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Jerry Jones Comments On Head Coach Position

Jerry Jones spoke with reporters Monday about some of his thoughts on his next head coach. As usual, some of his thoughts go against the stream of standard logic. Jones still wasn't ready to say that he doesn't need to look past Jason Garrett for his next coach, but he also played down the possibility of recruiting a proven winner.

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Forty-three seasons ago, in 1968, Weeb Ewbank led the New York Jets to a Super Bowl title, nine years after guiding the Baltimore Colts to the second of two consecutive NFL championships.

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"But there has never been a coach win a Super Bowl and go somewhere else and win it," Jones said. "That's long odds."

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"That's worth noting," he said. "There is a lot to be said, and I'm a big believer, having never done something and get the opportunity to do it. I'm a big believer that initial proving it is a big motivator."

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This seems like extremely flimsy logic to me, given that numerous coaches have won multiple Super Bowls with the same team. If the issue is self-motivation, rather than the ability to put together a roster (which is defined by Jerry as his job here), what's the difference? The issue here for Jerry is obviously money. He has never valued the head coaching position, and this comment pretty clearly indicates that he still doesn't, even after that approach destroyed the 2010 season.

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Jones indicated he would talk to receivers coach Ray Sherman and consider other members of the current staff.

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"It's too logical for me, if we've got qualified people on staff, not to interview them," he said. "It's too illogical to say I'll leave it at that. Qualified people out here want to interview."

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I suppose if I'm Ray Sherman I'd appreciate a shot at a head coaching job - even if it's a long one - but I also think I might be a little insulted at the suggestion that the interview is a legitimate one when another coach on the staff was given the interim job ahead of me and went on to significantly improve the team's play.

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Jones also said that there is no timetable for his decision on his head coach. It seems unlikely that he would pay anyone significant money to coach an empty locker room with a potential work stoppage looming, though numerous openings on other clubs could force his hand.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.