If Dallas fans are beside themselves over their team’s complete and total collapse this season, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants them to know he feels the same way.
“I’m embarrassed. Of course I am,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ 35-17 loss to the Jaguars, per Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. “And, to every fan, I should have and do take the ultimate, ultimate responsibility. I do. That’s the way we’re structured. That’s the way I run it. There’s no question that I have the plan and executing it to have the best players and the best coaching that we can have. I’m dumbfounded that we are 1-7.”
For the record, the Cowboys are only 1-6, not 1-7. Maybe Jones is already conceding a loss next week against the Packers.
But whether it’s 1-6 or 1-7, it’s clear that the Cowboys are nowhere near as good as Jones thought they would be, and the idea that they might have been able to play in the Super Bowl on their home turf now seems absurd.
“I thought we had a team here that could be one of the top competitive teams in the NFL,” Jones said. “I’m very, very, very sorry to our fans. You should have better than this.”