The Dallas Cowboys are "Fool's Gold"

By Jesus Flores
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

In an interview, before Sunday night’s matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons, Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones was asked, “Would you have fired yourself as general manager by now?”

“I think so,” Jones responded.

But, lets not kid ourselves; Jones isn’t going to give up being the general manager of the Dallas Cowboys.  He may say all the right things and lead you to have faith that change is coming, but then, like he has in previous seasons, he’ll revert to the good ole Jerry, who makes boneheaded decisions.

“We are not structured that way,” Jones said on KRLD-FM. “We didn’t structure it that way with my ownership.  There’s no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decisionmaker on something as important as players, and that is a key area.  That’s never been anybody’s misunderstanding. It’s been a debated thing, but it’s just not going to happen.”

So what does that mean?

Plain and simple, it means that Jones is going nowhere as the team’s general manager and he has no plan on hiring someone to come in and do the task for him.

“To change, I’d have to change myself. People don’t do that,” Jones said.  “If you’ve got the commitment and you have the investment, and I’m talking about in time, effort, all of those kinds of things, you change yourself.  You don’t change out and have someone else go in there and do it.”

With the team sitting a game under .500 since 1997 and a discouraging season in his hands, Jones has come under fire from fans and the media, but Jones was quick to bring up  the success he’s had as the team’s general manager.

“We’ve had success doing it this way, and we’re going to have success in the future doing it this way,” Jones said.  “It eliminates some very serious issues when you look around the league, as to creating an additional layer that you’re continually having decisions, making changes and doing those kinds of things.”

Thanks to the drafting of players like Jason Witten, Jay Ratliff, DeMarcus Ware and the back-to-back drafts, which produced Sean Lee and Bruce Carter in the second round, Jones feels as if he’s done a good job.

It seems Jones is more worried about selling handkerchiefs and lingerie these days than he is in building a winning team.  Truth is, Jones has turned this team into fools’ gold, and it will remain fools’ gold as long as that man’s in charge.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for  Follow Jesus Flores on Twitter @SSgtFlo1

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