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.