Originally Posted by Yakuza Rich
I never understood why Jimmy took the Miami gig because they are the Miami Dolphins and we are the Dallas Cowboys.
Like comparing horse manure to ice cream.
And I still look at Jimmy as an ingrate. Every NFL expert looked at Jimmy as a joke to come to the NFL, but Jerry hired him anyway. Then the team goes 1-15 and that just validated that Jimmy was a joke (at that time). I could be wrong, but I don't know of another head coach that has come back to coach a team after a 1-15 season.
Whether Jimmy and his fans like it or not, Jerry Jones was a big part of his career and legacy as a football coach.
For as every bit of an ego that Jerry has had about his relationship with Jimmy, had every bit of that ego. At least Jerry has given Jimmy credit over the years. I have yet to hear Jimmy credit Jerry for hiring him and keeping him after a brutal first season when NOBODY else wanted him.
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All very fair and valid points. However, I do believe that Jerry had to lean on Jimmy to get the right players (Michael Irvin connections) to evaluate talent and defer to him to make the initial decisions. It just isnt prudent that Jerry came right off the oil fields and immediately added value breaking down film.
That said, I can see that Jerry may have used some of his unassuming and äw shucks business smarts to pull off the Walker trade much better than Jimmy could have. Ï see Jerry as the venture capitalist and money man. He took Jimmy's order, and executed it. There is value in that, but Jimmy was the brains behind the talent and the performance