Pride comes before the fall.
Jerry Jones has clearly never heard this saying. Because every decision he makes goes hand in hand with his pride.
Jerry Jones at the NFL scouting combine said, "I would grant you the decisions that have been made over the years have not produced a Super Bowl, two Super Bowls or three Super Bowls that I would like to have been a part of. And the only thing I am going to do there is keep trying and then make sure I get the credit when we do get that one."
He even showed his uncertainty and insecurity directly after when he followed that statement up with this question, "Y'all are going to give it to me, aren't you?"
A billionaire who owns one of the most recognizable franchises in all of sports admits that winning is not enough. He needs the majority of the societal credit for a championship win. WHAT? The craziest thing is that he isn't even sure he will get the credit. But still runs a billion dollar organization like a one man puppet show.
How does a man who has accomplished so much in the business world, work on a rational such as this?
Last week Jerry Jones gave Tony Romo the leader of his mediocre team 112 million dollars. The money isn't the most egregious thing it's the evaluation of his quarterback's talents. At the NFL scouting combine, Jerry said the Cowboys could get by with less effective lineman because of Romo's ability to move around.
Again, WHAT? Just cause you have a mobile quarterback doesn't mean you should willing accept a sub par offensive line. The mid 90's Cowboys O-Line was one of the best of all time, they are just as much responsible if not more for the championships as Troy Aikman. The 49ers this past season had the league's best O-Line and a quarterback in Colin Kaepernick in another universe in terms of mobility compared to Romo. And where did they end up? That's right the Super Bowl.
Jerry Jones focuses more on the flashy and attention grabbing moves. He forgets that a house is built from the foundation up. He wants to jump to picking out his entertainment room, jacuzzi and king sized bed. Forgetting that a house with no foundation will do nothing but crumble.
Jimmy Johnson was the main architect of the 90's Super Bowl champion Cowboys not Jerry Jones. Jimmy Johnson took the team's flashiest player Hershel Walker and traded him for five veteran players and eight draft choices. Then used that draft haul to build the foundation of the dynasty Cowboys.
Since firing Jimmy Johnson and taking over personnel decisions the team has done nothing but flounder. The team has won only one playoff game since 1996. The team has a record of 128-128 in the 16 seasons since then. Jerry Jones gave the head coaching job to "his groomed" coach Jason Garrett in 2010, and in that time the team has a record of 20-26.
The Cowboys under Jerry Jones GM rule are the definition of mediocrity. Despite results, Jerry Jones insists on doing this his way. He maintains on being the general manager and the only decision maker when it comes to personnel decisions.
When in the history of sports has a mediocre team been run exactly the same way for nearly two decades and then all of the sudden turned into a champion?
Albert Einstein's definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Using Einstein's definition Jerry Jones needs to be locked away in the loony bin and the key thrown away.