Jerry Jones made it a point this week to tell the world that he would never so much as consider hiring a general manager to replace himself, saying that that just wasn’t the way the Cowboys were designed as a franchise. But is this design a flawed one?
Many, maybe most, fans would tell you that it is and, while Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach might not put it in those terms, he made it clear in a Friday appearance on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike In The Morning” that he believes Jerry could use some help in running the organization.
“Jerry is trying real hard,” Staubach said, via Pro Football Talk. “He’s got to find a medium ground there and delegate more authority.”
Staubach remains pretty optimistic about the 2012 Cowboys, at least about as optimistic as one can be about a team that is 3-5 and 4-9 over their last 13, dating back to last year. That said, he readily acknowledges that if things don’t improve soon, the criticism of Jerry will only grow in volume.
“It’s been a disappointing season so far, but it’s not over,” Staubach said. “I don’t think Dallas is out of it, but if they’re out of it this year he’ll continue to get more criticism as far as how he’s handling the team. But it’s his team, he owns the team and he’s passionate about it, and I can’t tell him what to do so I’m just a big Cowboy fan and hoping for the best.”
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