S is not for Superman

by - February 27, 2009 - Posted in Offseason

Jerry, may I psychoanalyze you for a minute?

By your silence I will conclude that you are either saying yes or you are indeed not superhuman enough to hear my question.  This, in fact, is part of my analysis and proves my theory that you have some disturbing issues.  Since purchasing the Dallas Cowboys, you have been developing this Superman persona that gets scarier every year.

Let’s walk through it.  You buy the team and you get rid of Mr. Cowboy and larger-than-life Texas hero, Tom Landry.  I understand everyone makes mistakes and you have repented for the way you mistreated that dear man so I won’t get into that.  I also won’t get into the way you shoved-out Tex Schramm a few months later and cleared-out the entire organization.  The only reason I won’t delve into that is you brought back-to-back Super Bowls to Dallas four years later.  Who can argue with that?  I can’t argue with success and you are to be commended for your role in making the Cowboys successful again.

BUT, you just weren’t happy with sharing credit.  You wanted it all so you severed a good friendship and a good working relationship with old college pal Jimmy Johnson and tried to prove you could do it all without him.  Who are you kidding, that third Super Bowl the Cowboys won in the 1995 season wasn’t you or Barry Switzer.  We all know it was the team Jimmy Johnson built.  By then you started running the draft yourself (I still can’t get over the image of you on draft-day telling ESPN that you’re not ego-driven with Barry Switzer sitting in the background yawning and looking bored) and got involved in numerous other affairs of the organization that started the Dallas Cowboys in its losing ways in the late 90’s and early in the next decade.

After “Yes-Man” Dave Campo couldn’t produce better than five wins in three seasons, you did something that gave us hope.  You talked philosophy change and hired the “Anti-Yes-Man” Bill Parcells.  Jerry, whoever you were seeing for counseling then, you need to go back because you were on the right track.  After Big Bill left, you went back to your old ways and have become worse than ever.

I’m not going to be hard on Wade Phillips.  He probably wonders everyday what he has gotten himself into.  I would ask him about this but apparently he’s not allowed to speak unless you give him permission.  Now only you can answer all things going on in the Dallas Cowboys organization. Like Superman, you fly here and fly there trying to run the place on your own but it just isn’t working.  Mrs. Jones has begun sewing together a big “S” to put on your chest.  You think the “S” stands for “Superman” but the “S” you wear really stands for “Stupid!”.  Jerry, you can’t do it all.  You have worn yourself thin and you are now not producing any good.  I appreciate your desire to win but you are at the point where you have thrown all good sense out the window.

Jerry, get some help. Play time is over.  It’s time to put the red cape and the blue tights away and start being a grown-up.  Swallow some pride and remove yourself from the things you can’t do.  Fire that awful GM you hired 20 years ago and give someone else a chance.  There is no shame in admitting there are things you can’t do.  That’s one of the things that make a great leader.  Hire another GM and let the Cowboys be successful again.  We’ll give you all the credit that’s due.

19 Responses to S is not for Superman

Mike

February 27th, 2009 at 9:57 am

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Here here! Let's remove the kryptonite that is the GM job and let Jerry do his thing as an owner.

Ryan

February 27th, 2009 at 10:41 am

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If anyone out there is interested in Photoshopping Jerry in a Superman costume, let me know. :-)

Brandy

February 27th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

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The guy who wrote this blog is a genius!! You captured Jerry perfectly!!

Brandon

March 1st, 2009 at 2:29 pm

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Good article. It seems like every single day, Jerry finds a new way to make this organization a laughingstock of pro football. It's very upsetting to see this team, with their respective place in history, fall apart at the seams, ESPECIALLY with the talent they have. A good disciplinarian coach who holds his team accountable is what Dallas needs. The fact that Jerry won't even hold his coaching staff accountable tells you just how good this team is right now.

Keep it up Jerry…meanwhile, the Rooney and Mara families will continue to make successful contenders out of their squads. Dallas can't use the “five rings” line anymore with Pittsburgh winning last month. Nice work, JJ. The 2007 squad should've been the first to six, but I won't even go there.

don shellabarger

March 2nd, 2009 at 10:40 am

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When you have an owner who got his face-lift from a Proctologist, you would think he'd have sense enough to stay in the owner's box instead of roaming the sidelines and pretending he can coach. His “personnel” decisions have transformed Dallas from a team with character into a team with just characters. My fantasy football wish is that ole Jery gets sandwiched by a couple of 300 pounders on the sidelines and end up spending a year in a body cast.
Jones' ego won't allow him to hire anyone who will steal even a few columns in the newpaper or sound bites from the electronic media for fear that will become the voice of the Cowboys. He does this to a fault and the team has suffered through years of mediocrity. As long as Dallas fans will pay the big bucks to watch the Dallas Cowgirls and Jerry prance the sidelines, then all remains well in Dallas.

KDNet

March 4th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

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Doesn't look like the cape is going to be hung up anytime soon. JJ has been all over talk radio talking about starting Felix Jones and playing the Barbarian later in the games. What other owner/GM in the league pulls this crap? Let your coaches COACH!

