The situation in Dallas has become so bad that owner Jerry Jones on the radio is trying to convince people that 1 + 1 = 3. During one of his frequent appearances on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Jones was asked about his optimism as the next season approaches. Apparently, Jones has lost all hope of logical reasoning.
“Okay, let me take the first way I asked the question without any problem with it. I have to believe that 1 and 1 is 3. I can’t work where 1 and 1 is 2. We all know it physically exists, but the number 3 is where I have to You go in. Now you have to have the optimism to work in this world, to commit, to do things when you have to count on 1 and 1 being 3. I’m not trying to play games, but that’s where the biggest payoffs are, it’s there. It’s available Everyone has to grab it if 1 and 1 equals 2. So, there you are.”
Optimism is a wonderful thing, but it can sometimes be confused with illusion. Jerry must be an optimist. Jones basically admitted recently that his job is to keep Cowboys related. He wants to keep the world talking about his team, and that doesn’t necessarily mean winning all the time.
“If anyone is thinking we’ve said more about us, more insight… that’s exactly what I’m trying to do,” Jones said. He said. “I want to get them to talk about cowboys. If we get them to talk about us, we do our job.”
This isn’t some revelation by Jerry. Most of the world has known it’s not about winning in Dallas for years. They haven’t come close to even appearing in a Super Bowl since the mid-1990s. Jones has built an extraordinary brand and made the Cowboys the most valuable franchise in American professional sports.
Although, he constantly tells us how he’d do anything it takes to win another championship. We haven’t seen things play out that way in reality. Now Jones is peddling his gibberish in mathematical equations that would have a first grade teacher throw up.
Jerry’s level of optimism has likely left most of you flummoxed. Claims of doing whatever it takes resulted in more key players leaving than staying during the offseason. Randy Gregory opted for Denver over Dallas. Jones traded Amari Cooper to Cleveland and let Cedric Wilson Jr. flee to Miami. Those players would still be representing The Star if Jones did whatever it took.
Again, the “optimism” can be admired, but most Cowboys fans are tired of falling for the same ‘ol Okie doke every year. Lots of big talk and promises that yield minimal results. Jones is the ultimate salesman that will say what needs to be said based on the audience receiving the message. This 1+1=3 optimistic crap isn’t adding up.
Jones’ logic with player personnel is flat-out wrong sometimes. If anybody needs to be moved on from, it’s Ezekiel Elliott. He’s likely to have a couple outstanding games early in the season but just wait. He’ll fall off eventually. In 17 games last season, Zeke rushed 1,002 yards. Elliott’s done, and Jones is the last one to realize it. He’s splitting carries with Tony Pollard for a reason.
Oh, boy. This is going to be a long and painful season for Cowboys nation.