Are The Dallas Cowboys Uncomfortable Yet?

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After that question was when Jerry let out his statement that people at Valley Ranch for the coming weeks and even months need to be very uncomfortable. Throughout the interview he wanted to stress a need to hit the fundamentals. I think in retrospect Jerry Jones was telling all of us a lot more than we realized.

One reason I think so is because after he said people were going to be uncomfortable he was once again questioned about Jason Garrett and his development moving forward, and this time the praise from the owner came easy. He said that “in terms of his character, in terms of the kind of individual that you want as a leader and in a coach he’s at the top of the list. There’s no comparison. He’s got it.”

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

So let’s analyze just this part for a moment. He didn’t say anything, good or bad about Rob Ryan, but when asked about Garrett’s development he basically became his agent. This got me to wondering if the relationship with Rob Ryan was shall we say, frosty? In retrospect I absolutely think it was. If you go to NFL.com and go to their videos section for the Cowboys there is a video of Jerry greeting the players and coaches after a hard fought win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jerry hugged players. He hugged Jason Garrett.

When Rob Ryan was coming by they barely made eye contact. Was that an indication there was already some friction? It certainly is possible. Especially as you hear Jerry in recent days talking about the losses to Chicago and Seattle when Rob Ryan had an almost fully healthy Defensive Squad. Many have correctly noted it wasn’t Rob’s squads who fell apart those days, but clearly if Jerry is stewing about those losses and then the two men were not celebrating with each other while almost everyone else was, there was friction.

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  • NY199827

    for the man to fire Rob Ryan, and hire some 72yr old defense guy from USC tells me he has no interest in improving this team! to say he wouldn’t hire Lovie smith because he might out shine Garrett tells me he has lost his mind. the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results!!!!!

  • NY199827

    Jason Garrett is not moving forward, and is not a play caller,Tony Romo is not and will never be a big game QB, he’s a paper QB HAS ALL THE STATS AND ALL THE BIG GAME CHOKES I would rather have Roger or Troy over Romo in any big game stats be dam!!

  • ‘mericas_team2013

    “Good coaches know how to use good players, and good players know how to play in a system”- Thats all that I believe most fans are asking for. Rob Ryan couldnt do it Jason Garrett doesnt do it, got a DC(not a guy I was at all interested in or happy about but hey…) now we need to turn the play calling over to someone who knows how to use Romo to his strengths.

  • BajaJohn1

    Jerry has made many questionable decisions, but firing Ryan is not one of them. Defensive players appeared loathe to tackle. On offensive, Jerry has contributed mightily in hindering Romo’s being considered for the Hall of Fame’ the reason is that while Jerry likes flashy offensive players, his offensive line is the worst in the NFL. Team strength is always on the O line offensively and the same on Defense.

  • Truth

    Wow….so he really said that….wow. The nerve, audacity, intelligence…..or rather, should I say the insanity of Jerry always on display here. We assume quite easily many of times, but to confirm by and through the horses mouth itself or himself, is outrageously self revealing.
    Jerry, Jerry….o’ where are thou? lol.