CANTON, OH - AUGUST 8: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with Tony Romo #9 on the sidelines against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium on August 8, 2010 in Canton, Ohio. The Cowboys defeated the Bengals 16-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Cowboys’ owner and general manager was presumably pleased by his team’s first performance under new head coach Jason Garrett, but, at 2-7 and all but eliminated from playoff contention, he is doing his best to temper any postgame revelry, following Sunday night’s 33-20 upset victory over New York.
To be sure, on Sunday night, Jones received some vindication for his decision last week to fire Wade Phillips and bring in Garrett; aside from the blue and silver uniforms, the Cowboys looked nothing even vaguely resemblant of the team who were thoroughly outclassed in each of the five previous weeks.
But even with a victory, and what seems to be a palpable change in the team, Dallas has little to celebrate, a fact of which Jones is painfully aware.
"I hope it's a good feeling for our fans,"Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Don't think that I think for one minute it's a consolation for how we have stunk it up this year. It is not. It's just a way for us to get going.
"I really don't want to make more of it. This was a big win for us, a particular big win under the circumstances, the criticism. It's just a little baby step to where we've got to get to."
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