Jerry and Stephen Jones are undermining the Dallas Cowboys success

Dallas Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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As the Dallas Cowboys work through another disappointing postseason loss, Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones are doing their best imitation of being front office executives. Cowboys Nation knows all too well how these two love standing front and center asking questions from reporters.

They’re both notorious for pretending as if the Cowboys just won the Super Bowl or if they’re like a lucky play or two away from the title game. Jerry takes on a serious question from a reporter about the future of wide receiver Amari Cooper and he avoids the question like a politician that reneged on his campaign promises.

Stephen is even better at evading the same question because he’ll just talk about how cool it was Ezekiel Elliott played with a partially torn PCL.  He can’t stop talking about how tough Zeke is and what Zeke means to the Cowboys team (Zeke is definitely a tough dude). That’s all the proof you need to know how Stephen feels about Coop.

How can an executive not speak on a player that he traded for and who single-handily propelled them to the playoffs in 2018? 

The Dallas Cowboys front office is undermining the success of their own team with these proposed roster cuts.

We all know the answer is truly about money. Stephen is so cheap that he treats Dallas’ roster of players like a thrift store manager rather than the most valued sports franchise on earth (it’s worth $6.5 billion dollars). Come on bruh!

The latest example of Dallas’ front office going off script is the rumor of sending WR1 Amari Cooper off into the sunset either by trade or by release. The most recent rumor has Dallas trading Coop for Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters-who is recovering from a season-ending ACL injury (My Gawd! Hollywood can’t write a plot better than this one).

First of all, I want to ask Jerry and Stephen why do you all want to trade one of your best receivers who is a four-time Pro Bowler? Secondly, why do you want to trade Coop for a defensive player coming off an ACL injury? Lastly, why not trade Coop for another comparable receiver(s) or just flat-out restructure Coop’s contract?

Let me preface my statement that I believe Peters to be a really good ball-hawking corner, but I don’t’ believe a trade for Peters brings equal value or is as beneficial to Dallas as trading for top receiving threat.

The Ravens would greatly benefit from that trade because it would upgrade the Ravens receiving corps and give Lamar Jackson a bona fide receiver. Of course, Dallas could use Peters, but they already have All Pro Trevon Diggs and promising corner Kelvin Joseph.

If Dallas really wants Peters, they can find another way to retain his services without trading their best receiver in the process. Who does that? Oh, I forgot, only Jerry and Stephen.

This latest foolery only exemplifies how Dallas’ front office gets in its own way and undermines this team’s success since its Super Bowl-winning days during the Bill Clinton administration.

Honestly, there is not a justifiable reason to trade Coop unless it’s an offer that Dallas cannot refuse or if Coop is unhappy and demands to be traded. Other than that, why is trading Coop even an option?

We all know the answer is truly about money. Stephen is so cheap that he treats Dallas’ roster of players like a thrift store manager rather than the most valued sports franchise on earth (it’s worth $6.5 billion dollars). Come on bruh!

So basically, if Coop is on Dallas’ roster on March 21st, Coop’s $20 million salary becomes fully guaranteed – unless the contract is restructured. Now you see what the root of the issue is with Coop. In the worst-case scenario, if Dallas were to release Coop, Dallas would save $16 million dollars.

But it’s not like Stephen would take the money and sign a big-time free agent to make Dallas a Super Bowl contender. Stephen would take those $16 million dollars and spend it on the cheapest free agents he can find in the bottom of the thrift store basket. Telling the fanbase this is the best free agent signings to get “us over the hump”.

Stephen treats spending big money on free agents like it will actually hinder a team from winning! My Gawd!

Coop is not the only Dallas player in Stephen’s crosshairs. Edge rusher DeMarcus Lawrence has been put on notice too. Just like Stephen was mum on Coop’s availability next season, the same can be said about the dynamic D-Law. Two of Dallas’ best players could be gone next season because of money?

Dallas needs both for different reasons: Coop is a four-time pro bowl receiver and D-Law is a furious, pass rusher that Dallas’ defense surly needs in a pass-happy league. D-Law impacts the gameplan with QB pressures, hits, and tackles. 

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I understand Jerry’s frustration with Coop not having a bigger impact this season at the cost of $20 million, but is that Coop’s problem because the offense isn’t getting the ball to him? Well, if the rumors are true that Jerry wanted the offense to be more run oriented then what did Jerry expect the results to be.

I already know what the results will look like and so will the rest of Cowboys Nation. Since 1995, we’ve seen this movie so many times that we already know how the man in charge gets in his own way to undermine his own team’s success! BOOM!