Bye, Jerry... - DFWstangs Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
#4 Best QB Ever
That_Is_My_El_Camino's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Land of the Free
Posts: 29,339
Exclamation Bye, Jerry...

Dallas Cowboys Release Jerry Jones
September 24, 2009

IRVING, TEXAS—In an attempt to cut the franchise's losses and "move forward in a positive direction," the Dallas Cowboys severed ties with controversial owner Jerry Jones Monday, ending their tumultuous 20-year relationship with the divisive figure.

According to sources within the Cowboys organization, the decision to release Jones was influenced by the lack of any playoff victories in more than 12 years, the owner's distracting sideline antics, and his selfish, "me first" attitude, which many said was having a cancerous effect on the clubhouse.

"We value Jerry's contributions to the Cowboys over the past two decades, but it has become painfully clear that we just don't share the same priorities," Cowboys public relations director Richard Dalrymple said. "This wasn't an easy choice to make, but we're confident it is a decision that can only make our team better."

"Losing to our NFC East rivals the Giants in our brand-new stadium was really the last straw," added Dalrymple, who said Jones "insisted" that the $1.2 billion facility would solve all of the team's problems. "The Cowboys need to focus on winning, and we can't do that with Jerry's incessant ego-boosting publicity stunts, or this opulent sports venue that's devoted more to himself than achieving postseason success."

Cowboys officials called Jones Sunday night to inform him he was being cut from the team, ordering the 66-year-old owner to clean out his luxury box and remove his personal belongings from the premises immediately. Jones, who was reportedly stunned to be removed from his ownership duties, issued a statement on his website thanking himself for all his hard work and years of service.

"Well, damn, looks like the 'Boys couldn't handle Double J anymore," the blog post read in part. "I'll never forget my time in the Big D, and how I single-handedly won three Super Bowls. Don't worry, Jerry Jones will land on his feet somewhere, and when he does, Dallas better watch out."

Jones' questionable conduct on and off the field almost certainly played a role in sealing the troubled owner's fate. Although some members of the Cowboys' management have reportedly contemplated Jones' termination for the past several years, sources said his recent association with known criminals as well as a perceived lack of character and poor leadership qualities provided ample reasons for his release.

Ultimately, team officials said that Jones had become an embarrassment to the storied franchise.

"Between the opportunistic condemnations of game plans, the uninformed evaluations of draftees, and the paranoid delusions that players and coordinators were scheming against him, it's no wonder the Cowboys have had enough," NFL Today commentator Boomer Esiason said. "Maybe his absence will finally give the team a chance to start living up to its full potential."

"Just watching the Cowboys practice without Jones leering at them, you can tell that morale has already greatly improved," Esiason continued. "They seem so loose and relaxed and their faces are just lighting up with smiles. This is the first time Tony Romo has had fun since he put on the Cowboys uniform."

Former Cowboys head coach and Fox Sports analyst Jimmy Johnson speculated that the team's real motivation for cutting Jones was that the aging owner, who turns 67 in October, is well past his prime and would have continued to cost the ball club too much money.

"His skills have really diminished the past few years, and he just can't make the moves that he used to," said Johnson, adding that the rest of the NFL was passing Jones by every day. "When you get older you start to slow down, and as you try to compensate, you wind up making poor decisions."

"He had to eat more than $9 million dollars of salary cap just to get rid of Terrell Owens," Johnson added. "In this economy? What was he thinking?"

Though his publicist would not say whether the former Cowboys owner was entertaining offers from any other teams, an anonymous NFL source told reporters that, immediately after Jones cleared waivers Tuesday, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis offered him a record-setting three-year $120 million deal.

Originally Posted by DON SVO View Post
Women: vaginal life support.
That_Is_My_El_Camino is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 07:13 PM
♣ L.B.C.C. ♣
Fern's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Plano
Posts: 4,586
lmao nice.

Originally Posted by Tyrone Biggums View Post
This thread makes me want to get all wack on loco watermelon chewy cocoa popo juice and xanax and go drive my shitbox and cry forever 'cause my girl left me and my step dad tells me he loves me with his fists.
Fern is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 07:22 PM
milk's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: OC BITCH!!
Posts: 6,740
WTF?? IS that possible? Seriously asking??
milk is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 07:28 PM
95snake's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,741
LMAO too bad this isnt true.

1967 Camaro SS/RS
95snake is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 07:29 PM
Time Served
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Crandall
Posts: 935
i thought he owned them
1bad306 is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 07:34 PM
Goblin King of Fort Worth
Fordblue625's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 3,235
Thumbs up

Fuckin replies in here are funnier than the article!

Fordblue625 is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 07:41 PM
SuperWho?'s Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Castle Grayskull
Posts: 1,803
There are two of you who should not be allowed to reproduce. At the very least, not vote, or post.

New Project 1964 C10 350/700r4
SuperWho? is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 07:45 PM
milk's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: OC BITCH!!
Posts: 6,740
Originally Posted by SuperWho? View Post
There are two of you who should not be allowed to reproduce. At the very least, not vote, or post.

No shit huh?
milk is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 08:22 PM
VETTKLR's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: TX Panhandle
Posts: 1,649
Originally Posted by Fordblue625 View Post
Fuckin replies in here are funnier than the article!

VETTKLR is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 08:24 PM
Painting Your House
BlackSnake1996's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Denton County, Texas
Posts: 10,734
BlackSnake1996 is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 06:54 PM
Sean88gt's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 28,540
Tony post...scroll scroll scroll..onion link, next thread!

1/19/09, the last day of Free America.
Pericles "Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. "

"[T]he people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." --Samuel Adams

Sean88gt is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 07:41 PM
ceyko's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: ES BEER
Posts: 9,543
wish it were true

My '03 Sold.
ceyko is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 09:59 AM
KoopaTroopa's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Saginaw
Posts: 1,444
Originally Posted by ceyko View Post
wish it were true

I cant stand Jerry
KoopaTroopa is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 11:44 AM
Sports weenie @ full attn
ZYouL8R's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Laughlin AFB
Posts: 5,638
OMG how is this even possible???

ZYouL8R is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2009, 06:16 PM
Time Served
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 262
I might actually be able to STAND the Cowboys if Jerrah wasn't around....

Now if we can only get Snyder away from the Skins... We could make it a two-fer....


88Kaufmann is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the DFWstangs Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome