Jerry Jones doesn’t want to share the spotlight with anyone when it comes to hiring a general manager.
For all of you fans that know that’s what it’s going to take for the Cowboys to succeed, Jerry doesn’t care what you think, he’s going to continue being the owner AND the general manager. Here’s what he said today on KRLD-FM:
Fortunately for the Cowboys, the NFC East has been the most inconsistent division in football this season. If this were any other season Dallas would probably be out of the playoff race, but the Eagles fell on their faces and the Giants have gone week-to-week. Regardless of how they got there, Jason Garrett has his team one win away from the playoffs in his first full season as head coach of the Cowboys. According to Jerry Jones, head coach is a title Garrett will keep next season whether his team wins or loses at New York on Sunday.
Imagine being a Green Bay Packers fan right about now.
Imagine just winning another Super Bowl in January of 2011, and now, having home field advantage in this years playoffs.
Imagine having an all-pro quarterback like Aaron Rodgers. A team that is clicking on all eight cylinders.
It must be nice. You know, I can’t even tell you the name of the owner of the Green Bay Packers. Why do I mention that fact? Well, because we Cowboys have just the opposite in all categories here in Dallas.
As absurd as it may seem, the Philadelphia Eaglesstill have a chance to win the NFC East. Earlier in the season I found myself extremely annoyed with analysts saying things like, “the Eagles are officially done” week after week. It seemed obvious, but I would be lying if I said I thought it would be within the realm of possibility for Philly to still win the NFC East. However, if they win their final two games against the Cowboys and Redskins and the Giants lose to the Jets this weekend and beat Cowboys next weekend, the 8-8 Eagles would win the division because of their 5-1 NFC East record.
If phase one of the Eagles comeback plan includes intimidating their opponent’s owner, mission accomplished.
“Because it is the Eagles and after the butt-kicking they gave us up in Philadelphia, I’m scared,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in an interview with KRLD-FM on Tuesday. “It’s that kind of feeling. The respect turns into being afraid of what they can do to you if you have some breakdowns out there, so you can put that scared there if you want to. I think sometimes I know I do my best when I’m scared.”
Jerry may not realize this, but he has no control over what happens this weekend. His team is already assembled and his coaching staff is in place. Unless we missed something, Jerruh isn’t going to throw on some pads and take the field. With that in mind, it doesn’t make a bit of difference if he does his “best” when scared or not.
As for the actual team, they should certainly feel a sense of urgency. The Eagles are coming off back-to-back wins and are confident playing against NFC East teams. They beat the Giants with Vince Young at quarterback and destroyed the Cowboys when Michael Vick was healthy. The Cowboys don’t need to be scared, but they need to understand the situation and take advantage of the fact that they control their own destiny.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cowboys rookie DeMarco Murray has been helped off the field with an injured right ankle.
Murray was finishing an 8-yard run in the first quarter against the Giants on Sunday night when his ankle twisted awkwardly during a tackle. He remained face-down on the turf for several minutes, then was taken for X-rays within Cowboys Stadium.
Murray set the franchise single-game rushing record in his first extended action earlier this season. He came into the game with a team-best 872 yards rushing.
Perhaps the best evidence of his importance to the club was the way his teammates responded. Defensive stars DeMarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, Bradie James and Terence Newman all walked across the field to check on Murray while trainers were checking on him.
Remember the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader who got trampled by Jason Witten on Thanksgiving during their game with the Dolphins? Of course you do. As a result Melissa Kellerman rose briefly to Internet stardom via Twitter, but then, suddenly, her account disappeared. Many assumed the Cowboys pulled the plug, but the organization is denying it, according to CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.