Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jerry Jones Should Turn To Aikman For General Manager - Randy Galloway

 Amidst a dismal season that has the Cowboys overloaded with starting quarterbacks and lopsided defeats, Randy Galloway offers a humorous solution to the franchise’s most noticeable front-office problem.

From the November 15, 2001 edition of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
By Randy Galloway

Always focused.  Always thinking ahead.  Thinking of April, and the next NFL Draft.

The prognosis, however, is rather dire for the Valley Ranch brain trust.  Current projections indicate Mr. Jerry Jones will have to be good at evaluating talent, as opposed to just being lucky.

This is scary.  History tells us to expect massive screw-ups.  At the moment, only the Taliban has surpassed Jerry in war room miscalculations.

So, in a never-ending rescue-mission to protect Jones from himself, while also saving the Cowboys, the timing seems right to proceed with Plan A.

Maybe you’ve noticed.  Plan B, C, D, E, F, etc., none of them worked.  Plus, things are also not necessarily falling into place on the field, which has nothing to do with the Cowboys’ halfway point record of 2-6.

This season wasn’t important anyway.  Except, that is, for one area.  This season was supposed to set the table for next April.  Supposed to guarantee draft-day opportunities that haven’t been available at Valley Ranch in more than a decade.

The problem is not the Cowboys.  The problem is the rest of the NFL.  The league is so bad the Cowboys might not even be the worst team.  Six clubs have two or fewer victories.  Four more have only three victories.  With expansion Houston holding the No. 1 pick in April, the Cowboys might not even crack the top five in drafting position.

It is certainly not too early to remind Jerry – again – that he needs help.  He needs a football guy to call his very own.  As Jerry has told us before, if he actually felt there was somebody out there who knew more about evaluating hairy-legged talent than his own self, then he’d hire him.

Which brings me to Plan A.  Here’s the deal, Jerry:

About an hour before kickoff Sunday, walk into the Fox TV broadcasting booth at Texas Stadium, say hello to Moose Johnston, and then ask Moose’s microphone partner to step outside for a private conversation.

Then you do it, Jerry.  You hand him a contract, along with a ballpoint pen and then request him to sign on the dotted line.

Sir, you have just hired yourself a new general manager.

Troy Aikman....................................................

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