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.