As the old adage goes, in the NFL, a win is a win is a win. Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones knows this of course, and he’s happy that his Cowboys won on Sunday. But following the 27-24 overtime win, Jones acknowledged what anyone watching the game already knows--namely, that, victory aside, Dallas didn’t play its best game against Washington last weekend.
“We did not play well against the Redskins,” Jones said today in his weekly show on 105.3 The Fan, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “(Tony) Romo did. Early, if we hit on a couple of things, then it might have been a different story. We just missed on a couple of throws, but still, we did not play well across the board. We’ve got to do better than that at a future here in terms of this year.”
That said, Jones is glad his team escaped with a victory on Sunday to (along with a Giants loss) put them in the lead in the NFC East--and he’s not going to look past opponents with less than shining records, like, for example, the 3-7 Dolphins team that comes to town this week.
“We know we were lucky to get out of that game the other day, but we’ve lost some we weren’t lucky in, too,” Jones said. “But you’re going to have games lost by teams that on paper they shouldn’t have lost. That’s why you can’t tell anything now. You really do just have to put your nose down and head down and go get it one at a time.”
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