“We’re the glitz and the glamour of the NFL. We want to kick [our opponents’] you know what with glitz and glamour.” – Jerry Jones
Sometimes it is too easy. In a game often won by tough, blue collar attitudes, Jerry has once again given his critics all the ammunition they need to laugh at him while making a mockery of the teams’ current perceived lack of mental toughness. While most teams aim to beat opponents down with strength, the Cowboys’ boss wants to out-“glitz” opponents?
For years it has been said the ‘Boys are too mentally weak to win when it counts the most. Jones’ comments about glamour make such claims sound accurate. The remark gives credence to a belief the Cowboys care more about putting on a show (see Jerry World) and cashing in than they do about winning football games.
The gaffe is eerily reminiscent of the time the chatty owner spoke of getting his team into a “glory hole.” It is hard enough to get positive media attention for Dallas anymore and Jones has only one person to blame.
Jerry seems to have taken a small step back in the decision making department. But he surely has not done the same in regards to speaking in public. I for one have been happy that Jerry’s son, Stephen Jones, has taken more control of football operations. Maybe it’s time now that he also takes the microphone away from his father.