Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is perceived as a meddling presence in the Cowboys organization. That his desire to play a role in every aspect of the team prevents them from succeeding.
During a conference call before the Cowboys’ Monday Night Football match up against the Chicago Bears, quarterback Tony Romo was asked if Jones was helpful or a problem. Romo initially didn’t understand the question than elaborated.
“I guess I don’t know what you mean by ‘having the day-to-day.’ We don’t see Jerry day-to-day,” Romo said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I think, more than anything, he’s a fantastic owner. I’ve been very lucky to have someone who loves to win and compete as much as I do. We’re just lucky to have that here in Dallas. Jerry’s been fantastic. I think everybody that has worked for him will tell you that. The rest of it, that’s just stuff that kind of gets talked about that’s probably not very accurate.”
Jones has been known to patrol the sidelines late in games. That could be more for the cameras than what actually goes on behind the scenes on a regular basis.