Jerry Jones has no intention of giving up his self-appointed duties as Cowboys general manager. This is one of the benefits of owning the team: You can say you'd fire the personnel guy for substandard work, but you don't really have to because you're also the de facto human resources department. And, well, there's no way Jerry's getting rid of himself.
So it's hardly surprising that Jones reiterated at the NFL Scouting Combine what he's been saying for months: He's the Cowboys' general manager, and that ain't changing. It gets better: He also said he'll be ready to accept praise from critics when the team starts winning championships.
“I pretty much go with what I did the night I bought the team,” Jones said via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I said I was going to be the GM. … It would be a facade if someone else was sitting in my shoes and someone thought they were spending the money. It would be deception. … I would grant you the decisions that have been made over the years have not produced a Super Bowl, two Super Bowls or three Super Bowls that I would like to have been a part of. And the only thing I am going to do there is keep trying and then make sure I get the credit when we do get that one. Y'all are going to give it to me, aren't you?"
Jones smiled after delivering that last line, which just reinforces the notion that this is all a big joke, even if the owner/GM isn't in on it.
For the record: The Cowboys haven't been to the playoffs in three years and have just one postseason win since the 1997 season. Some of that blame falls to Jones, NFL general manager, who once said, “I've made a lot worse mistakes,” in reference to the Roy Williams trade that cost Dallas two first-round picks (a decision exacerbated months later by Jones' decision to pass on LeSean McCoy even though he was on the team's draft board).
So yes, Jerry, we will happily give you credit for assembling a Super Bowl roster as soon as, you know, it actually happens. In the meantime, we're going to enjoy one of your successful non-football-related endeavors: Jones' foray into hip hop.