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Jerry Jones Should Take Some Notes on SBXLV Participants

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    It's a good thing for the Cowboys that the Bears and Jets didn't advance to the Super Bowl.

    The last thing Jerry Jones needs is a reinforcement of the lessons that would have been taught by the ascension of those two teams to conference champions. The Jets were built on the back of risky trades for players with red flags, something that can work but can also leave you strapped to T.O. on your way down to the bottom of the ocean.

    The Bears mortgaged their draft future to deal for Jay Cutler and signed Julius Peppers to a huge free agent contract. We know that Double J is fond of both those manuevers and they are also the wrong direction of this franchise even if Cutler's current state of affairs still leaves him as a more valuable player than Roy Williams.

    Yeah, it's definitely better that Jones not spend the next two weeks squiring those teams around his pleasure dome. The Packers and Steelers provide a much better blueprint for the Cowboys as they try to get themselves back to the big game when it is played in another team's stadium.

    And now, we don't mean bringing back Flozell Adams from the black and gold.

    Both of the Super Bowl participants were built from within by using the draft to pluck both highly regarded players and little known late round players who wound up turning into diamonds in the rough. There's been very little chasing after free agents or trading for veterans in either Green Bay or Pittsburgh. The teams have been patient while developing players, they've avoided making rash decisions and, in the case of the Packers dumping Brett Favre for Aaron Rodgers, stuck with their plans in the face of public unrest.

    There is a problem with implementing a similar course of action in Big D, however. Both the Packers and the Steelers employ people with the exotic title of general manager to take care of the little things like acquiring players, evaluating talent and shaping the coaching staff. The Cowboys don't go in for the kind of new wave thinking practiced by these whippersnapper franchises. No, sir, for the Cowboys it is one tyrannical leader's way and there's no sign that said tyrannical leader is interested in making any change.

    We can always hope that this will be the straw that breaks the camel's back, though we would probably advise you to invest your money in the lottery instead of betting on Jones seeing the light.

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