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12/27/2012

The numbers: Dan Snyder vs. Jerry Jones

A-benson-pappufaqAccording to www.Redskins.com, Washington Redskins team owner "Dan Snyder has put his passion into action. He has consistently led the franchise to new prominence in the community, the business world, and the National Football League."

According to www.DallasCowboys.com, Dallas Cowboys team owner "Jerry Jones' stewardship of the Dallas Cowboys has brought unprecedented results and success to one of the world's most popular sports entities."

It's on the Internet, so it must be true.

Let's look at the numbers ...

Steve-spurrierDan Snyder's Washington Redskins
Year purchased the team: 1999, $800 million
Team record: 100-123, .448
Playoff appearances: 3
Super Bowls: 0
Playoff record: 2-3
Winning seasons: Four (#)
Double digit losing records: Six 
Forbes rank of NFL teams: 3rd, $1.6 billion
Home Field: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland (capacity 91,704)
Coaches: Norv Turner, Terry Robiske, Marty Schottenheimer, Steve Spurrier, Joe Gibbs, Jim Zorn, Mike Shanahan
Best move: Hiring Mike Shanahan, getting out of the way (finally) and trading up for Robert Griffin III.
Dumbest move:
So, so many. The topper has to be trading defensive back Champ Bailey to Denver for running back Clinton Portis in 2004.
Portis was a nice running back whose career died while Bailey is still playing and will go to the Hall of Fame.
(# Does include 2012; Redskins are guaranteed a winning record.) 

Switzer-bieverJerry Jones' Dallas Cowboys
Year purchased the team: 1989, $140 million
Team record: 211-177, .544
Playoff appearances: 12
Super Bowls: 3

Playoff record:
 13-9
Winning seasons: 13* 
Double digit losing records: Six
Forbes rank of NFL teams: 1st; $2.1 billion
Home Field: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas (capacity 80,000 - can go up to over 100,000)
Coaches: Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Chan Gailey, Dave Campo, Bill Parcells, Wade Phillips, Jason Garrett
Best Move: Hiring Jimmy Johnson. 
Dumbest Move: Where to begin? Allowing Jimmy Johnson to leave is a good place to start. Most recently the acquisition of receiver Roy Williams from the Lions for was a real winner.

(* Does not include 2012; Cowboys can still finish 9-7.)

The verdict: They're both loaded and own franchises with such strong and loyal fan bases they are printing money, and neither is selling any time soon. Deal with it.

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Comments

Joe Wright from Texas

I give our owner JJ a hard time 24/7. But ONLY when you put him next to Daniel Snyder do I stand up for him. JJ is not heartless. JJ does attempt to garner some football knowledge. Both have egos bigger than their stadiums.

Don't ask me why but I think JJ is the better owner and better human being (gulp!) than Daniel Sndyer.

Like I said, it's kind of like comparing Satan to the Devil. Are they the same guy.....maybe??? Is one REALLY better than the other....probably not....but ugh, i hate Daniel Snyder.

free agent

They are both cut from the same cloth, only Jones thinks he's the smartest.

Doomsday3

Jerry vs. Danny Boy Snyder? If I have to have one as my "can't-keep-his-fingers-out-of-pie" owner, give me Jerry - at least there are 3 Lombardies under his watch, and he is much closer to a visit from the GR.

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