America’s Team to laughing stock

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The Dallas Cowboys, once again, reek of mediocrity.

Year after year, we watch the same old display of unforced errors and a lack of effort on both sides of the ball, with two exceptions: wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray.

This team would be nowhere near a playoff hunt if it weren’t for these two players. I was once a fan of quarterback Tony Romo, but he has lost me, once and for all.

The only way to get Jerry Jones’ attention about his dismal performance as a general manager and owner is to hit him where it hurts. Stop going to games. Stop buying Cowboys merchandise. Stop watching.

Sadly, he probably wouldn’t put two and two together.

If Jerry Jones were managing a company that performed this badly year after year, he would have been fired years ago.

This is what the fans want now. We’ve had enough of his ego, and the same ol’ same ol’ on the field.

— Jill Bramblett, Grapevine

Despite Sunday’s devastating loss, and amid criticism by disappointed fans, the Dallas Cowboys came to visit my son and other children facing illnesses at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth on Monday.

My son’s face was brightened up as were so many other children.

Dez Bryant took the time to speak with me and my son regarding his heart surgery the next day and offered my son words of encouragement.

I couldn’t have asked for so much from perfect strangers.

I don’t care what happened on Sunday anymore because Dez and the Cowboys showed me that they are still all heart, and still America’s Team.

I am and will continue to be a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys!

— Joy Avery, Fort Worth

Could there possibly be a single wide-eyed fawn in the forest — an optimistic Cowboys fan who thinks that the Cowboys will get to a Super Bowl in their lifetime? Anyone?

But I will give credit where credit is due.

Jerry Jones has taken what was once the premier team in the National Football League, America’s Team, a team that was beginning to rival the New York Yankees as the greatest team in professional sports, and reduced it to a weekly laughing stock, prime fodder for late-night comedians and everyday fans.

And although his ego will never allow him to see the truth, I’ll still raise a glass after the Philadelphia loss in two weeks and give him his due.

— William Van Etten, Mansfield

I think it’s time that the Dallas Cowboys organization put its foot down on Dez Bryant and his childish actions.

So he was emotional after the game Sunday. We all were.

Does emotion give him the right to walk off the field before the game is over?

What if the rest of the team, or even half the team, had followed him?

The Cowboys would have been the laughing stock of the nation.

I can’t remember when a professional player in any sport has displayed so much immaturity.

I say fine him, and see if that helps control his emotion.

— Ellen Furgerson, Fort Worth

Jimmy Johnson comes to mind as a general manager and Bill Cowher as head coach.

Oh the possibilities! If Jerry Jones would just read Clint Murchison’s book.

— Tommy Foster, Arlington

I think the clock has run out and it’s time for Jerry Jones to sell the Dallas Cowboys.

If he agrees to my suggestion, I’d like to start the bidding with a generous offer: $12.

As an added incentive for him to accept this offer, please feel free to keep Dez Bryant.

— Bruce Dougherty, Fort Worth

I admire and respect the business acumen of Jerry Jones. He has made the Dallas Cowboys into a world-class business organization with a stadium that is the envy of all who see it.

At the same time, he has virtually destroyed the Cowboys as a football team.

We’ve had different coaches, quarterbacks, wide receivers, runners, etc., and the result is still the same. The only constant is his tenure as general manager.

It’s time to use some of that business acumen and replace the general manager.

— P.D. Hoskins, Glen Rose

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