On Tuesday afternoon, the Dallas Cowboys GM, EVP, and head coach addressed the media just two days before the team is set to add nine additions to the 2022 roster in the NFL Draft. Reporters were given a chance to ask Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones, and Mike McCarthy any pressing questions.
It started with the basics you would expect. The media wanted an update on Kelvin Joseph’s current legal situation, and Jerry gave the PR reply that it’s an ongoing investigation and he can’t speak further. Stephen yet again tried to explain away and make sense of key team losses and miscues this offseason while also saying there’d still be activity in free agency. Jerry tried to convince people the team would be as talented as last year by the start of the season.
Basically, if you missed it, it was the typical Stephen and Jerry show where they try to brainwash fans and press into believing that everything is perfectly fine with the Cowboys and they have a full plan in place. There was one moment that got quite awkward, though.
When Jerry was asked about who makes the calls in the front office, the attention lover took the opportunity to try and make the crowd laugh. “There’s a lot of talk in this business about who actually makes the call, ok? Taco… was Stephen’s call.” Laughter erupted from the crowd. This is of course a jab at the fact that former Cowboys defensive end Taco Charlton is often referred to as one of their worst draft picks in recent years.
Cowboys GM Jerry Jones makes reporters laugh when he says that his son Stephen Jones was the one who chose Taco Charlton as a draft pick
The jab is bad enough. That’s what most people are talking about. But did anyone else notice Jerry’s next sentence? “Parson, Parson, Parson was my call.” Do you mean, Micah Parsons, Jerry? With an S at the end! This man doesn’t even know the correct name of his own Defensive Rookie of the Year but takes credit for drafting him? Yikes.
His son Stephen replies, “that’s not that funny to me.” So awkward. For those of you who may not know, Taco Charlton was the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Charlton only started seven games in two seasons for the Cowboys. He is now on his fifth team in just six years. The worst part? He was picked two spots ahead of reigning Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt – a man who had a visit to Dallas and was convinced he was becoming a Cowboy.
Jerry certainly loves to work a crowd or “my subjects” as he calls them. All I can say is poor Mike McCarthy. Can you imagine having to sit between those two? Blink twice if you want out, Mike!
Hours later… Charlton took to Twitter to post this hilarious GIF, arguably in response to the Joneses banter.