Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke with season ticket holders on a conference call Wednesday and refuted claims by many critics, including former head coach Jimmy Johnson, that the reason Dallas hasn't reached the playoffs in five years is because they're run like a country club. “I don’t think that we do have a country club atmosphere around here,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “There’s too much competition. These players recognize how fortunate they are to be in the NFL, to have these opportunities. We’ve got as good or better leadership than my experience in 24 years with the Cowboys has seen." Last November, Johnson told the Dan Patrick Show that “the No. 1 motivator [in the NFL] is fear;... Fear of maybe letting down your teammates or being embarrassed or chastised or fear of losing your job. Where is the fear in Dallas? There is no fear in Dallas. It’s a country club where everybody is buddies.” Jones doesn't think that's the case at all, and looks to show critics that this year will be different. “I think the stage is set with the attitude, the personnel, what Jason Garrett is doing relative to his leadership. All of those things will come to bare. We just need to win a couple of games that we didn’t win, let’s say each of the last two years, get in the tournament and go from there," he said.

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  • Jones has to defend himself, his money is at stake. The problem is, he can't. Too many guys played the game and know more about it that he does. People that have math degrees keep charts and his record and history ARE VERY TELLING. Jones has become AL DAVIS before John Madden. Jones is AFTER JIMMY and he can't stand it. JIMMY is THE ONLY REASON DALLAS WON BIG< Jones had NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. He was along for the RIDE. BIG EGO LOSER.

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