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  • #16
    Re: Jerry Jones is a cheapskate

    [quote user="SweetZombieJesus"]
    Jerry Jones bought the team, he was not hired.
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    I get his point though, and I agree with it. Anyone who thinks that Jerry Jones dealt with Landry correctly IMO are simply incorrect. I think if you asked Jones that today he would admit that he handle it wrong, it was perceived that he was disrespecting an actual living legend. Whether he meant to or not, that is what has gone down in history and people to this day still believe that Landry was thrown out like old trash.

    I obviously don't know the guy, but Jones has always rubbed me the wrong way. Obviously I could be wrong, but from afar he seems like the kind of boss who will take your work results not give you any credit and declare himself a genius. Jones is almost unique in his search for notoriety. He wants to be adored like Landry, and even some fans of his organization can't stand him.

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    • #17
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      ^ No I don't think Jones dealt with Landry correctly at all. It's one of the primary reasons I disdain him so much.

      I don't think anybody deserves coach-for-life status no matter who they are and how good they are (or used to be).

      Fine if Jones wanted to remove him (and if the previous owners did as well). But he deserved a more dignified end, perhaps move him into the front office and give him a chance to resign as coach with class, make it look like his idea.
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      • #18
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        To my way of thinking, Jerry Jones has made one quality decision since he obtained ownership of the Cowboys. That was in hiring Jimmy Johnson as HC. To put Johnson in place, the removal of Coach Landry was necessary. What wasn't necessary was the ***tty manner in which Landry was dismissed. And then, Jones took a dump on the one good decision he made by letting his ego force Johnson out, to prove that Jones was the real brains behind the Super Bowl runs. Johnson left such a good team behind that it took a few years for even Jones and Barry Switzer to make a mess of it. And so it remains to this day.

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        • #19
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          ^ Jimmy was smart with his trade to the Vikings. Every Dallas fan can thank Minnesota for the help they gave the Boys, and the championships they put in their trophy case. Your right in general though, Jones' ego has cost the Cowboys more then once. I have a friend who's a Cowboys fan (although he hates Jerry) and he always claims that if Jimmy was there they'd still be winning championships. I personally think he is full of it, but I doubt they would be doing any worse.

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          • #20
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            Every year I have to remind Cowboys fans that Jerry didn't run Jimmy out of town-- and I'm sure I've said it here before as well.

            Jimmy left.

            His typical tenure in any given location was about 4 years (usually less) and it was just about that time for Jimmy to go.

            Of course he had a disagreement with ownership-- he did in Miami as well, and it's probably why he never coached after that again.

            And to add to that, Jimmy was a good coach here in Dallas because he and Jones teamed up together to put together one of the best football teams ever.

            If it were all Jimmy's doing, he would have done well with the Dolphins as well.

            Also, Jimmy wasn't all that smart with the trade with the Vikings... If Jimmy had gotten his way, he would have traded Michael Irvin to the raiders. And in fact, it was Jerry Jones skills in negotiating that was more influential in getting the most out of the trade.

            Jones deserves just as much credit as Jimmy for the Lombardis. And Jimmy deserves just as much blame as Jerry for the split.

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            • #21
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              [quote user="Ntegrase96"]Every year I have to remind Cowboys fans that Jerry didn't run Jimmy out of town-- and I'm sure I've said it here before as well.

              Jimmy left.

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              I'll have to take your word on that one man. According to my friend (who to be fair hates Jerry) Jimmy and Jerry's problems were personal. I have no idea, honestly I wasn't paying that close attention when everything went down so I'll tip my hat to the guy with the superior knowledge of the situation.

              And to add to that, Jimmy was a good coach here in Dallas because he and Jones teamed up together to put together one of the best football teams ever.

              If it were all Jimmy's doing, he would have done well with the Dolphins as well.
              My friend would argue that Jimmy basically carried around "the rich guy" and nudged him in the right direction behind the scene. IDK if it's true. He may have an account on one of the Cowboy forums. I'll ask him you may have talked to him already about it since it seems to me that this subject gets brought up a lot.

              Like I said I didn't honestly pay that much attention to everything when it was going down a decade and a half plus ago, so I'll tip my hat to your knowledge. But if nothing else I can say with a degree of certainity that the percption is that without Jimmy, and the team that he (at least helped) build Jerry and his little world aren't anywhere near as good.

              Or to put it another way Jimmy was a could filter for Jerry.

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