Jerry Jones’ Philosophy Drove the Dallas Cowboys Into the Ground
There’s no denying that the Dallas Cowboys have to address the interior of the offensive line during the 2013 off-season.
It should be obvious to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that his makeshift offensive line did not get the job done in 2012. It should also be blatantly obvious to him that if his team is going to be successful down in the future, he must get over whatever it is that bothers him from selecting high caliber offensive linemen in the first round of the NFL draft.
If I asked you, when is the last time you saw a dominant performance from the Cowboys’ offensive line, what would you say? 1993? Never? You would have to go way back to find a Cowboys offensive line, which could actually dominate a game.
I’m sitting at home looking at the coverage of the two teams in the Super Bowl, and it sickens me that Jones does not see that those teams are built from the inside out. Those teams’ general managers do not mind investing first round picks on offensive linemen; they understand that building an offensive line that can move defenders out of the way in the run game is a must if you want to win games in the NFL.
In fact, contrary to the belief that the NFL has become a “passing league,” both the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens’ offenses ranked higher rushing the football than they did throwing it. When looking at these two teams one thing does stand out though; they are built a lot like the 90’s Cowboys, it is a shame that Jones cannot see it.