Cowboys’ Jerry Jones sounds off against ‘anonymous’ source citing locker room frustration
The Dallas Cowboys have been in the news recently as rumors that players are frustrated with the coaching have circulated. According to an interview on 105.3 The Fan, Dallas owner Jerry Jones sounded off against those “anonymous” sources that seemed to have a lot to say about the situation.
Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com transcribed some of the interview and gave everyone a preview of what Jones was talking about.
“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 points out that the situation is “ripe” for anonymous sources. That sounds like he might be saying it is no surprise there are people claiming unknown things.
The reason for that is simple — the Cowboys are massively disappointing right now. So there is a good chance players are disgruntled. Therefore, someone could claim that players made comments to them, when in reality no one really said anything.
However, because of the situation, a lot of people would be inclined to believe that the players did indeed cite frustration about the coaches.
It is unknown what players (if any) made the comments. But Jones does not seem happy with the fact that criticism is being thrown around. He mentions that is part of the reason Mike McCarthy was brought in as the head coach, he feels McCarthy can handle it all.
Expect more to come of this story. The “anonymous sources” will likely have more to say on the subject, and it sounds like Jones is not happy about it.