Jerry Jones: I want everyone thinking about the Giants

AP

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.

37 responses to “Jerry Jones: I want everyone thinking about the Giants

  1. 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!!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.
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    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.

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

  13. “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.

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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