Dalton Schultz Takes Shot at Jerry Jones' Impact on Cowboys' Culture

The Dallas Cowboys are known for promoting their brand but a former player decided to talk about it in an interview.

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones attends the Big 12 football game between Texas
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones attends the Big 12 football game between Texas / Annie Rice/Avalanche-Journal / USA TODAY

There has been noise surrounding the Cowboys boasting their name and brand. Jerry Jones is known for being very hands-on with the Dallas Cowboys. He loves all the media attention they get and how they are constantly at the center of the national conversation.

That could be a lot for players to get accustomed to when they are trying to win football games, and it's got to be hard to block out the outside noise.

Former Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz went on the Pat McAfee show to open about with serious criticism of how Jones runs things in Dallas.

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In the interview with Pat McAfee, Schultz said, "There's people literally going on tours while you're lifting in the weight room." He also added, "There's people tapping on the glass trying to get people's attention as they're doing power cleans or what not. It's just... it's different. That's the brand that they've built. That's what Jerry Jones likes."

Those statements are certainly interesting coming from a player who was drafted by that organization and suited up for five seasons with the team. In 2023, the Texans shocked the NFL world by winning the AFC South and winning a home playoff game.

Schultz was an integral part of that roster and seems to like how the Texans organization is run. They seem to be locked into only football while Dallas is constantly promoting the Cowboys brand.

The 27-year-old's statements don't take away from the fact that Dallas still has a talented roster. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cowboys are +100 favorites to win the NFC East. If you want to take advantage of these odds, head over to FanDuel Sportsbook and claim your sign-up bonus.

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