After the Dallas Cowboys were thoroughly embarrassed during this weekend’s matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, reports began to surface of anonymous players having some harsh things to say about their coaching staff.
Among the reported criticisms included saying that the coaching staff in Dallas is “..Totally unprepared. They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly” and “they just aren’t good at their jobs.”
And you just had to know that this report would draw a response from Jerry Jones, one of the most outspoken team owners and executives in the NFL today.
And let’s just say, he wasn’t happy about it. Jones defended his coaching staff and also called into question the veracity of the report.
“It is ‘get in line‘ in terms of if you look at the time and the years and the months and the weeks of people making frankly very anonymous innuendoes into a situation that’s ripe for it,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “Now think about that a minute. Can’t say who it was, but that’s ripe for it. The criticism is our guys might not know what they’re doing out there and you put one of those innuendoes. It no more reflects the thinking of our players than it reflects the thinking of something going on in the Kremlin.
It is just absolutely irrelevant and very, very, very irresponsible relative to these times now. Now don’t think that Mike McCarthy isn’t a big boy, got big shoulders and can’t handle anything they want to throw at him. He’s been to school on that and had it. That’s one of the reasons I wanted him here is because it hadn’t just been success for him. He’s dealt with both those imposters, the success imposter and the failure imposter. And he’s done well with it.”
Jones also referred to the anonymous reports as “bu****it” at one point.
“You’re so full of it. I mean it,” Jones said. “To say that, get it on out there, reporter, and say who said it. Get with it. If you want to influence something — is the reporter trying to influence me?
“Seriously, guys, because it is so irresponsible. We’re wasting some good time. But my goodness, if I spent my life making decisions based upon some innuendo or something that I read in the paper, I’d be a sick puppy.”
The Cowboys currently sit at a pedestrian 2-4 record while quarterback Dak Prescott is on the shelf for the remainder of the season.
– – Quotes via Charean Williams of NBC Sports Link – –