Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Improves His Main Scouting Tool

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Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has heard the criticism and he’s doing whatever he can to become a better general manager. Today Jones told the media at the Cowboys rookie mini-camp that he had surgery on his eyes on Wednesday.

This is a big step for Jones and once again he is proving there isn’t anything he won’t do to become a better evaluator of talent. Getting his eyes fixed so he can see things more clearly when looking at film for the upcoming season and into the draft next year was a great decision by Jones. As an owner and a GM, Jones does take the time to study players and even though he’s never been a scout himself, he has broken down many players during his years with the Cowboys. We may not think much of Jones as a general manager but his knowledge on the game of football is unmatched as an owner.

Perhaps this surgery for his eyes would have been better served before the draft but it’s good to know Jones will have even better vision when he evaluates the 2014 NFL Draft. Fans have long wondered what Jones saw when he spoke about what went on during games and this procedure to his eyes might help him see more clearly.

OK, if you haven’t figured it out by now I am clearly having a little fun at Jerry Jones’ expense. I’m also stretching the truth because the surgery was to repair a retina but I can’t be the only one joking about Jones’ eyes, especially when it pertains to his ability to judge talent because all the surgery in the world will never fix that.

To sum it all up; yes, Jones had surgery on his eyes. However, it wasn’t in an effort to become a better talent evaluator. Cowboys fans wish it were that simple.

Ben is a Cowboys writer for Rantsports.com and you can chat with or follow him on twitter @BenGrimaldi