Like most of us here in North Texas, Ed “Too Tall” Jones has watched the Dallas Cowboys shake up their coaching staff this offseason in hopes that the changes will boost the Cowboys from a middling bunch to contenders. But he doesn’t sound terribly optimistic about it.
“Every year, I sit down and analyze the team for what they’re capable of doing and when you look at them on paper, I have them in the top five every year talent wise,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, via the Dallas Morning News. “At the end of the season, you have to say they’re underachievers.”
Jones acknowledges that there’s plenty of blame to be passed around at Valley Ranch, beginning with Jerry Jones, the front office, and Jason Garrett and staff. But Jones isn’t letting the players off the hook, either.
“I don’t hate on anybody, and I don’t like to point fingers, but you have to start at the top. You have to start with owners, general managers, coaches, scouting department, but also players have to be responsible as well,” Jones said. “I look at all the moves they are making and all the coaching changes, but it’s not just coaches. Like everybody else, I’m hoping these changes finally turn things around. We were spoiled for many years here in Dallas. It’s just been too long to have that kind of talent and not to be able to win more ball games than they’re winning.”
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