Three Myths Busted About Jerry And His 25 Years As Owner

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Jan 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins former coach Jimmy Johnson at a Fox Sports press conference at Empire East Ballroom at the Sheraton New York Times Square in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Myth 2: Jimmy Johnson:

So we all know the story about Jimmy and Jerry. It was one of the most reported on sports stories in the 90s.  Because of egos, the greatest dynasty was breaking apart and who knew how long that success train would last if both men were on board. Now, people still to this day it was all Jerry’s fault for the divorce. Those people have some good points, but Jimmy is at fault as well. Jimmy had an ego that would take precedent over any kind of conversation. He had to do things his way and there was no discussion about it. Jerry trying to get credit about certain GM moves was a petty thing to get upset over, even though Jerry had some big input on that. Jimmy didn’t want to get along with his owner and Jerry did what he needed too and fired him.  I have to side on Jerry on this one, because Jimmy was just trying to poke a sleeping bear.


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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.