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Jerry Jones is locked out of Cowboys' locker room following loss

November 05, 2012|By Chuck Schilken

Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones was livid Sunday night, and not just because his team had just lost to the Atlanta Falcons on national television.

Jones was locked out of the Cowboys' locker room -- reportedly it was unintentional -- following his team's 19-13 loss in Atlanta on "Sunday Night Football." Matt Barrie of NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported the incident via Twitter. 

"Jerry Jones just pounded locker room door because no one would let him in," Barrie tweeted. "It's the angriest I've seen him all year."

Jones eventually made his way into the locker room, where he fielded questions from the media and, presumably, chewed out the players and coaches on his 3-5 team.

Earlier that night, NBC broadcast an interview by Bob Costas with Jerry Jones (see video above), who stated that he would have fired himself as general manager if he could have but he couldn't because it's impossible to fire yourself because you can't separate yourself from yourself so you just have to learn to live with yourself ... or something like that.

"I've always worked for myself and you can't do that," Jones said of firing himself as general manager. "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."

Whatever you say, Jerry. But back to the locker room situation -- boy, I'd hate to be the guy who locked the owner out. I bet that guy is worried about his job today.

Unless that guy happens to be the general manager -- then his job is safe without question.

I think.


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