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.”
-- Carlos Mendez