The petition to President Barack Obama, filed Thursday under the “Human Rights” section on the petition portion of the White House website, has been signed by nearly 3,000 Dallas Cowboys fans as of late Tuesday afternoon. Its creator, identified as Steven M. of Fort Benning, Ga., wants 25,000 fans to sign the document calling on Obama to remove Jones as an NFL owner, even though the president has no such power.
Jones is the most visible owner in the NFL, and in recent years has given himself duties generally relegated to a general manager, such as drafting college players and making personnel decisions.
But Dallas has been a disappointment for a team expected to make a deep playoff run. The Cowboys are sitting at 5-6, two games behind the NFL East-leading New York Giants.
The play of "America’s Team" has led many to speculate that head coach Jason Garrett’s job is in jeopardy.
But some Cowboys fans are faulting Jones for Dallas’ woes, including those who petitioned Obama to put a stop to the Cowboys owner.
The petition, titled “Remove Jerry Jones as GM and owner of the Dallas Cowboys 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.”