It’s a Tuesday during the NFL season, and you know what that means for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans, we get to listen to Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones talk about his team with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. You never know what will come out of Jerry’s mouth when he gets behind a microphone and we capture some of the fun for you.
Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s with Jerry after another brutal loss for the Cowboys:
On second guessing the 4th and 1 call: “Not going to say too much…said too much already. There are arguments to be made on both sides.” Jones went on to say he doesn’t want to second-guess Jason Garrett’s decision. Finally, Jones said he had a “good visit with Garrett after the game,” but wouldn’t get into specifics.
Jerry speak: You ever hear the Doubt No song with that Gwyneth gal, ‘Don’t Speak?’ Yeah, I love that song and I won’t be talking about my private conversations.
Reality: Jones already said he wanted Garrett to go for it, but he isn’t going to publicly condemn his coach again. He can’t, he loves him some Garrett too much.
On Jones being aggressive: “Not really (aggressive all the time), what you don’t see are the decisions that I make that aren’t aggressive. You only make the right call about 50% of the time.”
Jerry speak: I’m not always aggressive in my decisions, the one’s I’m usually conservative on include which helicopter I take to the game, which hot dogs I sell in the stadium and which tie to wear. I’m much more aggressive when I’m glory holing or on my scotch choice.
Reality: Jerry is aggressive almost every day of his life, another soft stance to back his coach.
On the offense: “Decision making area isn’t one you can redo (for personnel). The more you practice something, the better you get. (Getting better) It involves repetition…the flow of talent is with the youth.” Jones also threw in this nugget; “If you’re not going forward, you’re going backwards.”
Jerry speak: I can’t go back in time and not give Stephen less control over personnel, he’s my son and I have to live with it.
Reality: Jones admits (sort of) the Cowboys didn’t evaluate their talent well enough, especially at wide receiver. He also throws a shot at the league, saying it takes repetition to get better, but NFL rules don’t allow the amount of practice time to improve.
On Dak Prescott’s performance: “He did some things that kept us in the game…firmly in the corner that we have a quarterback to grow with.” Adding that Dak gives the Cowboys a chance to win ballgames. Finally, Jerry mentions that he used to be on the Tuesday morning calls defending Tony Romo.
Jerry speak: I will defend anyone I want. I will take the bullets for Prescott, just as I did for Romo, so lets give Prescott a break.
Reality: Jerry believes in Dak, he knows it’s too hard to find a franchise quarterback and he isn’t ready to try and start the process all over with another QB.
Jerry speak & Reality: Just an update on their statuses for this weekend’s game.
On wide receiver position: Not every team has a true #1 guy. That’s been the case here for years, not a true #1.” Jones added the Cowboys do have good receivers, each “who bring something different to the table.” Jones then clarified that he considers true receivers the elite players like DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, etc…
Jerry speak: I like to stick my foot in my mouth and talk about other receivers, but not my players. In the process, I forgot about how fragile Dez Bryant’s ego is and how many Cowboys fans will react to this statement.
Reality: Shoot, I should never had said that about Bryant, I need to quickly reverse course and clarify what I meant. Jones is right though, Dallas hasn’t had a true #1 receiver since Bryant in 2014. Not exactly years, but it’s been awhile.
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