As the years pass, more Dallas Cowboys fans are becoming fed up with owner Jerry Jones serving as the team’s general manager. The Cowboys have not won a Super Bowl since 1995, and Jones is 70 years old. Many believe the game is starting to pass Jerruh by, but he is committed to remaining involved with football decisions and not just being the checkbook behind the operation.
Not only that, but Jones wants to make sure he gets some credit in the event that the Cowboys do eventually hoist another Vince Lombardi Trophy while he still owns the team.
“I pretty much go with what I did the night I bought the team,” Jones said at the scouting combine in Indianapolis last week, via the Star-Telegram. “I said I was going to be the GM. … It would be a facade if someone else was sitting in my shoes and someone thought they were spending the money. It would be deception. … I would grant you the decisions that have been made over the years have not produced a Super Bowl, two Super Bowls or three Super Bowls that I would like to have been a part of. And the only thing I am going to do there is keep trying and then make sure I get the credit when we do get that one. Y’all are going to give it to me, aren’t you?”
Don’t worry, Jerruh. If there’s one thing we know about sports, it’s that fans are capable of forgiving and forgetting quicker than any other collection of people in any other facet of life.
Jones once said he would have fired himself as GM by now if he was on the outside looking in. Fans have submitted a petition to the White House requesting that Jones be removed as the Cowboys’ owner. Should Dallas win a Super Bowl in the next few years, none of that will matter. If they don’t, the resentment toward Jones will continue to grow at a rapid pace.
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