Originally Posted by MichaelWinicki
I guess I'm one of the few that didn't hate Jerreh from day 1. Quite honestly I liked the guy and liked what he was doing. If anyone tells you they were still on the Tom Landry bandwagon at the end of 1988 I would have to call them a fibber... literally everyone was calling for Landry's head at that point-- respectfully of course!
God knows Tom did earn that respect and obviously Jerreh's handling of the whole dismissal created a PR nightmare for the new ownership. But even then I could see that the previous ownership did a huge disservice to Jerry Jones BY NOT CLEANING OUT THE HOUSE before Jerry took over. That was pure cowardice by Bum & the rest.
[View Full Quote]By I remember to this day Jerry and Jimmy coming out and talking about how they were going to rebuild the team and were going to be aggressive about it. I applauded that because it was bold and aggressive. And I would applaud the signing of Terrell Owens the same way. I like bold and aggressive and who knows how far you can really go unless you go there? When on their death-bed most people regret what they haven't done in life as opposed to what they have done and if we have a legit chance at signing TO at a price that we can afford I so go for it and don't look back! Super-bowls are not easy to win and this could be the one thing that puts us over the top. And on that end I say...
Would you feel the same way if Jerry and Jimmy had not been successful? Bringing in TO does not gaurantee a SB victory. Being bold is one thing, taking insane risks are quite another. Is it possible for this team to get to and win the SB without signing TO? I think it is.
It wasn't so much that he fired Landry, it was how it was done that got everyone's panties in a wad.