That’s a bit of history to consider and I won’t bother getting into the split regarding Jones and back-to-back Super Bowl-winning head coach Jimmy Johnson.
However, Jones has recently been rather open regarding the circumstances surrounding his purchase of the team, classless dismissal of legendary head coach Tom Landry and the ushering in of Johnson as Dallas’ second head coach.
Jones was quoted by the Dallas Morning News from the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend with the following sentiments regarding his abrupt actions towards Landry:
Probably if I had it to do over again, really, I would have waited a year and just got my feet on the ground a little bit more and probably just gone with the staff that we had and then later made the ultimate change that I made.
Well, hindsight is 20-20 I suppose, and in this particular case, what’s done is done.
Or is it?
The state of the Dallas franchise, one still under the lock and key of the Arkansas billionaire, is tepid to say the least. It seems like Jones still has trouble making solid decisions while focusing on the present and future success of the Cowboys.
If Landry and Johnson were examples of hasty decision making by a younger and greener NFL executive, the current state of the Dallas coaching staff seems like the opposite. In other words, sometimes no action at all can be just as bad as acting too quickly under the influence of too much excitement, pride or arrogance.