Posts Tagged 'Jerry Jones'

Wade Phillips Is On The Hot Seat Now

The Cowboys 20 point loss in St. Louis means one thing: head coach Wade Phillips is on the hot seat now.

Coach Cupcake has to stop giving the Boys milk and cookies for losing to bad teams.

Wade knew coming into the season he had to win.  He had to make the playoffs and win at least two games or Jerry Jones was going to look for another man to lead his team.

The seat is hot because if the Cowboys don’t start playing with some purpose and with fire they may not make the playoffs.  Forget winning the NFC East, just getting wild card sounds nice right now.

Phillips said he was known as Mr. Fix It, well the Cowboys are broken and he has 9 games to get the team right or he will be find a pink slip under his door.

Jones has to fill a new stadium next year.  He will not be able to sell the PSL’s he wants if Phillips can’t get this team to the playoffs and win.  This mess is Jerry’s creation, but he won’t fire himself.

Wade better start on Sunday by beating Tampa at Texas Stadium.

Tim Cowlishaw of the Morning News wants Wade fired NOW.

Greg Ellis Calls Out Cowboys Organization

Greg Ellis was one of the few, the proud, the speaking Cowboys in the locker room today.

T.O. didn’t speak.

Ellis called out the team for not putting its best foot forward.  My boys at the Morning News blog are all over it. 

Coach Wade Phillips is too soft on these guys right now.  Owner Jerry Jones is out there covering for Pacman Jones.  Tony Romo’s turnovers haven’t been addressed, the defense has not played up to snuff, and Ellis is the guy who says we need to get better. 

Good for you Greg.

“I’m just disappointed in this organization right now,” said Ellis, who is in his 11th year with the Cowboys. “From the whole deal of it. Things just aren’t going real good.

“Before the game, I said everybody’s got to take part in this football team – the strength coaches, the coaches, the owners, the head coaches. This football team is truly a team sport. You need everybody to win. Everybody has to do their best for us to win. Right now, I feel like we — players, Greg Ellis included, all of us — we’re just not putting our best foot forward right now.”

Why Jerry Jones Is Signing The T.O.’s & Pacman’s

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones tells ESPN’s Outside The Lines why he likes to sign the bad boys of the NFL like Terrell Owens and Pacman Jones.

Watch the video here.

Jerry Jones Is Supporting John McCain

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones is putting his money behind Republican presidential candidate John McCain. 

According to ESPN.com, “Chargers CEO Dean Spanos and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also are among McCain’s top fundraisers, helping bring in between $50,000 and $250,000 in donations by hosting parties or events at which they collect money from friends and associates. Both Spanos and Jones declined interviews.”

Cleveland Scouts The Cowboys

Tony Grossi was one of my favorite NFL writers to read in Cleveland.  He’s got his take on the Cowboys and spoke with Jerry Jones in the Plain Dealer.

While some owners like to consider themselves their team’s general manager, Jones has the title to prove it.

The fact that the Cowboys are on the verge of a Super Bowl-or-bust tour is sweet icing on his cake. Life hasn’t been this good since Jones teamed with Jimmy Johnson (and then Barry Switzer) for three Super Bowl championships in four seasons in the 1990s.

“I think the key is I feel good about our quarterback,” Jones said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “When you have quarterbacking that you feel gives you a chance to win, that causes me to stretch out, to do some higher risk things in terms of other personnel moves. I felt like that when we had Troy Aikman in place.”

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Pacman Risk Pays Off For Jerry Jones

Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones made the trade with Tennessee to bring Pacman Jones to the Cowboys. 

It was a risk that paid off today because Jones was reinstated by the NFL.  He can play in the season opener September 7th in Cleveland.

This is the official statement from the team:

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones was re-instated to play in the NFL for the 2008 season today by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.    

“This is another step in the process,” said Jones.  “I am very grateful for this opportunity, and I understand my responsibilities to the Dallas Cowboys and the National Football League.  Right now I just want to keep working hard so I can accomplish the goals that I have set for myself both on and off the field.”

“Adam has worked hard to get to this point, but he also knows that there is still a lot of work ahead of him,” said Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones.   “He is fully aware of the opportunity that he has been given, and he knows that this is an ongoing process.”

Photos From The New Cowboys Stadium

The new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington is awesome.  It is everything they have talked about.  This stadium will be amazing. Please click on to see the slideshow of this incredible place.

I got to take a tour Thursday afternoon.  This might be Jerry Jones’ legacy for his family.

This massive stadium will host Super Bowl 45, and that will not be the last.  This place will host all the big time events.  The Final Four, concerts, you name it, they will want to play new Cowboys Stadium.

I hear U2 may do a concert in the summer of 2009.

Cowboys-Chargers Thoughts

Here’s my quick take on the Cowboys 31-17 loss to San Diego to open the preseason.

