Jerry Jones says Cowboys are most popular TV show on television.
Just when I thought Cowboys owner Jerry Jones couldn’t get any more ridiculous, he decides to imply that it’s alright to miss the playoffs as long as the team remains popular.
Per Pro Football Talk:
“As you know, the Cowboys have not gone to the playoffs in several years,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We have not gone, yet we’re the most popular TV show there is on television. We lead all teams in TV ratings. We lead, 24 of the last top 25 shows were NFL games, and any time your Cowboys play they’re up there at the top and leading. Now, what causes that? What causes that is creating some aura, creating some excitement.”
Personally, I hope Jones doesn’t actually think under-performing year after year is acceptable, but he’s slowly turning into a more senile version of the late Al Davis. It isn’t a secret that the Cowboys have a huge nationwide fan base, so why is he surprised that the ratings for their games are high?
Football rules everything. The fans are going to tune in no matter how the Cowboys are doing, and more fans would probably tune in if they could finally do better than 8-8. Apparently Jones isn’t aware that a loyal fan base will always watch their team, so it looks like his senility is leading him to illusory thoughts of the Cowboys’ importance.
Just imagine if Jerry concentrated on building a playoff team as much as he does on analyzing TV ratings.