With Monday night’s loss to the Titans at home, the Cowboys finished the first half of their season 3-5. Not exactly living up to the expectations in Big D.
Many have pointed to head coach Jason Garrett as the reason for the team’s subpar performance. Some fans and members of the media are calling for his job, a job that owner Jerry Jones says is safe.
Former Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman doesn’t think it’s the coaching. He pointed to the laundry list of coaches prior to Garrett who haven’t been able to get the job done.
Aikman places the blame much higher and is calling for an overhaul of his former organization, starting with Mr. Jones, via ESPN:
“Go through the list and this team, over a long period of time, has been what it’s been,” Aikman said Tuesday on 1310 The Ticket. “It hasn’t always mattered who the head coach has been. So to me, if you’re asking me, I’d say there has to be a complete overhaul of the entire organization.”
Jones has been the general manager since 1989, but he does not operate as a traditional general manager. He leans mostly on executive vice president Stephen Jones, vice president of player personnel Will McClay and Garrett in personnel moves.
“I’ve heard Jerry say, ‘OK, look, we’re going to do it differently. I’m going to do it differently.’ … But it’s the same. Nothing changes,” Aikman said. “And that to me is the bigger issue. … Yes, coaching is important, personnel, all those things are important, but how are you going about evaluating how you’re going about running the organization?
This is about as honest as you will hear a former player, who is still on good terms with his former organization be. Aikman isn’t wrong either.
If I’m Jerry Jones I offer Aikman a job as the GM immediately and let him see if he can do anything to get the team back on track. It worked for the Broncos.