Jerry Jones: It’s a “compliment” for Urban Meyer to be interested in Cowboys job

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Urban Meyer recently talked publicly about his interest in coaching the Cowboys. Other coaches (including the one who currently coaches the Cowboys) would regard that as a faux pas. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones regards it differently.

“For Urban Meyer to say that is a compliment,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “Period. I really know that. The job is a great job. Now, that’s not implying that I made it that way or I don’t make it that way. It’s just the place to be.”

On Sunday night, Jones declined to comment on Meyer’s remarks while speaking to Charean Williams of PFT and Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In that same conversation, Jones said that he is “looking for reasons” to keep Jason Garrett, which implies that the reasons to not keep him are hiding in plain sight.

Regardless, Garrett remains in the last year of his contract. Unless and until Jones gives Garrett an extension, the possibility remains that “the place to be” will be looking for a new head coach in January.

 

48 responses to “Jerry Jones: It’s a “compliment” for Urban Meyer to be interested in Cowboys job

  1. Another insult to Jason Garrett…and I also don’t understand why a team and city who has won nothing since the nineties is “just the place to be.” They are not “America’s Team” anymore and haven’t been for a long time. Jerry Jones took care of that.

  2. oscarxray says:
    October 22, 2019 at 10:38 am
    Urban Meyer left OSU for health reasons and now all of a sudden he’s cured?

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    I think he left for guilt reasons.

  3. The only trio where Jason Garrett would have the most class is one with Jerrah and Urban in it too.

  4. This guy continues to stick his foot in his mouth every time he opens it. I bet hid coach and players love the fact that he is negotiating their contracts in public.

  5. When people say the Cowboys are no longer “America’s Team” it comes across as jealousy and bitterness. Annually they pull the highest TV ratings and are the highest valued team. This is because they generate more interest and revenue than any other team in the league. This can be phrased as “they’re the most popular team in America.” It makes more sense too attack their mediocre win/loss record and lack of playoff success over the past 25 years. There’s a lot to work with there.

  6. Meyer’s comments about coaching for Jones are similar to what a starving man would say about a half-empty box of Smarties.

  7. Urban might want to coach in the NFL, but these aren’t kids. They won’t tolerate you towing their cars for parking in your spot, or just blow down to you. He’ll learn the hard way his antics and ego won’t fly in locker rooms.

  8. I can’t see how Zeke would be licking his chops to see Meyer as his head coach. Remember, this is the same idiot coach who didn’t give him the ball in the second half in that Michigan State game. Instead, he had his QB run with the ball twenty times. Yeah, is that what Jerruh wants? I doubt it. Even if he did hire Meyer I think he’d be fired after one year. He’d make Jerruh wish he still had Garrett.

  9. fatcamper says:
    October 22, 2019 at 11:07 am
    When people say the Cowboys are no longer “America’s Team” it comes across as jealousy and bitterness. Annually they pull the highest TV ratings and are the highest valued team. This is because they generate more interest and revenue than any other team in the league. This can be phrased as “they’re the most popular team in America.” It makes more sense too attack their mediocre win/loss record and lack of playoff success over the past 25 years. There’s a lot to work with there.

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    Not jealous,not bitter. Why would I be? I’m a lifelong Patriots fan,and after many years of suffering through horrible teams,they have won 6 Super Bowls and working on a 7th.

  10. And Jason Garrett has no doubt heard these same comments with baited breath , ready to empty out his desk, as the handwriting is on the wall !

  11. Ya he never has a problem going to a program that is already there. Look, I think he is and he record backs this, one of the top coaches in all time college. But to be fair, he coached in Texas, Florida and the midwest and has long recruiting contacts that most other coaches dont have.
    Plus, once your elite status, the best players beat to your door not the other way around.

  12. Jones hired and that fired a college coach who won a Super Bowl for him after forcing Jimmy Johnson out as head coach.

  13. Wow – 20 comments on this blurb and at least a half dozen are from that fan base in Mass. A little jealous that despite all your recent bandwagoners you still can’t rival that America’s team gets so much attention?

