IRVING, Texas -- Count "Captain Comeback" among those who think Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones needs to shed some of his duties and delegate more authority in the team's front office.
"Jerry is trying real hard," Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach said Friday on the Mike & Mike Show on ESPN Radio. "He goes back to the old days when they won three Super Bowls. I think the formula is he's got to find a medium ground and delegate more authority."
Earlier this week, when asked if he'd ever step down as general manager, Jones said there was "no way that I would be involved here and not be the final decision-maker on something as important as players. ... It's been a debated thing, but it's just not going to happen."
The Cowboys are 3-5 heading into a seemingly must-win game against the Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) on Sunday afternoon, and Staubach thinks the criticism of Jones would only increase with a loss.
"If they're out of it this year, he'll continue to get more and more criticism as far as how he's handling the team," Staubach said. "It's his team. He owns the team. He's passionate about it, and I can't tell him what to do. So I'm just a big Cowboys fan and hoping for the best."
Staubach, however, still is optimistic the Cowboys can somehow turn it around under coach Jason Garrett.
"Jason Garrett is going to be a heckuva NFL coach, but right now, he's getting the brunt of it," Staubach said. "If you go back to Belichick and even coach (Tom) Landry at the beginning of their careers, it wasn't always hunky-dory.
"Dallas is definitely having a very disappointing season so far, but it's not over. As you know, in the league today with the parity, you can get in the playoffs at 10-6 and maybe 9-7. So I don't think Dallas is out of it."