Jerry Jones: “It was a very significant win for the franchise”

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t want to overreact to one game, but he could hardly hide his glee on Wednesday night after his team fulfilled his prophecy that they would “beat the Giants’ asses.”

Jones said the Cowboys proved their resilience in a hard-fought win over the defending champion, and he hinted that his players exceeded his expectations.

“What I didn’t say and didn’t know – would this team have the courage to play against a quality team like that, on the road, and have the courage to stay in there and win a ballgame?” Jones said. “And I really was concerned there late in the game that we were going to fool around here, get them to get back in it. But this bunch persevered. It was a very significant win for the franchise.”

In Jones’s view, the Cowboys were far from perfect, but showed that they’re winners.

“We made a lot of mistakes against a good team that maybe should have beaten us and didn’t because this bunch played and stayed the course,” Jones said.

After his bold prediction before the season, Jones has every reason to be happy this morning. His team backed up his words.

94 responses to “Jerry Jones: “It was a very significant win for the franchise”

  1. I’m glad the Eagles don’t play the Cowboys until November, they’ll have run out of steam by then.

  2. I guess when you’re the Dallas Cowboys of the last 20 years you overreact to tiny victories. Lets see them actually make the playoffs.

  3. I don’t care what rest of the world thinks, but Jerry Jones is a great owner. One of the best in history. I don’t care for the BS that owners need to stay out of the coaches business. If you owned a NFL team wouldn’t you want say who you draft and who you sign? He has great passion and I respect him. I’m not a Cowboys fan but good job last night. You stunned the world and showed you may have a playoff team this year.

  4. There is a proverb that goes a little somin like this “everyday for the thief one day for the master” After not being succesful the last 6 plus games or so against the Giants, a win was bound to happen.

  5. It was only one game but for Dallas it was huge. You don’t want to start the season off with a loss after how we finished. I will say this in 09 the year after Philly knocked the sox off Dallas to end their season in a familiar win and in scenario Dallas came back and swept Philly and then beat them in the playoffs. Let’s hope it goes down just like that

  6. It was?

    Thats right, Dallas wins the first game of the season, but loses the last game and misses the playoffs.

    Only a fool would call the first game of the season a significant win.

  7. Hey Mara, thanks for brown nosing Goodell and getting Dallas fined for not breaking any rules. You know that they say about paybacks. No salsa dancing for you. Looks like your ’08 team is back bwahahaha

  8. And Kiwanuka’s team didn’t back up his words. Giants will still be a good team this season, but are we looking at a repeat of the 2008 season after the Giants won their 3rd championship back in 2007 after a 16 year drought?

    Yes, people always want to bash the Cowboys for not winning a SB since ’96, yet they still have 5 rings in their legacy. The Giants had a 16 year drought as well after narrowly winning the SB in ’91 (on a missed FG by the Bills’ Norwood). The Giants had an improbable win in 2007, and then the Giants won a second one in 2012 – Congratulations. The Cowboys won 3 SB’s in four years. I think we all know which team was considered a dynasty as a result.

    This league is cyclical. And it will show again this season. Giants will not win the SB this season, and the defending champs will be forced to defend what went wrong instead of defending their crown……

  9. We TeamCowboys have to remember, it’s one game,most of us are already talking “super bowl” not now, we have 15 more games for the season let’s get wins and win the division before we get ahead of ourselves

  10. Dont be bitter Giants fans. We live in the present. This win could (could) go a long way in setting the tone for at least the remainder of the month for Dallas.

    Take your loss with dignity and move on to the next week.

    Significant win after all the ish talking between the teams this offseason? You bet!

  11. 1 sixteenth of the season is over and the Cowboys are 1 and 0. This isn’t baseball, there are only 16 games – they all count.

  12. Giants will get their rematch in Dallas. I want Jerrah (Jenny) Jones to say he will beat the Giants a*** again. I bet my main man J Tuck is furious at this point. You don’t know how it feel, you have not been here before.

  13. @jvkaimak,

    “Significant win”, lmao… You haven’t won a playoff game since the 90′s. Your going to go 7-8 the rest of the way and finish at .500..

    First of all – WRONG. This was a very big win against the defending SB champs and a division rival who beat the Cowboys to win the division last year.

    Secondly, Einstein, the Cowboys beat the Eagles in 2009 in a playoff game (you are probably an Eagles fan).

    I know they say hate is blind, and it has obviously added to your inept post. Haters really shouldn’t waste their time, ESPECIALLY if they are going to hate and not even get it right. What a maroon……

  14. Every win is significant in this league, people forget how hard it is to win in the NFL. Usually its only because of a little mistake the other team makes. At the end of the year this win may be the determining factor on which one of these two teams make the playoffs!

