Jerry Jones will accept the heat that inevitably comes from fans in the wake of disappointing losses (like the one Sunday night) or disappointing seasons (like the one that ended Sunday night), but he still isn’t willing to consider hiring a general manager to help out with the personnel decisions.
Jones took responsibility for the shortcomings of his team in 2011 in his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, on Tuesday, in his own, longwinded way.
“The facts are that I’ve spent 22 years doing this exactly the same way,” Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “I’ve made a lot of changes from year to year as time goes along, but frankly, I know that when we do not have the kind of success, when we don’t have expectations lived up to, the one that should get the most heat is the one that ultimately makes the decisions, period, with the Dallas Cowboys. And that’s me.”
But far from taking the disappointment of 2011 as a sign that some change is in order, Jones suggested that hiring a general manager might only cloud the team’s approach to decision-making, which seems to be, in Jerry’s mind, streamlined as it is now.
“The thing you’ve got to realize is that when you have an owner that is full time as the owner, then you create a situation where you have as much turnover at GM as you do at coaching level,” Jones said. “And I think that just deters from the mix.”
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