Jerry Jones: I would have fired myself as Cowboys general manager

Monday November 5th, 2012

Jerry Jones said Sunday that he had no plans to leave as the Cowboys' general manager. (Thearon W. Henderson, Getty Images)

Responding to a question from NBC's Bob Costas in an interview Sunday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones admitted that "Jerry Jones the owner" probably would have fired "Jerry Jones the general manager" by now.

“Well, I think so . . . because he was there to dismiss,” Jones said, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.  “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 in the interview, he also made clear that he planned to stay as the team's GM for the long haul and that he did not plan to fire himself. He also said the same thing about head coach Jason Garrett and quarterback Tony Romo in their respective positions.

The Cowboys, playing the undefeated Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night, had come into the game by limping to a 3-4 record in their first seven games this season.

Here's video of the interview, from NBC:

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