The Dallas Cowboys are currently sitting at a disappointing 5-6. And if you ask most Cowboys fans, Jerry Jones is mostly to blame. Mainly because of his unwillingness to admit that he needs help with making decisions about personnel. Despite how loud the calls have grown for Jones to step aside as GM, Jones has defiantly maintained that a GM other than himself will never happen.
So what is there left to do for Cowboys fans? Well, a Georgia man has turned to the Obama Administration for help. A man named Steven M. has petitioned the Obama Administration to remove Jones as owner and GM of the Cowboys citing that Jones’ “incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress.” Yes, extreme mental and emotional duress.
Jerry Jones is both the owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys. The former says he’d have fired the latter if he weren’t both.
In an interview that aired before Sunday Night Football, Bob Costas asked Jones whether he’d have fired himself as general manager following his team’s years of struggling:
“Well, I think so, because he was there to dismiss. I’ve always worked for myself and you can’t do that. You basically have to straighten that guy out in the mirror when you work for yourself. But certainly, if I’d had the discretion, I’ve done it with coaches and certainly I would have changed a general manager.”Once you make it through that self-referential haze of circular logic, you realize Jones the owner is full of it. Why couldn’t he fire yourself. Just because it wouldn’t involve a conversation in front of a mirror, a pink slip and severance pay, doesn’t mean he couldn’t wave the white flag and bring in another person to take over as GM. His definition is all semantics. Jones doesn’t fire himself because he thinks he’s the best man for the job.
After watching his team drop to 3-5 in last night’s 19-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was reportedly fuming. It didn’t get much better when he got down to the visiting locker room at the Georgia Dome and found himself forced to wait in the hallway.
“Jerry Jones just pounded locker room door because no one would let him in. It’s the angriest I’ve seen him all year. #Cowboys,” tweeted NBC5 sports anchor Matt Barrie.
Barrie’s tweet makes it hard to determine if Jones was locked out intentionally by coach Jason Garrett or members of the team’s staff or if it was a matter of security in a visiting stadium just not opening the doors quickly enough. But after losing a second straight game, especially on a day where they could have moved closer in the NFC East due to a Giants loss, Cowboys staffers should know better than to test the notoriously involved owner’s patience.
The Dallas Cowboys have instituted a strict set of off-the-field rules for troubled wide receiver Dez Bryant that includes a ban on strip club visits.
ESPN Dallas’ Calvin Watkins reports the modern day 10 five commandments went into effect Aug. 23 when the Cowboys returned from training camp. Among the new rules for the third-year wideout:
– Thou shalt not go to a strip club, nor any other club unless it’s approved by the Cowboys.
– Honor thy midnight curfew.
– Thou shalt not drink, nor covet the booze.
– Thou shalt travel at all time with a one-man security detail. Watkins says a team of three guards will trade shifts so someone is with Bryant at all times.
“(He is) very open-minded and cooperative,” Jerry Jones told reporters. “He’s doing the right things by his teammates, and everybody is counting on him.”
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might have been quite a little during the offseason but the instant his team got to Oxnard for training camp he has unleashed the mouth vale.
Jones talked to the 105.3 The Fan of Dallas about the ongoing legal woes of wide receiver Dez Bryant by saying that the reason he hasn’t talked with Dez personally is:
“Because I’m too pissed to talk to him.’’
The district attorney may be pressing on, even as Bryant’s mother Angela Bryant wishes to drop the charges.
During one of the segments in the debut of Costas Tonight on NBC Sports Network, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones chimed in on a topic that had been addressed before he took the stage. Jones, who played college football at Arkansas, said that he has had “50 concussions.”
He then joked that, if he hadn’t suffered so many blows to the head, he would have been the President of the U.S. instead of the owner of the Cowboys.
Jones quickly pointed out he wasn’t trying to make light of the challenges players are facing. Still, some may believe that the remark came off as a bit insensitive to the plight of the men who are suffering the effects of a career of concussions especially on the same day that Hall of Fame running back and former Cowboy Tony Dorsett added his name to a lawsuit thats suing the NFL along with Riddell over concussions.
