Cowboys VP Stephen Jones fires back at Troy Aikman criticizing team’s play
The Dallas Cowboys were nothing short of abysmal in their loss to the Carolina Panthers in the 2018 NFL season opener. The game was so bad that it has seemingly started a spat between Cowboys’ legend Troy Aikman and executive vice president of football operations Stephen Jones.
Aikman was understandably critical of the offense on Sunday. According to Tommy Sledge of 1053 The Fan, Jones seemingly fired back at his comments:
In responding to Troy Aikman’s comment that he didn’t see any creativity from the Cowboys offense, Stephen Jones, “At the end of the day, everybody can play armchair quarterback and point fingers after the fact”
Needless to say, there is so much wrong with Jones’ comments. Not only was the offense virtually non-existent against the Panthers, but he actually had the nerve to call out Aikman’s rather obvious analysis. The Cowboys’ legend is arguably the greatest quarterback in franchise history. As a former three-time Super Bowl champion, he has stuck around the game as an analyst for FOX. There are not qualifications that every “armchair quarterback” has.
It appears Jones was made well-aware of Aikman’s critiques throughout his broadcast on Sunday. It has become clear that he was not fond of the harsh comments made by one of their own. Regardless, it is Aikman’s job to call it like he sees it despite his relationship with the Cowboys.
Perhaps Jones should be more concerned with fixing the problems on the field than trying to insult Aikman. It is clear that the offense’s struggles from last year have carried over into this season after mustering up just eight points against Carolina.