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Jimmy Johnson: Jerry Jones 'will never change'

Posted on: November 12, 2010 9:35 am
Posted by Will Brinson

The lack of success from the Dallas Cowboys has been, for the most part, pinned on Wade Phillips. After all, they (we think) have a ton of talent and yet they (we know) have very few wins.

But it's completely understandable to put some of the onus for failure on Jerry Jones, as he's the Owner/President/GM. And that's just what former Dallas Cowboys coach (and recent Survivor contestant!) Jimmy Johnson did recently.

"Jerry will never change," Johnson told Sam Farmar of the Los Angeles Times. "Jerry wants to be right in the middle of it. That's why he paid all that money to buy them."

Johnson also added that Stephen Jones, Jerry's son and the Cowboys' COO is "such a huge part of the process too."

"So that's family," Johnson said. "And when it comes to family, there's no stronger bond. Jerry's not going to change because his family's so involved."

There are plenty of folks out there who believe that the Cowboys won't win, regardless of who's coaching the team, until Jerry cedes some of his control over personnel to someone with a better knowledge of how to assemble a team.

And that makes sense given the unwillingness of Jones to can Wade Phillips sooner, despite Wade's obvious inability to control his troops (sloppy play and mental errors have been a trademark of Phillips' regime). But before everyone starts petitioning for Jones' resignation (which ain't coming), it's worth at least giving the Cowboys' talent a shot at how it'll do under a coach who understands discipline, like John Fox, Bill Cowher.

And yeah, Jason Garrett nearly made that list, as he could definitely end up coaching the Cowboys in 2011 -- but he was running the O in Big D when, as Johnson (and everyone else on the planet who watched the Cowboys play the last three weeks) put it, "they quit."

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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2010 12:46 am

Jimmy Johnson: Jerry Jones 'will never change'

Cowboy Coaching: Bill The fat tuna was a a coach taking a big paycheck and stocking the Cowboys with his old washed out players, who all needed one more free ride!  Testicule Verde, Bernie Costar, and Bleedso all sucked, while Romeo rode the bench. Yeah that's a good coach. TUNA FISH on gummy white bread. Parcels could not carry Switzers beer cooler!

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2010 10:46 am

Jimmy Johnson: Jerry Jones 'will never change'

I have no doubt that cowher is the best availiable choice. I just hope people dont think he will come in and we will start winning championships.  And, Jerry will never give up his control. If people think that he will, they better get a new team to cheer for. he will not release the power..

Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: November 14, 2010 6:19 pm
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2010 11:08 am

Jimmy Johnson: Jerry Jones 'will never change'

I love how everyone like to say they've only had sucess under Jimmy and Big Bill. Wade had more sucess than Big Bill did, Switzer won (all be it with the team Jimmy assembled). Of the 6 coaches Jerry Jones has hired, only Dave Campo has had less success than Bill Parcells. In fact the only coach who has had a losing record as the Cowboys head coach and not made the playoff is Dave Campo. Johnson, Switzer, Gailey, Parcells and Phillips all left town with winning records and playoff appearances. Parcells didn't even with the divison while he was here, but people want to compare his success to Jimmy's. Jerry hiring Parcells was good for the team but bad for those of us who want Jerry to let og of his power. He gave it up for Parcells and got seasons of 10-6, 6-10, 9-7, 9-7- that's a team 2 games over .500, so why would Jerry feel like he needs to give up control again. Going back 20 years, 1990 - 2009, the Cowboys have had only 5 losing seasons and 3 of those belonged to Campo. But a winning season is not success here for most fans, including the owner. It's Playoff wins and SBs. If Jerry the GM is the one thing keeping this team from taking the next step, then Cowboy fans better hope someone like Jeff Ireland comes along again, because that's the closest you're goning to get to a GM outside of Jerry. Even if he talks Cohwer into coming here, Jerry will still be involved, though I could see it being less involved. The fact is Jerry Jones will never let go of that GM title until he steps down from football and turns the team over to his sons. So the point Jimmy Johnson, Troy Aikman and everyone else who has know Jerry is trying to make is quit asking for Jerry to step down, it's not going to happen. 

Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: November 14, 2010 10:39 am

Jimmy Johnson: Jerry Jones 'will never change'

Jerry Jones  should take  a page  out of George Steinbrenner's  handbook. The Yankees  didnt start winning  till he was  banned  and  they brought up homegrown talent  like Jeter,Posada,B.Willliams,and Rivera.Let the football personell run the operations and he should  stick  to the business side of things. After this 20 years run of trying  to build  a team he  should step back and  reevaluate the  situation.He should be  smart enough to realize  his  plan didnt  work out. Only then will the Cowboys  start to  win again.Meddling  owners are the solution they are part of the  problem.

Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: November 14, 2010 9:24 am

Jimmy Johnson: Jerry Jones 'will never change'

The fall is often so hard to see, even if you're standing on the edge of a cliff, the problems with the Cowboys begin at the top. Jerry Jones maybe a great businessman, this can be seen in what he has done since becoming an owner, what he is not is a great football mind, and this to can be seen in what he has done since becoming an owner. He has removed all the football people from around him, I will even go as far to say I understand loyalty to his son(I have one), but the strength of a man is knowing your weakness, teach your son from your strength(business), and bring in a football person to teach him your weakness(football). The beginning of the season was filled with 'BS' of the talent on this team, look at this team where is all the talent?  Look at the skill positions, do you put Romo in the mix when you think top QB play? throwing for a ton of yards mean what?(you can find the answer to this question by looking south to the other Texas team and see how that works). Running back, three No. two's, not one is a full time back. Wide receiver, now this group scares me, into thinking who thought this would work, I love Austin, but come on? Perhaps the biggest problem is that offensive line, and that's just what they are 'OFFENSIVE'! In the end, please Mr. Jones, remove your emotion from the football side, by bringing someone in who know what they are doing, and concentrate on the business side with all the passion within you, I hate the Cowboys, all the way back to the '70's, but they are great for the league, so wake up you're at the edge of a cliff!!!!!! 

Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2010 9:01 am

Jimmy Johnson: Jerry Jones 'will never change'

Big Boy.  Who's your choice.  Remember, Dallas has only had success under Jones with a coach who's a strong personality like Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells.   This team does have talent.  Not Super Bowl talent, but they have playoff talent.  What coach out there can take this team by the throat and lead them (providing Jerry allows that).  I think Cowher would the best option that's available.  Next would be Gruden.  And for the record I don't like Gruden.  Cowher ONLY won 1 SB, but his steeler teams were consistently in the playoffs. 

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