The Dallas Cowboys ran into a buzz saw Sunday night in New Orleans, falling to the Saints 49-17, a loss that sent the Cowboys back to .500 at 5-5 and left owner and general manager Jerry Jones in disbelief.
"I didn't expect this. I didn't see this coming," Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "They did a great job tonight. We were the recipients of it. "They deserve anything you say about a team thoroughly and physically beating your team. The saints did that. It doesn't feel good. It's embarrassing. It's embarrassing to lose. It's embarrassing to not be representative. It's embarrassing to not be competitive."
That said, even a loss as ugly as the one Sunday night couldn’t completely rob Jones of his ever-famous sense of optimism.
“We are at ten games,” Jones said. “We got six more to go. We got to put a plan together that allows us to have a shot at this thing. What we are trying to do is get in the playoffs and go from there. We can do something about it. And see if we can have a happier day this year, not next year but this year.”
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