Three Myths Busted About Jerry And His 25 Years As Owner

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Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving against the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys celebrated owner and general manager Jerry Jones’ 25th anniversary yesterday with a bunch of radio and TV interviews of how great the last 25 years has been for the franchise. A lot of people then would come on and bash Jerry Jones for not doing anything right in his entire career, like firing Tom Landry, firing Jimmy Johnson, and other terrible mistakes. I am here to help Mr. Jones out a bit, here in the 25th year of his esteemed ownership.

Myth 1: Firing Tom Landry:

A lot of Cowboys fans have vilified Jerry Jones because he fired the great and legendary head coach, Tom Landry. Landry was a legend; I mean this website is named after his freaking hat! Two-time Super Bowl Champion, 20-consecutive winning seasons, and just a great innovator. Yet, by 1988 the greatness was gone. He had to go and let a fresh mind take over the reins of America’s Team. Jerry made a mistake about how he handled the firing, but it needed to be done. Landry wouldn’t retire on his own and Jerry couldn’t tell head coach in waiting Jimmy Johnson to just sit there and be patient. It was hard, but it was the best thing to happen to the franchise at the time.


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  • deanhighlife

    Down vote the whole damn article.

  • Earl Robertson

    Just like Jerry said moral victories like the one against the Broncos were just as good as a win!!

  • Simoni M.

    Wrong on ALL THREE points! 1) Tex, Gil and Tom had rebuilt the Cowboys, and the core was in place for the Superbowls of the 90s. Jerry had nothing to do with this success. 2) Jimmy found the players to add to the already strong rebuilding job by Tex. He knew the fast college players and brought them in. If Jimmy had been allowed to stay, we would have had two more superbowls in the 90s. 3) Good owner? NO! He had been a total failure these past 15 years after what Tex and Jimmy built went away. This is such a silly article. Unbelievable.

  • SmartThinking

    These aren’t myths. They’re your opinions. And your opinions aren’t supported by the facts. Try again.

  • RRG

    1) According to Landry’s autobiography, he had already asked Tex for his final 3 year contract.
    2) Nobody could possibly have a bigger ego than Jerry. If Jimmy has an ego, fine. I would rather put up with a great coach with an ego than a meddling owner that has a God complex.
    3) Jerry’s repeated mistakes, punctuated by a few no brainers do NOT prove that he is any kind of football expert.