Stephen Jones: Jerry Jones still heavily involved in Dallas Cowboys’ personnel decisions

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  1. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Stephen Jones: Jerry Jones still heavily involved in Dallas Cowboys’ personnel decisions

    By Jon Machota
    7:26 pm on March 21, 2014 |

    Pump the brakes on the idea that Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is allowing his son, executive vice president Stephen Jones, to call most of the shots at Valley Ranch.

    The Cowboys signed free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton on Wednesday. On Thursday, Melton said he didn’t interact with Jerry while visiting with the Cowboys. Melton said Stephen was the point man while Jerry was away on a business trip.

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  2. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Bull. This is only what Jerry wants the media to hear.
  3. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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  4. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Just as I've always suspected.

    Jerry wants the credit even though he is NOT the sole decision-maker like so many want to believe. He wasn't even in town when Melton was here. His GM title is merely a title to ensure that he'll get his share of the credit/blame, but he's not breaking down film and he's certainly not stupid enough to make decisions on a whim which contradict what the scouting department tells him.
  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    It is just an elaborate ruse right now. You are right.

    Why any team would want to play shell games with how the power structure works is beyond me, but obviously you have it all figured out.

    Just like he was at the X-Games etc.

    I don't know about you, but even when I am not in the office, I am on the phone and answer emails.

    But since Jerry Jones was not physically there, it means he is just a figurehead with no stroke whatsoever.
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  6. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Marinelli clearly wanted Melton, Stephen did the contract (actually, he does ALL the contracts).

    Jerry signs the checks and has the final say because it's his team. If you want to believe he's making solo decisions left and right, that's your business. The evidence suggests otherwise, but hey, you're allowed to pray to invisible apes in the sky too. To each his own.
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Sounds like biz as usual.
  8. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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  9. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of the time when people thought Garrett was well respected around the league

    It's still funny now
  10. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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  11. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Go Cowboys!
  12. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    O yay! I'm looking forward to the day Stephen Jones really shines in a role he has qualified for on the strength of his own merit and not because he's in any way related to Jerry...
  13. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    You'll be looking a long long time.
  14. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I don't see him pushing a broom any time soon
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  15. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet......

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    Jerry is becoming senile, the more they insist he's in charge, the more he's actually drifting off, which is a good thing.
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  16. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    So Jerry is still a moron and has learned nothing from a decade and a half of failures?

    Giants, eagles, and skins fans rejoice
  17. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I have not heard any other GMs refer to their head coaches as "trainees" lately.

    Well respected indeed.................LOL
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  18. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think things have changed one bit and will not until JJ is taking a dirt nap. He is a proud man that has invested everything into this organization and he wants to win a SB by himself. Like it or not, that is the deal I'm afraid.
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  19. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    people who actually are inside the "business" do respect Red.
  20. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    You act like "writing the checks" and "having the final say" are comparable ministerial duties every run-of-the-mill owner is tasked with. And I don't think anyone believes Jerry is sitting in a film room by himself and making personnel decisions without the input of the staff. That's a red herring. But if you don't think it's a big deal that Jerry "has the final say" and has the "final pencil to the paper" on important personnel decisions, to the point where he overrules the coaching staff or scouting department, then you got bigger issues than praying to invisible apes in the sky.

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