Jerry Jones will draft at home alone, with no one to stop him

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When the Cowboys’ football staff is gathered together in one draft room, owner and General Manager Jerry Jones has final say — but sometimes Jones would get talked out of making a splashy move, most famously when his son Stephen Jones convinced him to draft guard Zack Martin instead of quarterback Johnny Manziel.

This year, Jones will make the Cowboys’ pick from his home, with no one else around. Which means no one will be there to physically restrain him, if it comes to that. And Jones joked that in the past, it would come to that.

“One of the things I’m not going to miss is when I came out of those draft rooms over the weekend, my old shins used to have big old bruises on them,” Jones said. “That was from Stephen kicking me under the table for three straight days relative to some of our decision-making. I know that we have a serious conference here, but I think I’m going to kind of miss that physical punching that goes on. I told him one time, I asked him where he got his strength when he was 16 years old, he had his uncle down, about to kill him, choked him. He was a big boy, that uncle. And I said, ‘I don’t feel that when I’m rasslin with you.’ He said, ‘Well, you don’t squeeze your daddy as hard as you can.’ The point is, I’m going to miss a little of that punching around at the table as we’re conducting this draft.”

Jones says he doesn’t expect any technical difficulties when communicating with the league office or with other teams on trades.

“I’m very comfortable that the technical capability is very much here,” Jones said.

When it’s time for the Cowboys to make the call, it will be Jerry and Jerry alone making it.

90 responses to “Jerry Jones will draft at home alone, with no one to stop him

  1. So this means Dallas will be drafting Jalen Hurts, QB from OK in the middle of round 1. Why? Because Jerry has seen the havoc that Hill creates for New Orleans when he gets on the field, and Lord knows, Jerry LOVES his havoc!

  2. theprovoker says:
    April 23, 2020 at 9:43 am
    It still doesn’t mean he can’t sign Johnny Manziel as a free agent.
    _______________________

    I’d be temped to prefer Johnny Football for $5 mil over Dak for $35 mil.

  3. the17thearlofoxford says:

    April 23, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Absolutely the funniest title in the history of PFT.
    ——————————-

    You beat me to it. So true.

  4. Ok lets be real, Jerry has been done making these picks for several years. If you think that he is submitting the pick you are out of your mind. Stephen and Jerry will talk with Will McClay, Mike McCarthy, Mike Nolan and Kellen Moore. Once the pic is decided then Will McClay will submit the pic while Jerry calls the draft pic to congratulate him. Jerry still has a flip phone for gods sake, he wont know how to actually submit the pick.

  5. If Jerry mysteriously falls asleep at some point we’ll have a pretty good idea what happened.

  6. “We can’t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell ’em stories that don’t go anywhere – like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heal for my shoe…”

  7. Your family sounds messed up.
    And you run a franchise in a billion dollar industry like its a mom and pop grocery store.

  8. Remember, and this IS FACT, he wanted Connor Cook, before the Raiders swiped him away for not wanting to approve the move to Vegas, this left him with the next QB avail, you guessed it, Dak!

    NOW this will be much watch TV.

    But you know he will have his clan, and his son of course, within arms and Zoom length.

  9. I’m a Birds fan, but watch it be a brilliant pick that turns into a Pro Bowler. I’ll be ill.

  10. Well, he over ruled the terrible and overweight con man Bill Parcells to take D Ware over Merriman and he allowed Parcells to trade back and skip Stephen Jackson to take a CB who I can not even remember. Sat Tony over Drew, changed a number 1 4-3 d that went 12 and 4 for a 20 rated 3-4. The lizst of failures goes on and on. Bobby Carpenter, lineman after linemnan and just a hard head D. If I hear “he’s a Bill Parcells guy” again, I will kick someone in the nuts. Jerry allowed to be over ruled last year for Tristan Hill. Over ruled on Tavo Charlton vs TJ Watt…Just let her rip Jerry. Wheels off. Take Tua. If Dak doesn’t want money, he can sit and see what the market looks like for him next year. I pull for the laundry. Not the Prima Donna’s wearing it for a few years.

  11. mumfio says:
    April 23, 2020 at 10:09 am
    It can’t be worse than last year’s draft, possibly the team’s worst draft ever.
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    The 2000 draft called to tell you you’re wrong, lol…

  12. “Remember, and this IS FACT, he wanted Connor Cook, before the Raiders swiped him away for not wanting to approve the move to Vegas, this left him with the next QB avail, you guessed it, Dak!

