Since Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys they have won 3 Super Bowls, those from the early 90s. Jerry Jones is known for citing those or even touting them as his resume to be an NFL general manager, however Jimmy Johnson would tell you he essentially acted as GM during his tenure with the Cowboys.
But when the Cowboys win their next Super Bowl, Jerry Jones wants the credit.
“I pretty much go with what I did the night I bought the team,” Jones said, via the Ft. Worth 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?”
But a team that has failed to win their division in the past few years, even with chances in the last game of the season surely aren’t anyones favorite to win the Super Bowl. Heck, they’ve only won a single playoff game since their last Super Bowl victory.
“I think we have changed,” Jones said. “I’m positive and I feel good we have changed. I feel good where this thing sits right now. I’m not in a good mood. I’m not in a bad mood, but I’m sure not up here celebrating.
“This thing has been a big disappointment the last couple of years. I’m not satisfied. We’ve got to start knocking on the door. So there is a lot of resolve and not a lot of patience, and Jason knows that.”
And in order to change things, GM Jerry Jones stripped head coach and alleged offensive guru Jason Garrett from calling plays.
“What I have done during this off-season is that it’s no longer a prerequisite or no longer a preference of mine for [Garrett] to call the plays,” Jones said. “… As I sit here right today, there has not been a finality to just exactly how we will have a play called on the field. I would be happy either way he wants to go. When I say happy, I don’t want to go 8-8.”
We’ll see if the Cowboys get it done.
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