Just to be clear, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t making any excuses for his team’s 17-16 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday. But he’d like to remind all of us that Arrowhead Stadium is a tough place to play, and that the Chiefs are a pretty good football team.
“These aren’t excuses, but it’s a tough place to play,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s a real tough place to play to get backed up on your field position most of the day. Now, you can say that’s part of your offense’s problem, that’s a combination of things, and that is correct.
“They’re a better defensive team. They had either five or six Pro Bowlers, and they’re a better defensive team than their record of last year indicates. And so, give them some credit for being tough to move the ball on. And I think that we found that to be the case.”
With the loss, Jones saw his team slip to 1-1 for the second straight year and, sadly, this is familiar territory for the Cowboys under Jason Garrett. In Garrett’s first two full seasons as head coach, the team went 16-16 and missed the playoffs each year.
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