Switzer: Blame Jimmy Johnson For Ugly Split From Jerry

Barry Switzer took over for Jimmy Johnson back in 1994


When it comes to the now infamous split between Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones, just weeks after the Cowboys’ second Super Bowl victory in as many years, Barry Switzer says the blame belongs to the man he replaced.

“Why do you think that they got a divorce? Jimmy is the one that cheated on him,” Switzer told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, via the Dallas Morning News. “If you want to talk about a marriage here, you go back and look at all the negative things that [Johnson] said… the things he did and the way he treated Jerry, and he’s the owner. What are you talking about?”

To hear Switzer tell it, the ugly split between Jones and Johnson--which came as a massive shock at the time--was inevitable.

“Jimmy and Jerry had a poor relationship and Jerry finally got fed up with it, sucked up his guts, and fired his ass, simple as that,” Switzer said. “A bunch of coaches won’t even speak to Jerry because they’re worried about Jimmy getting on their ass or firing their ass. Hey, I’m telling you, that’s how it was. [Jones] got tired of living in that world.”

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