Jerry Jones still has a problem. It looks like the Cowboys won the fight without a single scratch, but looks are often deceiving. Smart money is betting that Jerry still has to pull his checkbook out of his pocket. I found it amusing that Brett Daniels the Cowboys spokesman lateraled the ball to the NFL when asked for a comment; it was a rare occasion when he got camera shy and snapped shut like a clam.
You see, the fans still have a very strong case against the NFL, although this is going to be one of the rare times I side with them against a team. The only thing the NFL was guilty of was not keeping an eye on Jerry Jones. Judge Barbara Lynn may have cited a legal technicality by ruling that the tickets were a contract between the buyers and the NFL, and not the Cowboys, but the blame for the fiasco rests upon the shoulders of one man only: Jerry Jones.
The NFL doesn’t own the Cowboys stadium, Jerry Jones does. The NFL wasn’t in charge of stadium construction, Jerry Jones was. Jerry Jones actually took responsibility for the mistake, although he did it in an ambiguous manner by saying he “takes responsibility for the problems along with the NFL”. No, the NFL didn’t have a dog in this race. When the NFL spokesman told the press “the NFL acknowledges was a regrettable and inexcusable situation” I imagine the guy was looking sideways at Jerry Jones as he said it.
* Two-hour waits without toilets, food, water or explanation, inexcusable.
* The seats weren’t finished, even though the NFL and the Cowboys had years of advance notice that they would be needed, inexcusable.