Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones and Why They Will Never Be in Another Super Bowl

Del KerbyContributor IMarch 2, 2011

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Well, the title for this article pretty much says it all. The Dallas Cowboys will never win another Super Bowl so long as Jerry Jones keeps making all of the decisions.

Jones sees himself as the man with the most and best football knowledge in the Cowboys organization. Here's an owner who can't get out of his own way and allow his team to succeed.

I became a fan of the team in its inaugural year. I have always loved the team and have cheered for it in both good and bad years.

Last year's fiasco was not only a total failure at the coaching level, but at the front office level as well.  Wade Phillips's style of coaching was not what this team needed even when he was hired.

His laid-back attitude and failure to hold the players accountable both on the field and during practice resulted in the total meltdown over the first eight games. 

I don't know if Jason Garrett will be much of an improvement in this area as the jury is still out. As a lifelong fan, I hope he succeeds and the team succeeds with him.

The hiring of Rob Ryan doesn't fill one with confidence either. After watching his defenses fail in Oakland and Cleveland, it's hard to see this as a positive. 

We can only hope that Ryan lives up to his word and brings an attacking style of defense. The issue here is the suspect secondary of the Cowboys. They have needed to improve in this area and have really failed to do so in the past two years.

All of this under the general management by Jerry Jones. He's picking the players in the draft, picking the coaches he wants (yes men), and expecting all of his dreams to come true.

The coaching carousel and the lack of a quality general manager are at the heart of the issues this team is experiencing. The bottom line on this is that there's too much talent on this team for it not to have gone deep in the playoffs the last 2-3 years and into the future.

Looking at the franchises that have repeatedly gone deep in the playoffs and made multiple Super Bowl appearances, you see one ever-present fact—very little owner involvement in the day-to-day activities of the team.

Jones needs to get out of the way and let the football operations personnel do its jobs. He needs to hire a general manager as soon as possible if he wants this team to have any chance of success. A person that will tell him the truth about the Cowboys' situation and not the things that Jones wants to hear. A general manager who will run the football operations of the team while Jones goes off and runs his other businesses.

If the Dallas Cowboys are to return to the Super Bowl, then there's only one answer. Jerry Jones needs to put aside his massive ego and admit he's not the smartest man in the room. 

Find that quality GM to run the franchise and provide the guidance to make the Cowboys a perennial playoff team. Then, and only then, will the Cowboys have any chance of returning to the Super Bowl.