On the same day Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Rob Ryan told reporters that he wouldn’t be calling anyone out in the press this year, opting instead to let his defense do the talking for him, owner and general manager Jerry Jones went the exact opposite direction, making a bold prediction for week one’s matchup with the New York Giants.
“Y'all should come to that (Cowboys) stadium and watch us beat the Giants' ass,” Jones told fans in a ceremony marking the opening of training camp in Oxnard, Ca., via ESPN Dallas.
Perhaps Jones is just attempting to fill the void of trash talk left by Ryan who, along with defensive leaders like Jay Ratliff, have announced that they’ll be doing a lot less talking this season--or maybe he was just feeling really, really confident on Tuesday. In any case, as the owner, Jones can say what he pleases.
Just ask head coach Jason Garrett.
"Jerry Jones owns this football team," Garrett said, in response to the inevitable questions about Jones’ statement. "He has owned it for 23 years, so he can do anything he wants."
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