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?