Jerry Jones the GM was headed in the right direction when it was announced that former Cowboy and Super Bowl coach Dan Reeves was joining the front office in a consultant’s role.
We here at FireGMJerry.com were elated, only to be sucker-punched once again by the news coming out 48 hours later that the pairing was not meant to be.
What could have possibly happened in so short a honeymoon period?
The following is what we imagine the interview between Jerry Jones and Dan Reeves went like:
JERRY JONES: Dan, great to see you! Thanks for coming in, you being here really gets the media off my back. You look great – have you had some work done, because between you and me I could use a new guy.
DAN REEVES: Not really what I wanted to talk about Jerry. Thanks for setting me up with an office, but before we make this official, I wanted to talk a few things over.
JERRY: Don’t you worry about a thing; I’ve got it all under control. Do you want my secretary to hook you up with some Mavs tickets tonight? I’ve got Cuban on speed dial.
DAN: What I was wondering is what my role would be. “Consultant” is pretty vague.
JERRY: Well, the salary is north of seven figures. You like the sound of that, don’t ya?
DAN: Would I have any direct input on football operations?
JERRY: Sure, you can pick out the promotions for the new stadium! I’ve got my eye on a deal with Ford – first 1,000 fans get a mini F-150 for the kids. Whaddaya think? Maybe a Dan Reeves bobblehead – remind the public you’re on staff.
DAN: I’m talking personnel decisions and locker room stuff. I mean, I did take the Falcons to the Super Bowl in ’98, and that team had all sorts of crazy.
JERRY: I know, I know, you’re TERRIFIC. What do you think about switching the stadium concessions over to canola oil? Won’t be as filling, fans’ll buy more corndogs.
DAN: I’m going to go pack up my office