Jerry Jones: Cowboy Fans Are Speaking Out!

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As a life long Dallas Cowboys’ fan, I try to intermingle with other fans as much as I can. I really don’t think Cowboys GM Jerry Jones realizes just how frustrated the fans are. That being said, I decided to give the fans an opportunity to tell him just how they feel. I have included the input from some of my readers and loyal fans alike.

Nov 11, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (center) talks with COO/EVP Stephen Jones (left) and EVP Jerry Jones, Jr. (right) prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 38-23. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Mr, Jones, the Dallas Cowboys’ fans are the ones paying the salaries of your players. No fans means no revenue for the team. The bottom line is, we are all silent partners in the franchise and our voice deserves to be heard. Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garretts’ philosophy of always coddling the players after a bad performance and repeatedly using the excuse that the guys played hard, they did well against a real good football team even when the opponent was 2-8 etc, sends the message that losing is acceptable. The Dallas Cowboys franchise went from 20 consecutive winning seasons to 1 play off win in 16 years. Enough is enough. Even as someone who loves the Cowboys, I don’t want to cheer for losers. The excuse coming out of Valley Ranch is: “well, the salary cap changed things”. That’s BS. Under the same rules, New England has had 11 consecutive winning seasons and been to the Super Bowl 4 times. The NYG won 2 super bowls in the last 5 years.

The salary cap isn’t the problem, it’s how the salary cap is managed. Poor drafting, poor developing of players, and poor coaching.

I am sorry, but we (the fans) need something to cheer for! There needs to be some FEAR in Dallas again and that comes from accountability. Jimmy Johnson said it best, “it’s a country club and everyone is buddies”! Get us a hard nosed coach that not only has the ability to motivate these players, but coach them up and bring some discipline. A coach who is smart enough to realize that Tony Romo needs a “REAL” offensive line if this team wants any hope of being successful.

Mr Jones if you don’t come to the realization that the fans are fed up, you may just be sitting in a palace full of empty seats. The fans are already booing them off of their own field. You sold the product, it’s time to honor the warranty.

 Open Letters to Dallas Cowboys GM and Owner, Jerry Jones,  from Cowboy fans:

Mr. Jones,

November 11, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan reacts to a play against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 38-23. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

My name is Roger Snow, and I hail from the heart of Redskin country here in Richmond, Va. I’ve been a Dallas Cowboys fan all of my life, and as bad as they are, I always will be. As a fan looking on and a genuine lover of the game, I would truly like to see an Offensive Coordinator come in here that can game plan according to our strengths. I realize Garrett is still a Rookie head coach, and to be honest I’ve seen good qualities in him there. BUT, he needs to focus exclusively on that job, and not attempt to handle the play calling as well. Clearly in former HC Wade Phillips 1st season the offense was still geared from Sean Payton and Tony Sparrano’s influence. Since Jason Garrett took over, it has continually declined. I love Rob Ryan, and with all our injuries he has still kept them playing with confidence for the most part. As a true fan, PLEASE Mr. Jones……fix our offense by 1st giving us a committed Coordinator, as well as an offensive line to work with. Thanks and many blessings to you and yours!

Chris Gonzalez Santa Barbara, Ca:

I am a life long California Dallas Cowboys fan, then again I grew up in the 90′s so it was easy to follow them then. Older generations grew up during the Landry/Staubach era, I had Johnson/Aikman. These past 5 years, well actually since the 2000′s began, has tested our relationship. I will always bleed blue, but lately it has become more stressful and frustrating. I appreciate how much work and effort you have put into the team and the new stadium. Even though I have not been to it, it’s still amazing. However Mr. Jones, this team is underachieving, and ‘under’ is a bit of an understatement, add way or completely in front of it and it’s right on. I have come to terms with the fact that you will always be handling everything to do with the team, but we the fans deserve better than this. I’ve wanted to start a petition nationwide with the rest of the frustrated Dallas Cowboys nation to boycott Cowboys games, but I know that will never be successful, not because Cowboys fan wont do it, but because all the Cowboys haters will make sure that everything stays the same with the team.

