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January 03, 2012

Jerry Jones understands the criticism and can take heat as GM; has no interest in Bill Polian

Owner Jerry Jones respects former Colts general manager Bill Polian, who was fired on Monday. But he has no interest in bringing him in to the Cowboys front office.

He said the job of general manager is his alone and it works best for the Cowboys with him as involved as he is as the owner.

“The thing you’ve got to realize is that when you have an owner that is full time as the owner, then you create a situation where you have as much turnover at GM as you do at coaching level,” Jones said Tuesday on KRLD-FM. “And I think that just deters from the mix.” 

 Jones said he has been doing things the same way since he bought the team in 1989. But he understands why the questions about his ability as a football guy come up when the Cowboys are not winning.

 “The facts are that I’ve spent 22 years doing this exactly the same way,” Jones said. “I’ve made a lot of changes from year to year as time goes along, but frankly, I know that when we do not have the kind of success, when we don’t have expectations lived up to, the one that should get the most heat is the one that ultimately makes the decisions, period, with the Dallas Cowboys. And that’s me.” 

Clarence E. Hill Jr.

 

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Why would Jerry be interested in hiring Polian since he's doing such a fine job as Cowboys' GM?

B O Y C O T T J E R R Y !

Stop spending hard earned money on the worst product in the NFL! HE is laughing at you all the way to his bank!

Jerry Jones is the epitome of ego-maniac. This guy is so clueless in everything he does. I HATE HIM and this team has NO HOPE until this FOOL DIES!!!

Jerry Jones a largely successful businessman....but a 100% purebred loser when it comes to football. LOSER and CLUELESS.

i dont know if this is crazy or not.. get some billboards around dallas asking him to step down and get a great gm..thousands of fans need to picket at the stadium and cowboy complex,,, we will call it "FANS ON STRIKE' that no going to the games either... the press will have a field day and maybe when he sees all the people wanting him to step down, who knows....

Dad. I cannot say this to your face so I am left to do this in this forum. You suck as a GM and if you weren't also the owner, you would have been fired long ago. It's one thing to understand the criticism of your performance. It's warranted based on the team's pathetic results under your watch. What you need to do is listen to the criticism and step down. That would be the smartest thing and show you really care about winning football games and championships. Until you do that, people will not believe you put that above all else.

Well, I am a huge Cowboys fan and while I would like to be positive, it's very hard to be positive when watching the fiasco year-after-year. Jerry would be more credible in what he's saying about him being ultimately responsible and that he should be the one taking the heat since he's ultimately the one making the decisions, except for one small detail. If anyone else had produced the results that he produced (in the role of a GM); i.e. unsuccessful coaches only underperformed by the players that the GM drafted, then "that guy...that GM" would've been fired 10 times over by now. So who does Jerry think he's fooling when he say's he's to blame. Who is he accountable to? Obviously, he doesn't care about the product on the field. He doesn't care about the fans. The only thing that I can figure is that as long as the money keeps coming in uninterrupted, he'll keep his underachieving self, coaches, & teams moving right on along the tracks of mediocrity.

If Jerry Jones was ten times smarter than he thinks he is, he would still be a horrible GM.

Sigmund Freud wouldn't even be able to classify the insanity that rages inside Jones' cranium.

God sake!

This man has crap on his head, i can´t belive it, he is an egolatric guy, he is sick on his mind, i won´t spent any money from my pocket to see a bad-mediocre team as the Dallas Cowboys are, we should to stop shopping all the merchandise, all the tickets, all the party passes, everything from the Boys and who we know well that will finsh into the J.J´s wallet.

WE NEED TO STOP HERE, IF WE DON´T, THE COWBOYS NEVER BE THE REAL COWBOYS AGAIN.

god help u cowboy fans from this maadman!!!!

People of Dallas, if you keep buying this man's tickets, then YOU DESERVE TO LOSE!!!!If your want change in the Dallas Cowboys, stop moanin' and do something about it!!!!!

He doesn't care about any fans. This guy is freakin' NUTS!!!

Hey Jerry, ever hear of a guy named Tex Schramm? Guess not, so let me enlighten you. He was the gm of the pre-Jones Cowboys. During his tenure the Cowboys had 20 straight winning seasons. Have you? He helped the team to 9 straight years in the playoffs. Have you? They went to 5 SBs. Have you? So a gm wouldn't work, huh? Then you, sir, are an idiot.

@dee.
wasn't Al Davis the Al Davis of football?

GEEZ!!! My Dad is going to Died Without Ever Seeing Our Cowboys Make It Back To The Super Bowl or even a NFC Championship!!! How Long Has Been Already!!! He is The New Al Davis!!

Jerry, while I can appreciate your enthusiasm for the Cowboys as an owner you are by far the absolute worst thing this teams needs in a general manager. When you first bought the Cowboys you hired Jimmy Johnson and allowed him to be an actual coach. All you got was superbowl wins and division titles with him. Then your ego overloaded your a$$ and you fire Johnson because you aren't getting the credit. 20 some odd years later you still haven't figured out YOU are not a General Manager and know nothing about evaluating talent or building a winning team. Hire a General Manager, let him run the team and hire a good coach (because no good coach will work for you with the way things are) and build this team back into a title contender instead of the title pretenders they are now.

Unfortunately folks, the Dallas Cowboys will continue to remain mired in mediocrity as long as Jerry Jones is motivated by the fact that "He is determined to show everyone that he deserved more credit than he received for the Super Bowls won with Jimmy Johnson's team.

Jerry is a great owner, while as a GM he's made a few good decisions and more than a few collosal mistakes, his biggest mistake continues to be undermining his Head Coach's authority.

I thought the latter would change with Garrett. I was wrong....

This guy is becoming the Al Davis of football! He stated he's been doing the same thing for the last 22 yrs. The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Talk about giving meaning to the phrase "bite your nose despite your face". I'll always be a fan of the cowboys, but this guy is an idiot!

Stop buying their merchandise and tickets. That is when he will step down. Everyone has to work together so he will change.

There is only ONE way this idiot will ever do the right thing and hire a GM who knows football. That is hit his pocketbook! Stop buying Cowboy tickets, memorabilia, Jerseys, anything Dallas Cowboys. Maybe then, his dumb a$%s will listen!

The definition of insanity...

He just doesn't get it

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