The Dallas Cowboys have been accused of having a “country club atmosphere” more times than anyone could count over the last decade or so, with many believing this softness (and lack of accountability) is a key factor in their having won exactly one playoff game over that span.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones, not surprisingly, disagrees with this assessment.
“I don’t think that we do have a country club atmosphere around here,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “There’s too much competition. These players recognize how fortunate they are to be in the NFL, to have these opportunities. We’ve got as good or better leadership than my experience in 24 years with the Cowboys has seen.
“I think the stage is set with the attitude, the personnel, what Jason Garrett is doing relative to his leadership. All of those things will come to bear. We just need to win a couple of games that we didn’t win, let’s say each of the last two years, get in the tournament and go from there.”
Dallas has not made the playoffs since 2009.
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