Originally Posted by cajuncocoa
I recognize that most people posting in this thread get it. But to those who don't and continue to support and defend Jerry: WHY? Is it because you were too young to see what was happening between 1989-94 for yourselves? I really don't understand how you can defend this man! We can sit here and argue over who between Jimmy and Jerry built the Cowboys to a 3x championship team, but you can't deny that Jerry has not been successful without Jimmy. Being the boss, it would not have killed him to be the better man and allow Jimmy to have as much glory as his ego could handle...doing so could have won another 1, 2, maybe 3 championships for our Cowboys team.
[View Full Quote]Remember, Jerry didn't stop there. About a year later, he was trying to make himself bigger than even the NFL itself -- going outside the NFL's contract with "official" corporate sponsors to gather corporate sponsorship for the Dallas Cowboys alone. Sure, we were "big enough" to do that, but it wasn't smart business to slap the other franchises and the NFL in the face like that.
While it may look like I'm defending Jerry, I'm not.
The man has indeed bungled a lot with the franchise over the past 20 years.
He strikes me a used car salesman with an ego in every sense... But that type of person does bring some positives to the table.
It's just I don't see Jimmy as being either the ultimate football "god" nor innocent when it comes to the break-up from Jones.