There are two words why the Dallas Cowboys are so disappointing, Jerry Jones. If we look at the good times of the Dallas Cowboys since Jerry took over we have to look at Jimmy Johnson and even Bill Parcells. The thing with both of these coaches is they had control of the draft, players, free agents, scheme, staff, and even what they eat for lunch. Jerry Jones ruined both tenures as he wanted to exert more control, and has recently stated he would never hire a coach that wants that much control again. Which is probably why John Gruden is looking at becoming the Texas coach and not the Cowboys coach. Just look it up on NFL.com.
The problems all start with Jerry Jones. His ego controls this team, not the people he has in place. Look at the past few drafts, so many head-scratchers with injury plagued players, small schools, and so many TEs, the whole thing is just confusing. Our starting D backfield is made up of almost all small school players, no wonder they struggle against the talent of the NFL. While we have a scouting department, we all know who makes the decisions. Yup, again it is Jerry Jones.
Jerry has said he is doing his best work as a GM and today said that he wouldn’t hire a GM, as all they do is hire and fire people. Jerry is the one who pays them so he thinks he should just be the GM. That is one of the major issues – a GM evaluates the player, how they fit into the scheme, cap, chemistry, and confers with coaches. Jerry doesn’t seem to care about these things.
Until Jerry Jones either steps down or allows his staff to do their jobs, this team will continue to disappoint. This isn’t about how the players play on the field, it is about how they are being told to play and who will play. Jerry Jones is the biggest problem for the Dallas Cowboys. He doesn’t even realize that this is all on his head.
So while I agree with the Twitter trend of #FireGarrett, there needs to be a #FireJerryJones as well. So many people have been writing about the problems with Garrett, Kiffin, Romo, and everyone else but it all starts and ends with Jerry Jones. Everyone else in the middle is caught there until there is real change.