Give Mr. Jones Some Respect!

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Jerry doesn't keep this team in the national spot light...us fans do. We the fans are responsible for ushering in the new generation of fans. Cowboy fandom was passed to us from our elders and we've met up the tradition.

Landry put this team in the spotlight and we've held the lantern all these years. Not Jerry.
THIS......SPOT ON.
 

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Jones' nepotism has been extreme but I doubt it would even stretch that far. HIs stepping down is a longshot but I think he would name someone like Will McClay or an outsider as general manager before handing the title over to a DNA kid.

He can control the narrative like he has wanted to do with post-Johnson head coaches by claiming he played a huge part in returning his franchise to glory. The new guy would already know he cannot dispute his boss' rantings publicly without Jones going ballistic.

On the other hand, the same cannot be said if Stephen was the GM. Stephen speaking out of turn would become the biggest unscripted reality show on the planet lol.

Love your optimism. To be honest, I've long since considered it a foregone conclusion. This gives me hope. Ish.
 

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OP is correct

lets see 30 years for Jones 3 SBS the other tenure ummm TWO......that 3>2 it is about winning SBS not losing them, correct i mean this is the standard by which teams and careers are judged.

Jerrys winning regardless of a drought.

if's ta also about winning games, we are top 10 in wins even since 2000 the dreaded drought starter year and top 10 since 2016 ..so its mote then just media presence the DC are still relevant and popular as ever and Landry and Schramm may have Created the brand and built the starter house but Jerry built his own castle over top of the Old House..its all facts.

if you all keep trying to claim hes so bad as an owner by omitting the purchase and hiring of Jimmy and the 3 SBs if they arent his, i say fans are the issue.,

if Jerry turned this into the jets, browns, jags and many other sure we could have reason to hate him, he did now,. Regardless of a deep playoff drought which btw many teams being heralded in this era like the chiefs took 51 years to get back to SB, eagles took 60 years to win ONE, Bengals building something huh?? 31 years to get back to one has never won one..i could gho on but many other examples of longer droughts in sports history that have been broken and im confident we will get another and as a fan ill wait, jerry has 3 SBs as credit for me..

Im as frustrated as anyone but trying to make the Jones family some paper bag embarrassment to the star is ridiculous and futile, facts are facts.,,.we are still winning, and he did win 3 Sbs..cant omit that no matter how hard toyu try and the droughts not even the ,longest in any sport or the nfl..

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The Cowboys were the NFL's top brand far before Jerry came along. Again, the OP is talking about the popularity of the team, not about the success or lack or success during Jones' leadership. Landry's 20 consecutive winning seasons and Schramm's marketing made the Cowboys the No. 1 draw. The Cowboys were already America's Team. As you said, facts are facts.

I've said in another post that Jones deserves his share of credit for the three Super Bowls we won in the 1990s, but the popularity of the team would have waned over these past 20-something years if it had not already been established by Landry and Schramm. Jones has capitalized on that popularity, and he deserves credit for that, but he didn't cause it.
 

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I compare being a fan of the Cowboys to gambling. You just never know if that next one is going to win big so you get sucked in.

It's like that for every single team.

Unless you're the Patriots, and Tom Brady has been you're quarterback, almost every team goes through what we've been through. And that depends on which era we're talking about.

We do a lot of griping, as fans. But the truth is, there's only one franchise with more Super Bowls than the Cowboys.

I agree that that's history.

So now the trick is learning how to win in the cap era.
 

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Zip. Zero. Nada.

If anything,.the diehard fans that stick around for this clownshow get the credit.
Jerry is a good guy......if I didn't like him, I would not stick around.
 

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No he isn't capable of winning Super Bowls without Jimmy Johnson building a team for him. But let's give credit when it's due.

There is no other person alive who could have somehow keep the Cowboys national media spotlight as bright as it is, especially with all of the playoff mediocrity. That does take a special gift! And no sarcasm here.

You mean to tell me that a team that hasn't won a SB in close to 30 years still remains the most important team in all professional sports? How is that even possible?

Love him or hate him, you have to give it up to Jerry Jones and his mentally challenged son Stephen!

