Jerry Jones locked out after loss to Falcons

Jerry Jones had a bad day.

Not only did his Cowboys lose to the Falcons, falling to 3-5 on the year, but the irate owner couldn’t even get into the locker room after the game to vent his frustration.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Jones reached the door of the visiting team’s locker room at the Georgia Dome, only to find that it was locked.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones the scene to KRLD-FM The Fan:

“I was right there. What they do is they hold the door because there’s media and there’s different people coming in and out. He hit the door and said, ‘It’s Jerry.’ And they didn’t realize it was him, and then they let him in.

“Obviously, they didn’t know that it was him. Once they figured out it was him, they let him right in. But there was nothing contentious or anything like that. It was just not knowing that he was the one trying to get in the door.”

Adding to his frustration was a question asked by NBC’s Bob Costas: Should he fire the general manager — which would be Jones.

“Well, I think so . . . because he was there to dismiss,” Jones said. “I’ve always worked for myself and you can’t do that. You basically have to straighten that guy out in the mirror when you work for yourself. But certainly, if I’d had the discretion, I’ve done it with coaches and certainly I would have changed a general manager.”

But while Jones thinks he should be fired, he said he won’t sack head coach Jason Garrett.

“I have a lot of faith in Jason,” Jones said. “Jason’s future is ahead of him. I know how hard he works. I like his philosophy, so I’ve got a lot of confidence, a lot of faith. One of the brightest spots I see is our head coaching and our coaching in the future.”

Sound like a vote of confidence?

68 comments Add your comment

Habersham Dawg

November 6th, 2012
8:44 am

Looks like Jerry’s going to be locked out of the playoffs this year too.

Barry Switzer

November 6th, 2012
9:17 am

How ’bout them Cowboys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


November 6th, 2012
9:19 am

You don’t think Arthur Blank would lock out the owner of the Cowboys from his own Locker room, do ya??? Naw……..


November 6th, 2012
9:26 am

Cowboys will never win anything until Jerry sells the team.


November 6th, 2012
9:28 am

J R Ewing please sit down!


November 6th, 2012
9:31 am

The Cowboys were so good in the 90’s because they hit the lottery when they suckered the Vikings out of a lot of players and choice picks for Hershel Walker. It was luck.

Give any GM several decent players and choice picks for one player and he’ll turn it into something.

In other words, Jerry got lucky early on. Now, and in the last 12 years or so, when skill is needed, we see that Jones is sorely lacking.


November 6th, 2012
9:35 am

Jones is Lolo’s brother and she was messed up too. Jerry should go have a martini and leave the football to smarter men.

Don Coryell

November 6th, 2012
9:40 am

“Jason’s future is ahead of him.” —-A Classic!

Well, no ship, Sherlock. From a frickin’ billionaire, no less. Jerry Jones is a blazin’ genius megalomaniac and the ‘pokes will not win until he takes his boot off of everybody’s neck that works for him. With his eye (and what else) surgery, Jerry is a class act–unfortunately it is all low.

Falcons kicked their cowboy arses. What else needs to be said?


November 6th, 2012
9:42 am

Jerry should relieve Jerry of his GM duties and get a real one, but with his micromanagement, the results would probably be the same. Nothing will change in Dallas until Jerry goes the way of Steinbrenner.


November 6th, 2012
9:51 am

itpdude, you are 100% correct. That had to be the stupidest (most corrupt?) move of all time in any and all sports. Go Falcons. But look out for the Panthers next time — they are a much better team than their record shows.


November 6th, 2012
9:52 am

It’s a good thing there’s a Victoria’s Secret in the Cowboy’s new stadium because they look like they could use some new panties!


November 6th, 2012
9:53 am

The best losing team I have ever seen. There has got to be a problem outside of the players.


November 6th, 2012
9:54 am

Is this even a story? The owner came to a door that was closed/locked and had to say “it’s Jerry” to get in? I mean, I enjoy the demise of this team as much as anybody but it’s a pretty dumb non-story.


November 6th, 2012
9:58 am

They should’ve left Jerry locked out…..

The Cowboys have a talented team…..but, something’s just not right.

George G.

November 6th, 2012
9:59 am

“I’d fire the coach, I’d fire the director and then I’d fire the manager. Wait a minute, I am the manager! Yeah, I know.”

Wade Phillips

November 6th, 2012
10:05 am

What goes around comes around……………


November 6th, 2012
10:08 am

Who thought that clip art at the top of this page looked good?? What is this, a middle school newspaper?


November 6th, 2012
10:10 am

When a LOOSER team comes up against a WINNER team…..they are bound to get that BUTT kicked. There is something that I really like about that Cowboy team though and that’s ‘dem DALLAS COW GIRLS! GO FALCONS. :o )


November 6th, 2012
10:26 am

Sure wish there was some footage of Jerry getting locked out.


November 6th, 2012
10:47 am

If Jerry has any sense (and that’s doubtful) he’d get rid of foul mouth Ryan, the head coach, and, oh yes, that drama queen, Tony Romo. Jerry should trade for Sam Bradford, who, though much younger than Romo, has the poise and self-confidence Romo will never have.


November 6th, 2012
10:57 am

Loose or Looser – opposite of tight
Lose or Loser – opposite of win or winner

Obama Supporter

November 6th, 2012
11:00 am

The Cowboys problem can all be traced to the video. It’s always the video.


November 6th, 2012
11:04 am


FORMER Cowboys Fan

November 6th, 2012
11:05 am

Jerry Jones is an elitist, egotistical TOOL, as ineffective a leader as Barry 0bamaJiveTalker.

Jimmy Johnson made his franchise for him.


November 6th, 2012
11:13 am

Any owner or gm/owner should be in the lockeroom 2 times; before the first game and after the last game. And owners/ gm’s, stay off the playing field after games. It is soooo ‘bush league’!


