The Cowboys are back at 1-1, the same way they’ve started the season five years in a row now.
But in owner Jerry Jones’ mind, it’s not the same old 1-1, because the Cowboys are doing things differently on offense.
“If you look at personnel, you’re tied in to what we’re basically doing offensively, I think we’re not the same team we were last year,” Jones said Tuesday on his weekly radio show on KRLD 105.3 FM “The Fan.”
Jones had been asked what has changed with the Cowboys’ play-calling since Bill Callahan took over, and he started by talking about what the Cowboys are doing differently.
“You’re going to see more play-action passes. You haven’t seen it, but you’re going to see more,” Jones said. “You’re going to see more zone blocking. You’re going to see emphasizing tight ends more. The other thing is that I think we all realize that with Terrance Williams as well as Harris out there at the third receiver, Miles is healthier than he’s been the last couple of years, you see what Dez can do. And we certainly want to take advantage of the combination of our receiving tight ends, our receivers, and so, you know, if you look at personnel, you’re tied in to what we’re basically doing offensively, I think we’re not the same team we were last year.
“It’s pretty easy to line ’em up and say, ‘Well you started off 1-1 these last three or four years, you must be the same team.’ When you’re getting there differently – you got the same record, but you getting there differently – it’s not the same team or the same circumstances.”
-- Carlos Mendez