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Jerry Jones turns up heat on Jason Garrett

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09:26 AM ET 02.24 | Jerry Jones looked relaxed, sitting in his plush, new bus Saturday as he visited with reporters for nearly two hours. But his appearance didn't represent the way he feels about the state of the team he owns. In reality, Jones is uncomfortable and dissatisfied. The Cowboys have finished 8-8 each of the last two seasons, a period he called the most disappointing he's experienced since buying the franchise in 1989. "There is a lot of resolve here and not a lot of patience with where we are," Jones said. "We've got to start knocking on the door." Seconds later, Jones added that coach Jason Garrett "senses that." For much of the off-season, many have accused Jones of launching a campaign aimed at stripping Garrett's power. It's a charge Jones adamantly denied Saturday. Jones said that the six new assistants who have joined the organization since the beginning of the new year were hired by Garrett. "It should be very clear that I'm not making the coaching changes," Jones asserted. He's also not forcing Garrett to surrender his play-calling duties. Rather, Jones told Garrett "it is no longer a prerequisite of mine" for the head coach to have that additional role.

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February 24, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Ya don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows....Bob Dylan said that, I say just keep doin' what your doin' JJ cause it works for me.

February 24, 2013  10:01 AM ET

Jones is to Garrett as the magnifying glass is to the ant!

February 24, 2013  10:01 AM ET

Here's to the hope that Dallas never gets to host a playoff game in their new stadium. JJ being involved with the team is almost certain to make that dream a reality.

February 24, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Can't blame the GM...






Can you, Jerry?

February 24, 2013  10:21 AM ET

I do not think Jerry is lying here.

I think Jerry probably told Garrett to make changes and that he has 1 season to get his butt in the playoffs and make a move.

Granted, Jerry has had his GM issues but I think it is fantasy to believe that Jerry is making all of these coaching moves.

February 24, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Can't blame the GM... Can you, Jerry?

Reminds me of something Casey Stengel once said, " I managed good, but boy, they just played bad."

February 24, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Reminds me of something Casey Stengel once said, " I managed good, but boy, they just played bad."

Casey was a wise, WISE man.

February 24, 2013  10:32 AM ET

The kiss of death....the calm before the storm....whatever you call it, this issue will not be resolved 'til Garrett resigns, or is fired.

February 24, 2013  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The kiss of death....the calm before the storm....whatever you call it, this issue will not be resolved 'til Garrett resigns, or is fired.

tick tick tick tick........

February 24, 2013  10:40 AM ET

I'm more concerned with that o-line than Garrett and JJ's relationship.

February 24, 2013  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I do not think Jerry is lying here.I think Jerry probably told Garrett to make changes and that he has 1 season to get his butt in the playoffs and make a move.Granted, Jerry has had his GM issues but I think it is fantasy to believe that Jerry is making all of these coaching moves.

JJ has a never ending four leaf clover in his pocket that he consults. One day he loves you, the next day he does not. One day he wants an OC, the next day he does not. The man has never had a clear message on running that team. He blows with the wind and that clover leaf.

February 24, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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I'm more concerned with that o-line than Garrett and JJ's relationship.

Garrett has always been a class act and highly regarded in NFL front offices. He will be around, somewhere for a long time. If the ship goes down it will be because a lot of people were poking holes in the hull.

February 24, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Can't blame the GM... Can you, Jerry?

Everybody blames Jerry Jones.

February 24, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Garrett has always been a class act and highly regarded in NFL front offices. He will be around, somewhere for a long time.

I agree, many teams need good custodial services.

February 24, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Everybody blames Jerry Jones.

Except Jerry Jones.


See where I'm going here?

February 24, 2013  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Except Jerry Jones.

See where I'm going here?

You're going to need to type slowly Otis...

February 24, 2013  11:45 AM ET

Boys need to stop 'knocking on the door' and bust the damn thing down!!.. and Jerry just needs to **** and let Garrett do his job and stop meddling into coaching decisions

February 24, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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Boys need to stop 'knocking on the door' and bust the damn thing down!!.. and Jerry just needs to **** and let Garrett do his job and stop meddling into coaching decisions

Corrected version..

Boys need to stop 'knocking on the door' and bust the damn thing down!!.. and Jerry just needs to shut the hell up and let Garrett do his job and stop meddling into coaching decisions

February 24, 2013  11:48 AM ET

Damn mods.. you censor me for posting shut the hell up??

 
February 24, 2013  11:50 AM ET
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Boys need to stop 'knocking on the door' and bust the damn thing down!!.. and Jerry just needs to **** and let Garrett do his job and stop meddling into coaching decisions

First heard that analogy from Bum Phillips and his old Oilers team. They never did knock that door down.

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