Jan 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton reacts on the sideline against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter of the 2011 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

We need and want a new head coach Mr. Jones, a coach who will get the best out of our players, a coach who will light a fire under them. Unfortunately, Mr. Jason Garrett is not that coach, the whole country knows it after going 2-5 in nationally televised games. We have no home field advantage, and I know that must hurt you Mr. Jones as much as it hurts us fans. What our team needs is a fresh start and a new coach will do just that. Sincerely, a die-hard frustrated fan.

Scott M. Knudsen:

Jerry, I love you and the commitment and excitement you bring to the game, especially due to the passion you have for the Dallas Cowboys. Your life story, of working hard and risking, entitles you to the demands and accolades as an NFL Owner. I, personally, would want no one but you in possession of this franchise, however, there are inherent flaws in the organization. One, and the hardest, to be absolute direct, is your distance and approximation to the “field.”

You own the place and built the greatest sporting/entertainment facility in the entire world. Because of that, you have every right to occupy every inch of the place, but the “field” reference intimates that you are “way too close” to the action. Your proximity, style, and management configuration undermines the authority of Jason Garrett and/or any Coach you would have in charge of game-day actions. Your style allows frequent “end-arounds” the Head Coach who should be the ultimate source and consultation point as it comes to player personnel and football operations management. No serious Head Coach candidate, wanting player personnel say and control, will ever come to Dallas. It burnt out Jimmy Johnson, and it exhausted Bill Parcells. Great things were happening under the reigns of both men, but you could not stay far enough away, and both of them ultimately left. No Head Coach is going to desire to coach for you. Not as long as the current management chain and decision-making structure is in place.

You have the say, and you should always be involved, as you’re Owner and President, but the General Manager is needed to act as a buffer. Players need to go to the Coach, and if, and only if, resolution is not possible, the buck stops with the General Manager’s decision-making capabilities. You’re way too close, Jerry. You need someone to save you from yourself, and that person has to be a bonafide General Manager with authority. No figure heads. Let all the football operations flow through a proven football man or woman. Get out of the way of your own self. Love your drive, enthusiasm, and will to win, but swallow the pride, and step aside when it comes to all Football Operations.

If not, this 40+ year fan is ready to jump ship to the Chicago Bears, and that’s not a threat or lie. It’s a prudent decision if things don’t change in Dallas/Arlington. As things sit right now, we will be stuck in mediocrity forever. This franchise is too proud and successful for that to be the state of affairs from now until whenever. We CAN’T win with the current organizational structure. Just can’t, and won’t. Rich Blessings and Best Wishes.

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  • Dallas3026

    Scott, I agreed with a lot of what you said. I found it interesting, on a plethora of levels, that you suggested that the GM to lead the Cowboys back to greatness could be a woman. Was that political correctness, an attempt to impress the ladies, or a genuine openness to wise use of resources? I remember when they used to talk about how long before the NFL would have a black Head Coach or GM, do you see women advancing that far in the NFL anytime in the near future?

    • Cowgirlcas22

      I dont see any reason why one of us couldn’t do it. in fact some of the most successful companies in the world have a woman as a general manager or even a CEO

      • Dallas3026

        If you look at the Fortune 500 companies, women have never accounted for more than 4% of the CEOs. I am not saying it right or good – we also need more non-whites on the Supreme Court, but the question remains: how far are we from a world where a woman could be a coach, never mind a GM, in the NFL? Or maybe it would be easier for a woman to be a GM than a coach, I don’t know.

        • Cowgirlcas22

          Well it’s already to a point where High Schools have been forced to let girls participate in the football program. In fact there is star RB here in Fl that is a female lol

  • californy

    Nice article Cowgirlcas, my hat goes out to you for a job well done. I assume Tom Landy hat would come off to should he have been with us today. The Cowboys star once stood for greatness, and a symbol of doing something right. It hard to believe that Tom Landry had 20 winning season in a row, all we are left from Tom are the wonderful memories and his legacy and JJ leagacy of 500 ball for 17 season in a row. As a Cowboy fan we must watch other team reach their dream again in January and raise that trophy hight above there head for a job well done.

    • Cowgirlcas22

      thank you

    • ctcowboy1968

      We had the greatest team of all time in the mid 90′s with Jimmie Johnson and it seemed like the players weren’t doing anything “right” off the field. At this point, I think I would take that again just to see the Boys win on the field consistently.

