Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones promised changes Wednesday after his team missed the NFL playoffs after a second straight 8-8 season that concluded Sunday with a loss to the Washington Redskins.
“I’m very disappointed. I thought we missed a great opportunity,” Jones told KRLD-FM in Dallas. “I can assure our fans this, that it’s going to be very uncomfortable from my standpoint, it’s going to be very uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch.
I can tell you change is necessary at 8-8. Change is in order when you spend the two seasons in a row down to the last two games and lose them, so we’re going to have to have changes.
Will changes come in the form of a new head coach? Jason Garrett may have not been a fired coach on Monday but the rumblings won’t stop about Garrett being on the hot seat for sure.
Despite those who follow Tony Romo, and those who truly believe in quoting his wonderful stats, one thing still remains true. In big moments count on Romo to make a big play…for the other team. If Garrett stays, does Romo go?
Then there is Dez Bryant the talented but troubled wide receiver who has legal issues to contend with this off season.
This is a team that each of the past few seasons has been hailed as getting to the Super Bowl and being good enough to win it all. Yet they haven’t managed to win their division. In a season where the Giants tried had to give the Cowboys the division only to have the Redskins grab it and walk away with it, something is seriously wrong with America’s Team. Whether or not experts miscalculate how good this team is or whether this team doesn’t believe in itself, this is a franchise at the crossroads. Either get better quick or blow this whole thing up be bad for a couple of seasons and get players in that understand winning.
I know a few Cowboy fans that have stated it time that Jerry Jones step away from the team and let someone else run it. The feeling is the Cowboys will never win with Jones constantly meddling in on the team even though he wear the Owner’s and General Managers hats on this team. Let’s be clear the Cowboys aren’t the only team that have serious questions that need to be answered. But when you are America’s Team the spot light shines brightest on the Star on the side of the helmet.
Expect the Cowboys to be active this offseason, what this team will look like and who will be coaching it come training camp is anyone’s guess, but this will definitely bear watching.