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December 26, 2011

Jones doesn't regret seemingly undermining Garrett with sideline visit; Garrett calls it non issue

By Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Irving _ The benefit of time and hindsight has done nothing to change owner Jerry Jones' opinion about his decision to go the sideline in the middle the Eagles game to talk coach Jason Garrett.

Jones has no regrets about what he did and seemingly didn't care whether it appeared that he was undermining his head coach.

Jones said the issue of quarterback Tony Romo's health, the outcome of the Giants game and the plan for the rest of the Eagles game was too important to wait. He needed to look Garrett in his eyes for a face-to-face conversation. 

"I believe in critical times to the extent that you can communicate eye to eye," Jones said during an spot on 1310-AM Monday morning.  "It isn’t just words. It’s body language, it’s everything. So it is important to me when I am down there to be evaluating.  In this particular case, I did want nothing to drop between the lines communication-wise. We had talked about clearly what would happen if the Giants won, what we would be doing with Felix (Jones) during this ball game and the need to have him healthy if we could do anything about it next week. But what we hadn’t talked about was what if something happened and there was a question mark about Romo, how that would be handled. That’s Jason’s decision. But he doesn’t need to be making that one by himself. So I wanted to very briefly step down there with just a few minutes gone in the first quarter, sit there and say 'here is the lay of the land, Romo has a hand injury. You make the decision, but our emphasis should be on New York '."

Jones said he makes the call on personnel as he has done with every coach he's hired on the Cowboys but he doesn't “call plays”, “decide on philosophy” or anything relative to what "he thinks of as coaching."

Garrett said it’s a non issue for him. He understood why Jones came to the sideline and believes they handled things the right way. To him, that's all that matters

"It’s not a big issue to me at all," Garrett said. "We are a team. We are a team as players, coaches and personnel people and certainly our general manager and owner. And we communicate. And we feel communication is important. And we just wanted to be on the same page in that situation. So I thought we handled the thing the right way in terms of not risking Tony anymore and not risking Felix anymore."

Although he could have got the information from a number of other people on the sideline, Garrett said he didn't now the Giants had beat the Jets, rendering the Eagles game meaningless, unless Jones told him.

 

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A GM IN ANY SPORT (BASEBALL, BASKETBALL,SOCCER, HOCKEY) THE FIRST RESPONSIBILITY IS TO COMPETE WITH THOSE TEAMS IN THEIR DIVISION & TO SIGN PLAYERS OF STRENGTH TO DOMINATE THEIR MATCH-UP IN THEIR DIVISION.......WIN THE DIVISION AND WITH LUCK MOVE FORWARD AS FAR AS THEIR TALENT WILL TAKE THEM.....

MR. JONES IS A FINE CHECK WRITER, BUT IS NOT GIFTED IN FOOTBALL DECISION.
HE IS AN EMOTIONAL INVESTOR.....EVER REFERENCE HE SPEAKS ABOUT HE RISES THE FEELINGS OF THE 1990'S SUPER BOWL TEAMS....REALITY IS HE WAS A FAN NOT THE BUILDER, HE FOLLOWED COACH JOHNSON'S LEADERSHIP AND ENVIED HIS SKILL.

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.....WE HAD SEASON TICKETS IN THE ROGER & TONY YEARS. AND IT IS EMOTIONAL. COWBOYS WERE SOMETHING TO FOLLOW. I MISS TEXAS. A BAYLOR GRAD, NOW LIVING IN OREGON AND BEGINNING TO REALIZE THAT THE NFL TICKET IS NOT A SOLID INVESTMENT IN WATCHING THE COWBOYS.......JUST GLAD I'M NOT A SEASON TICKET OWNER.

I have no problem with JJ visiting the sideline at any juncture. If YOU do, ya watch too much northEastSoxnPatriotsNetwork-the most obvious of all Cowboy haters. They try to start controversies w/in our program. There's NOTHING going on here.

Jerry, how do you expect the team to respect and trust their head coach when you perform an act such as this which can be easily interpreted that you do not?

After following the Cowboys for over 30 years, I'm moving on. Jerry Jones has taken the Cowboys from "America's Team" to "America's Most Disliked Team". Jerry's arrogance and control issues mean that nothing is going to change as long as he is around.

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Anyone on this blog can believe or not believe what they want, but it does not matter because we are just the peanut gallery here looking from the outside in! So, who cares what anyone thinks or says as long as Garrett and Jones are comfortable, at least in public, with each other. If one doesn't want to put up with their so called "BS", then I'm surprised how many so called fans still bother to come here and post.
I don't have confidence that Jerry can get the job done as the GM and even if Jerry hired a GM, then I don't have confidence that Jerry would be able to avoid undermining the GM or coach. I still like the Cowboys, but day by day, I realize that Jerry does not have the talent or skill set to run the Cowboys organization as the GM....well at least to the point where the Cowboys are competing year in and year out.

Sorry, but I call BS on Garrett not knowing the Giants beats the Jets until Jerry told him. No shot of that being the truth. That singular outcome was SO important that the head coach was getting updated every 5 minutes as to score, minutes left, momentum and everything else. With the importance of that game, shame on the cowboys organization if the head coach needed the owner to walk down to the sideline to bring him the details. But again, I call BS. Garrett is covering for another STUPID Jerry Jones decision.

Not to defend Jones, because with most teams, this likely would be an issue.

But, considering how long Jason Garrett's been here, I'm sure he simply takes it in stride and accepts the intrusion as Jerry being Jerry.

Jaharry is just like a politician, you know that he's lying if you see his lpis moving. I know one thing, what he claims is just a big old pile of BS.

J.V. You are correct!!

Self-centered persons rarely see their self-centered acts as anything but a "non issus."

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