At 5 and 10, the Dallas Cowboys are staring their first last place finish since 2002 directly in the face; that’s the bad news. The good news, of course, is that the team is also in line for a top ten draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, a class that is looking like a loaded one.
But Jerry Jones isn’t happy about it.
Jones expressed no excitement for the future, when speaking about next April’s draft recently, opting instead to discuss the stark misery that has marked the 2010 season and thus allowed the team the opportunity to select in the first ten rounds.
“In general I’m very disappointed and very surprised that we’re sitting here with this team with the kind of draft pick we may get,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “We all know what that means. That’s surprising. I would’ve never thought I’d been sitting there adding it up of where you might draft this year. And that’s not fun.”
No, Jones, apparently, isn’t ready to bask in the possibilities that the draft will bring with it. He’s still bummed about this season, and last Saturday’s Christmas day loss to the Arizona Cardinals, a team of which, apparently, Jones doesn’t think much.
“I’m not licking my chops at where we may get to draft …” Jones said. “We’re going to be drafting ahead of Arizona for sure, for what that’s worth. That says it all for me right there.”
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