Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he likes the pain of criticism

Monday November 18th, 2013

Another Jerry Jones interview may have revealed the Cowboys' draft board. (Getty Images) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones won't give up the general manager position anytime soon.  (Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is quite the talk radio listener, saying he listens “more than anyone” and that criticism surrounding his team hurts him.

Jones spoke with CBS This Morning on Monday and got emotional when speaking about the state of his football team, which sit at 5-5 this season.

“I think I love the pain,” Jones said. “Certainly, criticism hurts, but it, boy, fuels your ambition. It makes me think, ‘I wanna show them.’ ”

The interviewer replied, “Do you really? You hear it?”

“I think I love the pain.”

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Jones, whose Cowboys have one playoff win in the last 17 seasons, said there is a reason why he is a good businessman.

"It's how you have a stadium worth $1.2 [billion] if you watch your pennies and use flip phones," said Jones. "You can't have it all."

Jones was also asked if he would consider making a change at general manager.

“My experience has been the closer your top management is to the man that writes the check, or the man that is the financial backbone of the team, the better operation you have,” he said.
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