I don't think you can separate owner and GM like that. If Jerry the GM makes poor decisions at times as GM (and adamantly refuses to relinquish that role) than that affects Jerry the owner because he's the owner making those decisions. Sure, as a businessman, Jerry's great at lining his pockets and really making money. But, what do fans care about most? Wins. They grew up watching the Cowboys and makes them physically feel bad whenever the Cowboys lose. I don't think the fans necessarily hate Jerry as they might just be frustrated at his stubborness on this issue. Think about it. Is Jerry doing all that he could to help the Cowboys win? No. Because there are some great GM talents we could bring in to really help build the team. And, no saying that he throws money at the problem is not a valid counterargument. He might as well have thrown money in the ocean. Jimmy Johnson was like this amazing soccer mom that maximized the dollar, knowing how to squeeze all world talent with the limited amount of dollars, players and picks. But, the flaw in Jerry's personality will not allow him to share the glory for some reason or at least bring in a good architect to help maximize what he has. We have a weird dynamic here. You have a bunch of subordinates without the executive powers answering to business guys like Jerry who are not there 24/7 handling strictly football stuff....thus, we seem to have a mixed grab bag of decisions where it looks good sometimes and sometimes not.....and it doesn't seem to come together all at the same time. Jerry, as the owner, who just gets a report from one of his subordinates, in between his marketing meetings is not the same as a hungry GM in the trenches knowing what is going on at all times and how to fix it.