Jerry Jones Is A Dead Horse...Let Me Beat Him

Jerry Jones (ESPN)This is getting to be like beating a dead horse over and over again, so, let me beat it again.  In this case that dead horse is Jerry Jones, owner of the “we haven’t talked about trading up for Darren McFadden Dallas Cowboys“.  Since, I have addressed this almost to the point of making our readers sick.  I will make this quick.  In fact, I will quote Jerry Jones.

The Ft. Worth Star Telegram and other newspapers interviewed the owner for over an hour.  Here are is the link to that interview, and here are two quotes from the man himself.  If you feel like beating it up as well…feel free.

On adding the “wow” to his offense:

“I think we have a chance to put some more ‘wow’ in this offense. That’s my No. 1 goal in this off-season,” Jones said late Sunday afternoon while at the NFL’s Scouting Combine. “But without [running back] Julius Jones signed, it’s obvious we need to look at running back. How we get there might surprise you.”

“You’ve said you would be reluctant to move up to draft McFadden, but that is different than “no.” – asked by the interviewer

“It is, it definitely is. We should as a team consider, and not discount, anything we might do in moving up. That is really one of the things you get when you forego your first-round pick one year, or make the trade we made, and get two the next. That’s what you get. It really has about as much value as the pick itself, the option of how you can go up and down.”

And to think that Jerry Jones doesn’t have a plan as to where he is going.

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  • Cat Crave

    Jones might get more than some wow in his offense if he selects Darren McFadden.  He’ll get a baby machine!

  • Deof Movestofca

    Maybe it’s just me, but I think this article could have been a little clearer.  Excuse me if I’m reading this wrong, but it appears that you’re implying that because Jerry Jones has expressed disinterest in trading up, he is therefore dead set against doing so.  But what do people who think this expect him to say?  "Yep, I’d give up anything to move up and take McFadden." (especially in light of what happened to the Saints a few years back when Ditka expressed similar sentiments about Ricky Williams)?  If he truly wants McFadden (and I’m not saying he does or he doesn’t), then he’s going to do all that he can to drive down the price of moving up.  Standard pre-draft talk.

  • Brian Miller

    I edited the entry and added the precise question that was asked of Jones in the interview to which I quoted him, I had closed the article while writing this and should have reopened it to quote the question as well.  Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Deof Movestofca

    Thanks for the clarification.  It’s a confusing time of the year (HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT) when so many rumors are flying around it’s hard to tell fact from fiction.  I heard someone commenting on an article (written by, I believe, Adam Schefter[sp?]) that said that Atlanta’s brass had denied any interest in trading up with Miami and therefore, the person was ruling out the possibility of the two teams doing so when any team owner/GM with half a brain is going to deny interest.

  • Brian Miller

    I know.  I love the mentality of "real" reporters thinking they are going to get a sound bite.  In reality, there is no one but maybe Dave Wannstedt and Rick Spielman who would say yes to that question.  LOL

  • Deof Movestofca

    Ugh, don’t remind me.  I remember one of the worst kept secrets a few years back was that Wanny was going to go after an OT in the draft, so the Iggles moved up ahead of him to get Shawn Andrews and the ‘Phins had to settle for getting fleeced to move up a spot to take Carey.And as far as I know, Schefter was simply reporting what he heard (which I have no problem with) without passing judgment as to whether the Falcons were telling the unvarnished truth.