Jerry Jones reiterates that he’ll never sell the Cowboys

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From time to time, someone tries to apply a value to the Dallas Cowboys. From time to time, we’ll point out that it doesn’t matter, because the franchise isn’t for sale.

In his most recent appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, owner Jerry Jones said once again that he won’t be selling America’s Team.

“We used to have fans call in and I’d answer a question,” Jones said of his twice-per-week segments on the team’s flagship station. “I’d be mad too. I will tell you right now, the best way to get something done is to have [the question] come straight to me. Those same fans know I’ll never sell this team. I sure would welcome the segment. I live with it every day. Let me say this, I’m so sensitive to our fans. I will tell you … you look around, and [see that] rehiring or shuffling out General Managers on top of shuffling out coaches — I haven’t seen that be the secret to success in the league.”

There hasn’t been a shuffling out of General Managers in Dallas because the owner has been the G.M. for 33 years. And he hasn’t fired coaches more often because, frankly, he doesn’t like to pay the buyouts.

Whether he’s willing to pay current coach Mike McCarthy to not coach the team beyond the third year of his contract remains to be seen. In 2019, and as explained in Playmakers, Jones was ready to hire Sean Payton. Payton will be available for 2023. It will be interesting to see whether Jones is willing to pay whatever it takes to get Payton, and whatever it takes to get McCarthy to go away.

47 responses to “Jerry Jones reiterates that he’ll never sell the Cowboys

  1. Well Jerry’s secret of success hasn’t worked either. So there you have it. Despair for the cowboys fans, rejoicing of all others.

  2. Lets be honest without Drew Brees, Sean Payton isn’t winning anything.

    Enjoy your 5-12 season Jerrah!

  3. Jerry’s an intelligent man. We see teams hire and fire coaches and General Managers all the time yet continue to lose. Jerry has three Lombardi trophies from two different coaches, but only one GM. Look at the Steelers. They’ve only had 3 coaches in about the last 50 years, and they’re all HOFers, and they’ve all won super bowls, just like Jerry Jones. Continuity is more important than change for the sake of change.

  4. If you think things are bad now just wait until Jerruh puts the franchise in trust to be managed in perpetuity by his nose-picking heirs.

  5. Jerry is not selling and neither are his descendants. Why sell an asset that never goes down in value.

  6. Jerry cares more about Jerry than Jerry will ever care about the Cowboys no matter what Jerry says. You are what your record is, and Jerry’s record is mediocre.

  7. And I will never be a Cowboys fan. So together, we will always have that, won’t we, Jerry?

  8. No one in their right mind would ever sell an NFL franchise. Our professional sports leagues are monopolies, illegal in all other industries but not in sports (well greased pockets in D.C.). You can literally open up a commercial airline and have people’s lives in your hands, assuming you have the capital and meet the regs, but you can’t open an NFL franchise, not even where taxpayers have paid for stadiums. It’s as corrupt as corrupt gets. But we allow it. In fact, we idolize it. We say nothing paying someone $50M/yr to throw a football, but might literally go to civil war concerning things like paying police $50K a yr. It’s insane. Truly insane. Why would anyone ever sell something that has 0.00% chance of going down in value or losing money.

  9. Oh man, you think it’s bad now? Just wait till the old man starts going senile but is still calling all the shots. Your team is going to reach a level of suck never before thought possible. Buckle up!

  10. Jerrah is arguably the best owner/businessman in the NFL. The Cowboys are worth 100 times what he paid for them, but he’s the worst GM in the NFL hands down. Sorry Cowboy fans until Jerrah is in a wheelchair and has to wear a bib to stop the drool you ain’t winning anymore Superbowls.

  11. Sell the Cowboys? Why would he?! Jerry might be a poor GM but the man is a brilliant businessman.

    Reiterating that he would never sell the Cowboys is easily the smartest football-related statement he has made in quite some time.

  12. charliecharger says:
    September 16, 2022 at 8:26 pm
    Jerry’s an intelligent man. We see teams hire and fire coaches and General Managers all the time yet continue to lose. Jerry has three Lombardi trophies from two different coaches, but only one GM. Look at the Steelers. They’ve only had 3 coaches in about the last 50 years, and they’re all HOFers, and they’ve all won super bowls, just like Jerry Jones. Continuity is more important than change for the sake of change.
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    All three Winning teams were built by Jimmy Johnson, a long time ago…..

  13. If winning was the most important thing he would of hired a real GM long ago because he’s obviously not getting the job done. His real priority is being in the spotlight and stroking his ego which is an obstacle to winning

  14. Jerry is going to be cryogenically frozen just on the off chance he could be resurrected in time for the Cowboys 2136 season super bowl run.

  15. You Don’t have to sell the Cowboys But If you were smart you would bring in Aikman as GM….Troy is Hungry and he know’s what it takes to win

  16. As a Cowboys fan, we know, and are truly saddened, because we know. There is no hope for this team, ever.

  17. Let me say this, I’m so sensitive to our fans.
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    Right, Jerry has no accountability to the Cowboys Fan base for the past 27 years.
    The worst news is not that he won’t sell but that he won’t step down as GM and hire
    a real GM.

  18. Well that about covers it. They will NEVER be any good until he sells which is never. Sorry Boys fans.

  19. If the team is worth 10 billion, how are the kids going to come up with a inheritance tax bill in the billions? Jerry should sell now, because that is the only way he can say he is a winner.

  20. Because of Jerry’s hands-on approach, it is hard for him to hire a good coach, because good coaches like to have total control. That cost the Cowboys Jimmy Johnson, and ever since then the Cowboys never had a great coach, They had Bill Parcells, but he was in the twilight of his career, and he was none too happy when Jerry brought in Terrell Owens without consulting Parcells, and he left shortly thereafter

  21. “And he hasn’t fired coaches more often because, frankly, he doesn’t like to pay the buyouts.”

    This is incorrect. The reason is because every firing is a subtle admission that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Jerry is still selling us on McCarthy because it was only 29 months ago he told the world he did his due diligence and felt 100% confident in hiring him. We can only hope the Jones family gets on a plane together at this point.

  22. Since Jerry Jones purchased the Dallas Cowboys in 1989,he has alienated and ran off 3 super bowl winning hall of fame head coaches in Tom Landry,Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells. Jones is the one and only common denominator. Jones can’t concede any power and give any credit to anyone else for the success of those championship teams in the 90s. Jerry has never been able to get out of his own way over the past 25 yrs.

  23. I hope Payton spurns Jerry, and takes the chargers job after they fire Staley this year when he used “analytics” too much and blows another playoff opportunity…..

    Payton and Herbert with Ehkeler and those receivers would be wild…..in that division

  24. Doesnt matter Jerry when they put you in the groung like everyone else, you will own the clothes you have on thats it.

  25. Jerry Jones; bare foot hill billy came to Dallas trying to keep his family fed and ended up doing Dallas much more than Debbie ever did.

  26. Jimmy Johnson had ultimate personnel control and Jimmy pulled off the Herschel Walker trade- that single trade created a dynasty.

    3 decades of futility amd mediocrity will be Jerry’s legacy as a GM.

  27. Owning a pro sports team is a for-profit venture. Winning comes next. On both counts Jerry Jones has not performed poorly, relative to the competition.

  28. Geriatric Jones may not sell the team, but Texas-licensed estate lawyers have to be licking their lips.

  29. And Stephen Jones is every bit as bad and delusional as Jerruh, if not even worse. He has already shown he won’t spend anywhere close to the levels of his father.

    So any Cowboys fans waiting for Jerruh to croak are not going to be any more pleased with Stephen.

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