  15. As a Giants fan, I just want to say a sincere congratulations to the Cowboys and their fans (most of them). The Cowboys won that game outright last night. They outplayed the Giants in every phase and deserved the win. I guess as a Giants fans we should say “we can’t win em all”. We’ve won some pretty significant ones from the Cowboys over the years, so they were bound to get one back.

    Congratulations, Cowboys.

  16. Great victory for Dallas no doubt but I would be a little concerned about all those penalties especially the 3 false starts on Tyron Smith. They go to Seattle next week who quite possibly has the loudest stadium in the league. They better work on their silent snap counts

  17. Great game played by the cowboys. But this is only one game. This team looks to be a contender. Great on defense especially the corners and good pass rushers. This team never lacked the start but the finish is what they need to fix. Hopefully this time they will put a good show.

    Hopefully the Giants recover and do what they do the best. FINISH.

  18. abninf says: Sep 6, 2012 9:26 AM

    Hey Mara, thanks for brown nosing Goodell and getting Dallas fined for not breaking any rules. You know that they say about paybacks. No salsa dancing for you. Looks like your ’08 team is back bwahahaha
    ——————————————————————-

    You mean the ’08 team that went 13-3, won the NFC East, and was the #1 seed in the NFC? Sweet. Just don’t lose in the Divisional game, and I’m good with that.

  19. The Giants also lost the first game to the Cowboys in 2007. That season ended pretty well for the Giants.

    The Giants also lost the first game of the season against the Redskins last year. That season also ended well for the Giants.

  20. mybrunoblog says: Sep 6, 2012 9:18 AM

    “Enjoy it Jerry. Tony Romo was great last night however I prefer to wait for Romo’s annual December/January flame out.”

    Romo’s December/January numbers since the 2009 season: 70% completion rate, 8.1 yards per attempt, 19 TDs and 4 INTs for a passer rating of 108.

  21. Tough to watch last night. Typical Giants season start – not show up, at home, in a division game. They can never go 13-3 and win it, there always has to be drama, never taking the easy road. We’ll thank the Cowgirls for the wake up call, regroup, forget about last year and start playing Giants football. Go Big Blue!

  22. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 6, 2012 9:41 AM

    A great win for the franchise is to win week 1 against a division rival? And that folks is why they have won 1 playoff game in 16 years.”

    You’re thinking like a JEST fan. And that folks is why they have not been to the Super Bowl since LBJ was president.

  23. you people are pathetic. the cowboys won last night against a division rival who just so happens to be the defending superbowl champs and you still can’t curb your hate? wow, your lives must really be miserable.

  24. This was a significant win for one reason only. Defense. Everyone who thought this was the same Dallas D from last year was shown last night that they intend on competing at a high level. The new corners gave the pass rush a few more seconds, and had great coverage for most of the night.

    I’m a Cowboys fan who has great respect for the Giants. But they should be embarassed how they lost last night. They lost to a team that committed 13 penalties! 13!!!!

  25. The Cowboys beat the defending superbowl champs on opening night (which no team has ever done in the decade this has been going on), in their house, in front of an entire nation that thought they would lose, against their biggest division rivals, and did it pretty convincingly.

    I’d say that’s a significant win.

  26. I don’t understand you people sometimes. I’ve been a Cowboys fan for a while now and I don’t understand something.

    When the Cowboys lose, people who aren’t Cowboys fans maximize it and make it seem like the world is over. Completely blow it out of proportion. For whatever reason. Most of you hate them because they were given the title “America’s Team”. Which all of you are dumb for, because no one on our team calls ourselves “America’s Team”. The FANS say that, so figure that out for yourselves. Most COWBOYS fans don’t even call ourselves America’s Team.

    When the Cowboys win, people do whatever it takes to make it a small thing.

    Beating the reigning super bowl champs IN THEIR HOUSE, in a rivalry game, against the team who ended our season last year IS a big game.

    But you wouldn’t understand that cause 95% of you are just mostly internet nerds who have never actually been involved in a sport, you just watch it and strictly sit on your couch and criticize it.

    I understand it’s only one game, and believe me, being a Cowboys fan has taught me not to jump the gun. But don’t try to say this isn’t a great victory for the team.

  27. What’s all this talk of the 08 giants? They went started the season 12-11-1 and ended the season with the best record in the nfl. Had a certain player not shot himself we prob would have repeated. So if that’s the case I wouldn’t mind looking like the 08 giants

  28. “I bet my main man J Tuck is furious at this point.”

    I bet he is, too. He should have channeled that rage before the game because he was all but invisible last night.

  29. It was only ONE game, “The Cowboys were who we thought they WERE but if you want to crown their Arses ….Crown ‘Em” !!! They won’t even win the conference. “Write it Down !”

  30. Does anyone actually remember that the giants always play mediocre in the regular season, barely get in the playoffs and then go on a run…meaning they are expected to lose a few games during the regular season? So why is everyone shooting their load over one game?

  31. Romo haters and critics: SHUT IT for a week. A whole legion of you football know-nothings keep on and on about ‘choke’ artist, etc. The evidence of his play proves otherwise, once again. As do the stats, any way you cut them. The best chapters to this story are yet to come, years from now, most of you sound-bite regurgitators will be saying “yeah, he was really good, even before they started winning playoff games”.

  32. Hats off to the cowturds
    Yes you wanted it more and it showed
    But as I recall last year the deadskins beat the Giants twice. That did not stand in the way of the Giants winning it all.

    We need the real refs back these clowns slow the game down and take to much time doing any and everything.

    First loss for the Giants after winning six in a row

    So Jerry enjoy it because your team now is in a one game win streak

  33. Im a Giants fan but cmon, it was a good win for the Cowboys. The Cowboys basically played a perfect game but NYG still had a chance but they picked on the weakest link which was Tryon. We all know that NYG can rebound from this but many ppl werent sure if the Cowboys could. BUT if Dallas lose next week and we win, it will all be for nothing. We lost to Washington last yr to start and looked much worst. Its a long season

  34. I really think they already picked a grand marshall for the jagoff parade–you all can stop lobbying anytime now.

  35. “I guess when you’re the Dallas Cowboys of the last 20 years you overreact to tiny victories. Lets see them actually make the playoffs.”
    ——————————————————–

    The last 20 years when they won two Super Bowls? 3 if you go back 21 years? Get out of here with that trash.

  36. Lets see…opening night for the NFL, nationally televised game, divisional rivals, home field, trash talked, pundits all giving you the edge, Eli-the-Elite (not saying he isnt) talk all off season, Super Bowl champs, raising of the banner with past great on hand–YEAH, that was a tiny win for Dallas. Many of you have tiny hearts. Witten is the epitome of toughness, like Emmitt Smith–dont need to remind anyone of that one? nah

  37. “Im a Giants fan but cmon, it was a good win for the Cowboys. The Cowboys basically played a perfect game”

    Far from it. 13 penalties?

  38. Whoa .. So, Dallas is acting like this win was our Super Bowl?! Get this right cry baby VAGIANTS fans. We have 5 rings! We don’t over-react to wins like this at all. We came to your house, kicked your dog and smacked you in the mouth .. HARD! Now we’re off to the next team and pushing for 6 RINGS!

    No Jacobs .. Coughlin has a new contract, so no more Win for the coaches job crap!

    You lost, we ruined your panther party, so SHUT UP and watch us take the East and push for 6 .. LOSERS!

  39. jsrdc says:
    Sep 6, 2012 9:49 AM
    @jvkaimak,

    “Significant win”, lmao… You haven’t won a playoff game since the 90′s. Your going to go 7-8 the rest of the way and finish at .500..

    First of all – WRONG. This was a very big win against the defending SB champs and a division rival who beat the Cowboys to win the division last year.

    Secondly, Einstein, the Cowboys beat the Eagles in 2009 in a playoff game (you are probably an Eagles fan).

    I know they say hate is blind, and it has obviously added to your inept post. Haters really shouldn’t waste their time, ESPECIALLY if they are going to hate and not even get it right. What a maroon…
    ————————————————–
    Typical stupid post: Giving somebody a lecture on hate and telling them they are no Einstien. And then call them a “maroon”

    Your the moron. Get it right yourself before flapping your big mouth. That really looked stupid.

  40. Let’s not overreact to either 1 win or 1 loss. I don’t care for either one of these teams…with that being said, considering the loud mouth players the Giants have, and the even louder mouths of their fans, it is great to see “Big Blue,” “G-Men,” and whatever other stupid nicknames they give themselves start out with a loss. Here’s hoping for many, many losses this year for the New York Mouths.

  41. It’s a long season, but beating the best team in the division on the road in that hostile environment is a massive win. I didn’t think the Cowboys could win that game. No road team had won it until yesterday. Dallas has a great chance to win the division.

  42. A significant win? Do you think the Bears or Packers say things like that when they beat each other in the regular season?

  43. dhragonn says: Sep 6, 2012 11:12 AM

    “Great job Romo picked on a 4th & 5th CB, won’t get that opportunity again.”

    Dude, Webster is their best cornerback! Did you even watch the game? Romo didn’t shy away from his side of the field and in fact, he had his dirty, dirty way with Webster. And frankly, he’s torched much better corners than Corey Webster.

  44. The Giants have them right where they want them they’ll go 9-7 this year get a wild card and get hot at the right time and go win another Super Bowl.

  45. To they people saying romo flames out at the end of the year you might want to check those numbers. He actually gets better towards the end of the year. Been that way ever since he came into the league.. And his 4th qtr numbers are amazing.

