Deion Sanders: “Jerry's Not The Problem”

Deion Sanders thinks fans should be blaming the players, not the owner, for the Cowboys struggles of late

Following a second consecutive 8-8 season, there’s plenty to criticize about the Dallas Cowboys as we know them. But according to Hall of Fame cornerback turned NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders, owner and general manager Jerry Jones--the target of a great deal of criticism in Dallas--is not the problem.

Sanders told his hosts on “The Ben & Skin Show” on ESPN Radio 103.3-FM this week that, in his estimation, Jones takes more flak than he really deserves.

That’s the same owner that put you in that luxurious stadium over there,” Sanders said, via the Dallas Morning News. “That’s the same owner that got you three Super Bowls. That’s the same owner that’s got a plethora of guys going to the Hall of Fame and has glamorized these guys, and these guys are still part of this organization. That’s the same owner. So you got to take the good with the bad.

“The only thing I have a problem with is when the Cowboys win you don’t give Jerry the credit, but when they lose you give him all the blame.”

So where does the blame go? According to Sanders, it goes directly to the players on the field.

“Jerry’s not the problem,” Sanders said. “I think some of the players are the problem but you won’t call them out. Tell me, was Jerry the problem on the field in Washington? What was the problem?”

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