The man with the biggest talk and the biggest television set in Texas said he didn’t think his coach has “lost the team,” but it’s clear Jerry Jones isn’t happy with the way things have gone.
After yesterday’s 38-31 loss to the Redskins, which dropped them to 5-6 and marked the fourth straight home game they’ve trailed by double digits, Jones made it clear he expects success.
“That would be real difficult right now because you would have to point to things like comebacks, and that’s hollow when you are not winning the game,” Jones said, via Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com. “Or last week, we win one [against the Browns] and we have to come back to win it, but we don’t win it playing well. So that’s hollow right now.”
Talk of coach Jason Garrett’s future is valid, not just because he’s the coach of the Cowboys, but because he’s 18-17 as a head coach.
“I don’t want to be talking about looking through,” Jones said. “Our expectations were to compete for the playoffs and then whatever else we can get when you get there, compete for. We know you’ve got to be playing well when you get there.
“We’ve had some setbacks on some injuries, but that’s not the difference out here right now at all.”
The Cowboys have already been linked to a pair of big-fish names already (Sean Payton and Mike Holmgren) and that talk isn’t going to slow down until or unless they string together some wins.
“Yeah, I expect success,” Jones said when asked if a lack of success could force him to consider changes this offseason. “Now, I don’t have any implied or anything that I’ve said, ‘Success, a level of success, or else.’ I’m not going there and haven’t — and haven’t gone there in my mind.
“I expected to come in here and win today. And I expected to win again and to win again. Under those circumstances, you don’t have to think about those things.”
OK, then. Happy Thanksgiving Jason.