Jerry Jones craves credit more than winning

February, 25, 2013
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The Cowboys have won a grand total of one playoff game in the last 16 seasons, but Jerry Jones wants to make sure that he gets credit for their next Super Bowl.

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And that’s the primary reason why we’ll be waiting a long, long time for the Cowboys to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the sixth time in franchise history.

Everything is subject to change at Valley Ranch, often on a whim, except the one constant during the Cowboys’ long run of mediocrity. A failure of a GM is guaranteed that job for life just because his ego won’t allow him to fire himself.

“I would grant you the decisions that have been made over the years have not produced a Super Bowl, two Super Bowls or three Super Bowls that I would like to have been a part of,” Jerry said this weekend at the scouting combine while sitting in his beautiful new luxury bus, the mobile version of JerryWorld. “And the only thing I am going to do there is keep trying and then make sure I get the credit when we do get that one.

“Y’all are going to give it to me, aren’t you?”

Well, Jerry, how about we worry about that if it ever happens?

That’s doubtful as long as Jerry, who can’t stand hearing Jimmy Johnson called the architect of the 1990s dynasty, makes feeding his massive ego his top priority.

The biggest bunch of bull heard around Valley Ranch -- and there’s a lot of it -- is the line about Jerry being willing to do whatever it takes to win. If that were the case, he’d hire a legitimate GM, get out of the way and just focus on being a marketing genius.

But America’s Team will continue being a mediocre mess because Jerry craves credit more than he wants to win.

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