The Jerry Jones Juggernaut: Why Big D Will Fail in 2008

Thomas MooreContributor IOctober 14, 2008

Dallas Cowboys owner and manager, Jerry Jones, has always been great at recognizing talent and bringing it to his team, from signing Terrell Owens and Marion Barber to finding Tony Romo. 2008 is the same story, but with different results.

As of Tuesday, Oct. 14, Adam "Pacman" Jones has been suspended indefinitely by NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell. Jones was acquired during the 2008 offseason from the Tennessee Titans and has had his share of issues off the field. He has violated the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Jones became the starting cornerback in Dallas, but has been unimpressive so far with zero interceptions. Even in Tennessee, Pacman was far from outstanding. Even despite legal issues, owner Jerry Jones continued his acquisition.

Dallas has also acquired Detroit Lions receiver, Roy Williams, in a trade before the deadline today. Dallas gave up a first, third, and sixth round pick for the 26-year-old receiver. Williams, much like Pacman, has been unimpressive with only 17 catches throughout six games.

Along with Tony Romo being sidelined for up to four weeks, RB Felix Jones will miss two-to-four weeks with a torn hamstring. Felix, drafted by Dallas in the first round, was a major playmaker; averaging 8.9 YPC with three TDs over six games.

Bringing in Roy Williams will not ease the pressure against 40-year-old starter, Brad Johnson. The persistent offensive line breakdowns, injuries, and defensive meltdowns will ruin any shot at a Dallas Super Bowl contention.

Being in a panic is no reason to give up so much for effectively, so little. The beast that Jerry Jones has battled to build is quickly collapsing over these last 48 hours.

And, look for it to continue falling.