The Dallas Cowboys haven’t appeared in a Super Bowl since beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1996, despite having some extremely talented teams.
26 years is a long Super Bowl drought for a franchise that has an owner worth north of $10 billion.
Speaking of a rich owner, the one constant for the Cowboys over the last 26 years has been owner Jerry Jones, who also serves as the Dallas general manager.
There are plenty of folks around — both Cowboys and non-Cowboys fans — who feel like Jones’ micromanaging is one of the biggest reasons Dallas hasn’t found more success over the last two and a half decades.
Jones’ micromanaging is so bad that he wants complete control over every single facet of the Cowboys — down to tiny stadium details (that can actually have a major impact on games).
The Dallas owner was asked this week if he was going to do anything about the awful glare at AT&T Stadium that impacts games at times.
Jones had a fiery response to the question.
“I wish to hell all I had to worry about was a ball hitting the screen or a little sun getting in there,” said Jones to 105.3 the Fan.
“That’s about 10,000 on my list of things to worry about,” added Jones. “And no, we’re not going to do anything.”
Will Jerry Jones put shades up in Cowboys stadium?
“I wish to hell all I had to worry about was a ball hitting the screen or a little sun getting in there,” he told @1053thefan. “No. That’s about 10,000 on my list of things to worry about. And no, we’re no going to do anything.” pic.twitter.com/Mhb55DWgWh
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) January 21, 2022
This is a tremendous example of why Dallas has struggled.
Jones shouldn’t have 10,000 things he’s worried about. He’s worth $10 billion!!! Jones has people to worry about those things so he doesn’t have to worry about it.
The decision about head coach Mike McCarthy? Sure, that’s something that Jones — or any other owner — should worry about.
But blocking a terrible sun glare in the stadium? All Jones needs to do is make a phone call to a high-level Cowboys employee. That’s it.
“Hey ____, it’s Jerry. The glare in the stadium is awful and players can’t see the ball. Get that fixed before next season.”
That’s all Jones has to do.
But instead, he wants to meddle in every single detail about the franchise/stadium.
I get it. The Cowboys are his baby. But if he’s tired of not winning, he should look at the one thing that hasn’t changed since 1996 — his inability to delegate responsibilities and take a step back.
Until that happens, it’s unlikely that Dallas will hoist another Lombardi Trophy.
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