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Would the Cowboys have benefited from another owner buying the team in 1989?

Posted on 2/21/24 at 7:19 am
Posted by Wally Sparks
Atlanta
Member since Feb 2013
29060 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 7:19 am
Given Jerry Jones’ proclivity in meddling with the franchise, does another owner prevent 25+ years of mediocrity (even though the first seven years had a dynasty)?
This post was edited on 2/21/24 at 7:19 am
Posted by Hetfield
Dallas
Member since Jun 2013
6933 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 7:24 am to
Jerry is a great owner & businessman. His problem is he should have hired a separate GM to handle all personnel decisions with the team & been hands off & let the GM do their thing. His ego won't let him do any of this. Any Cowgirl fan will tell you this.
Posted by TejasHorn
High Plains Driftin'
Member since Mar 2007
10821 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 7:29 am to
He hit a home run hiring Jimmy and a great supporting cast of coaches and scouts.

That probably reinforced a belief he had a magic touch as a GM.
Posted by iBack8569
Member since Dec 2021
1163 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 7:29 am to
I don't think you can name an owner that built up a brand like Jerry Jones has with the Cowboys. The guy has been a business and marketing genius on that front. But, he needs to let a GM start handling player and coach personnel. He's definitely slipped over the years in that respect.
Posted by tketaco
Sunnyside, Houston
Member since Jan 2010
19341 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 7:35 am to
He is the greatest thing for the Cowboys, ultimately gets in his own way.
Posted by ronricks
Member since Mar 2021
5974 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 7:41 am to
Deep down like Al Davis for example Jerry wants to be the Head Coach and GM. It doesn't work.
Posted by Oilfieldbiology
Member since Nov 2016
37349 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 8:15 am to
I don’t understand why so many coaches want to be GM’s/player personnel directors too. Same with owners.

It’s a full time job to scout and evaluate hundreds/ of collegiate and professional players every year, to keep track of contracts of not just your team but every player in the league, and to manage your salary cap.

Has it not been proven that the most sustained success occurs when a HC is not the GM, but works extremely closely together to lay out exactly what the team needs to run the scheme the HC desires?
Posted by InkStainedWretch
Member since Dec 2018
1701 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 8:18 am to
Al had the chops to do that. Jerry doesn’t.
Posted by DaGarun
Smashville
Member since Nov 2007
26179 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 8:27 am to
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Al had the chops

Did he, though? I remember some gawdawful Raiders drafts. All you had to do was flash a little speed at the combine and you were a Raider.
Posted by saint tiger225
San Diego
Member since Jan 2011
35239 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 8:39 am to
At the end of the day, it's a business and he's done a damn good job of building the cowboys brand. It's hard to say many could have done better. He also has Superbowls, so it's not like it's been all bad and they've had solid teams recently, regardless of their playoff struggles.

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Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Stadium for $150 million in February 1989. The team is currently valued between $8-9 billion.
Posted by dek81572
Bossier City
Member since Apr 2012
859 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 9:02 am to
I think that since he bought the team for 150 million and it's now worth 7.64 billion, they won 3 Super Bowls and are in the playoffs regularly they are doing OK. His problem is that he is too involved in roster of the team, who stays, who goes. Now he owns the team and pays for everything and all of the contracts so it's his choice, he can do what he wants but until he relinquishes the overall say in who stays and goes, they will not win another Super Bowl.
Posted by brmark70816
Atlanta, GA
Member since Feb 2011
9753 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 1:27 pm to
The Stadium is an engineering marvel that is a cash cow. Everyone wants to copy it. The tour is amazing (and I hate the Cowboys). Winning a SB isn't easy and they have never been awful during his whole tenure. Have they ever drafted top 3-5 since he's been there?
Posted by sms151t
Polos, Porsches, Ponies..PROBATION
Member since Aug 2009
139828 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 2:04 pm to
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quote:
Al had the chops

Did he, though? I remember some gawdawful Raiders drafts. All you had to do was flash a little speed at the combine and you were a Raider.


Al was the HC of the Raiders, OL coach at Citadel, WR coach for the Chargers.

I want to say he was the Commissioner of the AFL as well at a time.

Al may had bad drafts in his later years, but he was a football man. But is there a team that has not had a bad draft?

To this day, I still am glad that Stevie Boy took over the real GM duties, especially after the miss on Moss. Stevie Boy first go round at the gig wasn't great, but this second time he has done very well.
Posted by Wally Sparks
Atlanta
Member since Feb 2013
29060 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 2:15 pm to
quote:

The Stadium is an engineering marvel that is a cash cow.


Hard to believe it's already 15 years old.
Posted by JetsetNuggs
Member since Jun 2014
13834 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 2:22 pm to
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Did he, though? I remember some gawdawful Raiders drafts. All you had to do was flash a little speed at the combine and you were a Raider


Darrius Heyward-Bey immediately came to mind
Posted by RLDSC FAN
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Member since Nov 2008
51332 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 2:23 pm to
Lol...The Cowboys are the most valuable franchise
Posted by FightinTigersDammit
Louisiana North
Member since Mar 2006
34521 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 3:07 pm to
Al was AFL coach of the year, and then commissioner.
Definitely had more chops than Jerry.
Posted by chalmetteowl
Chalmette
Member since Jan 2008
47384 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 3:53 pm to
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OK. His problem is that he is too involved in roster of the team, who stays, who goes. Now he owns the team and pays for everything and all of the contracts so it's his choice, he can do what he wants but until he relinquishes the overall say in who stays and goes, they will not win another Super Bowl.


I don’t think Jerry is good at sniffing out the intangibles in players… he might know how to build a team but he can’t find the traits that win in the playoffs
Posted by castorinho
13623 posts
Member since Nov 2010
82009 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 4:11 pm to
I see all these GM comments

The cowboys have a damn good roster and have drafted well the past few years.
Posted by TexasTiger08
Member since Oct 2006
25500 posts
Posted on 2/21/24 at 4:14 pm to
No. 3 Super Bowl wins since 1989 is still better than the vast majority of the league.
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