News: Archer - Jerry Jones needs to listen more in-house

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  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Jones’ circle of trust includes former coaches and personnel people in the NFL that he turns to at different times of a season as sounding boards. It’s good to have sounding boards, but they shouldn’t be more influential than the people inside the building.

    Why doesn’t Jones listen to the people who are inside the building more?

    They have followed this team more closely than anybody else outside the building. They have followed the college talent more closely than anybody outside the building.

    He has talented scouts. His pro department the last two years has done a great job of finding guys off the street that have helped keep the Cowboys competitive. In talking to other teams across the league there is a great respect for the Cowboys’ college scouting staff as well. The drafts the last three years have produced Dez Bryant, Sean Lee, Sean Lissemore, Tyron Smith, Bruce Carter, DeMarco Murray, Dwayne Harris, Morris Claiborne, Tyrone Crawford and James Hanna.

    Jones might not believe he is doing a disservice to his staff by saying such things, but when the first person he credits for picking Murray two years ago is Barry Switzer, it’s just wrong.
  2. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    he cant listen to people in house because he knows that

    1) he has surrounded himself with mediocre 'yes-men'
    2) no one in the organization has the cojones to tell the owner/GM/president what he needs to hear

    this is as much an indictment of the organization as anything

    a strong leader surrounds himself with strong sub-ordinates

    a weak leader.....
  3. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Other than Tyron...........who has proven themselves? Tap the brakes, dude.
  4. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I have no issue w/ him naming Barry Switzer as the selling point to Murray. It is well known that Switzer and Jones are tight and w/ all do respect, Switzer still has huge ties to Oklahoma and Stoops and his program. The man is out there a lot seeing these kids and his connections at Oklahoma are probably second only to Bobs. That is still to saying its probably moreso than ANYONE "in the building" @ VR.

    Using Switzer and the Murray situation to make the authors point was probably not the best one to hang your hat on IMHO.
  5. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    Sometimes it's better to keep things to yourself.
  6. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Archer is such a huge Garrett Kool-Aid drinker, I'm sure he thinks Jerry should listen only to RJ. :laugh2:

    The obvious reason Jerry might go outside the organization is because he realizes the advice he's been getting inside his organization hasn't been very good.
  7. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Jones probably figures since he pays his scouts a lot of money, he can handle the PR surrounding a pick the way he wants to. While I agree with Archer notionally here, there are other ways to make sure your scouts get the credit they deserve in coaching circles. And pumping them up publicly probably doesn't help you retain them in the long run.

    Archer's right, though, that Jerry should listen to his current staff in terms of personnel. They're doing a nice job right now. Even though we don't want to admit it having just suffered through the horror of 8-8.
  8. Bluestang

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    Jerry has consulted with other former coaches and Dallas front office folks in the past many times.

    Is it a slap in the face to the organization that he currently has?

    I don't think so because this is what is called "due diligence" in trying to find out as much as possible about a prospect.

    If you believe that Jerry is doing this all by himself than you are a sucker for the media.

    Group decisions, group effort, group drafting.

    BTW Lacewell gave us info about Bruce Carter the year we selected him.
  9. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    So did Butch Davis. Who actually coached Carter at NC.
  10. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    Unless Jerry is talking to someone working in college football, he is talking to:

    a. A competitor


    b. Someone out of work in the NFL

    Yea, that's who I want to listen to.

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