Color Him Shocked: Jerry Jones ‘Surprised’ Cowboys Haven’t Done Anything Since 1996
What do the numbers 20, 30 and 50 have in common when talking about the Dallas Cowboys?
Well, it's been 20 years since the Cowboys won Super Bowl 30, as we are just days away from Super Bowl 50.
Are you surprised by this?
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sure is.
Speaking in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl, Jones admitted to reporters that he is surprised that his team hasn't given him another Super Bowl ring since that victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1996.
“Well, I saw how we got there for the first three that I was involved with,” Jones said at the Senior Bowl, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m the most surprised person in Mobile, or the country, that we haven’t been back to and competed in a Super Bowl. But I know firsthand that you can go from the outhouse to the penthouse, and I’ve experienced it. Consequently, that fact has always driven me to know that it’s just around the corner. There’s a pony in here somewhere.”
Pony or not, Jones has only himself to blame for this two-decade drought.
Many owners would have fired their general manager for years worth of failed draft picks, free agent signings, coaching hires-- Jones has plenty of those in his history.
So perhaps it is time for Jones to peel back and hire a general manager and let him general manage.
As the saying goes: owners own, players play and coaches coach. The Cowboys owner hasn't lived by this saying the last 20 years of Cowboys football. Only five NFC East titles and three playoff wins have come his way since the Cowboys 27-17 victory over Steelers in Arizona.
We'll check back in another 10 years to see how things are going.