November 6th, 2012
11:15 am

@designcritic You could not be more dead on, middle school at best


November 6th, 2012
11:30 am

It wasn’t that much of a blowout; the cowboys only lost by 6. Falcons need to laser focus on their next opponent and be glad they got a W out of this game. Forget that Jones idiot; not news at all.


November 6th, 2012
11:32 am

Didn’t Jones start that going on the sideline in the 4th quarter thing?


November 6th, 2012
11:38 am

Bill Parcells warned Jerry a long time ago that Tony Romo was not the man for the job. He told him he was not ready and he was correct but Jerry will never admit that.


November 6th, 2012
11:41 am

Keeping jerry out of the locker room. For a minute there I thought Dallas might be taking a turn in the right direction. Unfortunately they opened the door:( Jones lucked out on the Walker deal or he would have destroyed the Cowboys sooner. Landry and Schramm had esatablished a solid franchise. Landry coached and Schramm provided the personnel. Along comes Jerry who wants to do both. Recipe for disaster. For that matter I wish Arthur would stay off sidelines. His Vick involvement set us back.


November 6th, 2012
11:42 am

Jerry Jones is as big a doof as Mitt Romney…well, maybe not that bad.


November 6th, 2012
11:45 am

Jerry Jones is the worst thing to ever happen to the Dallas cowboys, he will not go away until he had no breath left , God help the cowboy nation. Plus he looks like skelator or a scary Mr.burns.


November 6th, 2012
11:46 am

Plus he’s a scumbag republican..


November 6th, 2012
11:49 am

To set the cowboys free, unfortunately, we have to wish death on Jerry Jones.

Jimmy Johnson

November 6th, 2012
11:50 am

that JJ is just a big looser! lol…..

Mitch Kumstein

November 6th, 2012
11:52 am

Anyone else notice the times on our posts?

Hey AJC, how about re-setting your clocks like the rest of us did last Saturday?

Mitch Kumstein

November 6th, 2012
11:52 am

Oh yeah…Go Falcons!


November 6th, 2012
11:53 am

The Cowboys are not as bad as the record reflect. The playing calling and clock management is questionable. Maybe it is time for Dallas to get back to what work for them…a balance attack. Romo cannot throw the ball 60x a game. We can’t win with that, you can’t coach that, we can’t do it…lol


November 6th, 2012
11:54 am

The Cowboys are not as bad as the record reflect. The play calling and clock management is questionable/terrible. Maybe it is time for Dallas to get back to what work for them…a balance attack. Romo cannot throw the ball 60x a game. We can’t win with that, you can’t coach that, we can’t do it…lol

GB's Hamburgers

November 6th, 2012
12:28 pm

If Jerry did look in the mirrow, it would be a bad reflection on him and the, once proud, Cowboys.


November 6th, 2012
12:36 pm

Thank you Captain Obvious. Yes, Jason Garrett’s future is ahead of him.


November 6th, 2012
12:36 pm

How do you know that there is a reflection when Jerry looks in the mirror?

Who cares?

November 6th, 2012
1:02 pm

It’s the Cowboys, who cares? Let ‘em worry about the Pokes in Dulla$$, this is Atlanta. We are a Falcons town and the Birds are undefeated. !!!!!!

Who cares?

November 6th, 2012
1:03 pm

It’s the Cowboys, who cares? Let ‘em worry about Dallas in Dallas.
The Birds are ours, and they are undefeated!
Btw, where is ‘Choke’ these days?

hind tit

November 6th, 2012
1:04 pm

Jones has destroyed Dallas just like Blank will destroy the Falcons. Dallas had success after Jones bought the team until Jones became smarter than the GM and coaches. Blank is headed in the same direction. Every year you see him getting more involved and that is not good. By the way they are from different party’s but from the same arrogant mold.

Who cares?

November 6th, 2012
1:05 pm

Arthur, please give Koetter a raise so we don’t lose him to KY.


November 6th, 2012
1:08 pm

This is a NON story! BFD!


November 6th, 2012
1:09 pm

The Falcon fans are the biggest bunch of obnoxious fans that I’ve ever seen to NOT have ever won anything. The last 2 years they have been knocked out….opps excuse me, BLOWN out the playoffs in the 1st round. I’m a part of a big female football crew that had season tickets for the Falcons. We are all transplants & our motto was as long as the Falcons are not playing our home teams we will support them. That stopped after that 13-3 season 2yrs ago. The fans acted as if they had the superbowl in the can. I do fine many of them are not knowledgeable about the game and only watch Falcon football. That is why they were stunned the last 2yrs playoff seasons. The playoffs is about getting healthy at the RIGHT time. That is what the Packers & Giants did the last 2 seasons. 2 wild card teams that went 3-0 on the ROAD to beat teams with better records. 2yrs ago when I sat in the Ga Dome with my Packer gear I had fan after fan tell me, “OH, WE ALREADY BEAT YALL IN THE REGULAR SEASON” I could not believe that the fans were too stupid to understand that the playoffs is a new season. I guess they didn’t bother to watch ESPN to learn that the 17 Packers back up players were inproving week to week and finally clicked enough to win the last 2 games of the season for them to barely make the playoffs. Packers were the most banged up team to ever WIN a superbowl with a bunch of players I barely knew. Once again with the Falcons failing to play a .500 team, the fans are setting themselves up for another disappointing season.

Six Superbowls

November 6th, 2012
1:10 pm

Jerrah Jones is Arfur Blank’s role model and hero. You buzzard-baitors ought to remember that when you crow about your sorry losing franchise. You see, 8-0 don’t mean jack-squat when a January evaluation rolls around.


November 6th, 2012
1:18 pm