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January 3, 2013, 07:50 AM
Among many things JJ said on a radio show yesterday was this -'I can assure you guys and I can assure our fans this, that it's going to be very uncomfortable from my standpoint,' Jones said. 'It???s going to be very uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch.'

After 1 playoff win in the past 16 years, does he finally get it? What's he going to do, make the players use burlap towels? I'm skeptical that he can change very much that would make a big difference. the owner is not changing, the GM is not changing, the qb is not changing and it seems highly doubtful the coach is changing.
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January 3, 2013  08:29 AM ET
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Burlap towels??? OUCH!!!

that would certainly confirm his 'uncomfortable' comment.

January 3, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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After 1 playoff win in the past 16 years, does he finally get it? What's he going to do, make the players use burlap towels? I'm skeptical that he can change very much that would make a big difference. the owner is not changing, the GM is not changing, the qb is not changing and it seems highly doubtful the coach is changing.

TH,

I just hope,that JJ doesn't efup the team anymore.and let the team crew do thier jobs.

As his 'hire and fire' and random threats really don't instill alot of confidence, As the team's already under enough pressure as it is.

And that hasn't helped much either.

January 3, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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TH,I just hope,that JJ doesn't efup the team anymore.and let the team crew do thier jobs.As his 'hire and fire' and random threats really don't instill alot of confidence, As the team's already under enough pressure as it is.And that hasn't helped much either.

Nobody can figure out what his statement really means. He needs to have a real good draft and of course that is on HIM!! What I hope this means is that he realizes the team is not as good as he thought and he won't be stupid by 'trading down for value' come the draft because everytime he has done that his draft has been a bust!

January 3, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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Nobody can figure out what his statement really means...

No earthly clue... which pisses me off even more.

January 3, 2013  10:23 AM ET

I believe he meant that, in the near future, the Cowboys will start playing college teams......teams they would have a better than 50-50 chance at beating. They might even make it to a bowl game?

That's the best I can come up with.

January 3, 2013  02:31 PM ET

it's likely a load of BS.... probably an OC and a few minor changes here and there. nothing that will fix the problems this team faces. but i like the idea of them playing college teams. my son goes to North Texas University..... i'm pretty sure dallas could beat them. maybe SMU too. both these teams are right in the dallas area too.

January 3, 2013  02:36 PM ET
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Nobody can figure out what his statement really means. He needs to have a real good draft and of course that is on HIM!! What I hope this means is that he realizes the team is not as good as he thought and he won't be stupid by 'trading down for value' come the draft because everytime he has done that his draft has been a bust!

TH,

We all know he can build a Great Stadium,but his building of a Pro Football team has much too be desired.

So untill he buggers off,And let's his ego get into the way,And won't bend of 'micro managing' of the Dallas Cowboys?

Things will not improve. I wander ifn Donald Trump,might be a better owner than he is.

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January 3, 2013  04:57 PM ET
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cowboys-fanz = good-luck next season !

Yep and the Chiefs as well!

January 3, 2013  06:16 PM ET
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I wander ifn Donald Trump,might be a better owner than he is.

trump would be a much better owner because he'd likely not be involved enough to mess things up like JJ has with this ball club.

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January 3, 2013  06:33 PM ET
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trump would be a much better owner because he'd likely not be involved enough to mess things up like JJ has with this ball club.

Yeah,

Trump would let the GM and Coaching staff alone for the best picks,He'd just get involved with the pay though. and just the buisness end of it.

But i'm not sure how long he'd wait for the staff too get up too full steam,and only then fire some one.

Be that as it may? I hope all you Cowboy fans for a better future forwards and into the playoffs.

January 3, 2013  06:35 PM ET
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where the hell are JJ's sons,........drunk downstairs at JJ's Pub...?

He's got Sons?

Maybe they ought too try thier luck ,instead of thier old man.

January 3, 2013  06:42 PM ET

When Jerry bought the Team he brought Jimmy Johnson with him and fired Tom Landry,I was kinda disappointed and felt for the old Coach,but Jimmy got the job done,and obviously too good as Jerry wasn't getting all the attention.

So he picks a fight, And Jimmy left. and things ain't been the same since.

So that showed me he wasn't thinking on the success of the team as much as his constant,interference of the staff nor the Cowboys chance of winning without him.

January 3, 2013  07:00 PM ET
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trump would be a much better owner because he'd likely not be involved enough to mess things up like JJ has with this ball club.

Apparently you missed the 30 for 30 episode on ESPN entitled 'The man who killed the USFL' about none other than The Donald.

January 3, 2013  10:21 PM ET

Nothing like a hostile takeover and out source too China.

