Jerry Jones says Jerry Jones (the GM) is safe

November 6, 2012

Jerry Jones isn’t pointing fingers at his GM. (Chuck Burton / AP)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones clarified a comment he made Sunday: Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys’ general manager, is in no danger of losing his job.

“We are not structured that way,” Jones said in his weekly KRLD-FM show Tuesday morning (via ESPN Dallas). “We didn’t structure it that way with my ownership. There’s no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decision maker on something as important as players, and that is a key area. That’s never been anybody’s misunderstanding. It’s been a debated thing, but it’s just not going to happen.”

The Cowboys are 3-5 heading into an NFC East game Sunday against Philadelphia and Jones’s team is 123-124 since 1997. On Sunday, before he was accidentally locked out of the Cowboys’ locker room, he was asked by Bob Costas whether he’d fire himself as GM and said yes.

“It’s real clear,” Jones said. “I was asked the question, ‘If you were an owner and you had a general manager, would you make a change?’ Under those circumstances, I speculated that I would probably have made a change, but that’s not our situation.

“To change, I’d have to change myself. People don’t do that. If you’ve got the commitment and you have the investment, and I’m talking about in time, effort, all of those kinds of things, you change yourself. You don’t change out and have someone else go in there and do it.”

 

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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