November 11, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Where’s the Love Jerry Jones?

With the Valentine’s holiday come and gone, it made me reflect on all the people and things I care for. Obviously the holiday is designed to give people a chance to show appreciation to loved ones. Unfortunately I’m wired a little differently in that I love my family, but I also love my Dallas Cowboys.

The question that arises from all of this is where is the reciprocation of love? As I’ve stated before, it’s hard to love something if you don’t seem to get anything out of it but a bruised and tattered existence. It seems like no matter how hard I try to tone it down, I still find myself coming back.

I want to use this forum to ask a simple question. Where is the love?

Having written a few letters to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, I know that you can’t reach him through traditional means. He probably gets thousands of letters on a daily basis, so writing him doesn’t work. You can try to call, but that gets you nowhere fast. So what else is a Cowboys fan to do but to put it out on the Internet in hope of someone seeing it that actually cares?

It seems like almost everything Jerry has done in recent years has failed to produce results. If you really want to show your fan base the love you need to produce results. Any other general manager would have been fired by now. And yet we have to endure year after year of minimal success and no solid progress.

Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) signals at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Next up for Jerry and co. is the contract extension for starting quarterback Tony Romo. As we’ve seen in the past with such contracts as Marion Barber and Roy Williams, when Jerry wants to throw money around, he will. But by giving another huge contract to a player that has moments of success followed by moments of digression, this has the tendency to blow up in their face. Now as free agency approaches, the Cowboys cannot bring in higher priced, proven commodities because they are still trying to recover from those bad deals.

Is this any way of showing the love? More importantly, will we ever get to see it in Jerry’s lifetime? Or do we have to be like Oakland Raider fans and wait for the head honcho to pass on before any type of real progression takes place?



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  • californy

    In a real world you have some check and balance. In JJ world there is no real checks and balance, JJ owns the team and as long as his balance sheet brings in money JJ is happy. JJ is a business owner more than he is a NFL GM. JJ can not live within the rules of the NFL he help to adopt. We are like 30 million over the cap, that includes signing the 2013 draft picks and the remaining 10 player to min contracts, and have 10 players account for 90 million dollars of this team budget. The Jets fired their GM for having similar number 10 player costing 110 million, but in JJ world there is no balance to this since he owns the team. JJ way of handling this is to hire new coaches and blame the Old coaches for this team short comings. JJ second way to fix the situation is to renegotiate contract which only bring us to the same situation next year we have this year. JJ has the boys on a road to no where, and 17 years pretty much mirror what I am saying here. In the Tom Landry years he had 20 plus season of winning number and we always knew we had a chance.

  • Colin Durham

    Jerry cannot stand that Jimmy Johnson is credited as the architect of the team that won 3 super bowls in the early 90s. He got rid of Jimmy and took control of personnel decisions with the hope that the world would recognize his greatness. Unfortunately, he is a disaster at managing both personnel and the salary cap….17 years of evidence says so. Only his ego is standing in the way now. He would rather the Cowboys lose than see someone else turn the team around.

  • juz sayin

    Love Jerry Jones & so does Irvin,Emmit,Primetime,Ken Norton,Larry allen,Leon Lett,T.O.,Pacman Jones & Nate Newton!