Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Has Morphed Into Al Davis,

Jones is "a famous dude who probably lost his fast ball a long time ago," Bob Sturm said

Ferrall On The Bench
October 30, 2018 - 10:00 am

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Jerry Jones, 75, has been the face of the Dallas Cowboys for the last three decades. He’s won three Super Bowl titles – all in the 1990s – but the last 20 or so years haven’t been nearly as successful. 

In fact, it might be time for Jones to step aside and let someone else have a crack at this whole GM thing.

But good luck convincing Jones of that.

“As he’s gotten older, he’s morphed into Al Davis: a famous dude who probably lost his fast ball a long time ago and now just wants to be surrounded by people who don’t give him any trouble,” Bob Sturm, mid-day co-host of The Ticket in Dallas, said on Ferrall on the Bench. “That’s why Jason Garrett has never come close to losing his job here. In the 21 training camps that I’ve followed this team, they’ve only ended in the playoffs eight times. In 20 seasons of following this team, I’ve seen two playoff wins. They were both Wild Card round. They’ve never won a divisional round. They’ve never been to an NFC Championship Game. I got here in 1998. Would any other general manager have this sort of job security? Of course the answer is only if he also owns the team. It is what it is. People accept it. They don’t have to like it.”

At this point, Sturm wonders what Jones’ true motivation is. After all, he’s already won three Lombardi Trophies. Is a fourth really that important to him?

“The object of football, of course, is to win the game and ultimately win the trophy,” Sturm said. “But I swear with Jerry Jones, I think it’s growing the brand. I think when those Forbes lists come out and the Cowboys are the No. 1 valued franchise in the entire world in all of sports – more than Real Madrid, more than Barcelona, more than Manchester United, more than the Yankees, more than everybody – I think he considers that his Lombardi Trophy. He’s a businessman so I guess that’s how he thinks, but football fans don’t care about the value of your franchise. They want to see wins. They want to see trophies someday.”

In off-the-field news, Jones recently called President Donald Trump’s comments on player protests “problematic.” Jones wants his players standing for the anthem; he just doesn’t want someone else telling them what to do.

“He pretty much agrees with Trump; he just doesn’t want Trump saying anything,” Sturm said. “It sounds like if anybody tried to demonstrate on the Cowboys, Jerry would fight them. It’s not that he really disagrees with Trump. He wants everyone with their toes on the line and their hands on the heart. It’s difficult to say other than, ‘Hey, Mr. President, please stay out of this. It’s not your league.’ Other than that, I kind of think him and Trump are on the same side of this particular issue, which is kind of problematic if any of his players feel strongly about the social issues being raised. But Jerry is going to be Jerry, and part of that means he doesn’t really want anyone above him in the food chain telling him what to do, whether that’s Roger Goodell or the President of the United States.”