Cowboys fans petition to remove Jerry Jones
NOV 27, 2012 11:38a ET
The petition reads: "We, the Citizens of the Great State of Texas, and Dallas Cowboys fans worldwide, have been oppressed by an over controlling, delusional, oppressive dictator for way too long. Request the Executive Branch's immediate assistance in removal of owner and GM, Jerry Jones. His incompetence and ego have not only been an extreme disappointment for way too long, but moreover, it has caused extreme mental and emotional duress."
Jones has stated several times over the years that he has no plans to surrender his title as general manager. After all, that's what Cowboys fans really are complaining about. Although the Cowboys have won three Super Bowls since Jones purchased the team in 1989, they have been stuck in mediocrity ever since.
However, the petition also mentions removing Jones as owner. It's difficult to argue with what he has done in that capacity. The team is arguably the most popular sports franchise in the world and it plays its home games in a $1.2 billion stadium.
As of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the petition, which was created on Nov. 23, had over 2,000 of the 25,000 signatures needed. The website states: "If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response."
While the majority of signatures come from Texas residents, there are a large number from residents all across the country.
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