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Is Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones to be Trusted?

in the last couple of days has offered a lot of support for and . He's been asked about both, as well as in interviews and consistently gives them votes of confidence.

From Jason Garrett, Scott Linehan, and Dak Prescott's perspective, I don't know if that's a good thing or not.

Typically when Jerry Jones says something, he means it. He's not one to play the misinformation game. If anyone in the Cowboys organization is going to hold his cards close to the vest, it's or Jason Garrett. Jerry is usually the one that likes to give a lot of information, sometimes to the detriment of the .

That said, I don't know how Jerry Jones can look at what's happening on the field and be content with the direction that the franchise is headed. Yes, the Dallas Cowboys remain the most profitable team in the NFL, but they continue to be mired in an era of mediocrity that has had little success. Even after falling to 3-5 with Dak Prescott continuing to play flawed football, he's talking about an extension for Dak.

The questions have continued to come surrounding the head coach as well, who is 7-9 in the Dallas Cowboys last 16 games.

Jerry Jones continues to support his players and his coaches in public, but behind the scenes may not be so confident in the current Cowboys .

This quote says so much about where Jerry Jones is. He's basically saying that he's going to support them publicly even if he has reservations about them privately. Whatever reservations Jerry may have right now, he's not going to share publicly. Even his pronouncements of Dak Prescott seeing an extension in the future really fall flat after you read that quote above.

Because, seriously, despite Dak Prescott looking great over the first 24 games of his career, he's been bad over the last 16 dating back to last season. Jerry Jones can see it. He's no fool, despite the way that people want to portray him. Jerry may not be the smartest GM in the NFL, but he has to see a player who hasn't played up to the first 24 game level of play he showed prior to the game last season.

I've been a Jason Garrett supporter for years now and even I'm ready for a change at the top of the Dallas Cowboys pyramid. Jerry Jones has been stubborn over the years that he's a personnel man and I've always thought that we shouldn't criticize him for the bad if we aren't willing to give him credit for the good, but the time is coming for the Dallas Cowboys to make some bold moves on their coaching staff.

Jerry Jones may feel the same as most of about Jason Garrett, Scott Linehan, and Dak Prescott, but he's not going to share those feelings with you. Publicly, at least, he's still supportive of the Dallas Cowboys on-field leadership.

On that I call bull crap. 

John Williams
John Williams
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Bruce Hood

I agree with you to a point, Dak has 2 1/2 years in the league and we treat him like a proven veteran. Start of year #4 tells me more about Dak and that’s to keep him or move on. Garrett, Linehan, should have been gone. They have extended tenures in this league and don’t measure up for the task. Players play at the level of who’s coaching them.

John Williams

I don’t think they’ll move on from Dak until after his rookie contract. Roger Staubach comes out in support of Dak and that changes things a little bit.

Bruce Hood

I don’t think they’re going to move on from Dak, because I believe they’ll get a great coach in there with great quarterback experience to help Elevate this guy’s game. Like I stated earlier he’s been in the league two and a half years and there’s upside to improve he just got to want it and having a coach of quarterback quality will provide that.

Bruce Hood

I don’t believe they’ll move on from deck, I do believe they’ll get a coach in there with some true quarterback skills that will help Elevate this guy’s game. He’s got to want it and see the deficiencies of holding on to the ball too long and taking off and running when it requires it and throwing it away. Some of us just need to remember this guy’s been in the league 2 and 1/2 years and there’s still room for growth he just needs to coaching that’s got guts and balls to do it. I do believe Jerry Jones is our biggest enemy to the team he owns. He’s got generic coaches who have not done anything to excel in this league other than Marinelli for a little while. But even Marinelli failed at head coach, proving he’s only a coordinator.


Aikman said all we needed to know and already knew. Success starts from the top . Common denominator for all the crap we are dealing with ??? JERRY JONES . who will go down as the biggest fool ever. he will not be remembered for the great Stadium or the bought and paid for yellow HOF jacket but for the last 23 years of JACK SQUAT !!! Also the first and only GM to Ever fire a SUPER BOWL WINNING coach and had the audacity to say the Chan Gailey was his worst decision . GIVE US A BREAK

John Williams

Jimmy Johnson was as much to blame for the rift between himself and Jerry.

Jerry’s a problem, I see that, but he’s not going anywhere as long as he owns the team.

Bruce Hood

I agree

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