The loss to the Redskins Thursday dropped the Cowboys record to 2-3 at Cowboys Stadium this season and continued a disappointing trend of being unable to win at the $1.2 billion facility. They are a frustrating 16-14 since it opened in 2009.
But Jones doesn't blame the fans or the sterileness of the facility. He said the fans were in it on Thursday but the team let them down with the 28-point surge by the Redskins in the second quarter.
Any hopes the Cowboys had of making a playoff run after getting off to a 4-5 start was because of a favorable schedule that had them playing five of their last seven games at home _ starting with Cleveland last Sunday, the Redskins Thursday, the Eagles Dec 2, a road game at Cincinnati Dec. 9 before back to back home games against the Steelers and Saints preceding the season final at the Redskins.
"You can’t expect and you can’t plan and you can’t do things to not be able to play well at home," Jones said. "You know that there are bigger challenges on the road. It’s very disappointing to be here. We’re good at coming back at home. You can’t ask for a crowd to be with you more than that crowd was when we started this game. You suck all the air out of it with the combination of their good play and us not getting it done."