Dallas Cowboys: A Soap Opera Starring Jerry Jones and His Boys

John B. HaffordContributor IOctober 31, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 30: Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys V.P. of Player Personal, his father, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie ( left-right) talk before the start of their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 30, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Que the intro music to Dallas, starring Larry Hagman. 

Dallas didn't even show up in Philly.  Ware's four sacks can't even be recognized in such a stunning and humiliating loss.

Where were OUR warriors?  As I watched that game, all I could see was the amazing preparedness of the Eagles and the blinding speed and accuracy with which they executed their entire game plan.

For me, a game loss such as this is not as painful as a close loss.  I look at wide margin scores as honest indicators of where a team is at.  In the '90s, all those lopsided wins for Dallas constantly proved the greatness of our team.

Lopsided losses in this decade constantly prove that Dallas and Jerry Jones are more interested in playing a soap opera. 

Rob Ryan took the blame for this loss.  I am fed up with hearing our coaches and players say "Blame me, it was my fault."  I don't care whose fault it is.  What I care about is how this team is being managed, and Jerry is not a good manager.

I don't pretend to know what goes on in the Dallas front office, but it is obvious that the affection Jerry holds for himself and a few others needs to be reconsidered, re-examined and replaced by getting a manager who knows football and is absolutely Draconian in his style of management.

In other words, Dallas needs a general manager who won't coddle players and will put peoples feet to the fire.  We need a general manager who HATES soap operas and who, as the Joker would say, does not conduct therapy sessions in broad daylight with these blame taking post-game interviews.

We need a general manager who will kick the soap opera to the curb and give us a box-office breaking super hero movie.  Well, I call Jason Garrett "Captain America," which I think is pretty accurate.  But, Captain America will always need Nick Fury.

WE need Nick Fury!  Anyone got the Avenger's phone number?  Jerry needs to call Nick!