It’s a Tuesday during the NFL season, and you know what that means for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans, we get to listen to Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones talk about his team with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. You never know what will come out of Jerry’s mouth when he gets behind a microphone and we capture some of the fun for you.
Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s with Jerry, after a 3rd straight disappointing loss, where the questions were Jason Garrett extensive:
On Jason Garrett being on the hot seat: “I’ve got a lot of years invested in Jason, he’s a top tier coach who brings a lot to the table. He’d be in-demand if he were on the market. Getting rid of him, not a thought I’m having.”
Jerry Speak: I’m not going to pay money for a coach who isn’t coaching here, especially after not getting enough out of him.
Reality: It has to be a thought in his mind, you cannot say it hasn’t crossed your mind after a three-game losing streak and losing to a hapless team last week.
On Garrett’s decision to go for it on 4th and 2: “That’s second-guessing…if Zeke (Ezekiel Elliott) scores, I’m on-board. If we get stopped, I’m not on-board. We came up short on a couple of plays, that’s how the game went.”
Jerry Speak: I only second guess on the type of scotch to drink if I’m out of Johnny Blue and I’m not on-board with not having it available.
Reality: No reason for anyone to second guess the decision to go for it, the play call is certainly something we can second guess.
On Garrett’s game management philosophy: “What is philosophy? It depends on all kinds of things….can’t pin down what game management philosophy is. But if I didn’t agree with Garrett’s philosophy, he wouldn’t be the coach.”
Jerry Speak: I don’t know what his philosophy is, but I agree with it.
Reality: It’s hard to understand exactly what the question was, what they mean by game management philosophy because Jerry is right, the situations dictate how to call the game.
On Garrett’s role in the game plan? “Glad you’re curious, I want fans to be curious about the nuances of the game. As long as you’re talking about the game, we’re (owners) happy.”
Jerry Speak: All I care about is the money that comes in when fans talk about the controversies in the game, it’s good for business.
Reality: Jones will take the heat for not firing the coach because it ensures that you’ll watch every week to see what happens. It’s the greatest reality TV there is.
On what Garrett does well: “Tremendously organized on game day…he’s got a lot of integrity and people skills. Jason Garrett is a top individual that happens to be coaching the Cowboys.”
Jerry Speak: He’s a really nice guy that keeps things clean.
Reality: Garrett is a great person and does have a ton of integrity, however, being a better coach would help.
On the defense’s play this year: Jones mentioned a number of players and then says, “two or three of them had better years last year, but we’re only six games into the season and it can turn around.”
Jerry Speak: The defense isn’t nearly as good as last year, maybe I should stop giving out big checks?
Reality: The defense isn’t playing nearly as good as they did last year. Jaylon Smith, Byron Jones, and Leighton Vander Esch among others, haven’t played as well.
On how he handled losing on his birthday Sunday: “We didn’t expect the loss, but I did appreciate my family and immediate family being there…I can get indignant at times, and when I do, people need to leave the room.”
Jerry Speak: What is the perfect gift to get me on my birthday? A win would’ve been nice.
Reality: Having around is nice, but a win would’ve been better.
*Please note, not all quotes are exact, but the words come straight from Jerry Jones
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