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07:11 AM ET 11.11 | Credit Jerry Jones for such a public mea culpa, this one issued around a truth that seems self-evident. [Jones] all but admitted the Cowboys have eggs on their faces after firing Rob Ryan as their defensive coordinator last January. Ryan's defense was outstanding in the Saints' 49-17 win over Dallas on Sunday night, holding the Cowboys to nine first downs and 0-for-9 on third down conversions. The Saints, meanwhile, amassed an NFL-record 40 first downs and 625 yards, the most every yielded by Dallas. "We thought it was best for us to go in the direction that we are, and it doesn't look good right now," Jones said. That direction was to hire 73-year-old Monte Kiffin to replace Ryan. Under Kiffin, the Cowboys have allowed five quarterbacks to pass for 392 or more yards and an NFL-record four of them to pass for 400 yards.

San Antonio Express-News

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November 11, 2013  07:26 AM ET

Has there ever been an owner who successfully acted like a GM? Maybe Jones' actions are more reminiscent of owners decades ago before the NFL became super-professionalized?

November 11, 2013  07:43 AM ET

As a Saints fan I would like to thank Mr. Jones for his awesome coaching evaluation skills, we have Rob Ryan and Sean Payton because of Mr. Jones and his incredible gift for judging coaching talent.

November 11, 2013  07:45 AM ET

Don't be so modest, Jerry. Your skill at building a roster has a lot to do with the success of other teams against you.

November 11, 2013  07:52 AM ET

A veritable who's who of "guys off the street" makes one mistake really clear, Jerry.




You don't draft worth a isht!!!

November 11, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Sickening..

November 11, 2013  08:35 AM ET

That was just atrocious. Worst I've ever seen their D.

And the NFC East title is still attainable.

November 11, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Jerry Jones is the NFC clone of Mike Brown......except now Mike do's not make to many personnel changes on his own .

November 11, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That was just atrocious. Worst I've ever seen their D.And the NFC East title is still attainable.

Hate to say it .......Philly gonna win the Division on the arm of Nick Foles.

November 11, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Jerry, it's close to Christmas season. Buy us a GM!!!

November 11, 2013  08:51 AM ET

Isn't this an insult to Monte Kiffin, JJ's current Defensive Coordinator? How does that help the team?

November 11, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Isn't this an insult to Monte Kiffin, JJ's current Defensive Coordinator? How does that help the team?

Was Monte there last night?

November 11, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Isn't this an insult to Monte Kiffin, JJ's current Defensive Coordinator? How does that help the team?

It's an insult, but the results this year would indicate that JJ has a point.

The Cowboys' D is spectacularly atrocious.

November 11, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Was Monte there last night?

Yep, he was up in the coordinator's booth, drinking Geritol and changing his Depends.

November 11, 2013  09:06 AM ET

<chuckles>

November 11, 2013  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Isn't this an insult to Monte Kiffin, JJ's current Defensive Coordinator? How does that help the team?

The only thing that helps this team is better personnel.

And that ain't happening.

November 11, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hate to say it .......Philly gonna win the Division on the arm of Nick Foles.

More and more... it's looking that way.

November 11, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Hail to the Redskins!!

November 11, 2013  09:13 AM ET

JJ. Please sell the team.

November 11, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

More and more... it's looking that way.

But you can always hope that Mr. Chip Kelly hands the ball back to Vick when he returns.

 
November 11, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Jerry, it's close to Christmas season. Buy us a GM!!!

Or fire yourself!!

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