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.