From the time Tony Romo established himself as one of the NFL's top quarterbacks, Jerry has done everything possible to make the Cowboys' offense "Romo Friendly."
And he's told us about it every step of the way.
Why? Jerry wanted to build one of the best offenses in the league so that Romo, who signed a contract extension worth $108 million in the offseason, would have everything he needed to thrive.
When the Cowboys, who are on a bye, play the New York Giants in two weeks, their starting offense will have combined salary-cap values of about $33.3 million, which is nearly $10 million more than the starting defense.
So when you're trying to figure out why the Cowboys are 5-5, don't get caught up in the historically bad defense. Injuries have compromised it. Now, Sean Lee, the best defensive player, is out three to four weeks with a hamstring injury.
The offense has no excuses.
It has been relatively healthy but largely ineffective since its 49-point outburst against Denver. The reason: It has no identity.
Seriously, what do these Cowboys do well?
They don't throw it well unless they're in a formation with five receivers. We all know they either can't run or choose not to run.
And they can't even consistently get the ball to their two best playmakers, Bryant and Jason Witten.
In the good old days, Troy Aikman would throw the skinny post, the slant or the deep out to Michael Irvin if they really needed to make a play. Or they would run the lead draw to Emmitt Smith behind their big, physical offensive line.
These Cowboys passively take what the defense gives them. Rarely do they take what they want. They're just running plays and praying they find something that works.
The offense was supposed to carry the team this season. Instead, it has let it down.
The defense held Kansas City to 17 points, and the Cowboys lost. The defense forced four turnovers against Detroit, and the Cowboys lost.
Win those games, and the Cowboys would be in complete control of the NFC East.
This defense isn't getting any better this season. The Cowboys are 5-5, yet remain in control of their playoff destiny.
It all depends on how well the Cowboys' "Romo Friendly" offense performs.