We all know that Jerry is a hands on owner. He has a very hard time staying in the box seats at games. He's at every draft, making the selections. The two times, count them, Jimmy Johnson of the early nineties and the Bill Parcels era of the mid 2000's both showed big results from hard disciplined coaches and a hands on draft by the coaches with limited input by JJ. Both coaches turned the team around from the gutter into respectability. Bill Parcells couldn't stick it out long enough to reap the rewards but his drafts help up with players that were talented though coached by the softy, Wade Phillips. Why?
Jerry Jones was the most hands off during both of these coaches tenures. Well, as much as he could be. Jerry has such a personal belief that the Cowboys are who he is and vise versa. He sees himself through the Dallas Cowboys. He is the Dallas Cowboys. Problem is, he's not a very good coach or talent scout. As long as Jerry Jones is the owner of this football team, this team will never live up to expectations.
Players are going around the coach to Jerry for questions and answers. That is like a Officer Cadet reporting directly to the General because the General doesn't give the authority to the ranks beneath him. This is why this organization is so backwards. The players don't have the respect. They like the coach but know the coach doesn't make the call.
Until Jerry is gone, we have a long wait for the next Super Bowl. Hopefully Stephen Jones knows this and isn't as narcissistic as his father.