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This face is more frequently seen, as Tony Romo is not the answer at Quarterback
What kind of writer would I be if I failed to neglect the very reason for the Cowboys' struggles under the ownership of Jerry Jones? The simple fact that epitomizes how big Jerry Jones' ego is, is the fact that he refuses to hire a General Manager, instead choosing to take on that job himself, stating that a GM would "clutter the process."
To his credit, though, Jones drafted Troy Aikman in his first year as Owner/GM, and followed that up by drafting Emmitt Smith the very next year. Both are enshrined in Canton, and led Dallas to three Super Bowl titles.
Apart from drafting Aikman and Smith, Jones has drafted players based on sheer athletic ability and ignores scouts' advice simply because he can. Demarcus Ware was the last sensible pick Jones made. Ware will undoubtedly get into the hall on his first ballot if he keeps it up.
Dez Bryant was a risky pick, one in which I called when I was sitting in my apartment in Austin, Texas. I called my dad in Florida and told him "Jerry Jones will trade up to draft Bryant because he loves having problem players on his team." Sure enough, it happened, and the "playmaking ability" that Jerry Jones used to defend his pick is nowhere to be found.
His unwavering faith in Tony Romo started as just that, faith. But as Romo continues to choke in key games (most recently the MNF game against the Bears, where he threw five interceptions), the faith Jones had in Romo has become a front. Jones doesn't want to admit that he made a mistake when he gave Romo a six-year, $67.5 million contract extension.
His ego has prevented him from admitting what we all already know: Tony Romo is not a championship-caliber quarterback. He has amazing career stats, yes, but where are those numbers when the pressure is on and the games are must-wins?
It's time for a new quarterback in Dallas, but Jones refuses to believe what all of us have known for the past two seasons.
Arrogance, inexperience and an ego that could fill his beloved Cowboys Stadium, Jerry Jones' welcome has long been worn out in Dallas.
Change needs to occur sooner rather than later, otherwise Cowboys fans will continue to suffer through numerous seasons of mediocre football.