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02:24 PM ET 11.06 | Jerry Jones is never leaving his post as general manager of the Dallas Cowboys. When asked about that possibility on his weekly Dallas radio show, Jones said, "We didn't structure it that way with my ownership. There's no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decision maker on something as important as players, and that is a key area. That's never been anybody's misunderstanding. It's been a debated thing, but it's just not going to happen." The Cowboys are a disappointing 3-5. The team hasn't been to a Super Bowl since 1995, winning just two playoffs games over that same stretch. Jones' personnel moves have been under fire amid the team's struggles this year.

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November 6, 2012  02:33 PM ET

Note that he has had NO success since the team Jimmy built turned over.

November 6, 2012  02:43 PM ET

You don't have to be GM to have the last word, Jerry.

November 6, 2012  02:43 PM ET

Whatever...

Draft better!!!

November 6, 2012  02:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

You don't have to be GM to have the last word, Jerry.

we keep hoping we do hear his last word!!

November 6, 2012  02:49 PM ET

He's supposedly pretty healthy for 70, so unless something catastrophic happens, there will be another 10 or so years of mediocrity.

November 6, 2012  03:12 PM ET

Mike Holmgren anyone Pt. 2..... NEXT!

No, the fans will just arrange an "accident" sometime....

November 6, 2012  03:29 PM ET

obviously, his being the decision maker and having final say is the main problem with this franchise. his ego will not allow any change in this area or even allow him to hire one of many available, proven head coaches. so we are stuck being an average team for years to come.

the only hope we fans can hold on to is the possibility that some day he may hire one of those coaches that can help him in his decision making. until this happens, dallas is just another team locked in .500 ball.

November 6, 2012  03:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

obviously, his being the decision maker and having final say is the main problem with this franchise. his ego will not allow any change in this area or even allow him to hire one of many available, proven head coaches. so we are stuck being an average team for years to come. the only hope we fans can hold on to is the possibility that some day he may hire one of those coaches that can help him in his decision making. until this happens, dallas is just another team locked in .500 ball.

.500 ball is being too optimistic.

November 6, 2012  04:03 PM ET

Good news for the rest of the league.

November 6, 2012  04:23 PM ET

Thank you Jones! I ws scared the Cowboys would become competitive...

November 6, 2012  04:25 PM ET

A man's got to know his limitations

November 6, 2012  04:29 PM ET

new stadium is a jinx(better college games have taken place there), super bowl should've been a slap in the face with old rivals pitt and gb playing, romo sucks, bryant sucks. on behalf of all cowboy fans.....please tie romo to a catus in front of a firing squad and draft a qb next spring(barkley,jones,smith,).
i don't always wish for public executions, but when i do, i prefer it to be tony romo.

November 6, 2012  05:22 PM ET

Vote Fools!!

November 6, 2012  05:43 PM ET

Jerry Jones = Al Davis lite. Davis, though actually 1) shaped the game by the AFL-NFL merger 2) was a better GM in his heyday 3) won more championships (3 superbowls, 1 AFL title game). The Cowboys teams of the 90s were good...but what's often overlooked is that they took advantage of the then just implemented free agency/salary cap by buying players. That's one reason they tanked after 1995..they were in salary cap hell.

I respect Al Davis, but I think most would agree he also did not know when to walk away. I just hope Jerry doesn't pull out an overhead projector when he fires Garret

November 6, 2012  05:58 PM ET

Jerry knows best. Lol, its his team and he will do whatever he wants with it. Dont like it, buy your own team.

November 6, 2012  05:59 PM ET
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Vote Fools!!

Absentee ballot!

November 6, 2012  06:28 PM ET

If I had as much of my money tied up in the Cowboys as JJ does, I would want to have a say in everything too. "We may lose, but we will lose with players that I like, playing the style of game I like." I understand that.

But it gives me even more respect for the way Ted Turner was able to step aside from the Braves and hire some baseball people to run the team for him.

November 6, 2012  06:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's supposedly pretty healthy for 70, so unless something catastrophic happens, there will be another 10 or so years of mediocrity.

Just a little reminder that it's Jerry's world and everyone else just lives in it.

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