Owner Jerry Jones is disappointed in the Cowboys' 4-4 record, but he is encouraged with where they are and waht they have in front of them. The Cowboys' losses have been by 14 total points, including a 9-point loss to the Chargers, and three of those were road games.
The teams the Cowboys have lost to are a combined 24-7.
"I am very disappointed," Jones said on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM 105.3. "I take no solemn that our losses... were by five points or less [actually nine or less]. We’ve got to keep our eye on what we’re doing, of course, this Sunday, but we’ve got to keep our eye on continuing to win games. This thing is going to come down to the end, and you could have a situation like Baltimore did last year. They didn’t look like they were it. They weren’t playing very well. We missed beating them by a 6-inch field goal, to refresh our memory, and they end up in the world championship. We’re continuing to have some injury that will impact that, too. But we’ve just got to keep dealing with what we’re dealing with.
"I want to be very positive, though. We’re sitting here with probably as good a chance, although we’re absent some players – but other teams are too – we’re sitting here with as good a chance to be where we want to be as we did when we started the season."
The Cowboys' remaining opponents are 25-33, with only three opponents sporting a winning record.
The NFC East is a combined 11-20, with the Cowboys holding a one-game lead over the Eagles, who have lost two in a row.
-- Charean Williams