Jerry Jones knows well that an 0-1 start can quickly become an 0-2 start and, after that, a very slippery slope. He saw it last year, as Dallas didn’t win their first game until week three. The team didn’t win another game until week 10, a little over a week after Wade Phillips had been fired (this after the team slipped to 1-7) and replaced by Jason Garrett.
Coming off such a nightmarish season, this week’s week two match-up with the 49ers in San Francisco has taken on a new kind of significance. Basically, Dallas needs to win, lest the “Here we go again”s ring out across the DFW Metroplex--that is, more than they already are following the team’s dismaying week one loss to the Jets.
"We, as I said, had a chance to get a prize in New York," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "We want to get by that and get it off and I'm probably the last one to get by it, but we have got to get it off our minds. Consequently we all know that based on what happened last year, we need to get a better start to be trite. That means we have to win a game, so it's important."
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