Jerry Jones’s confusing decision to keep playoff dry heave Mike McCarthy has its roots in an infamous incident that occurred in 1994 when they were fresh off their second consecutive Super Bowl win. Jones, in a drunken state, badmouthed Coach Jimmy Johnson and fired him on the spot. Johnson was the mastermind behind the success of the Cowboys, while Jones was merely an oil baron with a loud mouth. Since then, Jones has only wanted coaches who wouldn’t get in his way and who need the job more than the Cowboys need them. Despite trying different coaches, including Bill Parcells, Jones has continued to assert his dominance over the team’s decision-making. The root of this issue dates back to a drunken decision made 30 years ago and continues to plague the Cowboys to this day.