*Bruce Read’s special teams coverage is trash.  I wonder how he kept his job after last year’s suspect performance. 

Wade Phillips and Jerry Jones are blasting him.

This stat comes from the Star-T: Last year, the punt coverage unit ranked 29th in the NFL as it allowed 11.6 yards per return and one touchdown. The kickoff coverage unit allowed one touchdown and an average of 23 yards per return, the highest by a Cowboys’ team since 1983.

*The 1st team offense looks darn good.  Tony Romo is going to have another big year if he can stay healthy.

*The offensive line is dominant again.  Tony Sparano has left the Cowboys for the Dolphins, but Hudson Houck is just fine as the new/old offensive line coach.

*Great call by Jason Garrett to give Deon Anderson a goal line carry for a score.  Teams have to know they better be ready for everything when they face the Cowboys offense in the red zone.

*Jason Witten, don’t laugh, has Hall of Fame potential.  He is entering his prime and if he can stay healthy, he will have another All Pro season.  He can block, catch, the kid is the ultimate tight end right now.  Sorry Antonio Gates, you don’t block like Witten.

*Felix Jones is good.  The rookie has a great change of pace that can keep defenses on their heels.  He ripped off a 19-yard run on the second play and also had a 28-yard reception.

*Not worried about Pacman Jones.  This is the NFL.  You can not miss a year of time and expect to cover pro receivers out of the shoot.  Chris Chambers beat him on a slant, but if you remember, Chambers is pretty good.

*Bobby Carpenter is still not playing like a first rounder.  All that talk about his great camp didn’t show up.  Sorry.

*Tashard Choice is a heck of a 4th round pick.  This rookie from Georgia Tech is a good player.  The Cowboys have their deepest backfield since the 1980’s.

*Danny Amendola has to realize this is the show.  He has to protect the ball on punt returns, this ain’t Texas Tech.

*Kevin Burnett is solid.  The linebacker is going to be a big player on 3rd downs because of his speed.  He is better than Carpenter, but Burnett was not happy with his play.

*Patrick Crayton will make a lot of plays.  He had a very good 2007, but people only remember is drop and failure to finish a route in the playoff loss to the Giants.

*Tank Johnson will have a good season along with Chris Canty.  The Dallas D-Line has to stop the run and these are two of the main cogs.

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Carolina’s Steve Smith Could Be On The Trade Block

I was talking to my old radio partner Brian Estridge gave some skinny on Steve Smith of the Panthers who recently broke the nose of his teammate Ken Lucas at practice.

Lucas will miss 2 to 3 weeks of action.  Smith was suspended two days for his attack on a teammate.

The fight started over Lucas’ recent nosejob.  Seriously. 

Apparently owner Jerry Richardson is tired of Smith’s ways.  It’s not the first time Smith has gone after a teammate.

If Richardson wants to move him the Dallas Cowboys are in the market for a speedy receiver. 

The Panthers don’t have a 1st round pick in next year’s draft either, but if I’m Jerry Jones I only offer a second round pick.  I’m not sure I’d even want Smith on the Cowboys.  He’s seems to be a Me guy and they just don’t need that right now.

Smith could be one heck of a talent.  His stock is real low so maybe it’s worth a phone call on Jerry’s part. Smith image is in the toilet right now.

Should the Cowboys make a trade for him…discuss

dallascowboys.com Staff Writers Weigh In On Cowboys’ Pressing Issues

It is always football time on the Newdawg Blog.  I always like to hit my boys at dallascowboys.com to see what they have.

I think they’ve got some pretty good discussion going on about what is in store for the season.

3. This is a make-or-break season for . .

 Nick Eatman: Well, the easy answer is Roy Williams. Of course, it’s make or break for him and you guys know it, too. But what about Marcus Spears? He’s going on his fourth season and he’s got competition breathing down his neck. While his lack of production will always be scrutinized, it can’t be overlooked that his position is simply one that doesn’t garner big numbers, including sacks. Still, if Tank Johnson is pushing for playing time at nose tackle, then it’s likely Jay Ratliff will be pushing Spears for time at end. Spears is still the starter but he might have to fighter harder than ever to keep it this year. 

Mickey Spagnola: Linebacker Kevin Burnett. The former second-round draft choice is in the fourth and final year of his contract, so this season will be an important one for his continued future with the Cowboys or his future station in the NFL. Not only does he need to continue playing well on the nickel and special teams, he needs to make a run at Zach Thomas for the starting weak inside linebacker position if he wants to parlay the year into either a lucrative contract to remain with the Cowboys or one in free agency with another team offering him a chance to start.

 Rob Phillips: Right tackle Marc Colombo, in terms of breaking the bank. Once labeled an injury risk, Colombo has shored up what used to be a problematic position for the Cowboys by starting all 32 games over the past two years. But he needs another strong season to earn a long-term deal and fend off the team’s young tackles.

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