Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged the obvious when he said his team didn’t play its best game in the 27-24 overtime victory against the Redskins Sunday.
The victory against the Redskins was the third straight for the Cowboys. It was their fourth win and their last five games and has them tied atop the NFC East with the Giants with a 6-4 record.
If the Cowboys hope to continue their run and make the playoffs, Jones said they must play much better down the stretch.
“We did not play well against the Redskins,” Jones said Tuesday on his local radio show Tuesday on KRLD-FM. “(Tony) Romo did. Early, if we hit on a couple of things, then it might have been a different story. We just missed on a couple of throws, but still, we did not play well across the board. We’ve got to do better than that at a future here in terms of this year.”
Jones said each game each win is important from here on out. And despite the Cowboys getting a little lucky in slipping by the Redskins while not playing their best game, he said he’s not so upset that he will give it back.
Besides Jones said the Cowboys have lost some games earlier this year they should have won.
It’s also why Jones is not taking the next games against the 3-7 Dolphins on Thursday and the 3-7 Cardinals Dec. 4 for granted.
“We know we were lucky to get out of that game the other day, but we’ve lost some we weren’t lucky in, too,” Jones said. “But you’re going to have games lost by teams that on paper they shouldn’t have lost. That’s why you can’t tell anything now. You really do just have to put your nose down and head down and go get it one at a time.”