There's an entire generation of young NFL fans who know nothing about the Dallas Cowboys as a successful NFL franchise.
This is what happens when you win one playoff game in 17 seasons. Jerry Jones, the team's owner and general manager, has been the one constant during that time, a reality that's led to prolonged criticism from a fan base that's grown tired of perpetual mediocrity.
Jones continually has made it clear he has no intention of stepping away from the GM role. After a particularly devastating home loss on Sunday to the Green Bay Packers, Jones reiterated his stance and provided some context as to why.
"It's often said that, why don't I get someone to be the GM?" Jones said Tuesday on KRLD-FM (via ESPN.com). "Why don't I get someone to pick the players? Well, who in the world do you think that person when they walk through the door and say, 'We want to get this player or we want to pay this player,' what in the world do you think I'm going to do? I'm going to sit down and I'm going to go through it and I'm going to say, 'Show me the player. Show me everything about the player before I write the check. Show me the player and let me see everything about the player.'
"Well, rather than have that happen, I get involved in it and know everything about the players before they get to the door," Jones added. "That, if you've got the time to do it, that's a better way to do it."
Jones has the time, which makes the middleman an unnecessary aspect of the organization. That's his opinion anyway, and it's the only one that matters inside the walls of Jerrah World.