Jerry Jones – The Uncomfortable Search Continues for the Dallas Cowboys
With the Dallas cowboys once again left lonely on the sidelines to gaze upon post season activity, Jerry Jones continues his quest to make everyone uncomfortable. While telling the world that he is searching for the right combination of coaches to propel the Cowboys back into Super Bowl glory, the stark reality is one Jerry doesn’t want to conform to.
While having the right combination of coaches is important and not to be discounted, it is no less important than the relationship of the General Manager to those same coaches and players. And if a return to past glory is so important to Jerry, then a return to that initial relationship between himself as GM and the coaches and players is necessary.
But this remains an extremely sensitive area with Jones, one which receives an immediate reaction when raised in his presence. As well it should, for it was Jones who destroyed that relationship years ago when he fired Jimmy Johnson after back to back Super Bowl victories. To date he has yet to re-establish it.
Why? Oh, the reason for that is easy and Jerry will eagerly inform anyone willing to lend an ear to hear. Jerry wants total control on all final decisions regarding players, personnel and staff within the Cowboys organization. This is why he fired Johnson. Jerry wanted what Jimmy made sure was written into his contract and was unwilling to share with Jerry. Soooooooo, Jerry easily remedied that. Bye bye, Jimmy. The glory slowly departed and has failed to appear within sight of Jerry and his mission.
In the meantime, everyone is uncomfortable in the presence of Jerry. They all know that the emperor, though fully clothed, is wearing the wrong attire. The mantle of General Manager is unsightly, does not fit and is threadbare. Even Jerry knows this.
So, leave him alone to his task. If he keeps on, who knows?! The odds may be on his side. He may hit upon the right combination of discomfort and make it to the playoffs, maybe win a playoff game and, dare we dream, win a Super Bowl. Until that happens, the nightmare continues.