Cowboys owner Jerry Jones criticizes Dallas GM Jerry Jones

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones criticizes Dallas GM Jerry Jones

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The Cowboys are in the middle of one of their worst seasons in recent memory, and owner Jerry Jones knows who should take their fair share of blame.

Jerry Jones, Cowboys general manager.

Jones said as much on Dallas radio station KRLD on Friday when discussing the myriad issues facing the Cowboys in their dismal 3-9 season, one in which the team has turned the ball over in 11 straight games and is dead-last in the miserable NFC East. The defense — which was installed amid the coronavirus pandemic — has also been a significant weakness in 2020.

“Every bit of it,” Jones told KRLD. “And then right past that, go right to your general manager. Right past that, go to your general manager, because coming through the door, the GM was eye-to-eye hiring the head coach, talking about how we were going to approach when he walks through the door and where he was going to go from there.”

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Does that mean Jones, who has held the position of GM for 31 seasons, will finally cede that role to someone else? Nope; despite Dallas’ subpar season, the man (partly) responsible will remain in charge heading into 2021 and beyond.

“When you work for yourself, there’s no firing him,” Jones said. “You gotta change him. And he’s gotta change the direction he’s going.

“I’ve worked all my life for myself,” Jerry said, “but I’ve had to change directions many times. So, I will change. I can change.”

Good news for Jones and Co.: At the rate Dallas is going, the Cowboys should have a top-five pick to turn things around in 2021.