  14. “America’s Team” is whoever wins the Super Bowl. Look how my bandwagon Pats fans there are these days. It was the same back when the 49ers had Montana, Rice, Young etc…

  15. “Well, you gotta admit, it would be fun watching Urban grovel and lick Jerrah’s boots.”

    Other way around bud. Urban would never even acknowledge JJ his entire tenure, and give him no credit to the changes and success they had.

  16. For better or worse, little Danny will pay him a gazillion dollars to come to Washington and rejoin forces with Dwayne. You heard it first.

  17. I don’t have a dog in this hunt but really question the ethics of a coach who would comment on a job still occupied. That being said ethics usually doesn’t come into play when talking about the NFL, the commissioner, owners or coaches. See any number of examples!

  18. I’d like to see Urban Meyer build a team from scratch,college or pro,not jump on with a team that already has most of it’s pieces in place. I’ll bet he couldn’t build a winner.

  19. Hey mzew233, if Meyer acted that way he’d last about ten minutes under Jerrud! Jones and Snyder, like our president, are monumental egomaniacs who crave attention and adoration. None of them take being snubbed well, so Meyer would either learn to lick the Jones’ boots or he’d be out of there. Why else do you think Garrett is “coaching” in Dallas? After losing to the hapless Jets who got DESTROYED by our Pats last night you can’t possibly think Garrett is still there because he’s such a great coach. He’s only still there because he knows how to salute and say “yes suh, Mr. Jones, sir” whenever he’s around Jerrud….

  20. araidersfan says:
    October 22, 2019 at 11:13 am
    Meyer’s comments about coaching for Jones are similar to what a starving man would say about a half-empty box of Smarties.

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    Bruh…… Smarties come in wrappers. Just sayin….

  21. “Wow – 20 comments on this blurb and at least a half dozen are from that fan base in Mass. A little jealous that despite all your recent bandwagoners you still can’t rival that America’s team gets so much attention?”

    Sounds like someone is deflecting their jealousy from the recent Jets beatdown.

  22. These ego maniacs deserve each other. Meyer makes a stew of corruption and bails before its served. He’s unscrupulous as it gets and to have him get “The Boys” into hot water and Jerry left holding the bag would be iconic.

  23. @ SWFLPC.INC

    “Did anyone ask Jerry what he thought about how the Patriots crushed the same Jets to whom his team lost around 8 days ago?”

    That doesn’t matter, and the Cowboys were with Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, Tyron Smith, and La’el Collins against the Eagles (who the Cowboys crushed), all of who were out when the Jets got their very fortunate win.

    This is a week to week league. What happened two weeks ago is in the books and doesn’t matter. It is interesting, however, that you will bring up a loss in NY 2 games ago, but not a win in Dallas only one game ago…… Haters are just to predictable.

  24. A compliment? Urban Meyer has quit every job he ever had. College and pro football are almost like two completely different sports, as far as success goes. In college, you have to be a really good salesman because you have to be a great recruiter. And when you win, you get all the good recruits. It’s the exact opposite in the pros. You need the best talent to win in the NFL, and the best teams always pick last in the draft. Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier couldn’t succeed in the NFL, even though they were far and away the best college coaches. In defense of Spurrier, the owners matter too.

  25. fatcamper says:
    October 22, 2019 at 11:07 am

    When people say the Cowboys are no longer “America’s Team” it comes across as jealousy and bitterness. Annually they pull the highest TV ratings ../////
    They play in the NFC East. D.C., Philly and NYC has a lot to do with thos ratings and why they became so “popular” in the first place. No team is America’s team it is all regional. If you think the Cowboys are popular in wisconsin you haven’t a clue.

  26. oscarxray says:
    October 22, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Urban Meyer left OSU for health reasons and now all of a sudden he’s cured?
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    Sometimes doctors, modern medicine & rest can cure things.

  27. It must be pure hell to work for the Cowboys under Jones. What sort of a boss humiliates his employee like this?

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