Leave it to Jerry Jones to find something positive to talk about at length in the immediate aftermath of his team’s sixth consecutive loss.
The banged up Cowboys are now 2-6, in the cellar of a bad NFC East, and drifting quickly out of sight of the playoff picture. If they did go on a run and make the playoffs--not that there’s been any sign that they will, at any point this season--they would be the first 2-6 team to do so.
On the bright side, Jones likes the way his team is competing.
“First of all, the intense way our team is competing, and it's competing on both sides of the ball,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “They're basically doing, from the standpoint of effort, their passion, their competitiveness, they're going right down to the last play and have for the last several games, so we want to keep that. We have to have that. We have to put the pieces together to get a win.”
Jones ultimately placed the loss to the Eagles, and really the losing streak as a whole, on a lack of big plays.
"You can say the turnover was the difference," Jones said. "I thought he [Cassel] played well enough we could have won that ballgame with a turnover. We've got to have more big plays, which includes turnovers. A lot of people lose players, and a lot of people win games. We're very disappointed for everybody concerned we hadn't won more games."