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Jerry Jones: I want everyone thinking about the Giants

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When Jerry Jones told fans to get ready to watch the Cowboys kick the Giants’ asses, he says he wasn’t expressing overconfidence. He was just making clear that the Giants need to be the team in the Cowboys’ sights.

Jones told Mike Florio on the Dan Patrick Show that

“Confidence may not be the word, because they beat us twice last year, but the main thing is the opening ball game — it’s a prominent game, because it opens the season in front of the nation,” Jones said. “I want everyone on our team with their mind on the Giants because that’s who we open up with, that’s our first real deal, and that’s why they’re getting my attention.”

Jones said it still bugs him to think about how close the Cowboys were to beating the Giants last season. Although Jones said nothing compares to the heartache he felt when the Cowboys lost the NFC Championship Game to the 49ers after the 1994 season, the worst he’s felt since then were the two losses to the Giants in the last four games of last season, when a win in either one of those games would have sent them to the playoffs and kept the Giants out.

“Second most disappointing year I’ve had, I’m going on 24 years in the NFL, and the second most disappointing year I’ve had was last year,” Jones said. “[Tony] Romo had the year he had. You’re supposed to be knocking on the door when your quarterback is playing like that. I thought we could do better than that.”

And Jones wants the Cowboys to do better than that this year, starting when the regular season opens, five weeks from tonight.

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37 Responses to “Jerry Jones: I want everyone thinking about the Giants”
  1. n0hopeleft says: Aug 1, 2012 12:19 PM

    This guy better not come down to the sideline on 9/5…

    Don’t do it Jerry.

  2. thrillhouse763 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:19 PM

    Does this guy ever shut his yapper?

  3. cali49er707 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:20 PM

    Jones said it still bugs him to think about how close the Cowboys were to beating the Giants last season. Although Jones said nothing compares to the heartache he felt when the Cowboys lost the NFC Championship Game to the 49ers after the 1994 season,
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    One man’s misery is another man’s celebration!! LOL Haha Jerry!!

  4. zaggs says: Aug 1, 2012 12:20 PM

    Um, ok. But if the first game of the season wasn’t already the focus of your team, you’ve got a crap team.

  5. mattolikesthevikes says: Aug 1, 2012 12:22 PM

    How can I think about the giants when all that is on my mind now is glory holes.

  6. niner13 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:26 PM

    Too bad JJ wasn’t the C-boy’s owner when the Niners beat the pokes in the 1982 NFC championship game en route to their first of five SBs.

  7. electionconfidential says: Aug 1, 2012 12:28 PM

    I don’t know if everyone is thinking about the Giants, but no one is thinking about the Cowboys, so that’s a good start.

  8. wtfchiefs says: Aug 1, 2012 12:31 PM

    No one is going to be thinking of the Giants when the Cowboy’s owner can’t keep his yap shut or get out from in front of a camera for 5 minutes.

  9. pwndabeer says: Aug 1, 2012 12:31 PM

    way to advertise the cowboys

  10. kamikazex91 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:34 PM

    Everyone IS thinking about a new owner

  11. seatownballers says: Aug 1, 2012 12:35 PM

    Cowboys go 8-8. Jerry is upset, talks abouthow the window is closing. Another disappointing season

  12. ppc50 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:40 PM

    As a Cowboy fan, last year was painful – due to Garrett, but their schedule was also fairly easy. This year, their team is better, but their schedule is very difficult. I hoping for the best.

  13. drobstad says: Aug 1, 2012 12:43 PM

    Giants are awesome

  14. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Aug 1, 2012 12:44 PM

    I’m a cowboys fan, but jerry please shut up. do you know who talks s@#$. teams that are losers. new england, pittsburgh, ny giants. they don’t say a whole lot, but lots of rings. I now think the coaching staff is on board with the in house stuff stays in house and don’t give out bulletin board material (ie. rob ryan about philly last year). but it is hard to change that culture when your owner is saying ridiculous things on a daily basis. jerry please stop talking. i know you think you are the barnum and bailey of football, but if you care about this team please refrain from any more comments and let’s focus on just football.

  15. texansdude says: Aug 1, 2012 12:46 PM

    Yeah, I’m thinking about the Giants right now. Like how badly they’re going to kick the crap out of the Cowboys. Jerry must have realized no one listens anymore when he tries to be serious, so he just speaks nonsense. Next year he’ll be speaking in tongues.

  16. starfan79 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:48 PM

    I think he really wants to beat the Mara family, since it was them who got the cowboys and redskins docked on free agent money.

  17. tlmoon2112 says: Aug 1, 2012 12:49 PM

    Apparently, the grandiocity of Jerry’s Palace has worn out its welcome so he’s opened his old playbook of attention-getters up again.

