On January 2, 2013 Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, went on The Jerry Jones Show on 105.3 “The Fan” in Dallas and let it be known that a lot of people at Valley Ranch needed to feel uncomfortable. For a few days the fans of the team and the media who report on the team mocked the idea that anyone at Valley Ranch would ever feel uncomfortable. If you remember, earlier in the season former Cowboys Head Coach, Jimmy Johnson, had diagnosed the atmosphere at Valley Ranch as more like a Country Club.
Who feels uncomfortable at a Country Club? That’s a social atmosphere of privilege. It is easy to understand why anyone would think the Cowboys team is a Country Club. They have the most posh stadium in the History of the NFL and they are called America’s Team. Glitz and glamor surround the Cowboys. Even the owner is fawned on like he’s a rock star.
The hosts of the Show wanted to dig into how Jerry felt about a lot of aspects of the team, and you could tell as you listened that the Cowboys owner was pissed off. They asked about whether Jason Garrett was going to call Offensive plays in 2013, and he told them he wasn’t ready to have that meeting yet. The hosts wanted to explain why they had to ask the question and they were cut off by a very abnormally curt Jerry Jones.
He let it be known that at 8-8 change was necessary. Still wanting to push the questions the hosts asked if Rob Ryan’s job was safe. At that point Jerry asked if they thought he was nuts. Many people have determined over the years that Jerry is nuts. I’m not here to tell you whether I think he is or isn’t. There is no doubt in my mind the man was pissed off. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Jerry so pissed off.