Despite Cowboys fans every effort to force Jerry Jones to give up his GM duties to someone who may know what they’re doing, Jones has continuously refused. Why? Because it’s his team and he can most certainly run it into the ground if he wants to.
The problem is that he doesn’t think he’s running his team into the ground. He actually thinks that he’s capable of playing owner and GM. And that’s despite admitting that he would’ve fired the Cowboys’ GM last season if he wasn’t the one in the position.
With the criticisms building, Jones says he understand why they’re building. But he wants Cowboys fans to solace in the fact that he’s going to keep trying. And if all his trying results in a Super Bowl victory, just like he took all the blame when things went wrong, he wants all the credit when things finally go right.
Jones understands questions and criticism from fans about the team’s struggles of late. He says will just continue trying to get it right, but he reiterated he is not going anywhere and will be ready to accept the praise when the Cowboys finally get it done.
“I pretty much go with what I did the night I bought the team,” Jones said. “I said I was going to be the GM. … It would be a facade if someone else was sitting in my shoes and someone thought they were spending the money. It would be deception. … 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. Y’all are going to give it to me, aren’t you?”
Jones then smiled, uncomfortably.
Jerry Jones at his finest, ladies and gentlemen.