Yes, Jerry Jones said that he would’ve fired the Dallas Cowboys GM by now if it wasn’t himself. But we hope you didn’t think that admission would lead to Jones finally realizing that he may need to relinquish some of his control over the organization. Because it won’t. And Jones basically said so during his weekly radio show in 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday.
Jones made it absolutely clear that despite all the issues that the Cowboys have had recently, there is no way that he ever hires a GM. And to put it bluntly, Jones says, “It’s just not going to happen.”
“We are not structured that way,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “We didn’t structure it that way with my ownership. There’s no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decision-maker on something as important as players, and that is a key area. That’s never been anybody’s misunderstanding. It’s been a debated thing, but it’s just not going to happen. We’ve had success doing it this way and we’re going to have success in the future doing it this way. It eliminates some very serious issues when you look around the league, as to creating an additional layer that you’re continually having decisions, making changes, doing those kinds of things.
“It’s real clear. I was asked the question, ‘If you were an owner and you had a general manager, would you make a change?’ Under those circumstances I speculated that I would probably have made a change, but that’s not our situation. To change, I’d have to change myself. People don’t do that. If you’ve got the commitment and you have the investment, and I’m talking about in time, effort, all of those kind of things, you change yourself. You don’t change out and have someone else go in there and do it. And that would be misleading to begin with because no one would believe you if you hired somebody at that spot and really believe that he’s not sitting there and ultimately at what I want to do. Somebody would say, ‘Why don’t you just mentally let them go do it.’ I’m not built that way.”
You already know this Cowboys fans, but this can’t possibly end well.