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Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

Posted on: December 26, 2011 9:40 pm
Edited on: December 26, 2011 9:40 pm
 
Jones is 'amazed' anyone cares that he's patrolling the sidelines during games. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Meddlesome is a word often used to describe owner Jerry Jones because of his hands-on approach to running the Cowboys. This approach includes Jones standing on the sidelines during games, and if he thinks it's warranted, talking to the head coach. This is exactly what happened Saturday.

Jones has since taken criticism for -- wait for it -- meddling, instead of letting his coach, you know, coach. (To be fair, Jones has reason for concern; Jason Garrett iced his own kicker in a loss to the Cardinals and Jones questioned Garrett's conservative play-calling against the Patriots earlier this season.)

After Romo hit his right hand on the helmet of an Eagles defender in the first quarter Saturday, Jones spoke face to face with Garrett on the sidelines about the Cowboys quarterback.

"You communicate a lot of different ways," Jones said during a radio interview with The Ticket (KTCK-AM 1310) via The Dallas Morning News. "It isn’t just words. It’s body language, it’s everything. So it’s important to me, when I’m down there, to be evaluating what’s going on on the sideline, and it’s important to me to be communicating with anything I’m about on the sideline.

"In this particular case, I did want nothing to drop between the lines communication-wise. We had talked about clearly what would happen if the Giants won, what we would be doing with Felix [Jones] during this ballgame and the need to have him healthy if we could do anything about it next week. But what we didn’t talk about was what if something happened and there was a question mark about [Tony] Romo, how that would be handled. That’s Jason’s decision, but he doesn’t need to be making that one by himself.

"So I wanted to, very briefly, step down there with just a few minutes gone in the first quarter, sit there and say, 'Here’s the lay of the land. Romo’s got a hand injury, but it looks like we’re going to have him for New York. Felix is there. You make the decision, but our emphasis should be on New York.'"

Jones went on to say that "I’ve talked to every head coach during a ballgame, on the sideline, that we’ve ever had with the Dallas Cowboys," which makes it even more amazing that Bill Parcells lasted four seasons in Dallas.

Good news, however: Jones says these impromptu get-togethers aren't about play-calling or offensive philosophy, which is too bad because Garrett could then blame the owner for the what happened in Arizona and New England.

"It has amazed me to be criticized for really walking down on the floor of the company or walking into the business that we’re doing, not just the Dallas Cowboys, and not pick up the trash or be interested in how that guy’s treating customers,” Jones explained. “The more involved your top management, the more involved ownership can be, I’ve always thought made the best way for it to work. ...

"You didn’t see that kind of criticism very early on, but we were winning Super Bowls. And it was the same exact way that we handled our decision-making and the exact same way that we handled our ultimate information gathering system. We’ve been doing it ever since I owned the team. The exact same way."

But that's the point: you can do what you want when you're winning. When you're struggling, everything's open to scrutiny.

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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 9:14 am
 

Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

For those who don't care for Jerry Jones being on the sidelines ... when YOU own an NFL team you can offer your opinion.
Yea, and for those of you that think that Wendys is better than Burger King, when YOU own a fast food franchise, then you can offer your opinion. Same goes for Target vs. WalMart, when YOU own a large retail store, then you can offer your opinion. You see?



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 1:13 pm
 

Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

K2Blue4life - please go back on your meds immediately. Thank you.



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

Let Jerry be Jerry. If he hurts his team, he must bear that burden. If he gets what he wants out of his coaches and players by being on the sidelines, so be it.

Football wouldn't be the same without characters at all levels, from mascots to owners.

The NFL is more fun with the Joneses and Ditkas and OchoCincos providing entertainment and giving people something to talk about other than Xs and Os. The circus is in town, and I hope it never leaves.



Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

He owns the Cowboys. He can do whatever he wants! GO GIANTS!


Ha, ha - nice one 



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 11:04 am
 

Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

He owns the Cowboys. He can do whatever he wants! GO GIANTS!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:40 am
 

Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

don't owners have an owners box they should be in for the game ?    is he the only owner that must be on the field for every one of his home games ??   how would he feel if the coaching staff left the field & went up to the owners box during the game ..???



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:33 am
 

Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

I don't like the guy(Jones) but hasn't he been doing this for 20 years? I seem to recall he was on the sidelines when the Cowboys won a few Super Bowls...


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Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:06 am
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Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2011 7:06 am
 

Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

And thats the problem with the cowboys. We have the same problem that the Oakland Raiders had until Davis died. An owner that thinks he has a clue on how to run a team. We have not been relevant since Jimmy Johnson left. Even Switzer won a Superbowl with Johnson's talent. Jones need to step aside and hire a VP and GM to run the team. I do not think he will and i think it will be a long time before we even go to a Superbowl.



Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2011 5:29 am
 

Jerry Jones draws criticism for sideline presence

ZABER, GOD bless you, man. You hit the nail right on the head. This Jerry Jones guy has trouble spelling his name the same way twice, but yet he IS delusional enough to actually believe that he was the reason the Cowboys won those super bowls in the 90's.   Jerry is a piece of shit. He gets drunk and then he starts spitting out some vile, hate-filled jibberish, such as how he used Bill Parcells Name to CON the Arlington citizens to build his stadium with their own money.  Also this Jerry Jones guy has DEEP TIES WITH THE ARYAN CIRCLE. IN FACT, HE USED THEM AS SECURITY FOR THE PACQUIAO VS MARGARITO FIGHT IN JERRYVILLE.

THE FBI AND SEVERAL OTHER FEDERAL ENTITIES ARE WATCHING THAT GUY AND GW BUSH........................BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!! THERE ARE METH LABS GETTING BUSTED ALL OVER AMERICA, AND JERRY'S NAME KEEPS GETTING BROUGHT UP IN THE COVERT INTELLIGENCE CIRCLES ALL AROUND AMERICA. EVEN BOB ARUM DIDN'T WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE JERRY IN THE PACQUIAO FIGHT, EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE SITTING NEXT TO EACH OTHER. 

"You didn’t see that kind of criticism very early on, but we were winning Super Bowls. And it was the same exact way that we handled our decision-making and the exact same way that we handled our ultimate information gathering system. We’ve been doing it ever since I owned the team. The exact same way." --jerry jones


WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY? jerry jones' QUOTE ABOVE. ALLOW ME TO ELABORATE.

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY? IT IS DOING THE SAME DAMN THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN, BUT YET, EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT. WHAT A TOOL. 

JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, NOT jerry jones.

Amen.

The Cowboys can't get any better than mediocre with jerry jones as a part of their team. He's a blight on the NFL.



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