In order to form a more perfect team

by - January 19, 2009 - Posted in On Jerry

In honor of the historic inauguration on January 20, takes a look at the balance of power in these United States, and how these principles can be applied to a winning NFL Franchise.

Here is a standard textbook representation of the US Government’s Separation of Powers and the Checks and Balances each branch has over the others to maintain the optimum balance:

United States Government Balance of Power

The NFL has the power trio of Owner, GM and Coach; therefore, applying our constitutional government principles to a modern NFL franchise takes very few modifications:

NFL Balance of Power

Franchises that adhere to this model in principle, including New England (Kraft-Pioli-Belichick), Miami (Huizenga/Ross-Ireland/Parcells-Sparano), and Pittsburgh(Rooney-Colbert-Tomlin) to name a few, have an inherent advantage over teams such as the Cowboys, whose power structure is unbalanced:

Jerry Jones - The Owner. The GM.

In our opinion, the only way to return the Cowboys to former glory is for Jerry Jones the Owner to fire Jerry Jones the GM, replace him with a proven football mind, and restore balance to the Cowboys’ power structure.  No less an authority than the United States Constitution agrees.

5 Responses to In order to form a more perfect team


January 19th, 2009 at 3:19 am


So, in other words, Jerry is an authoritarian that must go. Power to the people (and to Wade).


January 19th, 2009 at 11:55 am


Yesterday, two teams went to the Super Bowl that the Cowboys almost beat during the regular season had it not been for stupid costly mistakes late in the game. It can be argued these mistakes were a result of a lack of solid leadership structure that made the Cowboys go from pre-season Super Bowl favorites to an embarrassing and undisciplined zoo ran by monkeys.
Jerry Jones is indeed a dangerous fire-breathing dragon. I've been told before that in leadership when you have people in the organization that are out of control and/or not on board, you don't always slay the dragon (fire them) but sometimes you tame them (give them time to realize how stupid they are being and let them come around). The more I think about it, I'm wondering if he is a dragon that can be tamed into realizing he needs to change his philosophy and practice of running the Dallas Cowboys or is he a dragon that needs slaying, in that the Cowboys will never go anywhere until the day Jones sells the team. The sad part is that none of us can do anything about it. Jones has to come to this decision in whether he will tame himself or just sell the team.


January 22nd, 2009 at 4:38 pm


Testing 1 2… having some commenting engine issues…

Fire GM Jerry! » Blog Archive » King Jerry of Cowboy Kingdom

January 23rd, 2009 at 10:51 am


[...] You already know how we feel about it: the king must be deposed and a new balance of power established. [...]

The Great Misconception? - Fire Jerry Jones!

March 27th, 2009 at 8:57 am


[...] We have never taken issue with Jerry’s three Super Bowls. In fact, it’s the Jerry Jones from this era we long to have back–the Jerry that knew how to let others manage things. Unfortunately, the dedication and drive that earned those three rings also drove him and his ego to new meddling heights that’s left this team where it is. [...]