Troy Aikman doubles down on criticism of Jerry Jones
Dallas Cowboys legend Troy Aikman clearly is not allowing loyalties to the organization temper his comments about Jerry Jones of late, and the FOX broadcaster recently doubled down on previous criticism of the Cowboys owner.
Interestingly, Aikman’s most recent unflattering remarks were inspired by questions concerning whether or not he would ever entertain joining the Cowboys’ front office.
“I doubt it. I think that’s a real long shot,” Aikman said during an interview Tuesday on KCTK/1310 AM “The Ticket” about taking a job with the Cowboys, as transcribed by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I believe it’s unlikely that Jerry will ever bring anybody in that can help this football team in that regard just because he’s been real stubborn and steadfast in that he’s the one in charge. I think, in a lot of ways, until that changes this team is going to have some problems.”
Drama yet again abounds for the Cowboys. Mired in a three-game losing streak that has left the team at 6-7, Jones has been all over the place when it comes to the future of perpetually embattled head coach Jason Garrett.
From providing completely ambiguous comments about the situation to giving a lukewarm vote of confidence to Garrett, Jones appears to have no idea what he’s going to do with his longtime, much-maligned head coach.
Aikman believes Jones’ penchant for spotlight-seeking makes Garrett’s job that much tougher.
“There should be one voice and it should come from the head coach,” Aikman said. “The players should know that. The owner ultimately makes the decisions, we all know that. He’s the one who signs off. But I think there has to be one voice and one person the players answer to.”
Aikman arguably contends correctly that Jones, who of course also serves as Cowboys general manager, would never cede power to another person, which is certainly his prerogative.
That said, what has to be most troubling to Jones at this point, if anything ever does in this regard, is that even Cowboys legends are starting to get fed up with the manner in which he runs the organization.