It’s a simple thing that so many just don’t grasp.
Some things you can just depend on. They happen every year, The swallows come back to Capistrano. The buzzards return to Hinkley. And the media fails to grasp the role of Jerry Jones, owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys.
It is not hard to see why Jones garners a lot of criticism in down years, since he has made himself the ubiquitous face and voice of his team. But even when he is being praised for the things he has done well, as he is with his team now in the divisional round of the playoffs, he still usually gets some shade thrown his way in the process.
This was the case in a recent Sports Illustrated article about the roster Jones and his staff have built. It had some good things to say, such as this.
In last week’s 24-22 wild-card win over the Seahawks, Dallas started 17 players on either side of the ball that were drafted or signed as undrafted free agents by the Cowboys. Just three of the 22 starters had been acquired in free agency; two had been traded for.