Aikman: I Don't See Jerry Jones Ever Stepping Down

The Cowboys, despite several coaching changes, haven't won a divisional playoff game since 1995

Reiter Than You
November 13, 2018 - 11:21 am

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Last week, Troy Aikman told a Dallas-area radio station that “there’s a lot of dysfunction” within the Cowboys’ organization and that the franchise needs “a complete overhaul.”

Aikman stood by those comments Monday on CBS Sports Radio.

“We all know what this business is,” Aikman said on Reiter Than You. “It’s a production-based business, and if you don’t win enough games – regardless of who you are – you’re not going to stick around very long. I just said knowing this organization the way that I do, there’s been a lot of coaches who have come through – and yet, the results, by and large, have been the same. I think that you have to take an honest assessment and see if it goes beyond coaching. I think every organization needs to do that. The Cowboys are no different.”

The Cowboys haven’t won a divisional playoff game since 1995 – when Aikman was quarterback – and have lost nine of their last 12 playoff games. But don’t expect Jerry Jones, 76, to step down anytime soon. 

“He’s been the owner since 1989,” Aikman said. “That role has been his, so I don’t anticipate that changing. That doesn’t always mean that that’s not what’s best for an organization, but as far as whether or not he will ever go that route, I don’t see that happening – and he has said that it will not happen.”

As for quarterback, Aikman believes Dak Prescott could be a long-term solution in Dallas.

“I’ve been a big fan of his,” Aikman said. “I think the Cowboys are fortunate to have someone like him in the organization.”

The Cowboys (4-5), who beat the Eagles in Philadelphia this past weekend, play the Falcons (4-5) in Atlanta on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET.