The Dallas Cowboys have yet to reach the end zone in two preseason games, a continuation of a woeful trend of poor red zone play in 2009, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones, for one, isn’t all that concerned. Jones spoke to 105.3 The Fan recently, and said that he’s more or less happy with the work of the offense so far.
“I really would say we shouldn't grade the work we've done up until now,” Jones said. “We all recognize it would take one play to get it in the end zone, one throw, one open receiver, one run into the end zone from two yards out. If all of a sudden that meant that everything you are doing is great so far, then that would be a misinterpretation. Just as we shouldn't knee-jerk because we didn't make that play and consequently scrap the whole thing.”
Dallas was 0 for 3 in red zone opportunities against the Bengals in the preseason opener. Against Oakland, last Thursday, they were unable to hit paydirst in five red zone chances. Jones did admit some disappointment over the situation, but suggested nonetheless that he would reserve judgment.
“We've done a lot of work,” Jones continued. “We're going to continue to do a lot of work. I like what we're doing with our offense, our playing. I like what we're going to have available to us to use in the regular season. So I'm disappointed we didn't get up on the top end of that score, but I'm not frustrated. My enthusiasm for our team isn't diminished at all and I'm not concerned for the offense at this juncture.”
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