  • bwall

    Great article. Maybe, just maybe jerry sees this as a wake up call, along with the petition filed to the white house, that us fans are sick and tired of mediocrity.

    • Cowgirlcas22

      preach it Bwall

  • boysteamusa

    Jerry is not listening. The Dallas Cowboys are his personal play toy. If he wants to spend several picks on a worn out WR he does so and accounts to no one. If he wants to fill the entire O-Line of scrubs and rejects then he does so. If he wants to train and raise his own HC and put him as the HC of the Dallas Cowboy then he’ll do just that. Meanwhile the New York football Giants are making a run for their 3rd SB victory as the division no longer has a competitor thanks to what’s occurred in Dallas. It’s not America’s Team its Jerry’s.

    • boysteamusa

      I did mean 3rd SB victory since this nonsense going on in Jerryworld. Parcell’s victories with the Giants are different. They clearly were the better team. As for whats happened from 2007 on…management pretty much took Dallas out of the running imo……so the Giants have their 4 rings….but the last 2 and what might happen this year are inexcusible in my eyes….as the Cowboys were set up for failure from the start

    • Cowgirlcas22

      very good points, Until the fans step up and stop handing him their money it will continue. The only way to get JJ’s attention is to hit him where it hurts which is his wallet. Once he starts seeing a bunch of empty seats it will sink in.

  • Jbbravo

    They took the petition down what’s up with that?

    • Cowgirlcas22

      Jerry has friends in high places he has GW over for bourbon and he sits in his box with him for games.

  • Cody Moser

    It’s a good article but my only thing is, isn’t it a little redundant? You can listen to fans, espn, sports radio anything and they’ll say Jerry needs to do this and that and needs to relinquish power to a gm and all of that is true the only problem is it isn’t going to happen. I’m always left wondering why it always comes up like if we talk about it enough he’ll do it. I’m not trying to rag your article I’m just honestly curious why people continually talk about it like it’s something that will happen

    • Cowgirlcas22

      it’s more so a way for the fans to vent. We all know JJ isn’t going anywhere, but we also know if JJ gets enough heat from the fans he will fire a coach!

    • californy

      JJ is 70 years old, he wont be here for ever. JJ is not the Dallas Cowboys he never was. He just the current owner, nothing that JJ has done in the last 17 years has made the Dallas Cowboys organization better. The only thing JJ has done is tarnish the star and provide us with the future Caps hits years to come. As fans we cant fire JJ we get that nor does the article says he going to do that. It just an article that give fans a place to vent our dissatisfaction with the state of the Cowboys.

  • ctcowboy1968

    We are all behind you Cowgirlcas22. Unfortunately, as you stated, this is only venting for the fans. boysteamusa is also correct that JJ only does what he wants. Wealth does not make one smart and ego only makes one blind.
    This team win in spite of JJ and JG. IMO, any fan with good football knowledge could achieve better than both of them.
    Cowgirl, the letters you submitted above are to kind. Reality is a lot worse than that.

    • Cowgirlcas22

      good points ctcowboy thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  • bluensilverallday

    What a stupid article, thank god they dont pay you to write this crap. Why don’t you learn about football before you write crap about the sport and especially about the number one sports franchise in the world, ALL because of the guy your attacking, idiot. Some stupid chick that thinks she understands more than anyone how to run a nfl franchise lol gees loser!

    • Cowgirlcas22

      thank you! My haters make me famous :D

  • bluensilverallday

    and to imply that you mingle with the lowly fans since you think your so high and mighty really shows how sold on you that you are, but your the only one that for sure i notice you dont get but about 20 people reading your articles lol that says it all doesnt it?

    • Al

      damn dude try taking a xanex or something. This chic is cool. Smart too. What happened did she shoot you down for a date or something? peeps all over face book and twitter post links to her articles all the time. I even saw her posted on sports illustrateds web site. I think she knows more about football than any chic writer I ever read. My advise is if you have issues with her don’t come here. We all like her work.

  • Guest

    jerry you have ruined the dallas cowgirls forever-you are so greety and do even know how to win anymore!!!!