Arguably, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has the least pressure on him of anyone involved in the organization. After all, it’s not like he runs the risk of being fired if the team doesn’t meet expectations this year.
But Jones says he is feeling a sense of pressure going into the 2013 season, because his team have become habitual underachievers of late--as in, no playoffs since 2009 and two consecutive 8-8 seasons. So while he’s probably not worried about losing a job here, Jones is not happy with the way things have been going.
“I feel pressure because of the fact that we haven’t met our expectations,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “These last two years have been arguably ... the most disappointing years in my career with the Cowboys. So, we needed to make some changes, and we did and have. Now, will they work? Will they be effective and productive? That’s what’s there. But we’ve given ourselves a real chance to maximize what [Tony] Romo brings to the table, to maximize our talent.
“I do feel pressure. But we do that to ourselves. We basically shove it all out there. We put it all on the line every time we throw. And I think that’s the only way to go. Consequently, we have big swings. We have big disappointment when we don’t get there. But that doesn’t do anything unless you do something about those disappointments. I think we’ve done that.”
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