If you are looking for this week’s version of “Game Balls and Close Calls,” you can find it somewhere in a dumpster near 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive in New Orleans. You might find it right next the hopes and aspirations that any Cowboys fan had for 2013. While you’re looking, if you happen to find any semblance of professional pride or competitive fire, please let me know or better yet, have that delivered to Valley Ranch in time for the Dallas Cowboys to take that to New York in thirteen days. They’ll need it because Sean Lee, Justin Durant and who knows who else won’t be there, although they needed it last Sunday night too.
If you’re reading this, it’s fair to assume you either love the Dallas Cowboys and you feel something about the latest inexcusable, embarrassing, painful loss or you hate the Cowboys and reading doom and gloom pieces makes you feel good. For those in the latter category, enjoy because I am not going to deviate and try to spin the half-full bottle crap. Today, it’s all about half-empty so I apologize in advance to those of you who do care about this organization if you happen to find this unhelpful or blasphemous. Some honesty has to come out because reality is not something Jerry Jones does.
You see, Jerry is a leech for football knowledge because he has so little of it himself. Yeah, yeah, he was a starting guard on a national championship team 50 years ago. Got it. His biggest asset isn’t he depth of understanding football concepts, it’s the depth of his bank account. So Jerry the leech has made the decision to suck football knowledge out of famously intelligent football men such as Al Davis, Bill Parcells, Jimmy Johnson and others. The problem is, he does not know how to implement that knowledge because he’s far too busy in a land of make-believe. The majority of the Cowboys success has come when guys like Parcells and Johnson were left alone to construct teams. The reality is when Jones has felt the need to tinker with his toy (publicly undermining Johnson, bringing in Terrell Owens to undermine Parcells), things have fallen apart.