It’s not often that you hear about something happening with the Dallas Cowboys on a personnel level that Jerry Jones isn’t involved with up to his knees. But that was the case earlier this week when Dallas signed free-agent DT Henry Melton, who–according to the Dallas Morning News–said he had not had any interaction with the Cowboys’ owner/GM.
Melton said that Jones’ son Stephen–who is the team’s executive vice president–was his primary contact in his negotiations with the Cowboys, which probably left a lot of Dallas fans wondering (or is it hoping) that Jerry Jones was taking a step back and giving more power to his son.
Apparently not that case, sorry to burst your bubble folks.
“Jerry had a business function that he just couldn’t miss,” Stephen said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM].
So I guess things are still the status quo in Big D, but that doesn’t mean that change can’t come. Eventually all absolute rulers of teams end up passing things along to one of their children or a preordained successor, and Jerry Jones will be no exception to that rule.
If Stephen does begin to take on a bigger role, it will be interesting to see the change in timbre of the Cowboys camp and locker room.