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Congrats to the Dallas Cowboys. Apparently, you are set at GM for the foreseeable future.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/20853819

Despite what he might have said Sunday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones isn't going anywhere. When he was asked by NBC's Bob Costas if Jerry Jones, owner, would have fired Jerry Jones, GM, here was Jones' reply:

"Well, I think so … because he was there to dismiss," he said. "I've always worked for myself, and you can't do that. You basically have to straighten that guy out in the mirror when you work for yourself. But, certainly, if I'd had the discretion, I've done it with coaches and certainly I would have changed a general manager."

Funny story: Hypothetical Jones and Real-world Jones are two different things. Turns out, just because Jones theoretically would've fired his general-managin' self doesn't mean a whole lot.

“We are not structured that way,” he said during his weekly Tuesday morning interview on KRLD-FM radio, the Cowboys' flagship station (via The Dallas Morning News). “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," Jones continued, "but it's just not going to happen. We've had success doing it this way, and we're going to have success in the future doing it this way. It eliminates some very serious issues when you look around the league, as to creating an additional layer that you're continually having decisions, making changes, doing those kinds of things."

Look, hiring a general manager doesn't magically make an organization competitive, but hiring the right GM certainly goes a long way. Just look at the Falcons and Thomas Dimitroff or the Bucs and Mark Dominik, two young execs who have had success. At the other end of the spectrum: Scott Pioli, and blasts from the past like Vinny Cerrato and Matt Millen.

Even less effective, it seems: having the owner serve in that role. Jones can talk all he wants about the "success doing it this way," but the reality is that the Cowboys are currently 3-5, were 8-8 a year ago and 6-10 the year before that. Since 1997, they're 123-124.

ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins hits the lowlights of some of Jones' personnel moves:

* Trading three draft picks, including a first- and third-rounder, to Detroit for WR Roy Williams;

* Trading for CB Pacman Jones;

* Big-money contracts for S Ken Hamlin, RB Marion Barber, G Marco Rivera, S Roy Williams.

Whatever, Jones isn't changing.

"It's real clear," he 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."

Put another way: get comfortable, Cowboys fans, because Jones ain't going anywhere.

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JERRY JONES IS JUST ...... JERRY JONES. BUT HIS HYPOCRACY HAS HIT

AN ALL TIME LOW. IT HAS NO BOUNDARIES, AND HE IS A WORLD UNTO

HIMSELF. BUT! LIKE YOU SAID, "HE'S THE OWNER OF THE COWBOYS AND

HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS." BUT THAT POSES THE QUSTION, EVEN

THOUGH HE HAS A RIGHT TO DO IT, SHOULD HE DO IT?

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After enduring years of trash talk by Cowboy fans while the Saints suffered under bad ownership, all I can say is "Karma!".

Wait, did I use that right?! biggrin.png

WE COME FROM THE SAME BOAT. THEY LAUGHED AT US FOR MANY,

MANY YEARS. I DON'T THINK COWBOY FANS ARE GOING TO LIKE

THIS RIDE.

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You mad?

dallas-cowboys-super-bowl-trophies.jpg

Awww pics from the gool ol days when buying a trophy was legal. Yeah the falcons where a cheap team we couldn't afford all the top players. We sure couldn't cut illegal deals with Nike to sign players away from the competition to win a SB.

It took a falcon who would take money under the table for the Cowboys to win that last trophy.

So cowboys getting busted for cap violations is just karma.

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Awww pics from the gool ol days when buying a trophy was legal. Yeah the falcons where a cheap team we couldn't afford all the top players. We sure couldn't cut illegal deals with Nike to sign players away from the competition to win a SB.

It took a falcon who would take money under the table for the Cowboys to win that last trophy.

So cowboys getting busted for cap violations is just karma.

A) Dallas signed Deon after he was a 49er. There was no conspiracy there. Don't be mad that you all couldn't give him a ring.

B ) Using the "former Falcon" tag is just sad. He won 2 Super Bowls, neither one was with the Falcons.

C) In 46 years you all haven't won a Super Bowl. Talking **** about Dallas' franchise is obvious jealousy. If the shoe were on the other foot you wouldn't be spewing this nonsense.

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This told me all I wanted to know....

http://www.nfl.com/v...uggle-in-Dallas

Jimmy was our GM when he was here and Jerry couldnt take him getting the credit. Well, now Jerry gets all the credit, for running this franchise into the ground.

He takes all the credit for the SB wins and blames everyone else for the 500 record ever since. He should be a politician he is so good at passing the buck and blame.

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He takes all the credit for the SB wins and blames everyone else for the 500 record ever since. He should be a politician he is so good at passing the buck and blame.

If Jerry Jones didnt feel the need to take credit for everything then this team would be in a much better place.

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