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January 01, 2012

Jerry Jones says he can’t fool himself about 8-8 record, ‘got to do better than that’

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he can’t fool himself about the bottom line – an 8-8 record and no playoffs.

Asked after Sunday night’s 31-14 loss to the New York Giants whether he overestimated the Cowboys’ talent, he said, “Of course, there are some subjective things that go into how we do and what we do with our personnel. What there is nothing to fool yourself about is that we’re 8-8. We’ve got to do better than that.”

Jones said he was surprised the Cowboys didn’t win Sunday night’s showdown for the NFC East title because he thought the team was healthy enough.

“We had an opportunity to step up here and win a ballgame and go into the playoffs, some that I thought we would win,” Jones said. “I am very surprised that we didn’t win it, but I accept the fact that whatever it is that we don’t have or didn’t do, that we’ve got to look to get better.”

The Cowboys wound up getting swept by the Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Jones looked back on the 37-34 loss to the Giants four weeks ago as a missed opportunity.

“I thought that we were better against the Giants, and I thought we were better against them when we first played them there three or four weeks ago,” Jones said. “And so, we’ll go back and assess where, if we did, overestimate or certainly where we can make some decisions to get better.”

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HOW MUCH DID YA PROFIT FROM BETTING AGAINST A WIN
JERRY RETIRE FROM G.M.
JERRY RETIRE FROM THE BOOKIES
TONY GET YOURSELF A MOVIE GIG, YOUR A GRT ACTOR
I WOULD RATHER SEE ALL ROOKIE OUT ON THE FIELD THAN THE LOAFING OLD FARTS OUT THERE NOW.
LET THE PRO'S HEHEHEHEHEHE
EARN WAY BACK ON TEAM- MINOR PROB, HAVE TO BEAT OUT A HUNGRY ROOKIE
I LOVE DALLAS COWBOYS IF THEY WERE THE DALLAS COWBOYS AGAIN

Boycott, boycott, boycott. Do not support this joke of a franchise anymore! We need to work together!

I have been a fan of the Cowboys since Bob Lilly was drafted...this current "team" is just like most for the past 15 years. I am done as a fan until jerruh quits acting like a country bumpkin and embarrassing this franchise. I will NOT attend anymore games or purchase cowboy related merchandise. Sadly, I do not expect change for the team that I have loved and faithfully followed all these years.

jerry cant fool anybody. we need gm. that 3-4 defense joke. go back to 4-3 no reason for ware chasing te. we need safety and cb

"If JJ wasn't a billionaire, he'd be locked up in some home for being so out of touch with reality."

lololol

I'VE BEEN A COWBOY FAN FOR 30 YRS. THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS POOR TALENT JUDGEMENT. SCOUTS COACHS, RESPONSIBLE. YOU WINE SB WITH TALENT PLAYERS. YOU CAN'T WIN WITH REJECT PLAYERS. I HERE THIS ALL THE TIME, WE GOT TO GET BETTER YOU HAVE TO MAKE CHANGES TO GET BETTER.

Jerry's not fooling himself, he's only fooling the rest of us pretending to be a good GM. What a joke this franchise has become, the Cincinnati Bengals of South - the Dallas Cowboys. Now that's an ultimate insult in pro football.

I agree with everyone who's asking to boycott the bad product known as Jerry's Cowboys.

As far as Campo, a part of our Super Bowl's and an important part - no one ever talks about scrapping the 3-4 and going back to the 4-3. Ryan was handed a bunch of castoffs from the Parcell's/Cupcake era and it's time to start rebuilding the defense, secondary first and just go back to the defense that has won 5 Super Bowls and that Tom Landry basicaly invented - if Garrett stays as coach just let Campo (Assuming Ryan leaves) run the same defense he ran back in 1995 - just a thought. I can't stand the 3-4 and it has done nothing for us.

Absolutely right! The GM needs to go, but he won't go until Cowboy fans stand together and say "I'm not going to support the Cowboys anymore until we get a real GM and we start winning the way we should be". Jerry does not want to win championships. He wants to make money in his billion dollar stadium for weak minded losers. He still thinks he was the reason the Cowboys won those championships with Jimmy Johnson. I guarantee you the Jimmy would be willing to come back and finally fix the Cowboys.

I have been a fan since I was 10, now I'm 57 and this group is one of the worst that I have seen.No talent, brains, no discipline,just millionaires who care little.Screwed up owner and smart coaches on paper,games aren't won on paper.I don't believe that "the quarterback", is a championship guy,I won't even write his name here.When opportunities are missed, they are gone forever especially if you are not a good steady team.Oh some say that it isn't the quarterback but to me it all starts and mostly ends with him.He alone has blown more that a few games.As I said above lost opportunities are gone for ever, we can never be 2 years old again if we are 15, or 30, or 65.If JJ makes changes it will make him look like the nut that he is. So bottom line as of 1/02/12 I don't have a NFL team until order is restored and the fans in Dallas get what they so richly deserve"a champion". Thank you very much,see ya around.

Clearly, Jerry should see that Hudson Houck and Dave Campo can't get it done and need to go. If Tony Sparano is available and willing, I think that he would be a fine replacement for Houck and Jerry could just hire me or a bum out of a dumpster to coach the secondary. We couldn't do any worse.
I'll reserve such harsh judgment for Ryan for now, since he's a newbie here and didn't have a real offseason with his defensive unit.

As a previous fan posted, Ja Harry has no clue what he is doing, therefore an 8-8 season. I agree with the post above and boycotting everything JJ. I am canceling my directv subscription and the Dallas cowboys magazine to start and any thing cowboys until Ja Harry gets it, we pay for the obeys and we demand a championship, not more of Ja Harry.

Mediocre franchise from top to bottom. I've been a Cowboys fan for 30 years. This current group has zero mental fortitude. I've coached 7 year olds who play more fundamentally sound than they do. It's been a joke since Jimmy Johnson left. Jones needs to hire a GM and fire both Garrett and Ryan. Jeff Fisher is available for christ's sake! Garrett was and is a huge part of the problem that effects this team. They reflect his stale personality! Time to make a change before they miss out on a real coach who can make a difference. This rat is jumping ship until Jones makes the changes necessary for this team to be relevant again. Enjoy!

15 years of stink! Players and coaches continue to come and go but the end result remains the same. This is a team of loosers starting with the GM and loosers do what loosers do. There needs to be a full blown boycott against all home games next year. Its time we fans send a loud and clear message.

"Jerry Jones says he can’t fool himself about 8-8 record"
....No, the record is what it is, but he's been able to fool himself about his own performance as GM for a long time.

The only way the Cowboys will return to their glory days is to get rid of the current GM. As long as he is there, the team will be average, at best. It's time to start a mail in campaign, flood JJ's mail box letting him know just how you feel about the job he is doing in bringing the Cowboys down to mediocrity.

If JJ wasn't a billionaire, he'd be locked up in some home for being so out of touch with reality.

The charade continues...

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