For Redskins, time to look to 2014 draft
Since 1997, the Dallas Cowboys have won exactly one playoff game. One. Now the Redskins have not been significantly better in that time frame, but they have done better.
More importantly, it appears Washington owner Dan Snyder knows he needs to let experienced football men run his team. Rumors persist that Snyder may grow to close to certain players, but few would argue Snyder is the dominant voice on player personnel matters. In Dallas, that couldn't be further from the truth.
Owner Jerry Jones acts as general manager, and he has insulated himself with family that help in player selection. Jones does have a football background, having played at the University of Arkansas, but he graduated nearly 50 years ago. But Cowboys fans need not fret, for Jerry's son Stephen is confident in his dad.
"We're gonna win a championship sooner than later with Jerry at the helm," Stephen Jones said on a Dallas radio station.
The Cowboys had great success early in Jones' tenure as owner, winning three Super Bowls in four years in the 90s. That success, however, is largely attributed to former coach Jimmy Johnson, who Jones ran out of Dallas.
Good to see Jerry's family remains confident in his football abilities. Redskins fans likely hope Jerry remains in charge of the Cowboys personnel for a long time.