June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks during a press conference after minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones Accepting Reality as Dallas Cowboys Approach Draft

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

At the end of last season Jerry Jones made a powerful statement in saying that things would be very uncomfortable in the months following that seemed to pack a lot of punch. Looking back in it a year later it is obvious that other than the Rob Ryan firing things were really not so uncomfortable.

Fast forward one year to the present and Jones made another statement. He made it very clear that there wouldn’t be so many changes this year.

I must say that even as a fan I’m pretty uncomfortable.

Let’s just run down the list shall we. Bill Callahan is demoted and Scott Linehan is brought in to run the offense. Monte Kiffin is demoted by promotion and Rod Marinelli is officially named defensive coordinator. Add to all that the likely release of Miles Austin and the most recent rumors of the possibility of DeMarcus Ware being gone and I would say this has got to be a pretty uncomfortable offseason for all involved.

If all of that wasn’t enough now we have the unshakeable Jerry Jones admitting to mistakes about tom Landry and even about how cap issues make it difficult for the Boys to make certain moves. Don’t get me wrong, none of that is news, its just weird hearing Jerry Jones admit to it.

Things seem pretty chaotic down in Big D at the moment. No money to spend and no real foundation on defense leads to a lot of question marks. The good news is that Jones seems to finally be accepting reality which can be the greatest thing to happen in a long time.

Perhaps that might mean a hoard of defensive picks in the upcoming draft. Or perhaps things will calm down and everything will go back to normal.

Hopefully that doesn’t happen.

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  • SmartThinking

    Ever watched a mouse with a cat on its tail? It’ll scurry about, from one corner to another until the cat leaves it no other alternative and it’s out of breath. Then, knowing what’s next, it sits still and accepts its fate.

    Jerry’s conspired and hired and fired and overpaid and overspent and boasted and made bad decision after bad decision until there aren’t any more bad decisions to make.

    Now, he’s sitting still and admitting his poor actions. Can his fate be far behind?

  • jrcowboy49

    D. Ware’s extreme high cap number reflects the vast ignorance of a GM (Jerrah) who can’t judge
    talent, overpays aging players, and has no idea about managing the salaries to fit the cap. Restructuring a player’s salary is “kicking the can down the road instead of fixing the problem.” That can has now come home to roost and it is biting Jerrah in the ass. The Cowboys are now in a rebuilding mode! Jerrah has destroyed the viability of the team as it cannot be sustained by arrogance, ego, and stupidity!

  • ctcowboy1968

    It means nothing if he doesn’t completely step away from being the GM.

  • Kevin Martin

    As a die-hard Raider fan, I can confidently say that Jerry Jones is Al Davis 2.0 (in his later years)!