    NOW this will be much watch TV.

    But you know he will have his clan, and his son of course, within arms and Zoom length.”

    Fact Check: Jerry was the main force in brokering the deal where The Chargers and Rams would move to L.A. (not the Raiders) but as a consolation, the Raiders would get to move to Vegas. Jerry and Mark Davis have a good relationship. Al Davis helped Jerry when he was getting started as an owner and Jerry is trying to do the same for Mark. All that said, Dak was a lucky pick.

  13. Giants fan here, I love this!! oh and that was quite the origin story for stephen’s strength lmaoooo

  14. Does this mean that Jerry will invoke the George Costanza philosophy of doing the opposite?

  15. Jerry Jones is a Hall of Fame GM. Why wouldnt he make the Cowboys picks? Id wager the rest of the NFC East is counting on it.

  16. whats the chance Jerry trades Dak and 1st/3rd round pick to Bengals for Burrow pick? Gotta admit that drama would be interesting, as Burrow as a better shot (and cheaper) being great in Dallas than Dak would in Cincy.

  17. In related news, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy has unreturned calls in to Jason Garrett, Wade Phillips, Bill Parcells, and Dave Campo.

  18. Yep, he’s offering Johnny Footnote a contract sight unseen, with no workout.

    I like how he says he won’t miss the usual war room wrangling, then says he will miss it, in the same sentence.

    Clearly, he talks out of the same crevace from which he pulls his draft choices.

  19. Jones drafting with reckless abandon and no one to “physically restrain” him is good for the rest of the league. Especially the other teams in the NFC East.

  20. Dadgummit…where’s that enter key, I’m almost out of time…where’s the darn enter key!

  21. Jerry will as usual will take the path which earns him the most money something he is very good at the Cowboys are just his play things.

  22. That is one bull of a story, Jerry will make the pick like he always does but Will McClay and the scouts will have much to say, Plus Mike Mccarthy and Stephen Jones will have plenty to say as well. Its not going Jerry just picking who he wants without input from all, stop trying to start trouble with this bull story!!

  23. I think I’ll save this thread. If Dallas ends up with a consensus ‘A’ draft, there will be plenty for the peanut gallery to answer for.

  24. With the ()th pick in the 2020 nfl draft, the Dallas Cowboys select…Becky O’Shea, the icebox. Linebacker.

  25. If only there was a way to remotely communicate with other people. Something with a microphone, speaker, and maybe even a camera. Someday. Maybe flying cars too.

  26. I have a hard time believing his son isn’t around to keep thing under control — like fitting Jerruh with a remote shock collar or something.

  27. I’m pretty sure Cowboys IT staff gave him a gimmick iPad. it’s probably an Apple Newton with high school rosters.

  28. Yo, Jerry! Stop by Washington, DC and we’ll be happy to kick you in the shins. Might even throw in some kicks to other places free of charge.

  29. Upon hearing this news, someone took Mike McCarthy’s shoeloaces, belt, and any other objects that might cause himself harm.

  30. “Jerry Jones will draft at home alone, with no one to stop him”

    If this is true who will be there to help him clean his glasses
    or change his diaper if he soils it over getting excited.

  31. This IMO guarantees the phins (my favotrite) will only be 3rd biggest clown show tonight.

    Behind Kiper & Jerruh….. obviously

  32. He would have been better off picking Johnny Football. His quarterback situation is still unsettled, and he has to franchise tag a mediocre quarterback for this season.

  33. Hopefully he is doing some product placing for some Johnnie Walker, doing his own drinking game which could add some really good theatrics to the night.

  34. And Jerrah is going to make the pick alone with no one to stop him. This explains why the Cowboys have not been back to the Super Bowl after Jimmy Johnson’s teams were gone! The arrogant senile fool needs to vapor lock or get his communication from home nuked before the pick is up!

  35. Oh man, if espn had a channel with a live camera on Jerry during
    the draft, I would gladly watch that the entire time. I’m willing to bet he’ll be wearing Kleenex boxes for shoes.

  36. This is the same guy that was very upset that his staff didn’t move up to take Paxton Lynch a few years ago.

  37. james volpe says:
    April 23, 2020 at 1:22 pm
    That is one bull of a story, Jerry will make the pick like he always does but Will McClay and the scouts will have much to say, Plus Mike Mccarthy and Stephen Jones will have plenty to say as well. Its not going Jerry just picking who he wants without input from all, stop trying to start trouble with this bull story!!

    @@@@@@@222

    Lighten up Alice.

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