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Jerry Jones says if he hadn’t had 50 concussions he’d be president of the U.S.

The issue of concussions in football is one that has become increasingly sensitive as the years pass. Concussion tests have become more advanced and teams have been ordered to be more careful with players who appear to have suffered any type of head injury. Part of the reason is a number of players have come forward during their retirement about the long-term suffering they’ve had to deal with as a result of concussions during their playing days. According to Pro Football Talk, Jerry Jones says he knows a thing or two about concussions.

During one of the segments in the debut of Costas Tonight on NBC Sports Network, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones chimed in on a topic that had been addressed before he took the stage.

Jones, who played college football at Arkansas, said that he has had “50 concussions.”  He then joked that, if he hadn’t suffered so many blows to the head, he would have been the President of the U.S. instead of the owner of the Cowboys.

Jerruh Jones, United States President? That doesn’t exactly have a comforting ring. Jones also pointed out that he wasn’t trying to make light of what some retired players are going through.  As PFT mentioned, however, the issue of concussions isn’t exactly one the NFL wants to hear a team owner making light of.  If Jerry hadn’t suffered so many concussions, maybe he wouldn’t say so many dumb things.  I say we just leave it at that.

Jerry Jones: Jason Garrett Will Be Cowboys’ Coach Next Year ‘No Matter What’

Fortunately for the Cowboys, the NFC East has been the most inconsistent division in football this season.  If this were any other season Dallas would probably be out of the playoff race, but the Eagles fell on their faces and the Giants have gone week-to-week.  Regardless of how they got there, Jason Garrett has his team one win away from the playoffs in his first full season as head coach of the Cowboys.  According to Jerry Jones, head coach is a title Garrett will keep next season whether his team wins or loses at New York on Sunday.

“That’s just ridiculous,” Jones said during an interview with 105.3 in Dallas when asked if Garrett is on the hot seat. “We’re just getting started with Jason. It’s just not the case at all. Nobody is worried about the coach’s job here. We’ll answer this thing as many ways as you want to answer it with as many circumstances, his job has no bearing and is not a part of this ballgame. Yes, he’s going to be our coach next year period no matter what the score is.”

Ultimately it has been the players on the field who have made mistakes at critical moments and taken plays off, but that responsibility falls on the head coach.  Garrett was also responsible for one of the biggest coaching flubs of all-time earlier in the season.  Two certain FOX analysts don’t believe he is the man for the job in Big D, but apparently Jones disagrees.

Of course, we wouldn’t put it past Jerruh to give Garret the axe if he loses on Sunday anyway.  Every moment the Cowboys coach has to wonder about his job security is a moment spent not preparing for the biggest game of the year.  You wouldn’t doubt Jerry would go back on his word, would you?

Jerry Jones Says He is ‘Scared’ of the Eagles Because of Their First Meeting

As absurd as it may seem, the Philadelphia Eagles still have a chance to win the NFC East. Earlier in the season I found myself extremely annoyed with analysts saying things like, “the Eagles are officially done” week after week. It seemed obvious, but I would be lying if I said I thought it would be within the realm of possibility for Philly to still win the NFC East. However, if they win their final two games against the Cowboys and Redskins and the Giants lose to the Jets this weekend and beat Cowboys next weekend, the 8-8 Eagles would win the division because of their 5-1 NFC East record.

If phase one of the Eagles comeback plan includes intimidating their opponent’s owner, mission accomplished.

“Because it is the Eagles and after the butt-kicking they gave us up in Philadelphia, I’m scared,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in an interview with KRLD-FM on Tuesday. “It’s that kind of feeling. The respect turns into being afraid of what they can do to you if you have some breakdowns out there, so you can put that scared there if you want to. I think sometimes I know I do my best when I’m scared.”

Jerry may not realize this, but he has no control over what happens this weekend.  His team is already assembled and his coaching staff is in place.  Unless we missed something, Jerruh isn’t going to throw on some pads and take the field.  With that in mind, it doesn’t make a bit of difference if he does his “best” when scared or not.

As for the actual team, they should certainly feel a sense of urgency.  The Eagles are coming off back-to-back wins and are confident playing against NFC East teams.  They beat the Giants with Vince Young at quarterback and destroyed the Cowboys when Michael Vick was healthy.  The Cowboys don’t need to be scared, but they need to understand the situation and take advantage of the fact that they control their own destiny.

