How Jerry Jones and The Cowboy's Lost to The Vikings.

Mark DuaneContributor IJanuary 17, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys before a game between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Oklahoma Sooners at Cowboys Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Clearly Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys lost this football game to the Vikings on defense, special teams and turnovers. I missed this totally in my previous story saying Defense will decide this game. I see team management did too.

The Minnesota vikings win the Team management battle.

Clearly the Minnesota Viking's defense was Superior to the good Cowboy defense. They constantly pressured Tony Romo. They sacked him. They force him to make turnover's.I truly thought Tony Romo was going to cry. Then again, some of those hit's had to hurt.

The management of field position was on the side of the Viking's Coaching staff. I expected the Cowboy's to quiet the Viking's 12th man early. This never happened.

I counted on Jason Garrett to make the play adjustments at half time. This did not happen. The adjustment's happened in the wrong direction. Pass protection was awful. Absolutely the worst of the year.

Brett Favre and Sidney Rice teaming up for 3 touchdowns. Brett Favre's control of the offense taking hit after hit and refusing to make turnover's. He managed this game on the field like the Hall of Famer he is and will be. Limiting mistakes and making play's when the opportunities presented itself. The last touchdown to Visanthe Shiancoe was a powerful nail into the coffin. Simply a statement touchdown.

Where do you start with Minnesota Defense. Ray Edwards, Jared Allen and company. They kept Tony Romo on his back. They created the turnover's and pressure that allowed the Viking's to own this game from beginning to end.

The special teams was truly won by the Vikings. They played well and controlling the special teams play. The Cowboy's changed kicker's and still couldn't convert the points.  This had to gut the Cowboy's motivation. Lost opportunities again.

I not only tip my cap to the Minnesota Viking's. I salute the management. They had the guts to go get Brett Favre. They have the right pieces in place to make a serious Super Bowl run. I am a firm believer now, they will win it.

Here is what your waiting for. My Jerry Jones bashing. He does things his way. Some times you have to tip your cap to him for that. Maybe this works in business. Your very successful in business. You are not in football business management.

You have a coach in Wade Phillips. He is a great defensive coach. You have a great offensive coordinator in Jason Garrett who you pay like a head coach.

You do not pay a GM. You do that job yourself Jerry Jones. You need to look in the mirror. While I could say you have done a good job in many places. Putting puzzle pieces in place. Building a beautiful stadium. One for the ages.

Seems to me your missing a Head Coach. One who can make the calls with a clear head and one coach making decision on the defensive side of the ball.

Jerry Jones, you have challenges ahead. You are out of the playoff's. Stick a pin in your big head and enjoy some football. Hire a coach and GM. Pay Wade Phillips to stay as Defensive Coordinator and win us Cowboy fan's a championship.

This is your moment of truth Jerry Jones. Will you respond or tear down more goodwill of lifelong Cowboy fans.

This Cowboy fan sincerely take's his hat off to the Minnesota Viking's. They won this game on both side's of the ball. They deserve to move on. I am impressed.

Mark Duane