The Cowboys’ Greatest Weapon is also their Biggest Weakness
For years, the Dallas Cowboys have been known as “America’s Team.” They’ve consistently been hailed as a team that’s quintessentially American, but they haven’t done the famous American thing called “winning the big one” in over 20 years. In fact, they haven’t even gotten close.
What makes the Cowboys interesting is their owner, the oh so intriguing Jerry Jones. He’s obviously knowledgeable about football (the Cowboys do usually contend, though they often fall short) and his business acumen is unquestionable (the Cowboys franchise overtook Real Madrid this year on Forbes’ list of the most valuable sports franchises in the world, clocking in at a total value of $4 billion). The problem is that Jerry Jones is unpredictable and may not have the world’s best judgment. Simply put, Jerry Jones is, at once, the Dallas Cowboys greatest asset and their biggest question mark.
Case in point, Tony Romo should be able to report as healthy soon and as a result, Jerry Jones has said that Tony Romo might return to his starting role. The problem here is that the Cowboys are currently 7-1 with Dak Prescott, Romo’s fill-in, performing out of his mind and in the running for Rookie of the Year. So, upsetting the obvious team chemistry that’s been created around Prescott by restoring Tony Romo to the starting role has been panned by most sports pundits, but Jerry Jones is reportedly still considering the move, which could likely be disastrous for a streaking team.
Obviously, Jerry Jones isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and no one’s buying him out (there aren’t very many people on this planet with $4 billion to spare on a sports team), so the issue becomes one of damage control. The people he works with, as well as the Cowboys’ coaching staff, need to speak to Jones and explain to him that his fixation with having Tony Romo become the Cowboys starting quarterback once again is nothing more than a pipe dream and that he can’t upset the balance that Dak Prescott has created.