Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned on Friday that he believes he is currently doing some of the best work of his career as the team’s general manager.
“The facts are that I really do think the way things have rolled out that I’m getting to do some of the best work that I’ve done, relatively speaking in my career of these last several years,” Jones said during an interview with KRLD-FM on Friday, via the Star-Telegram.
Jones was also asked whether or not he believes he’ll remain in the same position for the next 15-20 years.
“Of course, I said it, and I really meant that and just think about that a minute: Why wouldn’t you?” Jones said. “One of the reasons that I to some degree have taken the risks that I have over the years and kind of had the professional life that I followed is so that I get to decide when enough is enough. God willing. So I do get to decide that. It’s a certain part of working for yourself if you still are standing when the time comes. So I get to really make that decision, and I want to make it in a way that I think is in the best interest of the team, franchise and really our fans. A lot of people just need to hear me say I know it’s in our best interest for us to operate the way we have. It’s unfortunate that over these last five or six years that we haven’t had a few things turn right for us at the end of the season, needing to win one of out of two games to get into the playoffs, having a healthy quarterback, all of those things. But we’ve been a lot closer than it seems.”
Jones is currently 71-years-old and has led the Cowboys to a 133-133 record dating back to 1997, which is just a few years removed from their third championship since he first bought the team.
Jones has maintained all along that he intends to be at the helm for as long as possible, so it’s really not all that surprising to hear that he doesn’t see any changes coming in the near future.
While Jones believes he’s doing a more than admirable job as the team’s general manager, I’m sure many would disagree. The Cowboys have limited depth to rely on, which makes it hard for them to over come key injuries, especially on the defensive side of the ball. They also have a horrible cap situation to deal with next year, so if this is the best Cowboys fan can expect from him, it’s not going to get any better in the coming years.