Originally Posted by Reverend Conehead
In the offseason, Jerry did address our glaring need at cornerback extremely well. In the past three years we've also done pretty well in the draft. It's been some time since Jones' absurd trade for Joey Galloway and his drafting of Quincy Carter too high.
He seems to be allowing Garrett a lot of latitude in drafting at least. We'll see soon how well Jones addresses our obvious O- and D-line problems. If he does, maybe he's become a pretty good GM. Maybe there's hope. If he does another Galloway-type trade or drafts superstars and no lineman, I'll just hang my head and know, "Here we go again."
I don't believe Jerry can be judged merely on a trade that cost the team a lot of picks.
Frankly I saw the Galloway trade differently than most. Up until that time Jerry had been trying to reassemble the Jimmy built team that featured Alvin Harper across from Irvin. He had traded/hired acquired several players over a couple of years that were lousy. So much so Troy wouldn't throw the ball to them.
Getting Rocket was a brilliant stroke for Jerry. The problem was Irvin went down. That offense was leading the league when Michael fell in Philly that year. Keep in mind that was the year of The Greatest Show on Turf.
What you saw is Jerry recognizing that he had assembled what could have been a potent tandem in Irvin and Rocket, but then Irvin's career ended.
Jerry went out and manned-up and got himself a stud receiver. Galloway wasn't Irvin, but then who was. But he was pretty competent at times.
The problem was two-fold for Jerry.
1. Galloway went down to injury - not Jerry's fault.
2. Aikman was a shell of his former self - Jerry's assessment was wrong.
If - which is always a big word - Aikman had been the Troy of old, and Galloway stayed healthy, that offense might have worked.
So the trade didn't make me believe Jerry had lost his freakin' mind.
Now the Roy Williams trade was a lot more recent and does have all the components that most fans find stupid about the blockbuster Jerry trades.
And if we are splitting hairs, Jerry did at the very least rubberstamp the Mo Clai trade, which could fall under your premise of Jerry giving too much away.
Regardless of the voices that tend to want to remove Jerry culpability as the GM.
So in fairness, Jerry is still giving away lots of picks via trades.
I guess that means you will be hanging your head.