Cowboys’ Jerry Jones didn’t anticipate this much parity

Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL prides itself on parity and credits it with the growth and popularity of the league. When Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys he came into win and he wasn’t expecting quite this much parity.

“Bottom line is, I didn’t get into the NFL – a lot of people say I got in it to coach, and I say that with a wink – the bottom line is that winning has always been everything,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “The first night I got a chance to talk about being the new owner of the Cowboys, I said we got to win, winning is the name of the game. That’s really what it’s all about at the end of the day, winning the football game. It never occurred to me that we would have the challenges that we have, winning the football games. I didn’t anticipate this league that we’re in. I’m not critical of it, but boy, is it a balanced league.

“When you’re sitting here seeing the teams that are about where we are at 50/50 in that range and you see the teams that right today could easily be the world champions that have records like that, then you realize how competitive it is.”

His tenure started off with a bang winning three Super Bowls but it has been nearly 20 years since they were seriously in contention.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones

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  • SmartThinking

    We’ll, Frog, you called it! Kudos!

  • Unc Forrever

    That sentence of Jerry’s in the next to last paragraph is just him in denial. He needs to get a real GM and get a coach who can actually HELP his team WIN games.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Due to parity to have a chance to come out on top requires general management and coaching to be a half a step ahead of the competition. This being the case, the Cowboys have no chance of succeeding with an inept Jones as general manager. Even when their was no parity Tom Landry also said you have to stay a half step ahead in order to win.

  • Old Frog

    Ironic that some of the world’s most devout capitalists worked so hard to create such a socialist system…

  • Old Frog

    LOL. Every Frog has his day…

  • Old Frog


  • Earl Robertson

    Every time this fool opens his mouth he continues to show what an idiot he really is. He got into the NFL to make money which he has done thanks to Tom Landry Jimmy Johnson and Parcells! Winning doesn’t matter to him making money only thing he cares about

  • Pete Vieira

    Does Jerry really think people will eat this type of excuse ,parity,.He’ll stack our players with those around the league ,…the money that we spent on players , least it was a moral victory ..and so on and so on ,by this this delusional arrogant 1percenter the answer is yes he does think so and myopic brain dead cowboy fans do eat this garbage, the only thing we can do its boycott and more and more are jumping on board thats what a real fan does ,not drink the koolaid and follow blindly,The Cowboys might be his property but they’re our team .With enough help we can get him to step aside.

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