The Latest Word From Jones Town

Gene StrotherCorrespondent IIIOctober 31, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21:  Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones talks with linebacker DeMarcus Ware #94 prior to the Cowboys taking the field against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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What He Said

“Let’s just say this, the decision is made a lot of times … the agreements call for the GM ultimately to make decisions. If not, the only one that can overrule the GM is the owner. Period. And that’s always been the way it’s been for 20 years.” (Jerry's answer  to Richie Whitt's question of whether it was ultimately the head coach's call to demote a player.)

What He Meant

“I am the chief cook and bottle washer around here. This is my team. I am the owner, the GM, and the de facto coach. Wade understands this. Why can’t you?”

What I Think About What He Said

Scary for all Cowboys’ fans.

What I Think About What He Meant

Makes me feel a bit…hopeless.