  18. theawesomersfranchise says: Aug 1, 2012 12:59 PM

    They already are Jerry

  19. astrosfan75956 says: Aug 1, 2012 1:00 PM

    Im a huge cowboys fan, but every time I see JJ from now on all I will think about is his love for Glory Holes.

  20. gammynomnom says: Aug 1, 2012 1:09 PM

    niner13 says:
    Aug 1, 2012 12:26 PM
    Too bad JJ wasn’t the C-boy’s owner when the Niners beat the pokes in the 1982 NFC championship game en route to their first of five SBs.
    ____________________________________

    Don’t worry Bro, Jerry was there in ’92, and ‘ 93 when the Cowboys beat the whiners on their way to two Super Bowls.

    And last year when a broken ribbed Romo led the Cowboys to beat them.

  21. 3beeps says: Aug 1, 2012 1:13 PM

    “Jones said it still bugs him to think about how close the Cowboys were to beating the Giants last season”
    ________

    Yeah, if by close you mean 31-14 then I guess Jerrah has a point. In those two games Rob Ryan held Eli Manning to 746 yards and single-handedly revived the Giants Running Game.

    But, yeah…..it was close.

  22. heyooo says: Aug 1, 2012 1:26 PM

    “Y’all should come to Cowboys Stadium and watch us beat the Giants’ asses.”

    “I want everyone on our team with their mind on the Giants because that’s who we open up with, that’s our first real deal, and that’s why they’re getting my attention.”

    Good idea. Invite everyone to Cowboys Stadium, where no one will be playing because the opening game is at MetLife Stadium. The Giants don’t come to Cowboys Stadium until October 28.

  23. mungman69 says: Aug 1, 2012 1:36 PM

    Jerry Jones just can’t keep his yap shut. He should be the official head coach.

  24. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Aug 1, 2012 1:41 PM

    Anybody can beat this team.

  25. justintuckrule says: Aug 1, 2012 1:49 PM

    How can anyone not like Jerry Jones? He’s Dallas’ version of Pedro Martinez circa 2003 Yanks/Sox.

  26. smileyblow says: Aug 1, 2012 1:54 PM

    Redskins beat the Giants twice last year and it wasn’t even close. JJ….give Danny a call.

  27. dennyg2 says: Aug 1, 2012 1:54 PM

    It is the Cowboys who have done nothing, therefore who cares!

  28. granadafan says: Aug 1, 2012 1:59 PM

    Jones seems to have an unhealthy obsession with the Giants. Either that or he’s using circus-barker talent to drum up publicity for the Giants game. While he’s focusing so much on the New Jersey Giants, the team wil forget about playing the other teams on the schedule.

  29. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 1, 2012 2:22 PM

    The thing Jerry does not get is he has been setup as the opening night lamb that the NFL has served up to the G-Men It is opening night the banner is raised the fans a going nuts.

    The players are ready to hit and here comes the cowboys who are the ones that are going to feel the whip.

    The Giants have more SB wins in the past 10 years then the cowboys have playoff wins

  30. sixjak says: Aug 1, 2012 2:25 PM

    Not a fan of either team but I’ll enjoy the fallout.

  31. laeaglefan says: Aug 1, 2012 2:51 PM

    Jerry Jones shouldn’t be worried about the Giants. He should be worried about the Eagles. Just write those games down as two losses, Jerry.

  32. elibestqbever says: Aug 1, 2012 2:54 PM

    Does Jerry jones realize defending champs are about 10-0 since nfl had them open season? Look at your week 2 matchup bud because Giants Stadium will be rockingggggg that wed night and Dal has noooo shot

  33. majorcowboyfan4life says: Aug 1, 2012 2:56 PM

    Come on Cowboy Fans..we are in this for the long haul..win or lose!

  34. lkimball2757 says: Aug 1, 2012 3:02 PM

    It is incredible how out of touch Jones is. He says that if the Cowboys had one 1 of the games against the Giants, they would have been in the playoffs. WRONG. The Eagles would have gotten in, not the Cowboys. The Eagles had the tie breakers on both of those teams.

  35. justintuckrule says: Aug 1, 2012 3:25 PM

    OK Skins fans, listen up re: sweeping us last year. Before that, the Giants beat you a million games in a row. Last year, they thought like in years past, and rightfully so, that they could beat you by simply showing up. The same thing happened to NE last year when Buffalo finally beat them. Giants won’t sleepwalk against you this year. Like most years dating back to the early 90s when you were relevant, we’ll sweep your rearends like usual and split with the real contenders in the division.

  36. silverdeer says: Aug 1, 2012 4:31 PM

    Not a Cowboys fan, but it must get frustrating to have to listen to an owner that seems to go through withdrawal when his name and face aren’t in the news at least twice a week.

  37. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 5, 2012 1:44 PM

    Yea everyone knows it is a big game but Jerry going around flappin’ his gums about it doesn’t help anything. If he wants to help them, then get an offensive line that can go out and compete.

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