January 4, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Among many things JJ said on a radio show yesterday was this -'I can assure you guys and I can assure our fans this, that it's going to be very uncomfortable from my standpoint,' Jones said. 'It???s going to be very uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch.'After 1 playoff win in the past 16 years, does he finally get it? What's he going to do, make the players use burlap towels? I'm skeptical that he can change very much that would make a big difference. the owner is not changing, the GM is not changing, the qb is not changing and it seems highly doubtful the coach is changing.

Jones does get it.

Everyone thinks this man is stupid. You do not become the Billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys because you are stupid. Has he taken risks? Yes and I want the owner of my team doing that. Has he hit on those risks? Mostly no and for various reasons not of his own doing and some just bad decisions all together.

I am glad he owns the Cowboys. He is surrounding himself with people who help in decisions. He shares the final say so, but many around him help. I think by him going outside the organization he is going to get opinions on Romo and Garrett.

The decision to cut Romo is not easy. Tony gets 16.8m next season and if he is cut, it will cost them dearly (10 million cap hit.) Trading Romo means you are going to give up on several veterans careers that are being paid big big dollars...IE, Witten, Ware, etc because there is not 1 QB from the draft or free agency that is better than Tony, mistakes and all...

I think Tony would benefit greatly from a veteran play caller. Garrett, plus his wide outs get him into trouble. Combine that with Tony trying to do much at times and he puts the football at risk waaaaaay too much. If Dallas could land Norv Turner as an Asst Coach and play caller to Garrett, then JG could lead the team like he should.

Garrett is a good coach, he just has too much on his plate. Let's not forget that we are dealing with a VERY young HC who makes mistakes....just like the Redskin game.

The easier decisions in Dallas are this :

They are 20 million over the cap so they have to re-structure Carr, Ware, Ratliff and Romo's deals. Once they do that, they are under. Then cut Free and his 10m salary.

Get a new RT for half the dough, bring in another DT to challenge Ratliff and get another guard if possible.

And, GET HEALTHY.

Those changes will help Dallas get over the 8-8 hump and with them winning games from behind this season, might just help them get that extra 1 or 2 wins that gets them into the dance.

January 4, 2013  01:39 PM ET

JJ is smart, there is no denying that. Right now we're posting threads about the Cowboys than about the playoff teams that are still in contention. He's a great salesman and marketer which is what he counts on to sell the Cowboy brand because he certainly can sell the team based on performance.

Romo needs to be traded! Fans defend Romo because he is the underdog. He was undrafted free agent. Every year its one excuse after another. My favorite is his teammates are not insync with him. Who has ever been insync with him? The trade needs to be a 3 team trade involving the 49ers, Cowboys, and another team. Maybe the Cardinals. Cardinals get Romo and restructure his contract, Niners get draft pick(s) or a player(s), and the Cowboys get Alex Smith. Romo will probably win a SB with another team because it sure is heck not going to happen in Dallas. Even the current O-line will play better without Romo.

 
January 4, 2013  02:24 PM ET

most don't question JJ's smarts, but he wasn't a billionaire back in '89 when he purchased the cowboys for approx. $130 million including the stadium. in fact, JJ dumped most of his assets into the team to purchase the cowboys. the SB wins and new stadium are largely the reason dallas/JJ is worth what it is today. but most feel JJ's strengths are in marketing the team, not in selecting talent. when dallas was successful, he had Jimmy Johnson running all football operations.

since Jimmy left, Jerry has been responsible for all GM responsibilities. other than building an incredible stadium, i'd say JJ's run at GM has been horrible. he even said he'd likely have fired another GM if they'd had his record the last 15 yrs. and most do question who he is surrounding himself with that is capable of helping in making these decision. who are these capable people and how has it helped the team turn the corner? why do you think we've gone through HCs like campo, gailey, and now garrett? because these guys are yes men and will never challenge JJ's authority.

why have we never had a real, experienced, proven HC? because they'd never do it JJ's way and they'd clash heads from day one. garrett is a good head coach but is very young and makes mistakes, you say? why in the world do we have a young HC that makes mistakes. we are the dallas cowboys..... america's team, supposedly. we have the best stadium in the world... no expense spared. so why do we have a young HC that makes mistakes?? why don't we have a HC that matches our impressive stadium.... one that gives us the best chance to win? it's simple. JJ won't work with anyone so he hires young, inexperienced coaches that will allow him to run his team exactly as he wants.

the end result is we have a very average team the last decade. one that's competed in the playoffs a few times the last 15 yrs. as a fan, i hope we do get over the hump... but i cannot see any significant changes coming that will result in this happening.

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