National columnist: Jerry Jones is a 'fool running his team into eternal mediocrity' SportsDayDFW.com Published: 30 June 2014 08:40 PM Updated: 01 July 2014 12:01 PM It seems like every time an owner of a sports team gets publicly criticized, one name always gets brought up for comparison: Jerry Jones. The Cowboys owner has been ridiculed by the media because of his stubbornness, high visibility and lack of success with the team in recent years. Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports recently wrote a column destroying new Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry for how he handled the Jason Kidd's situation in New Jersey. Doyel calls Lasry "embarrassing" and "a meddler." He compares Lasry to Jones because he says both believe "they are smarter and know better than everyone else." "Smartest guys in the room never realize their mistake, assuming they ever realize their mistake, until it's too late," Doyel wrote. "Look at Jerry Jones, another self-made billionaire who bought America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys, installed himself as general manager and is stuck with a fool running his team into eternal mediocrity. "Because that fool owns the team and thinks his genius for business deals extends to this silly football thing. And it doesn't. One is not the other. Business may well be harder than sports, but being great at business has no bearing on a person's ability to maneuver a sports franchise." Doyel goes on to list Memphis Grizzles owner Robert Pera and New York Knicks owner James Dolan in the same category as Jones and Lasry. He calls them "the wrong kind of owner" because they are "the losing kind" who can be "an occupational hazard." Jones, who purchased the team in 1989, won Super Bowls in 1992, 1993, and 1995 with the Cowboys. But Dallas has finished 8-8 for three straight seasons and hasn't made the playoffs since 2009. The Cowboys have also been through seven different coaches since Jones fired the team's first coach, Tom Landry, in 1988.