Found January 03, 2012 on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL:
IRVING – In the wake of another disappointing season, plenty of fans have turned their wrath on Jerry Jones. But the owner says all that vitriol won’t make him give up his title as general manger. “The facts are I’ve spent 22 years doing this exactly the same way,” Jones said Tuesday. “I’ve made a lot of changes from year to year as time goes along, but, frankly, I know that when we do not have the kind of success, when we don’t have expectations lived up to, the one that should get the most heat is the one that ultimately makes the decisions, period, with the Dallas Cowboys. And that’s me.” Jones’ record as GM is under scrutiny again after Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay fired general manager Bill Polian. In an interview with Dallas’ KRLD-FM, Jones said he has no interest in hiring Polian to run the Cowboys’ football operation.  “The thing you’ve got to realize is that when you have an owner that is full time as the owner, then you create a situation where you have as much t

Bill Polian Believes He Was Fired for Not Having a Good Back Up QB

Former Indianapolis Colts vice chairman Bill Polian told the Associated Press that he believes his biggest mistake was not having an adequate back up quarterback for Peyton Manning and he believes that’s what led to him being fired. Polian indicated that the timing of the move was surprising to him and that he’s more upset about his son losing his job. At the age of 69,  Polian...

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Bill Polian says his biggest mistake was not having an adequate backup for Peyton Manning, and that's what led to his firing as vice chairman of the Indianapolis Colts. Polian tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the lack of a capable backup for the injured quarterback was the primary reason the Colts went from a Super Bowl contender to a 2-14 record and the No. 1 draft...

Colts fire Polians; Manning 'stunned' by decision

The Indianapolis Colts have fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the Colts' general manager.

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Report: Colts clean house as Polians relieved of duties

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay didn't waste time in cleaning house on Monday. Vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian have been relieved of their duties, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Monday, citing a source. There was no immediate word on the status of head coach Jim Caldwell, although the team has scheduled a new conference later this afternoon...

Polian regrets not having backup plan for Colts

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Indianapolis Colts fire Polians

Cleaning out the Colts front office may be only the start of the changes in Indianapolis. Team owner Jim Irsay fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the Colts' general manager on Monday, though he decided to keep coach Jim Caldwell. He must still decide whether a healthy Peyton Manning and a new quarterback can co-exist in the same locker room, and which...

Reports: Colts fire Bill, Chris Polian (AP)

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Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Fiddles While Rome Burns

It is time for a Jones family coup. It is time for the Jones family to salvage what is left of their dignity and community status. This mess Papa Jerry Jones is making of the Dallas Cowboys threatens to destroy every shred of goodwill the people of Dallas/Fort Worth ever had for the Arkansas clan. After the Cowboys concluded yet another disappointing, playoff-missing...

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Colts owner Jim Irsay fires Bill and Chris Polian in mammoth franchise shakeup

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