It was a subdued and seemingly charitable owner Jerry Jones in the Cowboys post-game locker room after the 17-16 loss to the Chiefs.
The Cowboys dropped to 1-1 on the season and seemingly back to the win-one, lose-win mode of the past years. The Cowboys are coming off back to back 8-8 seasons and are now 205-205 since 2000.
It was an angry Jones who ushered in an uncomfortable offseason of changes to ensure a different outcome in 2013. Yet on Sunday he was all about giving the Chiefs and their new coach Andy Reid credit. Reid, the former Eagles coach, has Jones ultimate respect.
"Well do you want me to lay down here on the floor and kick and scream and what have you," Jones answered rhetorically to a question about his demeanor. "I’m very disappointed. This is the start of our season and we had hoped to come up here and get a win. We knew that they’re a good team, but what we really know is how good Andy Reid is against the Cowboys, and so he does know our team. He’s coached against Jason quite a bit, so I give him all the credit that he should have here. He’s an outstanding coach and Kansas City is lucky to have him and Andy is lucky to have this great fan base here in Kansas City as well. It’s a great place to play football for the home team."