As some of you may be aware, I’m a HUGE Dallas Cowboy fan.
I’m not one of those Cowboy fans who jumped on the bandwagon when Troy, Emmitt, and Michael came along; no I was a fan way before that.
I was a fan when Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Ed “Too” Tall Jones and Randy White ruled the field.
I was a fan when Tom Landry roamed the sidelines as well and was a fan when Jimmy Johnson’s first team was 1-15, when even then as a Cowboys' fan, you saw signs of hope that things would be better in the future; but not with this team.
Sunday’s loss, even by Jerry Jones' own words, was embarrassing. If Jerry Jones looked distraught, he should be, but this was in the making.
He basically was putting pressure on a team to make not only the playoffs, but basically bragging to the rest of the world that his Cowboys would be the first team in Super Bowl history to play a home game in their own stadium.
Well Mr. Jones, that’s not going to happen.
As of right now, his team is 1-6 and doesn’t look like they are going anywhere and all the Cowboy haters out there are LOVING it. They love to see America’s Team face down as the rest of the league grinds their faces in their failures.
For all of Jones' bragging, he has failed this team and organization as an owner. He hired a soft head coach who hasn’t gone beyond the first round of the playoffs with any team he has coached, an offensive coordinator who has forgotten to run the ball, a defense that can’t stop anyone and a quarterback who while he was healthy, lost games with his mistakes.
This team is too freaking talented at least on offense to be 1-6. But the sad part about the Cowboys is that they are soft; that’s right I said it SOFT. These guys don’t play like they actually give a damn about anything and it shows on Sundays.
I like Jerry Jones for the most part as an owner, but it’s time for him to get off the pot and make some changes. First, by pink slipping everyone on that staff today; Wade Phillips should know this is his last year as Cowboys’ head coach.
Next, I’d let every player know that there are no guarantees that you will be in a Cowboys uniform next year with the exception of Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, DeMarcus Ware, and Terence Newman.
Even Tony Romo’s job should be up for grabs. Romo has to be one of the most overrated players in the NFL and people are starting to whisper about that. Next thing I’d do is make a list of potential head coaches and gauged their interest.
My first few calls would go to Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy, and Sean Payton. I would make the deal so sweet, that they wouldn’t be able to turn it down. I’d give them full control over the team which Jones needs to do in the first place and pay them the biggest NFL coaching contract ever.
The Cowboys could have won several more Super Bowls with Jimmy Johnson had Jones just butted out. That’s a major issue too; Jones needs to leave the coaching to the coaches.
Why do you think teams like the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, hell even the New Orleans Saints are great organizations? Because their owners get the hell out of the way and that’s what Jerry Jones needs to do.
As a lifelong Cowboy fan, I want our team to be restored back to its glory days when you were proud to be a Cowboy fan, not ashamed to be one.Want to read more of Stacey's take on football? catch her on College Football Confidential http://collegefootballconfidential.wordpress.com/