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Jerry Jones would have fired himself as GM

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits that his performance as the team’s GM has merited a firing.

Jones made his comments during an interview with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas that aired before the Cowboys played the Atlanta Falcons on “Sunday Night Football.”

Asked by Costas for a self-critique of his work as GM, Jones responded, “I think [the criticism is] valid. We’ve had four division titles since we’ve won our last Super Bowl. We’ve had six losing seasons since we won our last Super Bowl. That’s not acceptable.

When asked if he would have fired himself, Jones said yes.

“Well I think so, because he was there to dismiss,” said Jones. “I’ve always worked for myself, and you can’t do that. You basically have to straighten that guy out in the mirror when you work for yourself. I’ve done it with coaches, and I certainly would have changed general managers.

“The truth is, in the NFL, if you’re active and involved as an owner, that’s the final thing. That’s the way it works.

“Let’s don’t kid ourselves: When it gets down to the real, heavy, hard decisions, you have owners make those decisions — that’s as it should be,” he told Costas.

Though Jones says he probably would have fired a GM who fared how he has, he thinks he can fix things.

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Jerry Jones to Dallas fans in July: Come watch us beat the Giants’ ass LOL

Jerry Jones is a helluva lot better salesman than he is a GM, that’s for sure.

Back when the Dallas Cowboys opened training camp in Oxnard, Calif., in July, Jones boasted to the fans “I want you to come to [Cowboys Stadium] and watch us beat the New York Giants’ ass, OK?”

The Cowboys stunned NFL fans by beating the Giants on the road to open the NFL season, but they failed to make good on Jones’ training camp declaration. They lost to the Giants 29-24 at home on Sunday and are now 0-4 at home against them since the new stadium opened.

Jones’ boast also proved to be motivation for the Giants’ players.

“Yeah, yeah, I remember that very well,” wide receiver Victor Cruz said in the week leading up to the game.

“Oh, definitely,” Ahmad Bradshaw said of whether he remembered what Jones said. “We take pride in the billboard postings and different things and what’s motivation to our team. We just use it all for motivation for the game.”

29-24. 0-4 at Cowboys Stadium. What other words are you going to use to pump up your fans’ butts, Jer?

Jerry Jones wants kneel-down play eliminated

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke out against the kneel-down play to end games during a radio interview on Tuesday. The topic was brought up in response to the controversy that took place at the end of the Giants-Buccaneers game. Giants coach Tom Coughlin was upset with Bucs coach Greg Schiano for the way his players went after Eli Manning on the final play, feeling that the Bucs violated some unwritten rule by going hard. Jones would like to eliminate the entire play.

“I’ve always thought that that’s a wasted play for our fans — the kneel-down,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan/KRLD-FM. “[Former Kansas City Chiefs owner] Lamar Hunt tried several times to introduce a rule and have it voted on that you couldn’t kneel down. You had to run a play. Unless you were trying to advance the ball, then you got a penalty and time didn’t run off the clock. It’s not a good play.”

That might just be the solution to the problem — eliminate the kneel-down and force teams to run plays. As long as there is time left on the clock, then the game is still going on, right?

Jones also discussed the replacement referees and indicated that he doesn’t miss the regular officials. He felt like the biggest complaints about the replacement refs came from the losing teams (which hasn’t been true), and that teams will complain about refs regardless.

While I agree that we see complaints about referees no matter what, the replacement referees have been particularly bad at asserting themselves and controlling the action. That is the biggest area where they have been problematic.

Jerry Jones wants shoe shiner, hors d’oeuvre feeder for future games

The Internet went nuts on Wednesday night when Jerry Jones was shown on TV by NBC at the Cowboys-Giants game having his eye glasses cleaned by someone in his luxury box. While we, and many others, joked that Jones had a personal glasses cleaner, the man assisting him turned out to be his son-in-law, Shy Anderson.

Jones was informed about the big to-do concerning his glasses, and he joked about it on his radio show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

“That was Shy Anderson my son-in-law who was trying to help his father-in-law where he could see the ballgame,” said Jones. “He reached down and said ‘those need to be cleaned.’

“He’s paying the price on it, and we’ll figure it out … somebody might need to be shining my shoes up there, somebody else serving me hors d’oeuvres between the huddles,” he joked.

At least Jerruh has a good sense of humor about it. And let’s be real: how many people would be lining up to feed him appetizers or shine his shoes? Heck I’d do it, so long as I got to hear him rap in exchange.

Jerry Jones has a personal glasses cleaner

The life of the rich and famous. Million-dollar mansions. Fleet of cars. Personal chefs. Every toy imaginable. And a personal glasses cleaner. Wait, what?

Yes, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appears to have a guy who cleans his eye glasses.

NBC’s cameras showed Jerry Jones in the owner’s box at the Meadowlands during Wednesday’s season-opener between the Cowboys and Giants and saw Jerruh’s glasses cleaner at work:

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Mathias Kiwanuka rips Jerry Jones: Giants have been whooping his ass for a long time

The defending Super Bowl champion Giants probably didn’t need any added motivation to make them want to beat the Cowboys this upcoming season, but they got it anyway. Speaking to a group of fans about a month ago, Jerry Jones urged people to come on out to Cowboys Stadium and watch Dallas beat New York’s ass this season. The comment did not sit well with the Giants locker room, but most of them laughed it off. Linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka says he understands why Jones would say something like that.

“He should. I mean, the Giants have been whupping his ass for a long time,” Kiwanuka told the Boomer and Carton Show according to The Star-Ledger. “It’s gotta be tough on the outside looking in on all of these championships lately. That’s the feeling I feel like everybody in the league has and everybody should have because we’re here on top and everybody should be wanting to knock you off.”

Trading shots back and forth leading up to and during the season is certainly nothing new for these two rivals. Given the recent history of the two franchises, Jerry would have probably been wise to not make that comment. New York has won two Super Bowls this decade. The Cowboys have won nothing.

Does the banter mean anything at the end of the day? Not really, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a newspaper headline of Jerruh saying his team is going to whoop New York’s ass is hanging in the Giants locker room when the season opens on Sept. 5.

H/T Pro Football Talk
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Jerry Jones raps in Papa John’s pizza commercial (Video)

Jerry Jones has hit a new low in his quest for endless fame and attention. The Cowboys owner appears in a new Papa John’s pizza commercial where he actually raps.

“Cowboys, five stars, is what I get. It’s like a Papa John’s/Pepsi double-threat,” he says midway through the commercial, and I could swear, he was in rhythm to replicate Prestige Worldwide’s “nachos, lemonheads, my dad’s boat.”

Mr. Noah Vanderhoff reincarnate has actually appeared in a Papa John’s commercial before. As Cowboys Blog reminds us, the last time he was seen break dancing:

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