Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TheCritic, Jul 1, 2022.
Love your optimism. To be honest, I've long since considered it a foregone conclusion. This gives me hope. Ish.
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.
Being someone whose never witnessed anything pre-Campo era
I could give 2 stools about spotlight
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.
Jerry is a good guy......if I didn't like him, I would not stick around.
I getcha, Ranch. To each his own.
I'm not going anywhere. Jed will NOT steal this team From me.
One of us was here first......get off my lawn, Jerry!!!!
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...
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?
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??
Jerry is the best in the sports entertainment industry.
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.
AC got the keys?
I'm out! For now, lol
Thank you, I was hurling on my screen.
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?
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.
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>.