Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
First off, I'm not disagreeing with you. That's what I want the owner of my team to do.
But Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys so that he could be a "real" football guy. He's like Al Davis without the football credentials. He's not just the owner, he's the general manager. He hasn't hired a real GM because he enjoys being a general manager. He really believes, and has said on several occasions, that he could be a damned fine football coach. And he wants to hire coaches who are going to listen to him, pay attention to his advice, and do what he says because that's why he bought the team.
His purpose in owning the Dallas Cowboys isn't really to put together the best group of professionals to go out and win Super Bowls, his purpose is to play Madden in real life. This is his way of playing fantasy football.
And I don't really have a problem with that. If you've got the money to throw around like that, rock on.
Well what's fine and dandy isn't always what's most prudent either.
Once the guy fired Jimmy Johnson, it was over. And has been ever since.
Now Jerry is trying to stubbornly prove that he (Jerry) knows football enough to run things with a puppet coach at the helm.
If this mentality means the Cowboys struggle every season for a long time, then I'm fine with it. Their fans have to wonder, though.