Jerry Jones not concerned about sun getting in players’ eyes, ball hitting board at Jerry World

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When the Cowboys unveiled their new stadium in 2009, Jerry Jones proudly proclaimed it the greatest football stadium ever constructed. But the stadium has some flaws that were on display in the playoffs, including glare from the sun getting in players’ eyes, and the enormous video board being low enough to the field that it can be hit by punted footballs.

Jones, however, insists that those concerns are trivial and he has much more important issues to focus on.

“I wish to hell all I had to worry about was a ball hitting the screen or a little sun getting in there,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “Conditions and elements have been a part of football since it was [played] the first time. No. That’s about 10,000 on my list of things to worry about. And, no, we’re not going to do anything with it. It goes both ways. Both teams had a chance to get in the sun, both teams had a chance to get out of the sun. Relative to the elements that I see other people play, it’s nothing relative to — somebody said something about a ball hitting the screen. Do you know how many punts we’ve had out there that never hit that screen? It’s ridiculous. Well, I do the very same thing. When I’ve had my ass kicked or people mad at me, then I’m going to pick something out that I’m going to pick on them. Well, they don’t color coordinate or they don’t wear something I want them to wear when it’s really something much more important than that. What we got on our mind is that we didn’t play well enough in the first playoff game with a Hell of a team. Those are the other issues. I’m not going to worry about the popcorn over this. I’m not going to worry about a lot of stuff over this. I need to worry about something frankly that gets us back this week, next year in the playoffs.”

Jones is too proud of his football palace to ever accept that it needs any improvements. He’s much more focused on making improvements to his football team.

47 responses to “Jerry Jones not concerned about sun getting in players’ eyes, ball hitting board at Jerry World

  1. Jerrah’s problem #1….paying six offensive players a combined $120+ million next year…and that’s before Dak’s contract goes hypersonic in 2023.

  2. Greatest thing Jerry Jones has ever done since becoming owner of the Dallas Cowboys was to hire Jimmie Johnson. Worst thing Jerry Jones has ever done since becoming owner of the Dallas Cowboys was to fire Jimmie Johnson.

  3. I’m okay with the big board issue as there is no real downside. There is no penalty & the play just a do over. However, It’s hilarious that the Stadium was designed to sit East/West making the Sun hit directly in the eyes during the late afternoon fall/winter. This problem should have been anticipated seeing’s how it was being built in Texas.

    I’m also going to agree with Jones on the need to focus on other issues to improve the team rather than these two issues.

    Nsxt

  4. Jerry Jones makes an astute observation though, the problem isn’t really the stadium, it is the team itself.

  5. Of course he’s not concerned. The game means nothing to the owners. These two structural failings in the stadium make it the worst in the league regardless of how much money the corporate suites can bring home for Jones.

  6. Well at least the games in Jerry World do resemble the futuristic psuedofootball game in Starship Troopers

  7. The only thing Jerry Jones IS concerned about is Jerry Jones. And there in lies all of the problems in Big D.

  8. Jerry Owker/GM continues to excel at the one thing he is actually exceptionally good at…

    Keeping the Cowboys Name in the news cycle while the actual Cowboys Team is at home on their couch.

  9. “Conditions and elements have been a part of football since it was [played] the first time.” Ok, so why build a domed/retractable roof stadium if the elements are part of the game?

  10. Hes correct about both things. Just kick it again no biggie. The sun is the same for both teams. Go Jerruh!!

  11. Poor Jerry…one year older and one more year without another super bowl appearance.

  12. Jerry’s Worry List:
    #10,001: Scoreboard
    #10,002: Glare
    #10,003: Popcorn (ready or not)
    #10,004: Team General Manager
    #10,005: Team President

  13. Well, the sun shines in the eyes of the players, not in the eyes of the high roller well-heeled Texans who shell out big buck$$ to occupy his suites, no no big deal.

  14. Lots of high priced talent on the Cowboys. The bill comes due eventually in the NFL. The window is closing.

  15. Jerry, do take one bit of advice. Instead of going on and on in the public arena, why don’t you take a few quiet weeks off and find a younger head coach who will actually take the time to teach situational football to multi-million dollar players?

