Jerry Jones: Nightmarish Cowboys season ‘surprising’
The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of an extremely disappointing season as the team plays out the string before the nightmarish 2020 campaign comes to a merciful end.
Looking back with two games left on the docket and the team sitting at 5-9 — though it merits noting the team has the slimmest of slim chances of qualifying for the postseason — Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones admits to never envisioning things playing out so poorly.
Interestingly, Jones appeared to point a finger at himself as GM — although in a somewhat detached manner — when performing a preliminary post mortem on the Cowboys’ awful season during his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan.
Jerry Jones says he thought personnel wise it was one of the best teams they ever had heading into the season. Adds “well that’s part of the problem we’ve got a general manager here who doesn’t understand it wasn’t one of the best teams we’ve ever had” https://t.co/UibAMXuu3r— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) December 22, 2020
Jones went on to explain how he manages the salary cap in his role as general manager in his patently trademark and colorful manner.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan with a unique description of how he manages the salary cap: “I call it the light theory. When you walk out of a room, you ought to turn the light off if there’s nobody in it. Because all you’re doing is keeping a light on for the rats and the mice.” pic.twitter.com/wHdR4FO9mU— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 22, 2020
Jones has long pushed back strongly on any speculation he’d ever relinquish his general manager duties with the team, so it’s a sure thing that the Cowboys organization will continue to operate as it has been for years despite less-than-stellar results.
As the old saying goes, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” It appears Jones is either unfamiliar with the quote or is too stubborn to learn the valuable lesson contained in it. Let’s go with the latter when it comes to Jones, for obvious reasons.