10 Reasons The Dallas Cowboys Will Not Trade WR Miles Austin

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9. Jerry Jones Loyalty

Nov 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (left) talks with former running back Emmitt Smith before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

As die-hard Dallas Cowboys fans, we all know owner and general manger (and I use that title loosely) Jerry Jones is too loyal to his players. He signs them to big, long contracts and refuses to releases them when they underperform. I can see it now. Jones floating on a door in the middle of the ocean, like that scene from Titanic: “I’ll never let go Miles! I’ll never let go!”

Jones often makes decision from the heart. He has developed a unique owner/player relationship that you don’t often see elsewhere. And when it’s time to “cut the cord”, Jones often hesitates.

A great example might be the end of Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith’s career. Smith was more than a couple years past his prime before Jones decided to “let him go”. And despite how hard it was to see #22 in a Cardinals’ uniform, holding on to the past hurt the Cowboys future.

But I do admit, Jones seems more apt to part with players under the regime of head coach Jason Garrett. Then again, Garrett is still in Dallas after two back-to-back 8-8 seasons. So there’s that. Bottom line: Jones’ rose-colored glasses, which are currently being cleaned by his son-in law, will always see Austin as that amazing undrafted findTrading him away would be like giving away his own child.

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  • Keith Batchelor

    I agree with most all of your points. The one i don’t is about JJ holding on to players too long, since JG took over, the Cowboys are dumping underperforming vets left and right. Throwing in the jab about him keeping JG afterthe 8-8 seasons is nonsense. You dont swap out coaches every other year, something Jones is finally figuring out. Jason has a plan in place and it would be stupid for Jerry to even consider a coaching change, until Garrett has a chance to undo the years of personel mistakes the Cowboys have made.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Valid points Steve. He is a good insurance policy for this year. Has to take a huge pay cut next year. Let’s not forget that he drops a lot of balls and is not good at positioning himself to catch the ball. He put himself in good position early in his career. Now he lets the ball come to him instead of going after the ball. For example, the end zone non catch versus Redskins a week ago. Instead of waiting on the ball, he should have slowed up and jumped. Then he either catches it or its interference. Anyway, one can’t fault the fans for wishing or believing in Santa Claus.