By Rich Tandler
At least one person thinks that Jerry Jones is doing a fine job as general manager of the Dallas Cowboys.
That person happens to be Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas last week, Jones said that he would continue in his role of general manager of the Cowboys, who lost three of their last four games to finish 8-8 and out of the playoffs in 2011.
Jones pointed out that of the 71 players who were on the Cowboys’ roster this year, 31 were new to the team. “I look at the mix of players, the veteran, the young player, where we're going to be with our core,” he said.
"I know we can do better, but I think there are some positives there."
He believes that adding a traditional GM would “deter from the mix” that he believes is working well in acquiring talent.
"The way we're structured and the way it is, our fans need to understand that I have the ability to go get anybody and any bit of information that there is, sports or football, and I do. I go get it. We get it from a lot of sources."
Of course, anyone can get information; the key is making the right decisions based on that information. With Jones as the GM, the Cowboys have qualified for the playoffs six times in the past 15 seasons and have won one playoff game.
I’d put up a poll on whether or not Jones should continue as Cowboys GM, but I suspect that Redskins fans would vote virtually unanimously to allow Jerruh to continue to select the players for their team’s chief rival.