Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Takes Pointed Shot At Coach Mike McCarthy With Brutal Quote

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The Dallas Cowboys under owner Jerry Jones have been largely a failure since the departure of head coach Barry Switzer.

In fact, even Switzer was able to coast on the talent acquired by Jimmy Johnson, who Jones subsequently tossed aside due to his own ego.

Dallas has won just four playoff games since the turn of the century and has not reached the NFC Championship Game since 1995.

For much of that period, especially in the early 2000s, the Cowboys were complete non-factors. Much of their issues were down to poor roster construction and the lack of a star-caliber quarterback.

That all changed with the emergence of Tony Romo and, in time, Dak Prescott. In recent years, the Cowboys have rosters capable of competing with the best teams in the league. That much was evident by three seasons of 12 wins or more in the last seven years.

But still, the Cowboys have fallen short when it comes time for the playoffs.

Much of that blame fell at the feet of former head coach Jason Garrett. Then the struggles often fell at the feet of Garrett’s replacement, Mike McCarthy, who hasn’t been able to get it done in the playoffs.

While the Cowboys have plenty of problems, drafting has not been one of them in recent years.

Vice President of Personnel Will McClay has led the charge and helped Dallas build the foundation of a team that should compete for Super Bowl trophies.

With the NFL Draft beginning Thursday, Jones, his son Stephen, and McCarthy held a press conference on Monday. With his final comments, Jones made sure to point out where his team has fallen short.

“Drafting is not a problem, coaching is,” he said.

According to reporters in attendance, Jones made the comment in a joking manner. But there is a little bit of truth in every joke. And the Cowboys certainly can’t blame drafting for their recent failures.