FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones had an irritable chat during his weekly radio segment Tuesday when asked if the team had a leadership gap.
Jones got narrowly on his appearance on Shan & R.J. Show on 105.3 The fan, as one of the hosts, tried to answer when Jones put the question on hold.
"Well, just shut up and let me answer," Jones said, interrupting Shan Shariff's attempt to explain. "No (he doesn't see a leadership gap)."
When Shariff tried to rephrase the question of what Jones sees when he walks into the locker room, Jones said, “You don't ask me that. I gave you the answer. When I go to the locker room, there is no void guidance in my eyes. Well that is your answer. Let us continue. "
Jones later apologized for the exchange.
He is frustrated with the Cowboys' 2-5 record, as well as several players missing for the season due to injuries, including Dak Prescott, the tackles against Tyron Smith and La & # 39; el Collins, and Blake Jarwin. He has noted on his last two radio appearances that the cowboys have about 40% of their salary cap off the field due to injuries.
Jones was asked how much debt he earned as general manager for the cowboys record.
"As much as you give me when you talk about how great the talent is," said Jones. "I think you basically think it's a collaborative effort that has been forever. And it's a collaborative effort, have a lot of input, have input from some of the best there is in terms of opinions, Regarding Deciding What to Do You have had a life determining when there is too much input, but don't confuse the final decision with a purposeful decision.
"It doesn't work that way. Has never worked like this. Hasn't worked that way from the first day I walked through that door. And I've had the last word on everything since I bought the team in 1989. Period."
Jones said he anticipated some "personnel changes" but was not asked to elaborate on them. The trading period ends on November 3rd. He has supported head coach Mike McCarthy on several occasions.
"One of the reasons Mike McCarthy is the coach is because he went through it," said Jones. "He's had hard times and disappointing times. … Certainly we wouldn't have wanted to be in this phase with our team this year, but if I hire a coach, it will be in this phase and it will work." This has enabled my husband to improve for the rest of the year and for the future. "
McCarthy reached the playoffs in nine of his 13 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, reached the NFC Championship Game four times and won a Super Bowl. Injuries aside, his first season with the Cowboys was marred by the lack of an offseason program, full training camp, and preseason games due to the ongoing pandemic.
"You wanted someone in case you knew what hit the fan, who had the credibility and the ability to do what? Stand tall and strong like the head coach. And he does," Jones said. "In response to your question, he does so in the face of adversity."
Jones concluded the interview with an olive branch for the hosts.
"If I were a little abrupt there, I really don't want our day to start like this. You're too good for men for that," said Jones. "This is certainly not my most tactful time, you might say when we discuss these things. I'm disappointed with our fans. I can't tell you how disappointed I am. It wasn't all of the plan.
"We definitely want to point things out, but these are not excuses. This is football. I assure you that we will now bow our heads. We don't have the time, the years, the money, the effort and everything for them Dallas Cowboys to be where we are. There will be better days. "