Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has endured a significant amount of criticism over the years, some of which stems from his dual role as general manager.
Many believe personnel decisions should be made by someone with a background in football, rather than Jones, who made his fortune in the gas and oil business.
Those detractors have been backed up by the results, as the Cowboys have been one of the most average football teams in recent years and have just one playoff win in the past 17 years.
But what does Jones think of how he has performed as Dallas’ general manager?
Well, the NFL icon was asked to grade himself in a recent ESPN.com profile.
“I’d give a C. If we had won a half a game more a year, we would be in the top five winningest teams in the NFL. … We’ve been in a rut. Now, that stops with me. But the best person to get it out of the rut is me.”
One has to give Jones credit for giving himself a fairly critical grade. However, some will still cringe at this quote, considering Jones makes it clear that he still believes the best person for this job.
But Jones has all the power here and he’ll be the Cowboys general manager as long as he wants, whether he gets Dallas out of this state of mediocrity sometime soon or not.