It’s been 25 years since Jerry Jones purchased the Dallas Cowboys. So maybe by now we should be used to such statements as the one the embattled owner made over the weekend, in which he said, in the same breath, that the Cowboys are (A) facing cap issues and (B) capable of competing for a Super Bowl in 2014.
“Even though we have cap problems this year,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News, “we have that chance to compete for a Super Bowl.”
It’s crazy, but it’s also classic Jerry.
Ever the optimist, Jones is always quick to point out that the margin of difference between a team that makes a dent in the playoffs and a team that misses the playoffs altogether in the NFL is quite thin. That’s true. But Dallas hasn’t made the playoffs in half a decade, they’re coming off three consecutive .500 seasons and their defense a year ago was (statistically) the worst in franchise history.
“So my point to you is, you probably could say that if not seeing the stop sign means denial, then that is denial, if you want to,” Jones said, as a way of explaining his optimism. “The facts are, I see them, but I don’t see them. I know why they’re there--I’m talking about the 8-8--but I don’t see them.”
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