Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones talks with linebacker DeMarcus Ware #94 prior to the Cowboys taking the field against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington.
Aside from the hours directly after the Cowboys’ 24-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Jerry Jones’ optimism has remained, somehow, unshaken through the first six weeks of the season. He has said that the Cowboys are better than the other 1-and-4 teams around the league and that, even though the odds are stacked (highly) against them, the team can turn their season around.
These ideas--we won’t go in to whether we believe they’re true or not--were at the heart of the message delivered by Jerry to the Cowboys in a team meeting on Monday at Valley Ranch. Head coach Wade Phillips was left encouraged by the meeting.
"With people saying this and that about your team, I think it's important that they feel everybody is on the same page," Phillips said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Everybody realizes where we are, but everybody also is going to work harder to get better."
"He knows, like we all know, that we had high expectations and we haven't reached that, but we still have a chance," Romo said. "The season is not over. We can feel better about ourselves if we can beat the Giants because [they] are at the top of our division."
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