Owner Jerry Jones
Jones gets most of his roasting from the media for his perceived meddling ways and the lack of overall team success since 1995. Mediocrity always make for an easy target, especially when you are the owner of one of the cornerstone teams of the league.
Fans have always treated Jones as sort of the possibly drunk, semi-crazy but ultimately harmless uncle. That was, until this week. After another gut-punching loss, Jones chose that time to disclose his feelings regarding the hot button topic surrounding player protesting before, during or after the National Anthem.
To make matters worse, a certain person who happens to be the Leader of the Free World made it public he spoke with Jones regarding this matter. Whether or not you agree or disagree with that particular person, at best, the timing of this could not have been worse.
Jones’ handling of the matter could not have been worse either. Now that harmless uncle has made himself the family member many fans want to avoid altogether.
Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan
The Dallas Cowboys are on pace to have a top ten scoring offense for the fourth time in five years. They are also on pace to have a top ten offense as it pertains to total yards for the third time in that same span.
Alas, Linehan is on the hot seat with fans largely because of the timing of his decisions and the lack of specific play calls. Last week’s insanely poor clock management and decision to throw the ball may have been the back breaker.
Fans could probably live with the incapability at times to get receiver Dez Bryant going in the offense. They could probably look past the rarity that is the screen pass in this offense. When losses pile up though, these issues are among the first in the discussion regarding his failures.