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Jerry Jones, Eternal Optimist

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    Jerry Jones says crazy things from time to time. We’ve come to accept it and maybe even embrace it a little, as a lot of time, it’s a funny sort of crazy--like when he had a few before more or less ripping Tim Tebow for no reason. But sometimes, the crazy-talk is just crazy-talk, leaving us to scratch our heads and wonder about the reasoning of our esteemed owner. This is one of those instances.

    In an appearance on 105.3 The Fan this week, Jones addressed the Cowboys’ record-setting collapse to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, and was somehow positive about it. According to Jones, in order to have an epic collapse, you first have to get out to an impressive lead--and getting out to an impressive lead is a good thing.

    "I look at it like you have got to have been doing something pretty well to have a historic loss, blowing a lead like that," Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. "Somebody had to be doing something good to get the lead. We were doing things outstanding to get the lead. We had it because (Tony) Romo was playing probably as well as he can play, and as you've ever seen him play. Commentators were talking about the selection of plays and how Jason (Garrett) was mixing it up, how Romo was executing.

    "We've had our best times of play in our two losses. Going forward, we got a lot of help on the way. We got some injured players that are going to be available for us. We know how to play the defense better than we did a month ago. We know how to hopefully learn from these experiences that we've had over these last four games. I welcome this bye and I welcome what we've got ahead of us for the rest of the season."

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