The season is half over. The Cowboys are 1-7 and in last place. The team looks resembles a poorly organized co-ed football team — and that may be putting it lightly. Jerry Jones responds by dropping the hammer on cuddly Wade Phillips, a decision that led to placing Jason Garret, the leader of the inept offense, into control of the team. After watching the thrashing against the Packers, all I can do is shake my head. The Cowboys are in a death spiral that I, for one, never envisioned at the beginning of the season.
Let’s all be honest with ourselves and admit that no one affiliated with the leadership of this team breeds a whole lot of confidence. Most disappointing is my diminished confidence in Jerry Jones – owner, GM, assistant head coach, Decision Maker Extraordinaire. The best decision Jerry has made lately is heading out to Vegas and putting some moves on the “local talent”. That seems to be the only type of talent that is being correctly evaluated by Jerry’s watchful eye.
I understand that talent evaluation is not exclusively Jerry’s job. Honestly, I don’t know why he would be involved in any way, shape, or form as he has no real expertise in this area. Jerry’s only job should be to get the appropriate personnel in place to properly perform their tasks. We have scouts, coaches and many other outlets to evaluate talent. Clearly, they haven’t done a good job either. Regardless, at the end of the day, the buck stops with Jerry – and we have all known this for some time.
Point is, Jerry is the owner. As fun as it may be to play fantasy football with the cowboys and be GM, it hasn’t worked. Take ownership of the failures of this team but at the end of the day…..BE THE OWNER!!!! Jerry is a great owner. Pimp the stadium and bring in the Olympics, concerts, boxing matches or whatever. Jerry, you are good at it, but please remember that this team is not a coin operated video game. Do what you are good at…..Being the owner.
Note: I believe that is Jerry with the Jonas Brothers and that makes me sad.