Dallas Cowboys Fans Can Boo Jerry Jones, but Will Anything Actually Happen?
Whoa, Jerry Jones on a breast-cancer PSA on big screen getting booed big time!— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 28, 2012
Getting booed is bad enough, but to get booed during a breast-cancer public service announcement? That's truly harsh.
It won't change anything for "America's Team," though. Jones still believes he's got a winner on his hands.
Never mind that Tony Romo has thrown a league-worst 13 interceptions. Never mind that the Cowboys are the second-worst team in the NFL in turnover differential, with a minus-11 margin. Never mind that the Cowboys are the second-most penalized team in the NFL behind the Baltimore Ravens.
Jones still trusts Jason Garrett to make the necessary changes to improve the team.
He said as much after the game Tuesday morning on KRLD-FM, via ESPNDallas.com: "I have a lot of confidence in Jason Garrett and I have a lot of confidence in the coaching staff. I know that we are continuing to make improvements in all these areas."
The Cowboys are 4-9 in their last 13 games. This team has gotten less disciplined—not the other way around. I'm not sure what Jones is seeing to make him believe "we are continuing to make improvements in all these areas."
His son, Stephen Jones, is just as sold on the Cowboys—especially when it comes to Romo. He told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport:
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We have a lot of confidence in Tony. That game is a perfect example. There's a lot of quarterbacks that would've had a hard time rallying from that type of adversity. Gotta give him a lot of credit. I think he's going to get better.
Sure, give Romo credit for not folding like a cheap office chair, but don't forget that it was Romo who made the damning mistakes that put the team in a 23-0 hole to start with.
I don't expect the Jones family to come out and barbecue its coaches and players, but a hint of reality wouldn't hurt.
Fans can boo all they want, but the truth of the matter is that the Cowboys are being run by a man who isn't being honest with himself about the true state of disrepair his team is in right now. Garrett isn't a competent NFL head coach, and I'm not sure he was ever a top-flight offensive coordinator.
Penalties, turnovers and bitter tears of disappointment are in store for Cowboys fans the rest of the year, and no amount of booing is going to change that fact.
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