  16. What I don’t get is why the OC and QB would call a pass play into the sun spot on the field that blinded Wilson and almost led to a turnover. I’ve watched enough games of the Cowboys at home to know this could be a factor that needs to be avoided. Then again maybe it’s something to keep in mind at the coin toss so the Cowboys choose the end that won’t be dealing with direct sunlight in the four quarter. They should practice the coin toss along with the 14 second drill. As a lifelong Cowboys fan, this ground hog day stuff is getting really old. Embarrassing to have 14 penalties in week 19. That is ore-season stuff. Bring in Shawn Payton.

  17. Jerry made a deal with the devil back in the 90’s but he didn’t read the fine print.

  18. Take note you plebs, you have no idea the amount and vastness of the problems billionaires have. The grass is not always greener.

  19. Well for once I agree with Jerruh. Those 2 flaws do not affect the revenue generated by the stadium. And he does have many more important things to worry about.

    And here is where I make the joke about what the #1 worry should be – the GM’s consistency in producing either a mediocre team or one that is one and done in the playoffs.

  20. Sunshine or rain, he still makes money.
    And that’s all he really cares about. If winning mattered the most the Cowboys wouldn’t have been irrelevant since Jimmy Johnson left.

  21. Talk about first impressions being inportant.

    SB 45, now 12 since, was a disastrous debut for a venue that was projected to be in the regular rotation.

    -People arrived only to find tarps on their seats, others obstructed views.
    -There was a cab strike (could have reasonably been avoided) people were stuck in their hotels.
    -Even if they had transportation, there was an ice storm and people in Texas weren’t ready for that odd event,,,,,the local officials or drivers.

  22. Shouldn’t this be a Jerry-free zone until the draft? I mean, where’s the joy in their swift, predictable ejection from the playoffs if you keep writing about him?

  23. Poor Jerrud. A flawed stadium that cost millions, just like his QB, WRs and the rest of his sorry loser team…. One and done continues in Dallas. Gotta love it….

  24. I hate the Cowboys, but I’ve been to that stadium and there’s nothing wrong with it, son. The video board issue is not a big deal.

  25. “I didn’t build a below average stadium. Have you seen the art collection? Or my yacht? Football? I have bigger concerns.”

  26. Jerry- put your owners hat on and hire a real GM. Owners worry about experience. GM focus on team. Apparently you should try to be the owner.

  27. Jerry, they do a ten year study of an area to determine the prevailing wind before deciding on the main runway direction for a new airport. I build my homes making sure its on the good side of the street. My neighbors across the street get all the sun in the pm and cant stand being on the deck while mine is shaded. They get icy driveways due to lack of sun melt in the winter and mine is dry and melted. Makes a big difference to know direction of the sun and wind before buying or building.

  28. There should be a giant mirror on the roof so he can look up to see what the real problem on the team is.

  29. Yeah we’re all blinded by something here Jerruh, but let me assure you it’s not jealousy for the most overrated and disappointing team in the league every single year.

  30. Well…now we know where Dallas players and coaches get that attitude where they never admit making mistakes. It starts with Jerry.

  31. The Cowboys’ dropped pass last week was at a key moment during the game. They were driving and got nothing.

    Might want to rethink that.

  32. I mean, yeah, these are minor things, but we can still mock Jerruh for choosing vanity over practicality

  33. When that place was built, the Cowboys playing this late in the season was not factored in…obviously.

  34. The reality is that as Cowboys fans, we are stuck until Jerry joins Al Davis in the underworld and we can then move on.

  35. Who cares! Lets talk about the playoff teams! You guys are all about Dallas! Sorry your favorite team got kicked out of the playoffs but they are on the couch with the rest of the non playoff teams! I`m sure they will be picked to win it all next fall just like they do every year!

  36. The stadium is blown away by the one in Los Angeles if you like indoor football. Personally I prefer outdoors on real grass.

  37. Hate to agree with Jerry on anything, but yeah this should be near the bottom of his concerns.

  38. chawk12thman says:
    January 22, 2022 at 6:17 am
    I’m okay with the big board issue as there is no real downside. There is no penalty & the play just a do over. However, It’s hilarious that the Stadium was designed to sit East/West making the Sun hit directly in the eyes during the late afternoon fall/winter. This problem should have been anticipated seeing’s how it was being built in Texas.
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    I agree 100%. No one on this multi-billion-dollar project thought about how the sun would hit the field?

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