Jimmy Johnson Calls Jerry Jones Claim Of Building The Cowboys A Crock
Yesterday I reported on Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones letting the world know he’d always be the general manager of the Cowboys.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that a former Cowboys coach and confidant of Jones feels what Jones is spewing is blasphemy.
Johnson was on the Dan Patrick show discussing the Cowboys, and said Jones claims of always calling the shots, and building and orchestrating those Super Bowl teams was a crock, Johnson said he did all that.
“That is completely a bunch of crock,” Johnson said. “Jerry started putting all those titles on himself after I left. He didn’t call himself general manager and president and all that stuff when I was there. He was just the owner. Because it was in my contract that I had total responsibility for all football decisions. It was in my contract, and he didn’t allow anybody to have that in their contract after I left.”
“I was the personnel director there with the Cowboys,” Johnson said. “My pride was collecting the talent and putting together the team that won the Super Bowls.”
Johnson reiterated everyone else’s opinion that Jones himself may be hindering the Cowboys, and that there aren’t enough repercussions for the important people.
“Really, the No. 1 motivator is fear, you know, fear of maybe letting down your teammates, of being chastised or maybe losing your job. Where’s the fear in Dallas? There’s no fear in Dallas. It’s a country club where everybody’s buddies,” Johnson said.
In Jimmy’s words, “How bout them Cowboys.”