Jerry Jones Calls Out Orlando Scandrick, Cowboys Coaches for Dumb Penalties

Give the Cardinals credit for clawing their way back against the Cowboys on Sunday and coming away with a tough overtime victory, but an argument can certainly be made that Dallas gave the game away.  If you are looking for a scapegoat, look no further than head coach Jason Garrett for icing his own kicker and costing the Cowboys the game-winning field goal.  Jerry Jones, on the other hand, pinned much of the blame on special teamer Orlando Scandrick and the Dallas coaching staff for dumb penalties at critical moments.

“You can’t touch people in the back,” Jones said according to MySanAntonio.com. “That’s got to be coached. You cannot touch people in the back on kicking. And I’m not being critical of anybody. I’m just … the call was a good call. He hit him in the back.”

That can’t happen and has to be coached, but don’t worry because Jerry isn’t being critical of anyone.  Whether you agree with Jones for publicly scolding his players and coaching staff or not, he’s right.  One of the block in the back penalties — which Scandrick insisted was a bad call — negated a 35-yard return by Dez Bryant that would have put Dallas at the Cardinals 25-yard line.  Mistakes like that can’t happen.

Jerruh can be annoying and try to involve himself in the X’s and O’s a bit too much at times, but personally I’d rather hear him call his team out after a tough loss than call it one of the best games he’s ever seen his quarterback play.

Jerry Jones Thought David Nelson Giving Ball to Girflriend was Romantic

When David Nelson jogged over to his girlfriend — Cowboys cheerleader Kelsi Reich — and gave her his touchdown ball last Sunday, he drew a mixed reaction from fans.  The Twitter universe immediately exploded with people ranting about why he would do something like that while the Bills were getting blown out.  Some people thought it was a nice gesture and commended Nelson for not going over the top.  Others even wondered if the maneuver would get Reich in trouble, since her job is to cheer for the Cowboys.  As it turns out, reprimanding Reich was the furthest thing from Jerry Jones’ mind.

“I thought it was a neat as a pin,” Jones told KRLD-FM on Tuesday. “Frankly, our cheerleaders get the recognition that they get. I know it was a surprise to her, but I sure enjoyed looking at the highlights on ESPN and coverage like that to focus on that part of it. There’s a lot about sports. A little romance thrown in from time to time is another big plus.”

Wait a minute — Jerruh has a romantic side?  I thought the only love he felt was toward money.  Go figure.  Jones laughed when he was asked if the exchange put Reich’s job in jeopardy, saying that he hadn’t spoken with her but, “the last thing that occurred to me was to be upset about anything.”  He may be a tough boss to work for when it comes to being a coach or player but it sounds like Jones can be considered a cheerleader’s owner.

Deion Sanders: Jerry Jones Gives Cowboys Fans False Hope Every Year

The Dallas Cowboys are no longer the Cowboys of 1990s.  We all know that.  Even the younger players on the team know that.  As long as Tony Romo continues to find ways to lose games and the Cowboys prove they lack toughness, they will not return to the top of the football universe.

Yet Dallas continues to attract the same amount of attention and has as rabid a fan base as ever.  Despite the fact that his team has not advanced beyond the Divisional round of the playoffs since it won the Super Bowl in 1996, Jerry Jones continues to rake in the cash.  According to Deion Sanders, he has done so by setting false expectations for the team year after year.

“You got to give your hats off to Jerry Jones,” Sanders said Wednesday on his NFL Network show. “He creates this persona, this image that this team has a chance. They’re going to win it all every year. And that says a lot from the ownership position. But I don’t think they think about, ‘Hey, we’re going to the Super Bowl.’ It’s not like that. ‘We just got to get in the playoffs and anything can happen.’ So the expectations has lessened.”

In other words, Sanders thinks ownership is convincing the fans of something that even they don’t believe in.  Romo and company have done some reassuring as well, but it’s tough to tell if Deion is saying this as a back-handed compliment.  Whether Jones believes he has assembled a Super Bowl contender or not, it’s his job to make sure the fan base thinks he has.  The expectation has not lessened in Big D — only the results have.

Jerry Jones: Jets Game Was One of Tony Romo’s Best Ever

Now it all makes sense. When we saw Tony Romo smiling after his Cowboys put together a horrific meltdown against the Jets on Sunday night, we wondered what it was all about. Why would a quarterback be smiling after his team just blew a 24-10 lead and he was personally responsible for a lot of it? Because he played lights out, of course.

Speaking with KRLD-FM in Dallas on Tuesday, Jerry Jones not only came to the defense of his quarterback but praised his performance.  In fact, he went a step further.

“This may draw a little criticism, but I thought Tony played one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play,” Jones told KRLD via Shutdown Corner. “You can make a big case that the way he played for three quarters was how we got there at the end and looked like for sure we were going to get the win. He played outstanding.”

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