Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he’s not getting down after his team’s Sunday night debacle in Philadelphia, and Cowboys fans shouldn’t, either.
Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM (via the Star-Telegram) that a bad loss to a good team isn’t a reason to panic in Dallas.
“I think you’ve got an opportunity to have a good team,” Jones said. “Consequently, when I look at the makeup of our team, that’s why I don’t want to – and fans shouldn’t either – dwell on this game. Philadelphia is a good team. They are a good team right now.”
Jones may be right that no one should dwell on any one game over the course of a 16-game season, but it’s more than just one game: The Cowboys are 3-4 and not looking like a playoff team right now.
The best news for the Cowboys may be that the schedule sets up nicely for them to go on a run: Their next five games are against the Seahawks, Bills, Redskins, Dolphins and Cardinals, and it’s easy to envision them winning four of those five. And because the Cowboys still have their two games against the first-place Giants ahead of them, they control their own playoff fate.
Jones thinks his team is headed for the postseason.
“I think we’ll go right back. We just have to do that,” Jones said. “I just want us to move on past this one.”