Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have been projected to do well damn near every season for about a decade now, but they never seem to make it over the hump.
This year, they're currently sitting at 5-5, in second place in an extremely weak NFC East, and would be the 9th place team in the NFC if the season ended today.
Yet Jones still thinks he's doing a damn good job
, if he does say so himself.
"The facts are I really do think the way things have rolled out I'm getting to do some of the best work that I've done, relatively speaking in my career, over these last several years."
Jones, who is 133-133 since 1997 as the Cowboys GM, says that he plans on serving in that role for another 10-15 years.
"Of course, I said it, and I really meant that, and just think about that a minute: Why wouldn't you? One of the reasons that I, to some degree, have taken the risks that I have over the years, and kind of had the professional life that I followed, is so that I get to decide when enough is enough. God willing. So I do get to decide that. It's a certain part of working for yourself if you still are standing when the time comes. So I get to really make that decision, and I want to make it in a way that I think is in the best interest of the team, franchise and really our fans. A lot of people just need to hear me say I know it's in our best interest for us to operate the way we have. It's unfortunate that over these last five or six years that we haven't had a few things turn right for us at the end of the season -- needing to win one of out of two games to get into the playoffs, having a healthy quarterback, all of those things. But we've been a lot closer than it seems."
Perhaps someday he'll realize that he's not as close to a championship as he thinks, and gets someone more qualified to do the job.