The structure of today's sports teams is the usual owner, general manager, manager/coach, then the players. But for some reason the Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones doesn't think he needs a general manager and thinks it's best if he's judge, jury, and executioner. When the Cowboys were winning Jerry Jones looked like a genius. Making all the appropriate moves like hiring Jimmy Johnson away from the University of Miami and keeping the core of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irving together long enough to see the bright of three NFL Championships in 1992, 1993, and 1995. The last Cowboy championship was in 1995 that was 17 years ago and for that they're still labeled "America's Team"? For that label the New York Yankees should be labeled "America's Team" since they've been multiple time championships and much more recently than the Cowboys.
Jerry Jones at this stage in his life can't possibly be in touch with the young kids that are coming into the league. Do I want Jerry Jones to get a Twitter account like Indianapolis Colts' owner Jim Irsay? no, but I don't see what Jerry Jones can possibly talk to Dez Bryant about outside of football. The GM's roll is to have an unbiased view of the team and use that unbiased view to build a team that can win on the field and not just win the headlines the way Jerry Jones seems to think it goes.