Is Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones to be Trusted?

Jerry Jones in the last couple of days has offered a lot of support for Quarterback Dak Prescott and Head Coach Jason Garrett. He’s been asked about both, as well as Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan 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 Stephen Jones or Jason Garrett. Jerry is usually the one that likes to give a lot of information, sometimes to the detriment of the Dallas Cowboys.

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.

Shan Shariff on Twitter

Jerry Jones just told us Dak Prescott is going to get extended, and I completely froze for 4 seconds @1053thefan.

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

Ed Werder on Twitter

Jerry Jones just specifically ruled out firing HC Jason Garrett during the season and further said he doesn’t expect making any more changes to the coaching staff.

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 leadership.

Brandon George on Twitter

Jerry Jones asked if he’s still backing coah Jason Garrett and OC Scott Linehan: “Well, again, I’m not in the business of backing anybody. They’re my head coach and they’re my coordinator. So I just don’t not back them publicly.

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 Atlanta Falcons 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 coaching 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 Cowboys Nation 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. 

What do you think?


Written by John Williams

Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could.

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