Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT

Why Oh Why?

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys mascot Rowdy reacts in the tunnel during the second half of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT

There is no explanation. No logical reasoning that could help us to understand why oh why our beloved Dallas Cowboys just can’t get over years of frustration, mediocrity and heartbreaking losses at the end of every season?

We have seen that Tony Romo is not the problem. We have seen many different coaches get the same mediocre results. Heck, we’ve even tried a new stadium!

It’s not about effort, grit or attitude. All Garrett’s teams play with lot of heart. They gave it all against Philadelphia, they did what they had to do. But still, the final result was the same.

So, what to do now?

Good players have come, good players have gone. Good defenses, bad defenses. Legendary coaches, cupcake coaches, rookie coaches. Great quarterbacks, mediocre quarterbacks and terrible quarterbacks.

The only thing that hasn’t changed is the man calling the shots. The same man that fired Tom Landry, messed up the ‘90s dynasty, hired T.O., paid a ransom for Roy Williams, dealt for Morris Claiborne, fired Rob Ryan, gave Bill Callahan play calling duties, and signed Tony Romo to over $100 million after just one playoff win in nearly a decade as the face of the franchise.

If you, as I do, keep asking why oh why? The answer my friend is very simple: Jerry Jones.

We all know this. But somehow we decide to ignore the fact that the second most dysfunctional owner of the NFL and one of the worst GMs in league history just can’t make it happen.

We do that with good reason. If we didn’t, then we would have to quit any hope of having a winning season. And hope is all we have from week 1 to week 17. That’s why we celebrate victories and suffer with every loss.

Because we still have hope that somehow, someway, this group of men, of players and coaches, will be able to get over the terrible influence of their boss and achieve some kind of success.

However, that just won’t happen. Until Mr. Jones understands that he is the reason of the Cowboys perennial state of mediocrity, we’ll see the same old story over and over again.

At least we are able to keep our hope all the way through the final 2 or 3 minutes of the season.

Enjoy the basketball season…

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  • alan reyes

    The “why ” of the Cowboy’s mediocrity is obvious- Jerry Jones is an amateur and as all amateur fantasy league types, he focuses on the so called “skill positions’ and mostly ignores the O and D lines. No linemen -no rings. Romo is the answer at q-back, but with no o-line there has never been a running game or consistent pass blocking. The D is pitiful because Jerry tried to play a 4/3 defense with linemen off the street. But jerry loves the shiny guys who play receiver so he will continue to over pay receivers and get linemen from the trash heap. Really, I don’t know how Romo took the mess he got to 8 wins.

    • Old Frog

      At least he drafted Smith and Fredericks. Could’ve had DeCastro and Warford as well, but hey, it’s a start.

  • Erick Combs

    Jerry has been chasing his legacy since Jimmy left (the title under Switzer doesn’t count because that was clearly the team Jimmy built). Until he can prove that HE can biild a championship team he will continue to be the bumble that leads the Cowboys nowhere.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    I am seeing more articles now about Jerry Jones being the real problem. Seems finally more writers are beginning to recognize the real problem with the Dallas Cowboys. Thanks, Luis for telling it like it is instead of going out in left field by blaming the quarterback or coaches.

  • ghostofakid

    Folks, it is the Landry Curse. The spirit of Tom Landry has placed a curse on Jerry Jones for the appalling way Jerry treated Tom when he was fired and because Jerry Jones is an unrepentant heathen. The Cowboys are cursed to stay at 50/50 until Jerry Jones dies. You see, if you have really bad teams you get to draft top 5 players. At 8 & 8, you always have to draft around 15th. This is the ultimate way to keep a team average.

    The Curse is also why Dallas loses these close season ending games and does so poorly in December. Ol’ Tom lets Jerry just get so close he can taste it and then blam. LOL.

    Even though I have been a Cowboy fan since the 60′s, I do love seeing Jerry suffer these defeats. He deserves every one of them. The only way Jerry can break the curse is to die or quit. We know how that will work out.