Earlier today, Tom Ryle discussed Jerry Jones and the role he plays for the Dallas Cowboys now. That role just got some recognition from the Professional Football Writers of America. Today, Jones was named the organization's Executive of the Year. Notice that's not GM of the year, but executive of the year. Over the years there has been a noticeable shift in the role Jerry plays with the Cowboys. He's more likely nowadays to work by consensus, delegating a lot of the personnel power to the triumvirate of Jason Garrett, Stephen Jones and Will McClay. This is all detailed nicely in Tom's article.
Here's is what the PFWA had to say about Jerry winning the award:
After three straight years of 8-8 records, the Cowboys finally broke through in 2014 to capture the club's first division title since 2009. Jones made several successful personnel moves that helped Dallas reach the playoffs. The Cowboys drafted guard Zack Martin in the first round, and Martin was selected to the PFWA NFL All-Rookie Team and the All-NFC Team. DE Jeremy Mincey was signed in free agency and had a team-leading six sacks. Dallas traded for LB Rolando McClain, who was on the Reserved/Retired list, from Baltimore, and McClain became the team's second-leading tackler. In all, a league-leading four Cowboys were selected to the PFWA's All-NFL Team - wide receiver Dez Bryant, center Travis Frederick, running back DeMarco Murray and tackle Tyron Smith. Jones also made several other free-agent moves that helped the Cowboys to a 6-1 start and a 4-0 finish to the regular season.
Jones is the first Cowboys staffer to earn the PFWA's Executive of the Year award, which began in 1993.
So BTB, do you agree? Is this some of the finest work Jerry has done in managing the Cowboys?