The Dallas Cowboys have one of the worst budgeting problems in the league. They constantly overpay for players who under perform and then consequently get cut. Those players salary cap hit lingers for years down the line and the Cowboys get strapped with cap problems because of it and can’t go after desperately needed free agents.
It is a big part of the Cowboys mediocre 8-8 seasons as of late. That led the Cowboys to restructure multiple deals this summer just to get some room to work with free agents.
“I’m by nature not a good budget guy,” Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones told the Elf & Slater show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM].
Elf & Slater asked if that was executive vice president Stephen Jones’ job, Jerry replied: “Well, Stephen’s a lot smarter than me. He didn’t get that chemical engineering [degree] because he was working on drawings.”
“The bottom line is that budgeting, I’ve always had the attitude when I bought the Cowboys, get it and get in, dig and pay for it,” Jerry said. “And that’s not budgeting. If they ever cut me open and look at this big heart or whatever it is – And I’m into this type of thing lately about your physical makeup, you know – But the bottom line is, when they see it all scarred-up, it will be from not budgeting, stepping out, letting my passion go for it and then figuring out how to pay for it.”