A survey of NFL agents about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones came back with a wide range of feedback.
“Jerry needs to get his ass out of the way. He’s a narcissist,” one agent told Ben Standig of The Athletic for an article released Wednesday. “He’s also a great businessman. Stay in your lane. He plays GM like a fan.”
Other agents had more positive things to say about the Dallas Cowboys owner.
“Jerry is a very, very interesting person,” another agent told Standig. “Respect the way he treats people. He puts winning and players first, do what it takes to win. Believes you win with players, so he takes care of them. That they haven’t won a Super Bowl lately, oh well, lots of teams haven’t. I have great respect for them.”
The 78-year-old purchased the Cowboys in 1989 and captured Super Bowl titles in 1992, 1993 and 1995. Unfortunately, he has not been able to capture another since then.
One agent told Standig that Jones is a “dream for an agent” because he’s “trying to win and I don’t think you can say that about half the ownership in the league,” but another pointed toward the lack of title-level success and raised an interesting question.
“Jerry Jones is like [former Raiders owner] Al Davis. He’s calling the shots whether you agree with them or not,” the agent told The Athletic. “Consider this: If Dallas had a GM for 25 years and they never won a Super Bowl during that time, would that guy still be Jerry’s GM? Come on.”
Even though the Cowboys haven’t won a Super Bowl in 25 years, they’ve become the most valuable franchise in the NFL with an estimated value of $6.5 billion ahead of the 2021 season. They are also the most polarizing team as they get huge ratings on National TV, but mostly because every other fan base likes to watch them lose.
The Cowboys kick off the new season Sept. 9th against the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.