Jerry Jones: We felt we needed new voice as offensive line coach

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The Cowboys returned from their bye with a new look on the roster and the coaching staff.

Wide receiver Amari Cooper is the new addition to the roster and the coaching change involved firing offensive line coach Paul Alexander seven games into his first year with the team. Assistant offensive line coach Marc Colombo has been promoted and former line coach Hudson Houck is back in an advisory role.

During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones explained both moves by saying that the 3-4 team is “more urgent because we dug a hole here” and noted that the offensive line has not been the strength it has been in recent years.

“We have a high standard,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “When we look at the strength of our team, we look at it as the offensive line. You are on the spot when you are playing and coaching in that area. That is an area we want to be a symbol of what the team is about. After seven games, we weren’t getting the job done to the standard. We felt we needed new voices. That was the way to give up to the best chance to go in the direction we want to go.”

Colombo and Houck will have the same players to work with that Alexander did, so it shouldn’t take too long to see if the person coaching them during the week was at fault for the slip in productivity.

30 responses to “Jerry Jones: We felt we needed new voice as offensive line coach

  1. You have a high standard? Look in the mirror.

    You have arrogance, but a very low standard, obviously. Cowboys fans need to stop going to force him to sell.

    It may take a while, but the kid will be just like Jerry.

  2. “High standards”? That is just so funny…..you’ve fired or let go so many coaches but you keep getting rid of the wrong ones….the one you want has red hair and does nothing but get in the way and clap………

  3. I think it’s great that Jerry Jones, in his role as GM, regularly goes on the air to explain his actions and thought processes.

    I say the above in all sincerity, not being sarcastic at all. I’m not a Cowboys fan, but if I were I one I would really enjoy getting regular updates from my GM. For better or for worse, Jerry knows he can’t be fired, and that makes a big difference in how candid he is.

  4. tylawspick6 says:

    You have a high standard? Look in the mirror.

    You have arrogance, but a very low standard, obviously. Cowboys fans need to stop going to force him to sell.

    It may take a while, but the kid will be just like Jerry.
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    says the man who’s team plays in a Ju-Co division and gets 6 easy wins every year…..it must be nice, what a joke!

  5. so Jerrah you booted Dez, you booted witten, you booted the o line coach, you are booting and adding receivers ( losing your #1 pick) all the while refusing to address the real issue. your QB stinks

  6. Paul Alexander was a horrible coach in Cincy, got lucky he had guys like Rich Brahm and Willie Anderson to make him look good and that continued with Andrew Whitworth…..Whit left and he was exposed and let go

  7. The Truth says:

    so Jerrah you booted Dez, you booted witten, you booted the o line coach, you are booting and adding receivers ( losing your #1 pick) all the while refusing to address the real issue. your QB stinks
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    The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing day after day (like ripping into Dak) & expecting different results, give it a rest man, you have severe anger issues.

  8. The Truth says:
    October 31, 2018 at 8:47 am
    so Jerrah you booted Dez, you booted witten, you booted the o line coach, you are booting and adding receivers ( losing your #1 pick) all the while refusing to address the real issue. your QB stinks

    We didnt boot Witten, and we didnt lose our number one pick We Just Used It Early.
    Dak doesnt stink by no means. In your Opinion Zeke must stink as well? I mean he hasnt had many 100 yard games this year, I wonder why .. Oline play, No Wr to open up the run. Ahh but no just all on Dak. Nope, not at all.

  9. stucats says:
    October 31, 2018 at 8:29 am
    tylawspick6 says:

    You have a high standard? Look in the mirror.

    You have arrogance, but a very low standard, obviously. Cowboys fans need to stop going to force him to sell.

    It may take a while, but the kid will be just like Jerry.
    ****************************************************************
    says the man who’s team plays in a Ju-Co division and gets 6 easy wins every year…..it must be nice, what a joke!

    —————–

    Have you seen the NFCE?

    The Pats would dominated the NFCE, too. Look at their record outside their own division.

    That Pats are THAT GREAT. That’s what you dopes don’t get. That Pats approach to trambuilding, the streamlining of how they operate is so superior, it wouldn’t matter what division they are in.

    90% of the league is in full on rebuild mode or masking a rebuild.

  10. Doesnt have the balls to fire his HC so continues to make excuses for him spreading the blame elsewhere.

  11. The ‘Boys can keep changing offensive coaches, but until they change the OC,Scott Linehan, I expect the same basic results. That make me wonder what Linehan has on Jerry. Jerry fired all offensive coaches at the end of last year, but not Linehan!

  12. Why would any Cowboys fan be happy with this loser owner? Why would

    The guy just unloaded a 1st rd pick for Amari Cooper, and these fans quickly point to the strength of the Pats division as a way to deflect from their own franchise’s horrendous shortcomings?

    That’s exactly why Jones has the hold over apparently most of the fans like he does.

    As long as old man Jones, channeling his inner Al Davis, owns that team, they will never win anything.

  13. tylawspick6 says:
    October 31, 2018 at 9:26 am
    Why would any Cowboys fan be happy with this loser owner? Why would

    The guy just unloaded a 1st rd pick for Amari Cooper, and these fans quickly point to the strength of the Pats division as a way to deflect from their own franchise’s horrendous shortcomings?

    That’s exactly why Jones has the hold over apparently most of the fans like he does.

    As long as old man Jones, channeling his inner Al Davis, owns that team, they will never win anything.
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    YOUR SO-CALLED GENIUS G/M BELICHEAT GAVE UP A 2ND ROUNDER FOR KONY EALEY, WHO DIDN’T EVEN FIT YOUR SCHEME AND YOU CUT HIM RIGHT AWAY, SO DON’T THINK YOUR G.M. IS THE HIGH & ALMIGHTY BECAUSE HE IS NOT & BY THE WAY, GO POST ON YOUR OWN TEAM STORY’S

  14. Alexander has had a good career. Coached for 23 yrs here in Cinti. But his voice and scheme are past his prime. Running game has been an issue even when whit was here. One thing that put a nail in his coffin, was his evaluation of first round and high second picks (2 tackles, Ogehui and Fisher) that can’t crack the starting lineup after 4 yrs. It was his statement that Obehui “was going to be the next Anthony Munoz”. Frank Pollock is doing a really good job, we’re (mouse in my pocket) keeping him. Thanks Mr Garrett

  15. If it weren’t for the Herschel Walker trade (engineered by Jimmy Johnson) then Jerry Jones would have won NOTHING of note in the 30 years he’s owned the team.

  16. And since he has no intention of firing himself or the ultimate “yes man”, Garrett, it left Alexander as the scape goat.

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