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I don't think that is the case. Every coach out there works with GM they are not running solo and coaches are accountable to the GM, player contracts are under the control of GM. I don't think Jerry is telling McCarthy how to coach or calling plays but GM across the league have a lot of input. I think often people think Jerry is the only GM out there who makes statements of has major input, that is not the case
Jerry doesn’t tell his coaches how to coach but he probably has a lot of say on what offense and defense we run and he doesn’t allow his HC to draft players. They have input but Jerry has the final say on who we draft. They don’t get to pick some of the groceries as Parcells used to say. Nothing ever changes regardless the HC in Dallas which means they don’t have much control. They don’t get paid near as much money as other head coaches in the league. Terry Donahue was going to be the Cowboys head coach after Barry Switzer was fired but he backed out because Jerry offered him half what other coaches in the league were making. The players answer to Jerry he’s the one who controls their fate. The head coach in Dallas has a title but Jerry runs the show.