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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Cowboys fan Janelle Carrillo suing team after burning butt on bench outside stadium

When you are worth around $2 billion and own one of the most successful franchises (from a business standpoint) in all of sports, being served with lawsuit shouldn’t come as a suprise. However, something tells me even this one could surprise Jerry Jones.

According to CBS in Dallas-Fort Worth, a woman named Jenelle Carrillo has filed a lawsuit against the Cowboys and Jones after she allegedly suffered third-degree burns on her backside by sitting on a hot bench outside Cowboys Stadium.

“She sat down on this black bench, outside an entrance and unfortunately she suffered third-degree burns as a result of it and had subsequent skin grafts,” Carrillo’s attorney Michael Walsh explained. “She knew, while she was there at the stadium, that she had received some burns. But she didn’t realize how serious they were until she received medical attention.”

Walsh said Carrillo spent a week in the hospital receiving treatment for the burns. The incident allegedly occurred in August before the Blue and Silver scrimmage on a day where the temperature rose above 100 degrees. The lawsuit states that the Cowboys Stadium staff failed to alert visitors that sitting on the bench could result in injury.

Maybe we have seen it all.

Jerry Jones: Dez Bryant has lost the benefit of the doubt

The best way for Dez Bryant to make people forget about his off-the-field issues would be to put together a tremendous season on the field. The former Oklahoma State wideout is entering his third season with the Cowboys, but it feels like he has been in the NFL for a lot longer given all the drama that has followed him. Most recently, Bryant was arrested on a misdemeanor family violence charge for allegedly assaulting his mother. The eventful offseason has landed him in hot water with Jerry Jones.

“I see much improvement in Dez in every respect,” the Cowboys owner said according to the Dallas Morning News. “But he’s screwed around here and got his benefit of the doubt collateral down to nothing. And he’s also very vulnerable. Now you’ve got to act differently when you’re in those shoes. He’s got to gain a bunch of that back. He can do it, and he can do it right on this football field. And I hope he does.”

Bryant has not spoken with the media since the incident and seems very focused during training camp. Tony Romo has openly come out and supported him, and the Cowboys will need him to have a big year if they want to contend in the NFC East. Jones is hoping Dez can put together the big year the team needs and repair his image in the process.

“That’s why he’s got a real opportunity to get his life together because he can make plays like that and if he can do that, he’s got a way to kind of get people to say, ‘Look, he was a young guy, made some mistakes, but look at him go now,’” Jones said. “That’s my dream for him.”

Between his issues with debt, the trouble he got in for sagging his pants at a mall and the incident with his mother, a breakout season where he stays out of trouble could work wonders for Bryant’s career.