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 highlight from Tuesday’s with Jerry:
Jerry on the second halves: “We are playing some good teams, Philadelphia at this juncture is a really good team…need to play better on both sides of the ball. We weren’t on our game in the second half.” Jones felt the Cowboys couldn’t extend drives and got behind the down and distance, which made things tough. “All of this means we aren’t playing good enough.”
Translation: His last sentence says it all, the Cowboys aren’t a very good team right now.
On the coaching staff: “I’ve seen the coaches, to a man, make some outstanding adjustments…really proud to have them with our ball club.” He also mentions what Dallas needs is more talent.
Translation: We aren’t firing our coaches, so stop asking.
On the team’s depth: “Like that we have (Justin) Durant fresh and healthy in case you lose (Sean) Lee. I like that Jaylon Smith is improving and like the fact that Taco (Charlton) showed well (against the Eagles).”
Translation: Sounds like Jones is lobbying for Durant to get on the field, since he likes him so much. The Cowboys were foolish to not have a better backup plan to Sean Lee.
On the talent of the Cowboys: “I like our bunch in the front seven…we’re real excited about our quarterback. Like the players we have, but it’s not showing in the score.”
Translation: Classic Jerry speaking out of both sides of his mouth, it’s not the coaches, he likes the players, but the team needs more talent. Huh? Side note, does it matter if you like the players if you lose? The whole object is to win games.
On if they are in ‘must-win’ scenario on Thursday: “We’re into arithmetic now, was asked to assess our chances…our arrow isn’t pointing up, which way it is headed? Every one of these games, every quarter, is important to us.”
Translation: It’s a must win. (Ed note: If every quarter is important to the Cowboys, why haven’t they acted that way in second halves of games?)
Battle with Commissioner Roger Goodell: “Every challenge, and what’s going on is challenging, otherwise we’d know the answer, will get us where we want to go.”
Translation: I’m going to win in the end and you’ll see I was right down the road.
More on Goodell: “The Commissioner has the right to change his mind, relative to the NFL. The Commissioner of the NFL is as powerful as anyone, but he isn’t the world. He’s powerful, but you want to have influence with him…I’m one of Roger Goodell’s biggest supporters, I’ve known him for 27 years.”
Translation: I’m the most powerful man in the NFL and I want to keep it that way.
On The Kraft’s and the Patriots: “They had some of the same feelings I do. I think the world of Jonathan (Kraft), he’s a family friend…The fans of New England were proud of Bob (Kraft) for fighting the way he did in the (Tom) Brady case. That’s what we’re doing here.”
Translation: I’ll need allies to bring down this commissioner and the Kraft’s are as good as any to have in the league.
It’s obvious the fight with the NFL isn’t over and Jones will fight on. Meanwhile, the team as its own issues and Jerry is hesitant to blame the coaches, but he likes the players as well. Good luck figuring that out.
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