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Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton (18) scrambles for a first down against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter at AT

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton (18) scrambles for a first down against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter at AT

I do realize the Dallas Cowboys media has a job to do. I don’t always agree with how they go about it. For all intents and purposes they think that their job is to get people worked up and tongues wagging. This phenomenon is best described by Don Henley in a song called “Dirty Laundry.” Here are the lyrics to that song.

I make my living off the Evening News
Just give me something-something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry

Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I don’t have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry

Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em all around

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  • johnnydals

    Very well written, dirty laundry is what most ALL the whole NFL nation loves about the COWBOYS!! Especially Philly, New York and Washington areas.Only us TRUE COWBOY fans will appreciate the loyalty, dedication, and passion the Jones family has poured into this franchise! Especially when we were down and knowone wanted us before he took over! If Jerry eould have bought the IGGLES and helped bring them 3….let me correct that, just one Super Bowl, there would be statues all over Philadelphia and he would be a GOD walking the streets!!! I know Jimmy brought us the talent and the coaching, but Jones had to hire him and pay the bills! And also don’t forget the beautiful new stadium he built in Arlington!!! So if you’re a front runner please get off the bandwagon!!!! Thank you!☆

    • Jeff

      Who cares about the new stadium. Stadiums dont win you super bowls. Obviously JJ pays the bills, but that doesn’t mean he knows what hes doing when it comes to football. He doesn’t know talent if it smacked him in the face. Scouts do. Coaches do. Dont get blind sided for the fact that Jerry meddles in the business of what HE HIRES PEOPLE TO DO, THEIR JOB. It was Jimmy Johnson that took us to the Superbowl, TWICE. Not Jerry. Barry Switzer didn’t take us to the Superbowl, the team that Jimmy built did. Not Jerry. Jerry has the money and is the reason why we are and have been in salary cap purgatory for years. Where have you been?

      • Earl Robertson

        Yea that stupid stadium has no home field adv because the team is so go average people always selling their tickets

    • James

      You’re an idiot! You’re part of the problem that continues to line Jerry’s pockets. As long as he gets paid he’ll never get out of the way and hire people that will bring a winner back to Dallas. If he really is such a great guy and wants to win as bad as he says than he would have put his massive ego and arrogance aside a long time ago and hired real football people for the good of the team and the fans. If you’re OK with what you’ve seen the past 17 years than you’re not a true fan. A true fan wants their team to reach their full potential as much as possible and when they don’t for a long period of time you have to take measures that hurt. Large scale boycotting is the only way to get through to people like Jerry.

      • johnnydals

        You are the true fair weather fan iodiot! Go root for the Raiders and bitch to their owner …get off the WAGON!

  • JTracker

    As I said before, he is to generous and kind to a fault.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Who hires the people who makes the personnel decisions and who is in charge of the salary cap that is so poorly distributed that quality backups cannot be obtained? The writer is correct, we don’t know everything that goes on with the organization. However, after 17 plus years of mediocrity you can pretty much figure it out. It’s great that Jerry Jones does so much good. I think some people will hopefully say I have done some good things in my lifetime too (I am 66 years old) . I once had a good paying job that I resigned from after realizing I was not very good at it. Being a good person does not translate into being good at your job. I do feel the criticism of Jason Garrett and Tony Romo is unfair.

  • Earl Robertson

    The problem I have with Jerry is he could have the best coach out there but he settles for guys that won’t have a problem with how he loves to meddle in the coaches business. To me he wants to win but he wants to win doing it his way not the way that NE, Pitt, GB and other org’s have done. Jimmy was a great coach and they won because of it. Jerry thinks he can get 500 coaches to do the same as Jimmy did. Also he undermines the head coach when he has to have a radio show and be the first to report who is going to play or what defense they going to run! All that you said about Jerry is good but if he would stay out of the way when it comes to football matters the team would do so much better. Is he the one that is giving these old players huge contracts and only hitting on about .255 percent of draft picks? If he is then that is the other reason why Cowboys can’t win anything!

  • OldTime Fan

    It is the prevailing attitudes like the one this author exudes that feeds the monster known as Jerry Jones. Do you really think that what you write will get you a job with the Cowboys or something? That’s the way you come across.

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