The Dallas Cowboys haven't sniffed the Super Bowl since the 1995 season, the type of dry stretch that would bury many general managers a decade ago.
But Jerry Jones acts as the GM of the Cowboys, and since Jones also owns the team, his position with the franchise is rather secure. During an interview with KTCK-AM (via The Dallas Morning News), Jones said he's never thought about giving final say on personnel matters to someone else.
"When I bought the team I said that there's no way I could make the kind of commitment that I'm making to buy the team ... and not have the final say relative to the kinds of things that general managers decide," Jones said. "So, I don't see that at all. What I do see is a better straight line way of making decisions and that has born out over the years. Now we need to win a Super Bowl."
After a rocky transition period following his purchase of the team in 1989, Jones helped build a franchise that won Super Bowls in 1992, 1993 and 1995. Since then, the Cowboys have been known less as champions and more for their inability to match expectations. Dallas has a chance to win the NFC East with a win over the Giantson Sunday night at MetLife Stadium.
The 69-year-old Jones doesn't see retirement as an option at this time.
"Well, when you enjoy what you're doing as much as I do then what are you retiring from?" he said.
"I would probably stop that at some point to do something that I enjoyed more. But as far as running the Cowboys, being involved in the NFL, being involved in sports, I don't know what I would do relative to what you'd be doing that I enjoy more than what I'm doing. So I don't see retiring from that."