Jerry Jones fears the Eagles

AP

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones should be feeling pretty good right now.  His 8-6 Cowboys lead the Giants by a game and the Eagles by two.

But Jones is nervous.  He fears the franchise from Philly.

“Because it is the Eagles and after the butt-kicking they gave us up in Philadelphia, I’m scared,” Jones said Tuesday on KRLD-FM, via Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com.  “It’s that kind of feeling.  The respect turns into being afraid of what they can do to you if you have some breakdowns out there, so you can put that scared there if you want to.  I think sometimes I know I do my best when I’m scared.”

Whether Jones is scared — and whether he performs well when he feels that way — doesn’t matter.  It’s his team that needs to find a way to do better than it did when losing 34-7 to the Eagles on October 30.

Jones nevertheless remains optimistic, despite his fears.  “The stage is set for us to do something special,” Jones said.  “We’re a team that could get on a roll.  We have a talent level that could have some fun here during the next two games and the playoffs if we can get there.”

Hopefully for the Cowboys, that will be the extent of the pre-game chatter.  It surely didn’t help the last time around that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan called the Eagles the “all-hype team” and vowed to “beat their ass” in the preseason.

72 responses to “Jerry Jones fears the Eagles

  1. Don’t worry Jerry I am to. Although the window for the Eagles into the playoffs is thin, they have been one of the most unpredictable teams. Completly horrible one week and 5 star the next.

    Not looking forward to the game but hopefully Dallas can pull it out.

  2. I feel more scared of the Cowboys blowing this game than the Eagles winning it. They have a track record of imploding in do-or-die situations regardless of the opponent.

  3. ” I think sometimes I know I do my best when I’m scared.”

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    Sums Jerrah up pretty well, “I think sometimes I know”, LMAO….like ever since Jimmy Johnson left, Jerrah “thinks he knows”. NFL fans everywhere think they know that Jerrah don’t know squat.

  4. As a Redskins fan, I watch these 2 teams a lot. I can tell you this, and I’m sure Cowboy fans will agree- Every time we think the Eagles are FINALLY going to have a down year, go 4-12, and have to completely rebuild, they end up in the playoffs making noise. Once again this year, they’re on the verge. They are dangerous and Mr Jerrah should be scared.

  5. The Eagles will win for a few obvious reasons:

    A) Dallas loses when they need to win the most.
    B) It’s a division opponent.
    C) It’s December, and Romo is allergic to it.

  6. “Whether Jones is scared — and whether he performs well when he feels that way — doesn’t matter. It’s his team that needs to find a way to do better than it did when losing 34-7 to the Eagles on October 30.”

    Thank you! Now if we can just figure out why this a$$ gets to input his opinion. I havent heard from any other GM or Owner this week yet.

  7. Playoff time has come
    We’ll be one and done
    Jerry Jones does fear the Eagles
    As do the Giants and the Skins and the Jets
    we can be like they are
    Come on baby…do fear the Eagles
    Baby take my hand…do fear the Eagles
    We’ll be able to fly…do fear the Eagles
    Baby I’m your man…

  8. There is a factor here that no one is mentioning.
    That would be the Giants – Jets game, which will likely end before the Eagles -Cowboys game even starts.

    If the Jets win that game, virtually everything will be on the line. If Philly then wins, they will still have a chance to win the NFC East. And if the Cowboys win, then they will clinch the NFC East.

    But, if the Giants bet the Jets, the Cowboys – Eagles game becomes pretty much meaningless in the playoff picture. If the Cowboys then win or lose, they still have to beat the Giants in the final game to win the NFC East, either way. AND the Eagles are out of the division race, with a Giants win.

    So it actually really comes down to what happens in the Jets-Giants game…..

  9. i3addog says:
    Dec 20, 2011 2:09 PM
    Like it matters. Nether Team will make it past the first round.

    As an Eagles fan, I agree with this

  10. Talent level ????

    Our offensive line is made up of 2 rookies , a free agent and 2 decent lineman. Our defense can only rush the passer when Ware is doing it. Our corners play 15 yards off their man.

