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Is Jerry Jones to Blame For the Mess in Big D?

Is Jerry Jones to Blame For the Mess in Big D?
By Patrick Conn on February 17, 2013

It has become an annual tradition over the last 18 years in Dallas to play the blame game.  Who should receive the fault for their lackluster season after having so much promise going into the season?  Would Jason Garrett finally become the head coach that Jerry Jones saw in him when he hired him to run the offense in 2007?

The offense seems to falter when DeMarco Murray went down with yet another injury.  At that time the Cowboys were 2-2 coming off their bye week.  The offense seemed to be clicking running through the defense of the eventual Super Bowl Champions.  Murray, prior to injuring his ankle, ran the ball 14 times for 93 yards before halftime.  After that game the Cowboys run game on offense seemed to struggle.

Now Garrett is not only the head coach but the play caller which would make a failing offense’s blame to fall on him.  They also had issues on the defensive side of the ball, which might be the reason why second-year coordinator Rob Ryan was let go shortly after the season.  His defense had trouble creating turnovers, which makes it rough on the offense to generate all the points.

However, there is only one person that can be blamed for the troubles of this historic franchise, Jerry Jones.  Jones has been calling all the shots since removing his long-time friend and former teammate Jimmy Johnson after winning a second straight Lombardi trophy in 1993. 

Since 1995, the last Cowboys Super Bowl, this team has been a huge disappointment.  Time to stop pointing at the head coach and Tony Romo when discussing their issues, you need to start at the top.  Since the combination of Johnson/Aikman left Dallas they have had six head coaches and seven starting quarterbacks.  Only one thing has remained the same and that is Jerry Jones calling the shots.


Patrick Conn

Patrick "Conman" Conn

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