Pee-wee Herman was in San Antonio yesterday for the Dallas Cowboys training camp which is being held at the Alamodome. Herman posed for pictures with quarterback Tony Romo and the trio of head coach Jason Garrett, executive president Stephen Jones and owner Jerry Jones. Starting tight end Jason Witten said he was shocked to see Herman on the sidelines when he was in the huddle but believed he was one of just a few who knew who he actually was.
“The problem is I think there were only three guys in the huddle who knew who he wasld reporters. It’s just the old guys who knew who Pee-wee Herman is. I think [20-year-old rookie] Tyron Smith looked at me like, ‘Who is that?’ Gosh, I’m showing my age a little bit to those guys. I used to be the young guy,” Witten said.
HBO has seen numerous sport icons appear on their hit show Entourage including Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones last season. The NFL can now add another famous icon to the shows long list. In the final episode former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka is to make an appearance along with former Wisconsin Badgers head coach Barry Alvarez.
Jeremy Piven who plays Ari Gold, helped break the news by posting a picture of himself and Ditka to the Twitter world when they were on set shooting the episode.
“This just came up spur of the moment, and actually you know, it was a good experience,” Ditka said. “I didn’t realize how big a deal it was, I’ll be honest with you. I’m kinda naïve about those things, and I understand it is a pretty big deal, and yes, I think it is very nice and Coach Alvarez is on it with me so both of us are there.”
Entourage kicks off it’s final season on July 24.
Usually we could care less about athletes getting married but when your Calvin Casey’s favorite National Football League player we make exceptions. Yesterday Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo got married to Candice Crawford in front of owner Jerry Jones, who recieved special permission to attend, and over 600 sports stars, celebrities and friends in the Dallas area.
Romo and Crawford got engaged last December on her 24th birthday.
The Dallas Cowboys have launched a new company called Silver Star Merchandising that has signed a 10-year deal with the University of Southern California for the exclusive rights to manufacture, license and distribute its sports apparel on campus and at athletic venues.
Silver Star, an offshoot of Cowboys Merchandising Ltd., will be run separately by the Jones family. The deal with USC consolidates all licensing deals for its apparel under one agreement with Silver Star with the exception of uniforms and apparel worn by USC athletes and coaches on the field of play as Nike continues to hold those rights.
Silver Star’s strategy is to develop a private label brand of Southern Cal jerseys, T-shirts and hats with the tags on those items displaying only the Trojan athletics logos. Under the terms of the agreement, Silver Star has flexibility to sign deals with other manufacturers to produce items to take advantage of market trends. Silver Star is also in the midst of signing a similar deal with Ohio State. The company has also had discussions with the Univ. of Texas but no deal has been signed.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones probably wishes he was enrolled in Best Buy’s buyback plan after hearing that Charlotte Motor Speedway is about to unveil the world’s largest HDTV screen. The Speedway’s new screen will be 30 percent larger than the video boards at Jerry’s World which will dwarf his prize possession.
Jones built the state of the art Cowboys Stadium two years ago and the famous screen is 160 feet wide and 72 feet tall. The new screen HDTV in Charlotte will measure 200 feet wide and 80 feet tall and is expected to be unveiled May 29.
The Super Bowl is not cheap on the wallet and that even goes for parking at Jerry’s World. Parking spots for the game are priced as high as $990 at Parkwhiz.com with parking always being a premium. It’s not Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones call to have the prices near a thousand dollars but that of the league office as parking lots get taken over by the NFL.
Even the surrounding business around Jerry’s World looks to get rich quick off parking as is the case of Rick Gann, who owns 175 parking spaces near the stadium at the Bodacious Bar-B-Q said he’s expected to make more than $30,000 on his spots.
The average ticket price, with fees, is going for $4,374 right now and that the lowest price is $2,288 also with fees. Last year at this time according to the website the average ticket price for the Super Bowl was $2,624.
Billionaire Warren Buffet and Jay-Z pose on the cover of Forbes 400 which list the richest people in America that hit newsstands yesterday. After a scan of the 400, NFL owners dominated the list as far as sports owners.
