Raiders and Cowboys Suffer Same Malady

By MikeBullock  |   Wednesday, November 25, 2009  |  Comments( 3 )

Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys are two of the most storied franchises in NFL history. Between them, they hold eight Superbowl titles, which accounts for just shy of twenty percent of the Lombardi trophies given out. The two teams have combined for thirteen Conference Championships and the Raiders also hold an AFL Championship. However,...
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Big Tex
12:37 AM
"Despite a modicum of success there, Jones did not immediately enter the NFL." I don't know about a modicum (meaning a small amount) of success. Jerry Jones was an All SWC performer for a National Championship team. Jones has mentioned he considered coaching as a career at one time, but did not think it would provide him with the lifestyle he desired. Since he became a self-made billionaire, one should assume he made the correct choice.
I am curious about the "pulled a Yankee" reference. Exactly what players are you referring to that Dallas supposedly bought prior to '93? Jones was instrumental in getting Free Agency established. Eddy DeBartolo was the architect of the FA contracts that are common today. Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, and some other owners went to the Commisioner because they felt the contracts violated the spirit of Free Agency. When the Commisioner upheld the 49ers' contracts, it became obvious how the FA game had to be played.
neil b
11:28 AM
Here's to hoping that last Sunday wasn't a fluke and that Grad the Great gets us another "W".
Big Tex
05:59 PM
BTW Mike, how does a career coaching record of 23-16-3 equate to "Al Davis could be considered the greatest coach of all time"? While Davis' contributions to the success of the Raiders and the AFL are undeniable, there stronger as an executive than as a HC. There was a guy who went by Vince with a trophy named after him who was kind of a bad a$$ coach. Chuck Noll had a pretty good run in Pittsburgh. Tom Landry had a string of 20 straight years with a winning record. Sorry, but 23-16-3 doesn't equal GOAT.
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