Jones' Regret Only Fueling Thoughts About Dallas' Disappointing Draft

We can debate what kind of general manager Jerry Jones is. But we know for sure he’d make a crappy boyfriend.

The Cowboys’ owner would be the guy who openly and continually laments his lost loves and bemoans failed relationships with past girlfriends.

“Yes, honey, I’m happy to be with you,” Jones would likely tell his current squeeze. “But … ”

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For more than a year now Jones has indirectly whined over not landing wayward talent Johnny Manziel. Now his latest quarterback swing-and-miss has him in another funk: Paxton Lynch. The Cowboys attempted to trade a 2nd and 3rd-round pick to move up last Thursday to take the Memphis quarterback, but were ultimately outbid by the Broncos.

Said Jones, “I probably should have overpaid here.”

So instead of Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith and Nebraska defensive lineman Maliek Collins, Jones is having regretful, sleepless nights over not having Tony Romo’s eventual successor. How’s that for a warm welcome, rookies? And that’s not to mention 4th-round quarterback Dak Prescott, whom Dallas drafted only after unsuccessful attempts to get Lynch and Connor Cook.

It’s rare in the NFL, but it’s impossible to ignore via Jones’ words and the Cowboys’ picks: They are admitting to having a bad draft.

No? You wanted this player but wound up with two others instead and are now sick over it. Then you drafted a quarterback, but he was Plan C. Show me another team with such transparency and, well, such failure.

We get it, Jerry. You’re still in love with Manziel and now you’ll spend some time with a broken heart over Lynch. That, however, does nothing for the confidence of the players on the roster.

Minimal help for the defense. A missed quarterback. A Plan C quarterback. Two players he would quickly trade away. A basketball player. After this draft, I guess in retrospect we should be just happy Jones didn’t waste a high pick on Dan Bailey’s understudy.

A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.

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