Amidst the fallout from Wade Phillips’ firing on Monday has been the ever-present sentiment, on the part of the fans, that nothing will really change until owner and general manager Jerry Jones becomes less involved in the day to day operation of the team. This has been a popular idea, to be sure, but not quite everyone agrees with it--and this group includes former Cowboy Deion Sanders.
In a recent appearance on 1310 The Ticket, Sanders defended Jones’ role in the franchise, which some (many) would describe as meddlesome, saying that Jones and other owners like him, who have invested a great deal--monetarily and otherwise--in a team, deserve a pass.
“Now, this guy has paid hundred of millions and you want him to just walk away and see from afar? No, he's a hands-on guy,” Sanders said, per the Dallas Morning News. “You weren't saying nothing when you were winning Super Bowls of how meddlesome he was. You're saying nothing when you were winning championships, and you're saying nothing every time someone is inducted into the Ring of Honor.
“You said nothing last year when Emmitt [Smith] went into the Hall of Fame and you said nothing all these years these guys dominated in the 90's and you got books, you got magazines, you got all this apparel with the Cowboys. You said nothing when he built that elaborate stadium for you but now you're going to say that he's meddlesome? You've got to give him a pass because he gets you everything you need to be successful.”
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