Originally Posted by T-RO
The post-Jimmy 128-128 record is very deceptive, IMO. In reality Jerry has been much worse than that.
Here are 3 things, obscuring the truth.
-There were several years where the Cowboys were riding the residue of a dominant team that Jimmy built. They stacked up some wins in those 3 years after Jimmy left.
-Parcells seasons were winning years...but they were temporary as Jerry was only ceding control to manipulate the metroplex into helping fund his staydyim. (by his own confession)
-Romo. Whether or not Tony can win the big one is a valid debate. Whether Tony's talent has masked the weakness of these teams over the past 5 years, and win a surprising number of games... is not really much to debate. Valley Ranch completely lucked out in acquiring T-Ro.
Outstanding post. You are very right.
Of course people will say Jerry made the decision to hire Jimmy and Parcells, but the truth of the matter is when he's left to act as GM on his own, he's much worse than a .500 type GM. Much worse.
That's important now because there isn't a Jimmy or Parcells in the room. It's Jerry. And Stephen. The same geniuses that gave you the Campo years.
That's what's been so alarming to me with what we seem to be doing now. I don't know if Jason Garrett can build a team or not, but I do know the Jones' can't. So if the approach is more of them and less of Garrett, well.....starting thinking about a top 10 pick in the 2014 draft.