It’s been a few days since we’ve heard Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk about change at Valley Ranch and with all this talk about change, I’m wondering if he is following President Barack Obama’s lead? That’s the platform that got Obama elected and maybe Jones is trying to keep up that trend with the Cowboys fan base. After all, politicians, like Jones, have been known to tell a fib or two.
In all seriousness, though, we know one of those major changes will not be Jones removing himself as the Cowboys general manager, so what might Jones be talking about? Bringing in or having someone else call plays for head coach Jason Garrett would be a change in philosophy for Jones, but can we consider that a major change? If Jones is really serious about making things more uncomfortable, perhaps he is thinking about doing something he thought of a few years ago: bringing in a consultant.
Jones tried to bring in Dan Reeves as a consultant to Wade Phillips when the Cowboys were struggling, something Phillips rejected, but is it possible he might be thinking of doing the same thing again? I’m not saying it would be Reeves or that this is a move Jones is considering, but it is an interesting option.
Think about Jones and how he would try to spin this kind of move: from his perspective, it would be an admission that he needs help as a general manager. Jones could say he’s heard what Cowboys fans have been pleading with him to do and this is his way of getting help. Obviously Jerry would still hold the title of general manager, but you can just see him turning a move that could actually help the Cowboys into something that he did to satisfy the fans.
Of course, we would all see right through that line of crap from Jones, but the premise is good one. Why not bring in someone to bounce things off of or to help keep Jones in check, besides son Stephen Jones. Someone outside the Cowboys family would make an ideal fit. However, if Jones decides to bring in someone, he can’t be a ’yes’ man to agree with what the owner wants to do, which is always a fine line with the Cowboys. It should be a well-thought of football person who’s been in the game for a long time, a Reeves type.
If Jones really wants change, hiring a football consultant wouldn’t be the worst idea he’s ever had and it would even make Jones a little uncomfortable himself. As for his worst idea, Cowboys fans know what that was and they’re still living that nightmare to this day.
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