Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

If Jerry Jones is the Problem, What Can We Do?

It seems around this time every year Jerry Jones become the primary target of countless disheartened Cowboys fans. And why shouldn’t he? After all, he is the man in charge. He’s the big kid playing his real-life version of Madden NFL 2014. He’s the final say on all personnel issues – players and coaches. He deserves the blame, right?

Hell yes he does. But what can we do about it? Should we call radio shows and blast him? Sure. Should we write articles, post in fan forums, and generally just “go cry it on the mountain”? Yes, that too.  But all of this has already been done. It’s been going on for the past 15+ years in fact. And it’s accomplished absolutely nothing.

Ok, the constant complaining possibly had a hand in the Parcells hiring but that’s about it. After Jerry’s short-lived experiment with a marquee coach, Jerry quickly reverted back to his old ways. So I ask,

If Jerry’s the problem, what can we do? Sport DFW reader and published author Jeff Stevenson had this to say,

I lay the blame for the state of the Cowboys at the feet of their self-declared GM Jerry Jones.  Jerry’s football acumen has to be called in to question, and his ego and arrogance have rendered him unable to manage the team effectively (if the goal is to win games, and to be a championship contender).
SO….I am declaring war on Jerry Jones.  I am making it my life’s work to bring him down, and restore our Cowboys to greatness.  See www.JustFixItJerry.com.   My book is titled “Mediocrity in Dallas – Jerry Jones Cowboys”.

I intend to build a following with my book, and to use that following to create a public sentiment against Jones, for his outright refusal to hire a competent GM, or a Player Personnel Director, who could advise the club on drafting and developing new players.
Once the following is achieved, the proclamation will be made to stop buying Cowboy tickets in protest of Jones obstinacy.  If the stadium is only 70% full rather than being sold out, Jones “will” may be weakened, because the one thing Jerry does understand is cash flow!  Then maybe we will get our GM.

The truth is, Jeff is right. Money Talks. It’s the only talking Jerry Jones can really hear. Jerry is perhaps the most thick-skinned person on the face of this earth. Your and my insults roll right off his back. He hears them, he just doesn’t care.

Is Jeff’s boycott solution the answer? Is it the only way to change things in Dallas? Maybe. Maybe not. It’s at least an idea, which is more than I hear from most people. What do you think? I’d love to hear from you Cowboy Nation. How do we fix the situation here in Big D?

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  • Old Frog

    Why not start an online petition? Lot easier than writing a book and you’ll be able to see how many fans are really motivated enough to take any kind of action – let alone give up their season tickets.

  • Earl Robertson

    Nothing going to do anything because he spent 150 million and has made 2 billion so what ever we may think he could care less!! Just like Carr you would think he would learn by now that when he is running with his guy the qb is going to throw it short and the wr will stop and catch it for 8 yards everytime but does he really care? He got 30 million for sure dollars so why would he care?

  • CowboyMM

    The best way to beat an idea is with a better idea. Jerry has proven that he is not going anywhere. The right GM or Player Personnel Director must come to Jerry and convince him that he can provide the upgrade. Perhaps the best way to start is to locate that individual that can turn our beloved franchise around and then convince him to reach out to Jerry. I would think Jerry would at least listen to the persons ideas and how he would start in improving the Dallas Cowboys.

  • yingyangpalms

    Petitions and online ranting mean nothing.
    If people stop buying season tickets and ESPECIALLY stop buying the merchandise then you hit him where it hurts. If MANY fans picket and line every street on game day screaming for Jones to go, you might make a difference. Embarrass him the way he embarrasses fans.
    Sell creative merchandise, like cartoony images of Jones, and the Boys shooting themselves in the foot.
    Find some Texas comic to create a caricature of Jones and do some online videos of Jones making dumbass decisions, or Jones watching the games.
    There’s some funstuff you could so there.

    But most importantly, call for a Boycott of Cowboy merchandise.

    Jones is one dumb S.O.B. You aren’t going to get rid of him easy. So if you’re serious, go all-out or don’t waste your time.

  • SmartThinking

    We need to contact the sports media and beat reporters and prove to them that there’s a large bloc of devoted fans who want to reach Jones and make him listen. They always like a juicy story about the outraged townsfolk up in arms with torches and pitchforks in hand. The media people are in front of him on nearly a daily basis. The only way to get Jones’ attention is to have the people he wants to impress the most beat him and his talking monkey son over the head with questions about why he’s such a crappy GM. He’ll either take action or quit talking to the media — a win-win in my book.