Jerry Jones, Use Your Delusion
|From last year, when George and Jerry went into the food business together|
The point of Rhoden's piece is this: The Cowboys haven't won a playoff game since '96, yet the team and its fans carry themselves like "a perennial champion" with a bravado "bordering on the delusional." And that can be traced back to one man:
The illusory part of the 21st-century Cowboys, symbolized by Romo -- more hype than substance -- has been disconcerting to Cowboys fans and a put-off to those who are not. Jones knows that the only thing that will quiet critics and convert cynics is winning.
"The pursuit of a Super Bowl will make you stretch out to get into the N.F.L.," Jones said. "Winning one will make you spend a billion two on a stadium."