The Dallas Cowboys are doomed to spend their bye week with an awful taste in their collective mouth, the result of an ugly 34-18 Monday Night drubbing at the hands of the Chicago Bears, but according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, the team isn’t down in the dumps as a result of that loss, or that 2-2 record.
“We thought we would play better in the last three ballgames,” Jones told 105.3 FM The Fan on Friday, per the Dallas Morning News. “Certainly in Seattle, we were not above expectations. But we met expectations and were elated with our first game. But we didn’t play as well against Seattle, a good team, hard team to beat out there. And certainly didn’t have the game we wanted to have out here against Tampa, but we won it. And then we laid an egg here against the Bears.
“So, I would say that we’re not up to expectations but certainly, at this juncture, not in any way dismayed or in any way thinking we won’t be the team that we want to be.”
Despite the general ugliness of the last three games, at 2-2, Dallas isn’t exactly in a terrible position within the division--and Jerry has noticed this.
“We haven’t really lost ground,” Jones said. “We might have missed some opportunities to gain ground, but we haven’t lost ground. Secondly, I think we can have a chance to be significantly better. The kinds of things that are beating us, are the kinds of things that coaches and players can correct.”
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