  46. I’m not a Cowboys fan, but they did look impressive last night. I’m OK with Jerry’s attitude with his team because if they could continue to play at that level they would be contenders.

    Back to reality. I think that’s the best that I have ever seen Romo play and and his receivers were catching nearly everything that came their way. I don’t think that they’re a good enough team to keep up this standard of performance, but let Jerry enjoy the moment.

  47. If I remember right this very web site called Cruz an elite receiver! Elite receivers catch most balls thrown at them…..

  48. Same stuff over and over= before the game, the Cowboys have no chance to win,after the game,oh it’s only one game blah blah. Media and fans are such clowns when it comes to predictions. Giants enjoy last years banner,it’s a new season and the Boys got a great start,hopefully they can carry that over to Seattle!

  49. tmac4454 says:Sep 6, 2012 9:47 AM

    Giants will get their rematch in Dallas.
    ————–
    Oh does John Mara have some more mystery sanctions up his sleve ….. if so maybe those will help the Giants.

    I have a couple ideas for him to present to Godell…to justify further salary cap sanctions against the boys.

    1. I am in the New York market.
    2. I am richy rich.
    3. I hate the cowboys.

    What’s that you say those are all ridiculous reasons to dock salary cap…. sure they are just like docking cap due to a salary cap violation in an uncapped year.

  50. Jerry, you sound like a desperate man…and it’s not very attractive.

    I can’t think of another organization that has done so little with so much.

  51. “Maroon” is a term that was used in Warner’s Brother’s cartoons. Everybody got that but you. Cowturds, Cowgirls, Jenny (I see what you did there changing the 2 r’s to n’s) funny. What are we in grade school? The Giants will bounce back just like they always do. Good job Cowboys!

  52. richndc says:
    Sep 6, 2012 10:21 AM
    Romo haters and critics: SHUT IT for a week.
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    You and Jones are both nut jobs. I’m not a Giants fan. As a matter of fact, I don’t like them at all. But, I do know Eli had more playoff wins last year than Romo has in a lifetime. Romo is a damn good REGULAR season QB. But until he does it in the playoffs, just once, maybe Cowboy fans should SHUT IT. Of course, you all take after your owner, so I don’t see that coming. I hear nothing from the Giants or Patriots owners. That deafening silence says more than Jerrah ever could.

  53. I dont care who won this game personally, I like both teams equally. That being said, one thing gets under my skin. I see Romos QB numbers thrown around on here, talking about what a great QB he is yet those same fans are the first ones to doubt him and talk down about him! I like Romo, the guy can be a beast at QB, but please be with him or against him. there is no middle ground here.

  54. Congrats Dallas on last nights win. As for it being a “significant” win, come on man. Typical Jerry, he is playing checkers while most GMs are playing chess.

    Tip of the hat to Jerry for having a business worth over 2 billion. Just don’t tell the Pres, he doesn’t think you built that business.

  55. “When your team doesn’t get that many wins, every one is significant.”

    You know, one more loss last season and the Giants would have been sitting home watching the playoffs with the Cowboys. One more win and the Cowboys would have won the division. Yes, every win is significant. So is every loss.

  56. “I hear nothing from the Giants or Patriots owners.”

    Maybe because they don’t like answering questions about cheating and backdoor deals.

  57. The first game of the season still goes in the win/loss column right? So yea, it counts. The last game of the season only counts if your team didn’t fare so well in those first games.

  58. As much as I despise the Cowboys, it was a valid win last night. Enjoy it because it doesn’t last long. If they can maintain going into the playoffs, my attitude about them may change. If not, oh well……….

  59. It was a significant win for this season, that’s about it. I’m sure that years from now people won’t say, “remember that game when the cowboys beat the giants.” Sorry Jerry, not that important overall.

  60. Leave up to Eagle fans ( who have yet to experience a SB win so how would they know what what significant is) ” they were 9-7″ but what does the record matter if they won it all I’m sure Cunningham or McNabb would’ve love to have been 9-7 with a super bowl win. Way to represent city of brotherly chokers!

  61. abninf says:
    Sep 6, 2012 9:26 AM
    Hey Mara, thanks for brown nosing Goodell and getting Dallas fined for not breaking any rules. You know that they say about paybacks. No salsa dancing for you. Looks like your ’08 team is back bwahahaha

    _______________________________

    The ’08 team that ended your 07 season, in your own house, as the first seed? Or the ’08 team that went 12-4 in the regular season before dummy shot himself?

    PLEASE CLARIFY?

    Do you watch football?

  62. glac1 says:
    Sep 6, 2012 12:34 PM
    If I remember right this very web site called Cruz an elite receiver! Elite receivers catch most balls thrown at them…..

    _______________________________

    He has more playoff catches and rings then any active WR on your roster, so what were you saying?

    GOOD TALK.

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