Cowboys owner Jerry Jones watched the NFC Championship Game and came away coveting the 49ers’ linebackers.
San Francisco has a pair of linebackers in Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman that Jones is hoping his pair of linebackers, Bruce Carter and Sean Lee, could some day measure up to.
“We all watched Bowman and Willis out there, and boy, did those guys make a difference,” Jones said, via the Star Telegram. “This is my dream. It’s not exactly the prototype for the makeup of the two guys you’d want in the middle – you might want more of a thumper, a big guy, to go along with Sean Lee. But if we can keep both those guys out there, adjust our defense, we might be going toward Bowman and Willis area like they have in San Francisco.”
Those comments are the second time this week that Jones has expressed envy about one of the teams in the NFC Championship Game, having previously said he thinks Eli Manning is the biggest difference between the Giants and the Cowboys. Jones wasn’t trying to knock Tony Romo with that comparison, and he isn’t trying to knock Lee and Carter with his praise of Willis and Bowman. But he seems to view the two teams that advanced to the NFC Championship as having superior players to the Cowboys at some key positions.
Perhaps Jones should have a talk with the Cowboys’ general manager about that.