Jerry Jones: Changes are coming to Cowboys; supports Tony Romo

Jones still supports the Cowboys' QB. (US Presswire)

The Cowboys haven't had a winning season since 2009, which also happens to be the last time they made the playoffs. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said during a recent radio interview that changes are coming.

“I can assure you guys -- I can assure our fans -- it’s going to be very uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.

Jones wouldn't comment on the job status of either head coach Jason Garrett or defensive coordinator Rob Ryan but again offered his full support of quarterback Tony Romo.

“Tony is a tremendous asset and he’s an asset that is going to be with the Dallas Cowboys for as far as I am concerned, a long time,” he said.

So how might Jones go about shaking things up?

“If you don’t do something, almost unconventional, then you really don’t break out of that cycle,” he said before highlighting the Herschel Walker trade back in 1989. “But how do we somehow create an opportunity to kind of break out of this cycle -- drive across the water if you will? That’s the challenge that I have right now.”

Bill Belichick drafting Logan Mankins in the first round is unconventional. Some of Jones' personnel decisions would probably be better described as, well, terrible.

Jones once traded three picks -- including a first- and third-rounder for wideout Roy Williams. He also traded for Pacman Jones, and gave big contracts to Ken Hamlin, Marion Barber, Marco Rivera and the other Roy Williams.

This is the same man, by the way, who said in November that he's not giving up his general manager duties.

"There's no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decision-maker on something as important as players, and that is a key area," he said at the time. "That's never been anybody's misunderstanding."

Also worth pointing out: the idea to trade Walker was then-coach Jimmy Johnson's (as were all personnel moves).

Put another way: Don't expect any changes to suddenly fix what's wrong with this team.

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