Dallas Cowboys

Lance Armstrong: Why Dissing Jerry Jones Was Justified

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 30: Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys V.P. of Player Personal, his father, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie ( left-right) talk before the start of their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 30, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 1, 2011

Lance Armstrong took a shot at the ownership of the Dallas Cowboys, and he wasn’t wrong for doing so.

The Cowboys were pummeled by the divisional foe Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, only scoring a late touchdown in an embarrassing 34-7 loss. Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan admitted he was “out-coached” in the game.

The highly decorated cyclist had this to say on Twitter.

"'If' I had a few hundred million bucks I'd buy the Dallas Cowboys then get the hell outta the way.”

However, Dallas owner Jerry Jones doesn’t doubt his team and believes they will turn it around.

"I would be concerned if I did not think we were going to win a lot of football games. But I think we will win games. This is not about re-examining everything we do. This is about being disappointed in not winning this football game. That's how I can not be concerned."

That sounds like positive, insightful talk from Jones, but anyone that has seen the Cowboys owner in action knows that it’ll only take two more losses for him to flip his lid.

On Sunday, the Eagles seemed one step ahead of the Cowboys on both sides of the ball. Dallas took away the deep pass, so the Eagles worked the middle of the field and the running game.

Do I think the team should be dismantled and things be shuffled like they were last season?

No.

But Jones’ role with the team undermines the power of the coaching staff. At one point during Sunday’s loss, three Dallas players were seen yelling at someone on the sideline. Dez Bryant is on the path to being the next diva in the league, and I’m not sure who can stop him.

What Armstrong said wasn’t misguided at all, he hit the nail on the head with the undertone of his tweet.

Jones is easily the most well-known NFL owner, and the Cowboys haven’t won a title since the 1995 season. The Cowboys won three titles early in Jones’ ownership, but there has been little success of late.

Armstrong is on to something, and I’m sure there are some fans in Texas that agree.

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