- 17. Paul Allen, Seattle Seahawks, $12.7 billion
- 101. Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins, $3.1 billion
- 136. Malcolm Glazer (and family), Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $2.6 billion
- 144. Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks, $2.5 billion
- 182. Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys, $2 billion
- 269. Robert Kraft, New England Patriots, $1.5 billion
- 290. Robert McNair, Houston Texans, $1.4 billion
- 290. Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts, $1.4 billion
- 332. Arthur Blank, Atlanta Falcons, $1.2 billion
- 382. Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints, $1.05 billion
- 385. Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles, $1 billion
- 385. William Ford Sr., Detroit Lions, $1 billion
- 385. Arturo Moreno, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, $1 billion
I’m curious what DeMaurice Smith thoughts are after seeing 11 NFL owners on this list, I’m sure their counterparts weren’t too far off from being named.
Former Baltimore Ravens head coach and current NFL analyst Brian Billick was on FOX Sports Radio when he made the suggestion that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones should coach. Billick was talking about different NFL owners when the idea of Jones coaching the Cowboys came up.
“My one complaint or observation for Jerry is at some point that authority that the head coach represents has to manifest itself for the players. Just go down to the sidelines Jerry, be a head coach. Slot ‘HC’ on one of these slash titles you have.
The players need to know you’re right there with them and they know who’s in charge and that’s the structure you have and that’s been successful and he’s been very good at it. But you’re the head coach, stand there on the sidelines, put the headset on and be the head coach.
Players would respond to it. It’s set up that way the way it is right now. There’s a lot of different structures out there and I wouldn’t advocate that for a lot of owners but I think Jerry has that ability the way he involves himself, the way he conducts his team, you know, take the next step.
There’s no question who’s in charge of the organization and that’s the way it should be. But you need that presence, and I don’t mean just coming down on the sidelines in the fourth quarter, shake some hands and clap. To know you’re all in with regard to the day-to-day, gameday, ‘we’re in this thing together,’ what the heck, go coach them you know you want to. Just go ahead and coach them.”
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Washington Redskins owner Dan Synder are two of the most recognizable names in NFL and also one of the leagues most heated rivalries, as evident from yesterdays show, have joined forces recently for a Papa John’s commercial. The Cowboys visit the Redskins to kick off Sunday Night Football, September 12 on NBC.
This season of HBO’s Entourage has had it’s far share of athletes to appear with even a cameo from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will be appearing on the season finale on September 12th. No word on what the scene is about but other guest include Christiana Aguilera, Eminem, Drew Brees, Jordan Farmer, and Kevin Love.
In addition to Howard’s appearance on Entourage he and Phillies second baseman Chase Utley shot an episode for perhaps the funniest show on television It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is entering it’s sixth season starting September 16 at 9 PM CST on FX. No word when that episode will air.
The New England Patriots where inducting former running back Sam Cunningham into their Hall of Fame last night before their first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. The man who was so gracious to do the introductions was owner Bob Kraft but did Bob hit the bar before doing so?
Sure looks like it. Now I’m starting to understand why Roger “Godfather” Goodell has Kraft and Jerry Jones as his NFL bosom buddies.
Earlier we brought you the story of the Philadelphia Phillies fan who was tasered for running onto the baseball diamond and now here is video. For the day in time we live in I knew there was video that existed but was not satisfied with the left field view I stumbled upon earlier this morning. Then this view went viral and perhaps the clearest view out there.
Word to the wise, if you plan on recording or taking pictures and all of sudden this jumps off or Jerry Jones having diarrhea of the mouth this is the type of technology you should invest in.
Actor Jeremy Piven of Calvin Casey’s favorite TV show HBO’s “Entourage”, tweeted this photo of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the set. Piven offered now further details if Jones would be making a guest appearance but one would have to believe with what that shows premise is about and some of the cameos in its past its almost guaranteed.
“Entourage” began filming it’s seventh season in March and is set to air sometime in June or July.
It amazes me still that in 2010 somebody trots out video that looks like it comes from 1969. I know today’s technology allows to record on the spot without lugging bulky equipment around but at some point you gotta look at the quality of the recording your phone does and say to yourself “man thats a wack.” Upgrade.
Now off the soapbox and onto this audio of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at a bar and getting loose with the lips. In just 46 seconds Jones lets the names of Bill Parcells, Tim Tebow, Tony Romo fly out the mouth.
Here’s the transcript of the 46 seconds:
Jerry Jones: Romo was a miracle.
Fan: It was a miracle, wasn’t it?
