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11:18 AM ET 11.07 | Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman spoke Thursday on KTCK-AM 1310 and discussed Jerry Jones and how there is an example for him to follow to get his Cowboys back on track: "...with Dallas, at least under the ownership of Jerry Jones, Jimmy Johnson came in and, as players, we felt that Jimmy Johnson was in control. He was the guy that we had to answer to...Parcells came in and however those decisions were being made, or personnel decisions or who drafted Demarcus Ware - all those questions are really of no significance to anybody. But the players on that team, when they walked in the building, they'd better do what Bill Parcells told them to do or there was going to be hell to pay. "Then he left and now we've gotten away from that again. My point is there's a model that has been successful for Jerry Jones and that is have a head coach that everyone knows is in charge and the players have to respect that and they're going to be held accountable. "It's not going to be, hey, they played real hard - we're 1-6 but we played real hard. Who says that? If you look around the league in the history of sports, for the most part, the head coaches you look at and say, "Hey, what a great head coach," was somebody who held players accountable."

Dallas Morning News

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November 7, 2010  11:19 AM ET

hee hee

November 7, 2010  11:21 AM ET

Oh,Oh...now there in trouble.

November 7, 2010  11:25 AM ET

He's not wrong.

November 7, 2010  11:25 AM ET

Leslie Frazier or Rob Ryan for next year.

November 7, 2010  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He's not wrong.

Not this time.

But everyone's been sayig it.

November 7, 2010  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Not this time.But everyone's been sayig it.

Except Jerry.

November 7, 2010  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE:

His commentating is garbage.

He does tend to have alternate realities.

November 7, 2010  11:36 AM ET

It should not be news when someone states the obvious.

November 7, 2010  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

It should not be news when someone states the obvious.

Yep... yep.

November 7, 2010  11:59 AM ET

Cowboy fans have been stating this since the '08 season. So tired of hearing about the talent. Football is a team game, teamwork trumps talent. One win in seven games proves my point.

November 7, 2010  12:07 PM ET

Troy knows what he speaks. It's time for JJ to man up and hire a d&mn head coach that will have the authority to do his job. He needs to bring in a winner either on the NCAA or pro level.

November 7, 2010  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Leslie Frazier or Rob Ryan for next year.

Rob Ryan doesn't seem to fit the mold of an 'in-charge' coach. He's more a 'players like him because he's like one of us' coach. That was why he was so popular with Raiders defensive players.

November 7, 2010  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Yep... yep.

Nice to see you've got your avatar back. Last time I was on this thread you were sporting a giants avatar, Hooah had a chargers logo and I thought I'd just gone through a time warp.
Anyways, Wade has definitely worn out his welcome, and his real strength of defensive prowess hasn't even shown it's face in weeks. Cowher won't come here cuz he's waiting for john fox to get fired in Carolina, chucky probably would come here but I don't know how good that would be. Sure he took the bucs to the SB, but he did it with Dungy's team, then the bucs spiraled down after that, and now seem to be doing better that he's gone. So where does that leave big D? What coach would come here and instill that discipline that is so desperately needed? This season is a wash.

November 7, 2010  12:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Nice to see you've got your avatar back. Last time I was on this thread you were sporting a giants avatar, Hooah had a chargers logo and I thought I'd just gone through a time warp. Anyways, Wade has definitely worn out his welcome, and his real strength of defensive prowess hasn't even shown it's face in weeks. Cowher won't come here cuz he's waiting for john fox to get fired in Carolina, chucky probably would come here but I don't know how good that would be. Sure he took the bucs to the SB, but he did it with Dungy's team, then the bucs spiraled down after that, and now seem to be doing better that he's gone. So where does that leave big D? What coach would come here and instill that discipline that is so desperately needed? This season is a wash.

I'll keep saying it...

Mike Zimmer.

Team needs someone with fire in the belly. Anyone that will publicly stand up and call Bobby Petrino a coward has what I want in a HC.

November 7, 2010  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I'll keep saying it... Mike Zimmer. Team needs someone with fire in the belly. Anyone that will publicly stand up and call Bobby Petrino a coward has what I want in a HC.

Amen.

November 7, 2010  12:35 PM ET

Never gets old when the legacy stars feast on the current incompetents.

November 7, 2010  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I'll keep saying it... Mike Zimmer. Team needs someone with fire in the belly. Anyone that will publicly stand up and call Bobby Petrino a coward has what I want in a HC.

Everyone knows it. What no one understands is why Jerry hasn't figured it out.

November 7, 2010  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Never gets old when the legacy stars feast on the current incompetents.

Wish it would become irrelevant.

November 7, 2010  03:05 PM ET

Aikman plates his uneaton burritos for another flagrant day like a Viking these days!!

 
November 7, 2010  03:07 PM ET

Here, Jerry, this dish is for you, but if you don't like it, I'll stash in the refrigerator for later use, indeed!!!!!

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