting the rug pulled out by two consecutive teams, good for him for looking for some genuine interest.

    KC & Dallas seem like fairly equivalent opportunities for him. As a Cowboys fan, I’d have liked to see them go for him.

  45. You mean Jones did exactly what the media wanted him to do and he hurt his team by doing so? Bill Belichick is shocked! I tell you, Shocked!!!!!

  46. Anyone with half a brain would rather play in the CFL then have anything to do with Dallas and Jerry.

  47. ummm same NFC East were no GM has won more SBs…ok.

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    Right, because what Jimmy Johnson did 20 years ago has any bearing on the NFC East today.

    Face it, every year that JJ is GM of the Cowboys is another year the rest of the NFC East has one less team to worry about.

  48. “” Jones may have been better off not expressing an opinion…”

    You can put that on his tombstone.”

    Isn’t Jones one of the walking dead ?

  49. ummm same NFC East were no GM has won more SBs…ok.

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    That line right there is exactly what is wrong with most cowboys fans.. they can’t understand that that was the 90’s… 21 years ago… LET IT GO.

    I’ve been a cowboys fan for 40 years and I don’t care what they did 21 years ago… I see a franchise being beaten into the ground and lemmings as fans because they blindly accept it.

    The ONLY thing that Al Davis Jr understands is MONEY… quit giving it to him and you’ll see changes.. quickly.

  50. Jerruh Jones is the Donald Trump of football. Makin’ the Cowboys GREAT again!!

  51. emmitt22bates40 says:
    Aug 4, 2016 6:07 PM
    A true competitor wouldn’t have cared about those comments. Seems like to me he’s content with being Alex Smith’s backup versus facing the real possibility of seeing the field as the QB of America’s Team.

    QB of America’s Team?? He wasn’t going to Pittsburgh

  52. Jerry Jones is the Donald Trump of the NFL, living with at least one foot in his mouth at all times.

  53. Leave to Ricky Billy Jones ,a Bony ( not bona) fide football genius to put his GM genuis to work. This guy makes such bad decisions its laughable. He takes credit when things work and passing blame when they don’t.

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