Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones--he of the “moral victory” comments after the loss to the Broncos--is feeling a bit less optimistic following the loss to the Lions on Sunday, which sent the team to 4-4, and that all-too-familiar (under Jason Garrett) win-loss record of .500.
“I’m disappointed,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, via the Dallas Morning News. “I take no solace in the fact that we’ve, how our losses have been to teams that were by a point or less. I think I saw somewhere where we’ve lost three games by five points total out of all of them. Two of them were within a point. In this particularly case, we’ve got to keep our eye on what of course we’re doing this Sunday, but we’ve got to keep our eye on continuing to win games.”
Of course, this doesn’t mean that famous Jerry Jones optimism is gone. Jones has been known to point out that leading up to the Giants’ two Super Bowl wins in the past five years, they didn’t have dominant regular seasons. Now, he’s amended that point to include last year’s Champion, the Baltimore Ravens.
“This thing is going to come down to the end and you could have a situation like Baltimore did last year,” Jones said. “They didn’t look like they were in it. They weren’t playing very well. We missed beating them by a 6-inch field goal, to refresh our memory, and they end up in the world championship. We’ll continue to have some injury that will impact that, too. We’ve just got to keep dealing with what we’re dealing with, but I want to be very positive, though.”
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