NFL.com - Jerry Jones was a picture of frustration following Sunday night’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It wasn’t intentional, but the Dallas Cowboys owner was locked out of his team’s locker room following the game. Matt Barrie of NBC 5 in Dallas witnessed Jones pounding on the door. “It’s the angriest I’ve seen him all year,” Barre wrote… Jones eventually made his way into the locker room to field questions from reporters. That makes sense. After all, Jones is master and commander of the Cowboys. All of this is his. He’s not a man you leave on the outside looking in. Jones isn’t thrilled with his expensive toy at the moment. The Cowboys have been a maddening team this season, falling to 3-5 and hanging on for dear life in the NFC playoff picture. Not what Jerry had in mind.
Yikes. I doesn’t get much lower than being locked out of your own locker room by the very people you write million dollar checks to, does it? How ironic that this happens to Jones in the same weekend that he tells Bob Costas he would’ve fired his GM by now if his GM wasn’t himself. Because this goes to show you, success never sleeps. Even if you’re paying all the freight, you can never stop producing results. Being boss means winning like a boss, all the time. Because when you start losing as long and as often as Jerry Jones has, even the people who owe their livelihoods to you will lock your oily, creepy, reptilian ass out in the hallway to be humiliated in front of the press. You think for one second that the Barstool staff wouldn’t do the same to Dave if he ran the operation as badly as Jones has? In a heartbeat. Maybe it doesn’t befit a titan of industry, but it comes with the territory. As Shakespeare put it, “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” And it’s not the first time a powerful man has found himself on the outside looking in:
PS. It’s even more ironic that while Mr. Kraft is ending lockouts, Jones is getting locked out.
PPS. There are rumors going around that Jones will hire Sean Payton, like any coach with the juice Payton has at the moment would ever take the job. It would take the convoy of dump trucks filled with gold bricks from “Die Hard 3″ for him to join this circus. Just ask Bill Parcells how it worked out for him. @JerryThornton1