Jerry Jones told Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket recently that he is not retiring any time soon, and that he is not going to give up his duties as the Cowboys' general manager. It is not like he needs the money. He loves his job. He is 69, appears to be in excellent health, so surrender the idea that someone else will be making the football decisions with this team any time soon. And when that day happens, the person making said calls will also be named Jones.
Jason Garrett knew this when he turned down the head coaching jobs in Atlanta and Baltimore in 2008. He turned those down because this is the job he wanted. Red knew the risks, and the perception problems that come with being the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. One of those problems is that Garrett, or any Cowboys head coach other than Jimmy or Bill, is a cast member of the Muppetts.
When Jerry walked on the sidelines on Dec. 24 it was a nothing. Several owners walk on the sidelines of to watch their team play, usually late in the game. But when Jerry gave Red a message during the game it just furthered the perception of a meddlesome owner trying to look important.
The picture is a riot. You can almost hear the dialogue: "Jason, candidly, the Giants have lost which means we don't need to win this football game any more. Seriously. I'm not tryin' to be trite. We need to win the football game in New York next week more than we need to win this football game now. So we need to dial it back and not 'git' our players hurt."
I can't ever recall a GM walking down to the sidelines, dugout or bench to send the head coach a message. This does not mean messages aren't relayed from GMs, or owners, during a game but to deliver it personally puts the head coach in an awkward position.
Since Jerry has no plans on retiring any time soon and his hands will be all over the football decisions of this team for at least a decade, at the very least he can at least not put his head coach in this awkward position and just send a text, direct message Tweet or post something on Red's Facebook wall.
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