It’s amazing what beating a 1-5 team can do for your confidence.
But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that beating the Panthers 19-14 on the road put his team in a good position.
“It leaves us not digging out, if you look at where everybody else is around the league,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We’re not digging out of anything. We’ve got a chance to improve on where we are. We’ve got a big-time game coming up here against the Giants. We know what that game can mean. And we do a good job against the Giants and come out with a win, what is everybody going to be saying?
“So, it’s amazing what eight days could do.”
That comes the same week as Jones raising eyebrows by saying the Cowboys could compete for a title this year.
“The key thing is, to make the statement like that, you have to believe you have a team that has the skill level, with the ability to improve, to get them from 2-3 to 3-3. This one does, in my opinion.
“And if you can be, and really make, improvement, you’ve got a chance to do some things at the end of the year.”
In many respects, the Cowboys were fortunate to be playing a team with no apparent idea how to call offensive plays. But the win counts the same, and keeps them within sight of the Giants, even if it doesn’t make them contenders.