Oct 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to the game against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones Plays With Teeter-Totters

Teeter-totters. Remember them? I do. I loved them as a child.

Teeter-totters have a simple science to it: If the weight on one side is low, the other side will triumph. It doesn’t matter how hard the skinny kid tries — he or she will always be at the top of the teeter-totter.

This is how I see the Dallas Cowboys. Unbalanced. Skinny and thin in certain areas (RB, DT, OL, Sanity) and thick in others. (Say what you will, but there is Hall of Fame members on the roster.)

Perhaps this is the genius of Owner/General Manger Jerry Jones. He was so bad at building a balanced team with former head coaches Dave Campo and Chan Gailey, that he now refines his roster with talent on one side while neglecting the other.

This is the only way I can explain it. The 2013 NFL Draft, that is. This is the only way I can explain where the Cowboys are today with who they have now.

Jerry Jones, and his son, Stephen Jones, try to mask blemishes by giving the stars the world while seeking to band-aid the rest of the team. And at the end of the day, they get together with the coach and try to balance the seesaw, all the while thinking they have best the world with their cleverness.

As a child, when the teeter-totter was one-sided, you would get your friends to climb on, yes? And then magic. Equilibrium.

For Jerry, the result of his balance is “eight” on one side, and another “eight” on the other. 8-8. Yeah. The Cowboys’ record the past two years.


Give me a high-five. I figured it out.

They actually think that they can mix stars with band-aids to formulate success; to form balance and structure. The only thing Jones succeeds in is bringing in the cheddar.

Let’s face it: Jerry Jones has chosen cheddar over wins. He let the balance tip to one end.

Cowboys Stadium? More like a hotel for enemies. Especially the New York Giants. They love it here. Eli Manning signed his name in the visitors sections.

And can somebody tell me what was wrong with the old stadium in the first place? I loved it! The history was there. Tradition too. The place had meaning.

You’re an awesome business man Mr. Jones. You have that. Tweet all day about that if you want. You’ve succeed at playing owner, but failed the duties of a general manager. Too bad you couldn’t balance the two.

Does it really take twenty years to see that the teeter-totter is off?


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