    I love the cowboys but everybody saying they have alot of talent are mistaken.8-8 or 9-7 is a great season for this bunch.

  11. i3,

    Maybe not – NFCE winner would be the 4th seed, and face … who? The Lions? They’re falling apart down the stretch. The Falcons? Good team, but a dome team outside in January is no sure thing. Besides, even if the Eagles get in and lose, at least we could still laugh at the Cowboys, and that’s ALWAYS something to wish for.

  12. Don’t Fear The Eagles

    All our games are done
    Lost more than we won
    Contenders dont fear the Eagles
    Nor do the scrubs of the NFC East
    You can be like they are

    Come on Jerry – Dont fear The Eagles
    Romo take my hand – Dont fear the Eagles
    Jason Garrett dont cry – Dont fear the eagles
    Jerry be a maaaaan……..

    la la la la laaaaa.

  13. I wish the Eagles didn’t blow so many games earlier in the year because this week won’t matter if the Giants lay down week 17 giving the Cowboys their 9th win.

  14. Playoff time has come
    We’ll be one and done
    Jerry Jones does fear the Eagles
    As do the Giants and the Skins and the Jets
    we can be like they are
    Come on baby…do fear the Eagles
    Baby take my hand…do fear the Eagles
    We’ll be able to fly…do fear the Eagles
    Baby I’m your man…

    Stupidest post of the year from a trailer trash Eagle fan. As for Romo choking he has more td’s and combined wins then all 3 Eagle QB’s this year. People who bash Romo have no clue. The Ealgles would kill to have Romo. Vick sucks and fumbles every other down. Uncle Rico is an interception machine. The Eagles will NEVER win a Super Bowl with either of those two CHUMPS!!!!!

  15. I am a Cowboys fan, and I have to say that Jerry Jones should be afraid of every team. I could even see the Cowboys losing to the Colts (if they played).

    You never know what you get with this team.

    that’s the life of a Cowboys fan. And I hate being a Cowboys fan.

  16. gallaghedj311 says:
    Dec 20, 2011 2:50 PM
    Andy owns Dallas. No coach, active or otherwise, has a better record against Dallas. #InAndyItrust

    No Iggles fan nor Cowpuke fan but I will say the only thing based on the way he looks that Andy owns is his own Philly Cheese Steak joint…

    plus all Jerruh is doing is fattening frogs for snakes…

  17. I like Jerry’s honesty in this situation. He should continue to brag up his opponent because they are a good team, capable of going to the NFC championship

  18. Oh and I almost forgot….blackqbwhiterb nice post, While I usually find your comments a little bias and backhanded, you were spot on about the eagles, I figured I take a couple minutes to give credit where credit is due

  19. if the eagles had chemistry and a decent DEF coordinator they woulda been nasty.. I mean damn how do you not kno how to use nnamdi?

  20. “That’s make two. We know Howley fears them too”

    Wow, how deep under your skin am I?

    Remember the last time the Cowboys and Eagles met with playoff implications? 24-0. Then they turned right around and beat them by double digits again the next week in the playoffs. And that was when the Eagles had a real QB.

    The Cowboys remain the last NFCE team to win a playoff game.

  21. “Besides, even if the Eagles get in and lose, at least we could still laugh at the Cowboys”

    Well you COULD laugh, but nothing is funnier than any team giving Michael Vick a $100 million contract… and making an offensive line coach a defensive coordinator. In short, they’re still the Eagles doing things the Eagles do, and that’s hilarious.

  22. howley1 says:
    Dec 20, 2011 3:59 PM
    “Besides, even if the Eagles get in and lose, at least we could still laugh at the Cowboys”

    Well you COULD laugh, but nothing is funnier than any team giving Michael Vick a $100 million contract… and making an offensive line coach a defensive coordinator. In short, they’re still the Eagles doing things the Eagles do, and that’s hilarious.

    ——-

    Ha Ha, Howley1 just can’t stop with the Eagle rhetoric…. which means he’s probably more scared then Jerry.

