For those of us who were fans of the cowboys when Jerry Jones bought the team certainly recall all of the turmoil he created almost immediately. The firing of Coach Landry in particular and the hiring of Jimmy Johnson who was hated almost unanimously at first. The question is this: At what point did you begin to appreciate what Jerry Jones has done for the franchise? Do you appreciate what he has done? Has he honored the legacy of this team? I think most old timers would remember that the Cowboys of the late 80s were a dismal team, and Coach Landry was going to be retired regardless. Gil Brandt was dreading having to make that move, and Jerry Jones saved him the agony by buying the team. I want to say that I thought Landry had indeed been fired before the sale, but just not told, and I could be wrong on this point. However, Jones was blamed for firing Landry. The 1989 Cowboys were also dismal, under Jimmy Johnson's first year. They did however manage to keep from getting skunked that year by beating Washington. I don't remember much negativism regarding Jimmy that year though, other than his exuberance. He got off the hook by beating Washington. Both Jerry and Jimmy were young eager football people, out to prove they could be a success in restoring the Cowboys to fame. The 1990 season started things out on the right track, winning 7 games. There was hope, and the fans were coming back to the stadium. In 1991, the Cowboys were 11-5. Who could not like what Jerry and Jimmy were doing. They owned the town, and although they beat the Bears in post-season, they lost to Detroit the next week to end their season. In 1992, they were 13-3 in the regular season, and won the Super Bowl. Landry was forgotten by most, and Jimmy began to have ego matches with Jerry. In 1993, a repeat Super Bowl win, and Jones led the induction of Landry into the Ring of Honor. In 1994, Johnson and Jones parted ways, and Barry Switzer entered as the Cowboys' third coach in history. Jones was not the most popular man in Dallas thereafter, probably until he hired Parcells. I ask this question because of the questions surrounding TO possibly coming to Dallas. No this isn’t a what do you think of TO it just got me to thinking that it could set JJ back almost as much as he was when he bought the team. He made bigger blunders than T.O. will amount to. Jones has to learn the hard way on most things. I personally could not stand the guy initially and it wasn’t until the trouble between Jerry and Jimmy that I started warming up to the guy. I realized then that he is dedicated to winning but I still had reservations about him. The hiring of Bill Parcells has since removed all of my reservations and the fact that he has relinquished control to Parcells played a major role in this. Jones wasn't the hero in the Jimmy Johnson affair. Jimmy was the coach, and I still think would have won the third straight Super Bowl in 1994. The fact that Switzer won it in 1995 only proves my point that the team was so good, they shouldn't have lost in 1994, and wouldn't have had Johnson still been the coach.