Originally Posted by TwoDeep3
I guess that's because you have nothing to discuss since that was just about what it was.
When Jimbo had it in his contract he made personnel decisions the rest of the debate becomes moot about how much Jerry had to do with the beginnings of his tenure.
Except one point, Fuzzy. I live in Dallas and have discussions about the Cowboys quite a lot with fans. And the majority, and I mean vast majority think Jerry meddles and is the reason we lost the shiny on the star.
Applied, that wasn't the exact function. It was understood from the start, that was the arrangement in the works.
When putting things together, Jerry sought Jimmy. Not the other way around. At the start, Jerry had to bring the team's financial picture into solvency. After that was accomplished, the focus shifted. That is the GM/owner format. And that format has proven effective at a high level as well as the best of the differing variety. Not all owners had enough football background to do just that...but that is a different discussion again.
In the presented scenario of both Jimmy and then of the noted, Dan Reeves...it's like this, Gentlemen, in organizations, one either leads, follows, or gets the hell out of the way. But in corporations, one owes a defineable loyalty to his employer. The set up for both situations, wasn't to demean either Jimmy or Reeves, but defining roles. Roles wasn't at issue, but individual egos that wanted to elevate beyond following.
That is another area for debate then.
If one states what you did above, it would lead to the association that one doubts the heart and decisional ability to handle such alternatives. On both scores of Jerry, there was some basis for being valid as well.
TwoDeep, I still believe in the soldier, even if he was sent to the recruiter by a Judge, for being a trashbag. If he passes musters along the way, even if not the most sterling example, he retains that faith by me.
Jerry has accomplished enough, while both arranging for personnel and the team needs, that he has at least earned my perpetual respect. That doesn't tarnish, only my own vanities I push through upon team accomplishments.
You see, the Lombardi is still the top of the line, whether possessed by my Cowboys...but what has already been accomplished doesn't tarnish. And Jerry has that as well.
As to carry frustrations and projecting my own and previous disdain for anything, into today, is another storyline. I was a soldier, and stitches in my lip, a lost finger, and a plate in my other hand...didn't keep me from answering muster and looking optimisticly forward to the challenge and opportunity as well.
Jerry as GM, doesn't hinder that part of the process, although. This organization has a ton of talent, and I actually like the leadership that Jerry has brought in to put it through the tests. The battle still looms, but the actual fight won't be by that Jerry Jones, but by Jason Garrett and his players.
Just being blunt here, once on the field, intent, meddling, or heart or soul of Jerry has very little direct application to the entire thing.
That part I view more along the lines of the sky is falling and rationalization extended too far into view.
An extended formation dominates in youth football. But the same can't be said for the professional arena of the NFL. Where the game is played, the actual effect of a decision by that same Jerry, is diminished tremendously.
Myself, I don't often raise my eye brows into the clouds to gain vantage from Mount Olympus was others might rush to view.
I appreciate that this team has six Lombardis, but it is the sport that attracts this fan. Not whether or not I can shoot out a statisticla analysis of GM efficiency or not. Whether I then apply them or not..depending upon my own mood.
I still enjoy the struggle on the field, and am more alarmed with cowardice under fire there, than a miscalculation by Jerry in a coaches head shed affair.
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!