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Jerry Jones insists he’s the right G.M. for the Cowboys

Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones, owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, gives a thumbs up before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he will remain Cowboys General Manager Jerry Jones, and no one is going to talk him out of that.

According to Jones, he has done a good job at the main roles of a G.M. -- hiring a coach and acquiring talent -- and therefore there’s no reason for him to quit doing that job.

One of the first jobs of a G.M. is to have good coaching,” Jones said on 105.3 FM. “I think we’ve got good coaching. I know that they know it can be better, but every team can say that. I look at our coaching and I like it. I look at our personnel. We had a total of 71 players on the roster all year, 31 were new players. I look at the mix of players, the veteran, the young player, where we’re going to be with our core. I know we can do better, but I think there are some positives there.”

But doesn’t the Cowboys’ 8-8 record suggest that the coaching and the players aren’t good enough, and therefore the owner/general manager who put them in place isn’t good enough? Not according to Jones, who wants Cowboys fans to understand that he has access to all the information he needs to make the right calls.

“The way we’re structured and the way it is, our fans need to understand that I have the ability to go get anybody and any bit of information that there is, sports or football, and I do. I go get it. We get it from a lot of sources,” Jones said.

The bottom line is that the Cowboys belong to Jerry Jones, and he didn’t buy them to be a hands-off owner. As long as he owns the team, he’s calling the shots.