Jeff

March 5th, 2009 at 8:10 am

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Okay, I wrote this blog a week ago and since then, Jerry has done one thing he deserves accolades for. He finally decided to do surgery on the Cowboys and remove that aggressive cancerous tumor known as Terrell Owens. Yay for Jerry's decision! Now, in the future, how about letting your coaches make such decisions, Jerry.

MBurkett

March 8th, 2009 at 11:11 am

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Kudos for the painful extraction of TO, the underperfoming SS and backup QB. It will be felt in the Cap's dead money (20 million gone from 127 million cap available to every team) but, the locker room should benefit and now we can get back to playing team football. Jerry has maybe bit-oiff more than he can chew and involving Stephen more maybe the answer but, we need another strong draft for the Cowboys this year – Go Cowboys.

KD

March 8th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

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Somebody tell me, since when did Jerry start listening to people? I am referring to the T.O situation. If he had an ear for what the people were saying he'd never let Jimmy go after two Super Bowls wins. Now all of a sudden he cares what people think? Care what we think and dismiss yourself as GM then! You look better going than you do coming buddy!!!!

Trevor

March 8th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

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What I say may anger some, ooh well. What part of the blame must #omo, I mean Romo shoulder for throwing to a tight end who is blanketed and not even looking in the direction of open receivers? Someone needed to tell him to get a grip.( No pun intended either.) It's obvious that the coach is just not capable of doing it. Every one wants to put the onus on T.O., when the fact of the matter is this city is antsy about black men in high profile situations lashing out. If it had been a white guy that did what he did, he'd just be venting. Why is that? Sometimes, even if you're ostracized, traded or whatever, you leave with your dignity intact. Godspeed T.O and much success! Keep being brave and never play the coward! We've got your back…..

Jeff

March 8th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

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No Trevor, we're equal opportunity in pointing out cancerous tumors that need to be removed from the Dallas Cowboys. Hence, this website……..FireGMJerry! I don't blame Romo for looking for Witten first on that play in Pittsburgh (I assume that's the play you're referring to). Witten catches a higher percentage of passes thrown to him. Romo threw more passes to T.O. this season than anyone else but dropped more than anyone else. Plus Witten was man enough to stand up and say that was his fault on that play. T.O. goes back and stirs up the receiving corps to go cry to the Offensive Coordinator, making up some bularky about a Romo/Witten Conspiracy. He lived up to the reputation he carried with him from Philadelphia and San Francisco. So either Dallas, Philadelphia, and San Francisco have a problem with black men lashing out as you say or T.O. just needs to grow up. I think the latter is true. Michael Irvin used to lash out but he was passionate about his team and a guy who could walk the talk. I don't recall anybody in Dallas getting onto him for his passion. So your theory doesn't hold water.

Trevor

March 9th, 2009 at 12:17 am

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Oh so Jeff, just trading him like that made all the sense in the world.I don't give a fat rats heiny how many excuses you make for Whitten or #omo they don't hold lukewarm water. Why did Jerry have to get advice from others if it were a no brainer, huh? And regardless of what you say the dude is still getting major paid so looks like the joke is on us!

OLDTOMCAT

March 9th, 2009 at 1:53 am

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Hey Jeff, didn't drop as many but didn't do as much as T.O after the catch either buddy. This negates your rationale.

Jeff

March 9th, 2009 at 9:47 am

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But you have to CATCH the ball first before you can do anything with it buddy. That negates your negation.

Ryan

March 9th, 2009 at 9:51 am

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Uh oh… negations are being negated.

I'm scared.

Jeff

March 9th, 2009 at 10:07 am

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Hey there's no excuses made for Witten or Romo here. They're big boys, I'll let them defend themselves. They like all the Cowboys still have strides to make. It's just that when the game is on the line, every quarterback goes to the guys he has confidence in. It's an impulse. There were guys that Troy Aikman rarely threw to because he didn't have confidence in them. Romo obviously had confidence in Witten and the stats are on his side.
And the TO joke isn't on us. The joke is on Jerry. He's the one who was advised by Big Bill himself not to bring TO to Dallas in the first place. But as we all know (read again the blog above) it's hard on Jerry to admit his mistake much less do something to correct his mistake. In addition, history has proven that what is obvious to everyone else isn't always obvious to Jerry. His desire to be Superman blinds him. And watch your language, this is a Family Website.

Jeff

March 9th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

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But you have to CATCH the ball first before you can do anything with it buddy. That negates your negation.

Ryan

March 9th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

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Uh oh… negations are being negated.

I'm scared.

Jeff

March 9th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

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Hey there's no excuses made for Witten or Romo here. They're big boys, I'll let them defend themselves. They like all the Cowboys still have strides to make. It's just that when the game is on the line, every quarterback goes to the guys he has confidence in. It's an impulse. There were guys that Troy Aikman rarely threw to because he didn't have confidence in them. Romo obviously had confidence in Witten and the stats are on his side.
And the TO joke isn't on us. The joke is on Jerry. He's the one who was advised by Big Bill himself not to bring TO to Dallas in the first place. But as we all know (read again the blog above) it's hard on Jerry to admit his mistake much less do something to correct his mistake. In addition, history has proven that what is obvious to everyone else isn't always obvious to Jerry. His desire to be Superman blinds him. And watch your language, this is a Family Website.