Jones: He almost never got in, and he almost was gone. Tebow would never hit the field.
Fan: What if you were the Jaguars owner? Would you just, just draft him to sell fucking jerseys?
Jones: That’s the only reason I brought in Bill Parcells. (inaudible). Bill’s not worth a shit. I love him …
Fan: Yeah, I know you do.
Jones: He’s not worth a shit, but I wanted a — they were on my ass so bad. J’s gotta have a yes man. So to get this fucking stadium, I needed to bring his ass in.
Fan: What, you, you wouldn’t take Tebow in the third round?
Jones: Why? He’d never get on the field. I can’t get him out there. I can’t get him out there.
Those are the facts of the audio and my feelings on you carrying around wack technology in your pocket but for in depth opinion and reading in between the lines on this subject matter, you’ll just have to tune into our live show between 2pm and 4 pm CST.
This is just an early look at Jerry Jones going full throttle in his promotion of the Super Bowl to be played in his World.
Hopefully you don’t get a visual when Pat Summerall tells you that you can kiss him in the moonlight.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton had some fun with his former employer Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Both are in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine and both attended Nap towns luxurious St. Elmo Steakhouse but on different nights.
Payton who was in attendance on Friday night gathered their in a private room with his staff and heard from a loose-lipped employee that Jones would be there the next night and had already called ahead to reserve a bottle of a pricey Caymus Special Selection cabernet sauvignon, of which the restaurant had only one remaining.
Payton made the request to have that one remaining bottle served to him that night but was told of the situation and it had Jerry’s name on it. Payton then demanded the bottle and insisted on having it, leaving the staff in an awkward position. Serve one of the most powerful owners in the NFL, or the coach who’s the toast of the NFL right now having just won the Super Bowl?
Here came the bottle of Caymus Special Selection, and the Saints party drained it.
Drinking Jones wine wasn’t enough and Payton gave the waiter some instructions, took out his pen. The next night as Jones and his party sat in the private room they found an empty bottle of Caymus Special Selection cabernet sauvignon on there middle of the table with these words hand-written on the label:
- WHO DAT!
World Champions XLIV
Buffalo Bills have hired Chan Gailey to be their head coach making it his second chance to prove himself as an NFL coach and inheriting a team that has missed the playoffs for 10 straight years.
Gailey was introduced by general manager Buddy Nix at a new conference which ended a two-month search to replace Dick Jauron, who was fired in November. Gailey takes over a team that finished 6-10 and becomes the Bills fifth coach since Marv Levy retired after the 1997 season. Gailey said he intends to serve as the team’s offensive coordinator, and is now assembling a staff.
Gailey has spent 15 of his 38 years of coaching in the NFL. In his two years coaching the Dallas Cowboys, he went 18-14 and led the team to consecutive playoff appearances,both losses. He was dismissed after the 1999 season, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has acknowledged his mistake in firing Gailey.
Gailey has also run college and pro teams, including a two-year stint as coach of the World League of American Football Birmingham Fire in 1991-92. He also coached Troy State and Samford. At Georgia Tech, Gailey led the Yellow Jackets to six bowl appearances, but his time there ended after a 7-5 finish and going 0-6 against rival Georgia.
Gailey has been out of football since he was removed as the Chiefs offensive coordinator in August, two weeks before the season opener. He was entering his second season with Kansas City after a six-year stretch as Georgia Tech’s coach, during which he went 44-33 before being fired in 2007.
The Bills hit several bumps during their coaching search. They spoke with former Steelers coach Bill Cowher in an attempt to lure him out of broadcasting. The team also interviewed former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, who instead chose to coach the Washington Redskins. Last week, New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer rejected the Bills’ request for an interview. Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was considered the top candidate after interviewing two weeks ago, so what changed?
Dave Spadaro editor of philadelphiaeagles.com and an employee of the Eagles, videotaped himself spitting twice on the centerfield star at Jerry’s World before the Sunday game between the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.
Right after his first spit Spadaro says “There you go, fellas” he said. “Spit on that star. I could do more. You know, Dallas kind of deserves a second one. Nobody looks.” Then spits again.
He later wrote an apology on the website saying that he “deeply apologize to the outstanding Cowboys organization and the fine people there, from Jerry Jones to the rest of the team.”