Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Drought - Jerry Jones and Anthony Wright

The Dallas Cowboys are approaching the two decade mark in their Super Bowl drought. There are many reasons why this is so. Behind them all is the General Manager, Jerry Jones. One specific reason to point to in their Worst Decade in History is quarterback Anthony Wright.

By Ryan Bush

Anthony Wright, shown here in a game against Oakland, started six games for the Cowboys after Troy Aikman's career-ending injury in December of 2000. Wright never topped the 200-yard mark in passing, a big reason he left the Cowboys with a 1-5 mark as a starter. His 9-yard performance against the Titans to end the 2000 season will forever be remembered as one of the most uninspiring outings in the history of America's Team.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Slavery is not About Race - It's About God and Mankind

Jesus said, "No man can serve two masters."

 The Bible reveals that all on this earth are, ultimately and literally, slaves. We are someone else’s Property. We belong to someone else. Someone else is our master.

The Bible also reveals that you belong to one of only two ultimate masters.

You either belong to the God of the Bible and His Son Jesus as citizens of His Kingdom or you belong to the god of this World, Satan, as citizens of this World and his Kingdoms / nations.

Who is your master?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Here we go again - Jerry Jones, The Dallas Cowboys & the Super Bowl

In the ever surprising world of Jerry Jones, there's one thing that is never surprising. Jerry forever links his beloved Cowboys with the Super Bowl. Do they deserve such accolades on such a regular basis? Probably not. Just don't attempt to tell Jerry that. Reality tends to be one of those facts of life that Jerry morphs into his own, then pushes as far into the foreseeable future as possible. All is good, whether it is or not. Some things never change.
by Ryan Bush

In Thursday's "State of The Cowboys" address, Jerry Jones showed several signs that three consecutive seasons without a playoff berth were taking its toll, admitting that the Cowboys "have got a lot of work to do."

Yet, being the cheerleader that he is, he couldn't help but talk about how much better the team is at this juncture than a year ago, and even managed to insert a comment - though tongue-in-cheek it may have seemed - about making a run at the Super Bowl.

This pre-training camp talk about a push to the Super Bowl is a Jones trademark. During the writing of Decade of Futility, I was shocked to learn just how much so. Since the "One Year Away" Cowboys shocked the world in 1992 by destroying Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVII by a 52-17 score, Jones has neglected to thrill listeners with Super aspirations a grand total of four times. That's four out of a possible twenty-one opportunities. Truly incredible.

Even more incredible are the circumstances surrounding those times when he deemed it better to be humble, rather than bold. The first occurrence was in the wake of Troy Aikman's retirement in 2001, when all the Cowboys were leaning upon was the unproven right arm of Georgia rookie Quincy Carter. Yes, Jones was magnanimous that day in his respect for the dark hour that his Cowboys found themselves in, foregoing any Super Bowl predictions, prophesying instead for a ho-hum mediocre campaign filled with only - yes, only - ten wins.

The only other times that Jones was silent on any personal visions of impending glory just happened to be during the first three years of Big Bill Parcells' four-year reign of pigskin terror, when Jones was effectively kept under wraps.

Jones talks so boldly because he wants the fans to know that he cares, and that he - in his position as the team's General Manager - has pieced together a roster that everyone will be proud of. He envisions himself as the sharpshooter in a darkened gym that calls his own shot on one three-pointer after another.

More importantly, is the fact that Jones believes these predictions are within the bounds of reason, even when others around him are pleading with him for patience, and temperance. 

The passing years have revealed that Jones is oblivious to any personal prohibitions related to drinking that most seductive of drinks, Cowboy Kool-Aid. The Cowboys have reaped the rewards this millennium of changing head coaches a mind-boggling four times. Five losing seasons, countless melodramas, one measly playoff victory, and a decade (2000-2009) that houses the lowest winning percentage in franchise history. 

And there, impervious to reality, criticism, and countless glaring statistics, stood the Cowboys owner yesterday, handing out a beverage that has enslaved the innocent and gullible for more than a decade. Yes, drinks are always on the house at Valley Ranch, no matter the hour, the venue, or circumstance.

Read more about Jerry Jones and the Worst Decade in Dallas Cowboys History in my new book Decade of Futility.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Jerry Jones Thought Bill Parcells was the Answer - But Dallas Cowboys' Futility Continued

Not many Cowboys fans, even the most dedicated and informed, know that the first decade of the new millenium was the worst in Dallas Cowboys' History.

Bill Parcells was brought on board the Cowboys ship, listing badly and taking on water too rapidly, to correct the mistakes of General Manager Jerry Jones.

Though Parcells definitely turned the franchise around, he didn't experience the success envisioned by Jones. And after four years, Bill knew it he wouldn't either.

So, how is hindsight?

This post by Ryan Bush gives us a glimpse.

Definitely not a match made in Heaven!
 Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells on working with Jerry Jones for four years:
“He’s a straightforward, honest guy,” Parcells said. “He really is. That’s all I look for. He was very supportive of me as a coach. Now were there things going on that occasionally I didn’t like? Yeah, there were, but that didn’t inhibit me from going to him, talking things out. He’s really great about that.”

So what drove these two apart? Find out in Chapters 15 and 16 of Decade of Futility.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

All Things Dallas Cowboys: Dallas Cowboys Worst Decade? Who Knew?

Available now is Decade of Futility: How the Leadership of Jerry Jones Transformed America's Team into a 21st Century Debacle, Resulting in the Worst Decade in Dallas Cowboys' History.

Authored by Ryan Bush, this tale of the incredible chronicles the failed attempts of General Manager Jerry Jones to maintain the momentum created by Jimmy Johnson, then to return the Cowboys to the glory of yesteryear. In the midst lies a fact that few realize. The first decade of the 21st century was the worst decade in Cowboys History.

Now you can relive the timeline of the Cowboys descent into uncharted territory with Jerry Jones leading the way.

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