It will take more than a 34-7 blowout to the Eagles to shake owner Jerry Jones’ confidence in the Cowboys.
He said wasn’t worried after the game and reiterated that point Tuesday on his radio show on KRLD-FM, even getting a little testy in doing so when asked repeatedly why he wasn’t concerned.
Jones snapped that he just spent 10 minutes explaining his position then offered, “I think we’ll go right back. We just have to do that. In my life, I’ve stuck my head in the sand and not recognized and dwelled on the situation, because if you do, you’ll become the situation. I just want us to move on past this one.”
Jones is likely positive because of the Cowboys upcoming schedule that features four games against the Seahawks (2-5), Redskins (3-4), Dolphins (0-7) and Cardinals (1-6), in addition to next week's game against the Bills (5-2).
He said he is also confident because of the presence of quarterback Tony Romo.
“In my perspective, when we have a quarterback that’s healthy -- Romo -- that can play at the level that I believe he can play at, then I don’t think you ought to lower your expectations,” Jones said when asked if fans should have championship expectations this season or understand that the Cowboys are in a rebuilding process. “I think you’ve got an opportunity to have a good team. Consequently, when I look at the makeup of our team, that’s why I don’t want to – and fans shouldn’t either – dwell on this game.
“Philadelphia is a good team. They are a good team right now. It was maybe an aberration that they started off like they did. But good teams don’t always win the Super Bowl. That gives everyone else a chance, too. We caught them right. They played well. We didn’t play well at all. Let’s look and see what’s down the road for us.”
-- Clarence E. Hill Jr.