I was listening to a radio sports show the other day, and a caller said Jerry Jones cared more about the money than winning. Evidently she doesn't read many sports blogs, or she doesn't listen to very much sports talk radio. I think everyone knows the problem with Jerry is that he wants to prove that he can produce a Superbowl team without Jimmy. The money he earns from all those loyal Cowboys fans with great (false) expectations helps feed his ego as he tries to build his dream Superbowl team year after year. We, fans of the Cowboys, are his enablers.
The Jason Garrett legacy: Would have. Could have. Should have. In a league of parity, it is easy to build up the fan base with great expectations. And, the facts are that even these dreadfully average Cowboys are almost always close to winning "that game." If he'd just made "that catch." If he'd just made "that first down." If the defense had just made "that goal line stop."
In the past 3 years, how many games did the Cowboys win or loose by a 7 points or less? Answer: 31 under Garrett's three full seasons as head coach. Think about that a minute! 31 games in 3 years decided by 7 points or less. Of the 31 games, 16 were wins and 15 were losses. Isn't that about what you would expect from a .500 team? And, after three years of leadership under Jerry and Jason, isn't that exactly what the Cowboys are?
You've heard it a million times; good teams find a way to win close games. No doubt dumb luck, both good and bad, played a role in a few of those 15 games the Cowboys lost. But, how many more wins would the Cowboys have had it not been for bad game management? Poor drafting? Poor game planning? Bad play calling? Or Oh-no-Romo?
A combination of poor drafting, bad contracts, and poor coaching are dooming this team to mediocrity. Jerry Jones is ultimately the man in charge. As long as we continue to enable him and his ego, nothing is going to change. So, I ask the question: Should we stop supporting Jerry's ego and boycott the Cowboys until we get a real GM and a new head coach?