Everyone knows that Jerry Jones has a negative reputation of his management in the football world. He ran of Tom Landry, ended a relationship with Jimmy Johnson after 2 Super Bowl runs. His general manager decisions regarding personnel have come under scrutiny for bad trades and contracts that are still hurting the Dallas Cowboys cap situation this offseason.
But one of Jerry Jones more famous opponents in the clubhouse, Bill Parcells, is defending Jones and denouncing his reputation.
“Oh yeah, definitely. I think it’s distorted,” Parcells said. “I think there’s a definite misperception. I just think everyone thinks things are a certain way. I didn’t see it to be that way. I think Jerry is a good businessmen and a good listener. What you have to do is make sense to him. You’ve got to make sense to him. If he thinks you’re making sense, he’ll alter his opinion. I enjoyed him. I like him. I like him a lot.”
“But Jerry isn’t like that. You want to be somewhere where it’s important to the people and certainly it’s a high-profile franchise without question,” Parcells said, via the team’s website. “I just felt like those are the kinds of things I look forward to. I was trying to do something at a place like that. I like them. I think they’re a good group. I think they’re passionate. I think they’re trying to be successful in the business. Hey, that’s all a coach can ask for.”
Bill Parcells, who will enter the Hall of Fame next month, also said that he enjoyed his time in Dallas.
“I liked my experience there,” Parcells said. “It didn’t turn out perfect from a record-standpoint. I understand all of that. But I learned a lot and I enjoyed working there.
“Jerry and I are pretty good friends. I don’t know whether or not people know that. We talk a little bit. I wouldn’t say frequently. We talk a little bit. We talked recently. It’s good. And I’m close with Stephen [Jones], too. I enjoyed working there with the Joneses. They were supportive and tried to help.”