CANTON, OH - AUGUST 8: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with Tony Romo #9 on the sidelines against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium on August 8, 2010 in Canton, Ohio. The Cowboys defeated the Bengals 16-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Jerry Jones will never likely fire himself as GM, but he knows someone who would.
The owner and general manager of your Dallas Cowboys will be profiled by Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes on Sunday evening, in a piece that is more than three months in the making. The CBS staple had a crew (and Pelley) follow Jerry off and on from training camp, and into the 2010 regular season, capturing the monumental let-down that has been the season.
Pelley spent the Halloween day, 35-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jerry’s owners’ suite after which, the owner was candid in his feelings about his football team. A week later, these feelings manifested themselves in the firing of Wade Phillips, the first midseason firing of a head coach in Jerry’s tenure.
“Before this year started, we were recognized as probably or certainly one of two that were favored to win the Super Bowl,” Jones said after the October loss, per ESPN Dallas. “What you’re seeing now is agony. I am not willing to accept what we’re doing and how we’re playing.”
Pelley went on to suggest that George Steinbrenner, a good friend of Jones, would have fired him as general manager--and Jerry didn’t disagree.
“Of course he would have,” Jones said. “There’s no doubt in my mind he would have.”
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