Stadium saves Jerry from embarrassment?


IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones seemed ruffled only once while talking to reporters for about a half hour outside the AT&T Stadium home locker room following Sunday night’s season-ending loss.

Jones didn’t appear to appreciate being asked if he ever felt embarrassed in the wake of the Cowboys missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season and losing a win-or-go-home Week 17 game for the third straight year.

“I don’t know,” Jones snapped. "Would you get embarrassed if you were standing in this stadium? Seriously.”

After a moment of awkward silence, another reporter attempted to ask a question before being interrupted by Jones. “The answer is no. Not at all.”

What does the beautiful $1.2 billion stadium have to do with the mediocre results the Cowboys have been getting on the field?

The fact that Jones references the stadium when asked about the football product illustrates one of the major issues of having a marketing man serve as the franchise’s general manager.

Jones is without question of the most successful businessman in NFL history. That shouldn't justify the job he's done as a general manager.