    Also, just so you can have a sanity check Chief. Why don’t you go look-up the Cowboys defensive stats and the Eagles…. then make your Off Line coach jokes.

    We all know Juan may have some trouble, but Rob Ryan has nobody to blame but his own mullet.

  23. Howley how did that QB make out agaisnt Dallas. Oh thats right he’s 2-0. How did that def cord make out as well. Oh that’s right 34-7.

    Just curious

  24. If I were JJ, I’d be afraid as well. The Eagles are very much alive in the playoff race and their contenders for the #4 seed are the Cowboys, who choke themselves with both hands in December, and the Giants, who do the same but for the whole 2nd half of the season. He has great reason to be concerned about his team’s chances. An interesting side note, you don’t hear all that “Trim The Fat Fire Andy” talk coming out of Philly right about now, do you?

  25. The Cowboys need to eliminate the ill-timed penalties and Romo needs to get rid of the ball quicker. I’d like to see him let fly a full ONE MISSISSIPPI sooner regardless of whether he needs to chuck into the stands.

  26. “Also, just so you can have a sanity check Chief. Why don’t you go look-up the Cowboys defensive stats and the Eagles”

    You mean 8-6 vs. 6-8?

    “Howley how did that QB make out agaisnt Dallas. Oh thats right he’s 2-0.”

    That’s kinda the point. He’s only been there for half the games.

    The Cowboys remain the last NFCE team to win a playoff game. The last time the Eagles and Cowboys met with playoff implications… 24-0.
    And that was when the Eagles had a real QB and a real defensive coordinator.

  27. “If I were JJ, I’d be afraid as well. The Eagles are very much alive in the playoff race ”

    Not really. Not only do they have to win out to have a prayer, they need more help than Andy needs to push away from the dinner table.

  28. LOL!!!

    Mind games. Beating Philly in December (and the playoffs) is what Dallas does… Philly fans, better get in your shots about the last game quick, because no one will remember that after this weekend. Dallas 35, Philly 7.

    I will be back monday to answer “how did you know?!?!?!”

  29. “We all know Juan may have some trouble, but Rob Ryan has nobody to blame but his own mullet.”

    C’mon man, being from Philly you should know what a mullet looks like. Rob Ryan does not have a mullet.

  30. As a side note, it’s good to see all these Eagles fans finally return from the witness protection program hahahaha #gutless

  31. If I may a little friendly advice to Jerry. Know your limitations and admit to your mistakes. Fear is an emotional reaction to ones own ignorance and can be overcome.

  32. Jerry Jones’ fear of the Eagles is evidence that he’s not seeing a shrink because he doesn’t seem to know that he actually fears his own team, not the Eagles. Player talent-wise, the Cowboys are far superior. But coaching talent-wise, the Cowboys have been disfunctional and the underlying reason for Mr. Jones’ fears.

  33. Jerry Jones has got to be the most outspoken owner in the leagues, he is always on the sidelines, or in the press making comments. I don’t see any other owner doing this. I don’t know, maybe he just needs attention.

  34. Regardless of whether the Eagles sneak into the playoffs or not, beating the Cowboys and knocking them out of the playoffs would be satisfying payback for what happened at the end of the 2009 season.

  35. howley1 says: Dec 20, 2011 4:25 PM

    And that was when the Eagles had a real QB
    =================================

    You’re fond of saying that the Eagles don’t have a real quarterback. I’m curious whether you think Romo is a real quarterback, considering the imposter taking snaps for the Eagles has more Pro Bowls (including a start), more playoff wins, and an NFC Championship Game appearance.

  36. Jerry 3 rings. Old rings but Rings.

    Eagles got none rings and still they’re fans wanna talk crap about Jerry the Owner/GM. Just think if he had been your owner you might even maybe have an old Ring too. But nope Eagles go ahead and keep your Franchise and keep being bitter.

    Kinda sad not to have a tradition of winning. No team in the league will win every year. so if your not winning championships who gives a damn what else your doing.

    Eagles have amounted to zero’s over all the years and this years most likely gonna be NO different.

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