In the aftermath of Wade Phillips’ firing on Monday, many around Dallas voiced the ever-popular opinion that the real trouble with the Dallas Cowboys begins with owner and general manager (emphasis on the “general manager” part) Jerry Jones.
Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman doesn’t quite agree with the idea, but he does believe that Jones needs to accept some responsibility for what has been a miserable year of football. At 1-7, the Cowboys are off to their worst start since 1989, Aikman’s rookie season.
“Jerry Jones needed to do something but needs to accept responsibility for the state of the Cowboys as well,” Aikman said in a statement, per the Dallas Morning News.
“No one wants to win more than Jerry Jones,” Aikman said. “But there are some real challenges. How you navigate them is going to determine your success with the Cowboys. You'd better be a strong individual.
“The two head coaches who have enjoyed great success in Dallas have been Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells. That's because the players knew who they were answering to. Players knew if you didn't make their head coaches happy, there was going to be Hell to pay.”
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