Nnamdi Asomugha is wearing an Eagles jersey. That's a fact. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Just hours before it was revealed that the Eagles came out of nowhere to sign all pro corner Nnamdi Asomugha, a hilarious scene played out at Cowboys camp where Jerry Jones, his son and Rob Ryan were fist bumping to celebrate the fact that they thought they were going to get Asomugha. Shortly afterward, when Jones realized he didn't get Nnamdi, he was on the radio talking about how the fact that they even tried to get him was "proof" that the Cowboys were "active" int he free agent market. At the time, I remarked about how if that embarrassing scene happened in Philly that the owner would never live it down. And the fact that he basically wanted credit for even trying was even worse.
Well, it appears as though Jerry is still delusional about the whole transaction and still seems to want credit just for trying to sign the corner.
"We obviously wanted (Asomugha) or we wouldn’t have been in the $10 million and up range to get him," Jones said yesterday. He's clearly angling for credit there by saying how much he was willing to pay, but otherwise there's nothing too crazy here. Clearly they wanted him and that's not in question. But then...
"We had known that he really wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy. And that’s a fact. There, for about an hour, I thought he was going to be a Dallas Cowboy. You do that because you can do it and should do it, and take advantage of the opportunity."
I looked up "fact" in the dictionary just to be sure I hadn't been mistaken about what it meant all these years.
Fact: something that actually exists; reality; truth
Ok, it does mean what I thought. So Jerry, while it may have been a fact that you thought he was going to be a Cowboy, it is quite clearly not a fact that he actually wanted to be one, especially considering that according to you the money was pretty much the same as what the Eagles were offering. Really nothing could better encapsulate what Jerry Jones and the Cowboys really are. It's not about reality for them. It's really all about what you think and what you say. Jerry thinks Asomugha wanted to be a Cowboy, so he did. Jerry says the team was active in free agency, so they were.