Hansen Unplugged: A team divided




Posted on November 8, 2010 at 11:34 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 6:19 PM

It was Albert Einstein who said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

The Cowboys' problem is: Owner Jerry Jones is dumb enough to think he's smarter than Einstein.

The Cowboys are playing in their 51st year. They've had eight head coaches now; seven since Jerry Jones bought the team less than 22 years ago; and one general manager the last 22 years.

It's the same general manager who keeps the coaching carousel moving, and defending the job he does... and it's a job he can't defend.

I've said it to his face, and I'm saying it again: 32 teams in the NFL and there's not one of 'em... not a single one of 'em... that would hire Jones to be their general manager if he didn't bring his checkbook with him.

He hires coaches nobody else wants, and then fires 'em when he realizes he doesn't want 'em, either.

So now it's Jason Garrett's turn.

It might only be his job for the next eight games, and then maybe another coach next year... if there is a next year, of course.

The NFL needs a new labor agreement with the players' union, and Jones is one of the NFL's leaders in trying to change the salary system for players, because he thinks they make too much.

A man who bought the Cowboys in 1989 for $149 million... 22 years later they're worth $1.8 billion... and he thinks the players make too much.

I've taken your calls and read your e-mails saying that Jerry Jones needs to hire a real coach, a real general manager, and step aside so the Cowboys can return to their glory days.

You need to move on, because he never will.

The Cowboys really are America's Team. They're just like America, broken and divided and arguing about the future.

Doing the same thing over and over... and expecting different results.

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