I'll give Jerry credit when he takes a good long look in the mirror and sells the team. After the past 27 years l have no confidence in him or his son...
 

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Jerry doesn't keep this team in the national spot light...us fans do. We the fans are responsible for ushering in the new generation of fans. Cowboy fandom was passed to us from our elders and we've met up the tradition.

Landry put this team in the spotlight and we've held the lantern all these years. Not Jerry.

Exactly this. If the fans spent the lowest of our last 30 years wearing paper bags on their heads, staying home on Sundays or not tuning in at all, best believe we would have already added another ring by now. Jerry has had the firepower and the cash to put us over the top, but never felt the need to because he can keep the spotlight and stay atop the value chart. He's only ever needed to be in contention, we take care of the rest. All this "all-in" nonsense has been garbage for 30 years. It's "all-in" Jerry's way or it's what's another wasted year?
 

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I have nothing but utter contempt for Jerry.
Most of my anger comes from all you morons that keep buying merch and attending games. You are the *******es.

I don't buy merchandise. I do go to games but only on someone else's expense account. May I ask you a legitimate question? Give the vitriol you have for the organization - why do you watch?? :banghead:
 

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No he isn't capable of winning Super Bowls without Jimmy Johnson building a team for him. But let's give credit when it's due.

There is no other person alive who could have somehow keep the Cowboys national media spotlight as bright as it is, especially with all of the playoff mediocrity. That does take a special gift! And no sarcasm here.

You mean to tell me that a team that hasn't won a SB in close to 30 years still remains the most important team in all professional sports? How is that even possible?

Love him or hate him, you have to give it up to Jerry Jones and his mentally challenged son Stephen!

Jerry is the best in the sports entertainment industry.
 

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I don't buy merchandise. I do go to games but only on someone else's expense account. May I ask you a legitimate question? Give the vitriol you have for the organization - why do you watch?? :banghead:
That, is an excellent question for all that are displeased with how the team is run.

While the Cowboys are still my team because they have been for 54 years, I no longer have near the passion for them that I once had. I still do connect with the uniforms back to the days of passion.

I do not know if I would still be a fan if not for the old DC.com and the Zone and interacting with the members of both. It became something I was not expecting when I first joined and truth be told, both places are a hell of a lot more fun and funny when the team is not doing well.

And where else are a bunch of pissed off fans going to complain with only minor recriminations from their fellow fans? Anyone else want to listen to us? Know what they'll do? Ask the same good question you did.
 

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I respect Jerry for his innate abilities to function, as he does, to be a business success!

What haunts me to no end, is his insistence to serve in the capacity as this team's GM.

If he'd just agree to surrender his self-indulgence as a GM, maybe I'd almost like him?
 
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I'll give Jerry credit when he takes a good long look in the mirror and sells the team. After the past 27 years l have no confidence in him or his son...
There is a 99.9% likelihood you will never give Jones credit. Nothing he has done in business or expressed publicly during the past 33 years suggests he will ever sell the franchise. Of course, anything is possible.
 

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I respect Jerry for his innate abilities to function, as he does, to be a business success.

What haunts me to no end, is his insistence to serve in the capacity as this team's GM.

If he'd just agree to surrender his self-indulgence as a GM, maybe I'd almost like him.
^ This.

The league honored Jones' business prowess by inducting him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is ironic that his one glaring business flaw is his inflexibility in football operations oversight.

HIs personality trait prevents him from doing what any good business owner does: re-examine and act accordingly. He did what he did as general manager during those first five Super Bowl winning years. Five more years past and he did not duplicate his GM success. Ten years past. Ditto. Fifteen years go by. Nada.

It has been over a quarter century. The average business person would have done a base re-assessment of what was not working and attempted to correct underlining obstacles preventing success decades sooner. Over the years, he has moved chess pieces around him but refused to remove himself from the board. The idiot checkmates himself.

No. Jones is nothing like the average business person, even the highly successful ones. Wealth, even super-wealth, should never override common business sense. Jones has done it to himself for decades though. And that difference should be acknowledged by anyone wanting to truly understand why he is so adamant about never pulling the stick out of his own <expletive>.
 
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