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Jerry Jones the marketing machine is a genius, but he needs to hire a new GM for the Cowboys.  Stubborn is characteristic that successful leaders possess, but it is also the downfall for a lot of leaders due to the fact that they don't learn from their mistakes.  Rich Eisen asked Jerry that if he needed a GM to get the groceries for the team and Jerry vehemently said no because he eats the groceries.  I remember when I was 7 and my father killed the largest rattle snake that I have ever seen and asked him if we could take it into town, so I could show off to my friends?  And he said yes.  My friends and I played around with it Sunday evening until we coiled it on a corner and pulled out its tongue and the following day my cousin is walking to school and sees the rattler and runs to our house.  My father comes out with his .22 and as he gets close he recognizes the snake and tells my cousin for her to go to school and that she has nothing to worry about and sent a message with her to me that I had something to worry about.  I was spanked when I got home that evening.  The following weekend, my father kills another snake at the ranch and I asked him if we take into town and he asked me if I didn't learn from the spanking that I got?  Doesn't Jerry Jones learn that he needs a GM? 

I've had faith in Jerry or blind faith, because a person doesn't succeed as much as he has by accident.  It takes intelligence and desire, but Jerry should strongly reflect and consider on hiring a GM, because of 2 former 1st round picks at the cornerback position.  Mike Jenkins, who was drafted 25th overall in 2008 and Terrence Newman, who was drafted 5th overall in 2003.  Both of them can't cover anybody in man, are easily fooled when they are playing zone, and have trouble lining up correctly.  Rex Grossman dissected them a couple of weeks ago and now a rookie does the same thing.  Grossman and a rookie!  Common man!  There are other picks and trades that haven't worked out well for the Cowboys, but these 2 are the worse.  These 2 should send a message to Jerry to hire a GM.  How much proof is there that he needs to hire a GM?

December 27, 2010  03:03 PM ET

How about "how many out of the 09 draft are playing meaningful roles on the team"? How about the perception that once Jerry drops the big contract on you you have a job for life? How about those same big contracts tying the teams hands when needing to cut or trade a player? And the last question Jerry should ask himself (and answer honestly) who made personnel (was in his contract) decisions when the Cowboys were last successful? That would be Jimmy Johnston.

Look at successful systems around the league. Their GMs and coaches don't fall in love with their players.

December 27, 2010  05:26 PM ET
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How about "how many out of the 09 draft are playing meaningful roles on the team"? How about the perception that once Jerry drops the big contract on you you have a job for life? How about those same big contracts tying the teams hands when needing to cut or trade a player? And the last question Jerry should ask himself (and answer honestly) who made personnel (was in his contract) decisions when the Cowboys were last successful? That would be Jimmy Johnston.Look at successful systems around the league. Their GMs and coaches don't fall in love with their players.

You're absolutely right!

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December 28, 2010  12:09 AM ET
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The suceesful systems around the league don't rotate coaches on average every 3 years. Just ask Washington and Oakland; er I mean Pittsburgh and NE.

I hope for one that ole Jerry keeps doing exactly what he's doing, and the Cowboys will continue to flounder. The 1st 2 comments were spot on ! Sorry but I'm not a Boys fan .......

December 28, 2010  11:35 AM ET
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How about "how many out of the 09 draft are playing meaningful roles on the team"? How about the perception that once Jerry drops the big contract on you you have a job for life? How about those same big contracts tying the teams hands when needing to cut or trade a player? And the last question Jerry should ask himself (and answer honestly) who made personnel (was in his contract) decisions when the Cowboys were last successful? That would be Jimmy Johnston.Look at successful systems around the league. Their GMs and coaches don't fall in love with their players.

nothing could be more true.... well said. however, JJ will NEVER hire a GM to replace him. it just will not happen. maybe when stephen takes over in a decade or so we can look for that to happen. but right now JJ is healthy and will continue running his team in the manner he has done since he bought the cowboys.

 
December 28, 2010  01:57 PM ET
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I hope for one that ole Jerry keeps doing exactly what he's doing, and the Cowboys will continue to flounder. The 1st 2 comments were spot on ! Sorry but I'm not a Boys fan .......

Sadly, for Cowboy fans you are stating a well known fact. When you listen to JJ, he's done a hall of fame job as GM.

My only hope is that Stephen keeps whispering in his ear until he can take over.

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