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How Jerry Jones Ruined Football in Dallas
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When Jerry Jones took over as owner of the Dallas Cowboys in 1989, he started off by making one of the most illogical decisions ever: dismissing the legendary Tom Landry from his position as head coach.  If there were a better way to make sure that the fans of your new franchise despised you, Jerry Jones might have gone with that option. 

The Dallas Cowboys have been on a downward spiral ever since their run of three Super Bowls in the mid-1990s, and with the talent they've had for the past six seasons—all disappointing years—it's time for a change in ownership. 

Even though he knows that he is a villain in the eyes of Cowboys’ fans, Jerry Jones continues to make decisions that he alone believes will benefit the team.  There are reasons why Dallas has gone from dynasty to mediocrity, and all of them have to do with everyone’s favorite owner, Jerry Jones himself.

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