Troy Aikman thinks the Cowboys lack a guiding philosophy

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  1. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    It is good to see Troy Aikman give a vote of confidence (albeit indirectly) to the current offense despite the uncertainty involving the team's philosophical direction.

    Getting back to the thread topic, it would have been great to see Jon Machota (who wrote the article which's story relates to) ask Jerry Jones his opinion of Aikman's comments. How would Jones respond to what his former Hall of Fame quarterback had to say? I believe those are the types of questions which make Jones pause and reflect upon.

    Not saying he would necessarily react in a way which would have immediate proactive benefits for the franchise, but whether it would cause Jones to stop and actually think of others' viewpoints about the Dallas Cowboys. And when I say others, I am referring to those people Jones holds a measure of respect for. Because, in my opinion, there are very few individuals in this world whom I believe he gives a rat's behind what they think about either him or how he runs his organization.
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  2. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    I get things have not been good around here for awhile, and there's not much reason beyond blind hope to think they're going to improve. However, I've said it once and I'll say it again: One strong off season can completely turn around a franchise. Two years ago, who saw Seattle becoming the powerhouse they are now? In game 2 of the 2012 season, they were coming off a loss to a terribad Arizona season; we were coming off a win against the reigning Super Bowl champions; and, they cleaned our clock. I'll be honest with you: I thought Pete Carroll was a joke before that game. Joke was on me.

    Unexpected turnarounds happen.
  3. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Dont take this the wrong way, but Troy or anybody else doesnt need to read your posts to figure it out.
  4. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    They do have philosophy, it's called: copy the guy that seems to be enjoying success at the present time.
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  5. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    No ****, Troy.
  6. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Smith and Irvin were great players. Both Diamonds.
    But as coaches, forgetaboutit! They is players not thinkers.
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  7. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I C wut u did their.
  8. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Never liked Troy anyway.

    Right guys? Who's with me?
  9. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    distinct advantages....
  10. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Remember that "Aikman should be GM" thread? yeah, not so much now...Jones will not be happy with one of his former players taking shots at him...
  11. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Don't know what team you are following..

    but if you read between the lines..

    what the team needs is a GM.


    He's not saying him necessarily.

    But like they did with Elway in Denver..

    offer Troy a piece of the team..

    ..with offers to let him have a bit more if things go well.

    This team needs a major transfusion of energy and credibility.

    Aikman being hired would DWARF the Jimmy Johnson hire.

    Dwarf IT !!
  12. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great but I think those guys could show ya how to do it better than they could tell ya how to do it.
  13. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    What they need is sound and consistent decision making, and then follow it up with drafting, player acquisition and roster refining that follows the plan they decide upon.

    I don't care if it's a Jones, Smith or Williams or what position they occupy... Just so the job gets done.

    Quite frankly we both know a GM hire isn't going to happen, but who knows about a consulting position who only has to be responsible to Jerry.
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  14. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what he's saying.

    That's exactly what they need.
  15. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    So Troy is basically saying Garrett's "process" is not working. It is about time he comments on the obvious.
  16. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    No. I respectfully disagree. That's not what he's saying.

    Now could a GM fulfill that desire to achieve year-to-year stability? You bet.

    But that could also be done under the current structure. Stability is as much a mindset as it is anything else.
  17. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    It actually would be a great way for Jerry the GM to start to step back. He would be loved for making the right more with a Cowboy icon.

    Too bad Jerry said that 2013 was one of bios best GM'ing years and that he wants to do this for another 10+….ugh.
  18. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    They really do because as history shows this is what our current GM does.
  19. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Troy is impressed by the Cowboys secret sauce or Jerry looking for a **********.
  20. Bwareinrings94

    Bwareinrings94 Well-Known Member

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    Troy is right and I have been wanting to hear this narrative more than I have heard it. The Broaddus' (I still think he is great), Mickeys and other heads seem to like this chasing the title every year crap instead of actually building something lasting and deliberate. The mindless chatter this go round about getting a defensive lineman at all costs as if two more defenders will break the 8-8 cycle.

    Another poster in this thread talking about drafting better in rounds 3-7 (I understand the comment). Who cares how well you draft. You are adding players into a philosophy-less team making any success arbitrary and not on purpose. I don't care if they throw 50 times/game or run that many times. Just decide and then grab the players that suit the philosophy. Same for the D.

    The Cowboys are the TGIF Fridays of the league. Always happening, everything on the menu, entertaining for young and old and they are popular in every city. No one goes there though if they want a great steak, fresh seafood, authentic Italian etc. That is the 49ers, Seahawks, Patriots of the NFL. Run by cooks and not chefs, these kinds of operations change menus and specials weekly. What a joke Jerry and his BOYS are yet I still love them. Only difference is they have not gotten any of my $$ for a long time. Not that they care.
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