Three Myths Busted About Jerry And His 25 Years As Owner

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Jan 20, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones with head coach Jason Garrett seen in the stands of the North squad practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Myth 3: Not a football person:

This has some good clout because yes Jerry really isn’t a football person. After playing college football, he went into the business world and didin’t return to football until he bought the Cowboys. But, he had the football knowledge to hire great coaches like Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells. He has a big support system with the best football minds helping him make those crucial football decisions. He has made some big time picks that have helped the franchise like receiver Dez Bryant, linebacker Sean Lee, and defensive end Demarcus Ware. Yes, he has made some questionable moves throughout his career, like the Quincy Carter move.  But, overall the franchise hasn’t gone down the drain because of his poor football maneuvers. He has been overall, pretty average.


So, is he the perfect GM?  No he isn’t. But he is one of the best owners in sports that will do anything to get his team to a championship. That is what matters in the end.

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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.