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Jones: Cowboys have “secret sauce” to win


The Cowboys haven’t won a Super Bowl since the 1995 season, and they’ve only won two playoff games since then.

But, bless their hearts, they’re still thinking big.

We’re convinced we’ve got the secret sauce to put this thing back together again and win championships,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said, via Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News. “We can always be better. We look for ways to be better. We do that both on the field and off the field.”

Of course, the Cowboys are riddled with injuries to both lines, and haven’t shown any indication their offensive line is settled or any better than it was last year. But Jones thinks this team can still break the three-year skid of non-winning seasons.

“We certainly expect it to be,” he said. “Our commitment when we started was no more 8-8s. I think we’ve got good personnel. I think we’ve got a great staff. I think we can do that. We need to stay healthy. We need to stay focused. We need to get better every day. And I think we’ll be better than 8-8.”

Whether the Cowboys are good or not, the sense of grandeur is impressive, even though they didn’t have the kind of salary cap room to improve the team in many tangible ways.

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  1. toddwardou says: Aug 28, 2013 8:11 AM

    Well unless that “secret sauce” poisons Jerry Jones, no you don’t Stephen.

  2. DaveKShape says: Aug 28, 2013 8:13 AM

    “Stephen, I told you to stay away from daddy’s secret sauce! It’s only for daddy!” – Jerruh

  3. ezg1 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:17 AM

    Talk’s Cheap w/CowGirls an their delusional fan base!

  4. c1md6 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:17 AM

    Lol Maybe Jerry Jones should lay off the sauce if he thinks America’s losers have a shot at winning.

  5. tfppft says: Aug 28, 2013 8:20 AM

    Speaking of Jerry and secret sauce……he’s either had too much of it himself or needs more of it. Not sure which.

  6. pencilmonkeymagic says: Aug 28, 2013 8:20 AM

    …and the Cowboy’s fanbase winces, once again.

    This is comedy gold. C’mon, you couldn’t make it up!

  7. ketch20too says: Aug 28, 2013 8:22 AM

    6-10 isn’t 8-8

  8. mlandsjr says: Aug 28, 2013 8:22 AM

    Jerry needs to stop doing so many interviews. First it’s glory holes and now its secret sauce.

  9. doomsdaydefensetx says: Aug 28, 2013 8:23 AM

    Please keep it shut -Cowboys fans

  10. roofdoc1 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:24 AM

    Ha ha ha ha ha secret sauce ha ha ha, secret sauce so secret Romo cant taste it

  11. germanstingray says: Aug 28, 2013 8:26 AM

    That secret sauce must contain powerful hallucinogens.

  12. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Aug 28, 2013 8:29 AM

    I am sure this guy knows what he is talking about. You don’t just become the executive vice president of an NFL team because of dumb luck.

  13. twilson962 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:29 AM


  14. facetooth says: Aug 28, 2013 8:32 AM

    I wonder how long Jerry has been putting his “secret sauce” into Jason Garrett’s morning smoothies.

  15. leftyman says: Aug 28, 2013 8:32 AM

    Ooohh, this is gonna be good!

  16. onlythebest36 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:32 AM

    It’s called Jerruh’s Scotch.

  17. bucrightoff says: Aug 28, 2013 8:38 AM

    Senility, thy name is Jerry

  18. dacoolnamesweretaken says: Aug 28, 2013 8:40 AM

    I just wish he would shut his mouth and let the team prove itself without the unnecessary weight.

  19. walkinginthewasteland says: Aug 28, 2013 8:43 AM

    “Whether the Cowboys are good or not, the sense of delusion is impressive,”


  20. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Aug 28, 2013 8:49 AM

    Unless this “secret sauce” is ghost pepper sauce to light a fire under Romo’s posterior, the Cowboys won’t sniff a Super Bowl. P.S., what is it with delusional football people and food? Jones likes “secret sauce,” Rex Ryan want to go get snacks …

  21. captn58crunch says: Aug 28, 2013 8:49 AM

    They can make a huge step toward turning things around by getting rid of Stephen Jones.

  22. philgrek says: Aug 28, 2013 8:50 AM

    Facepalm. I love my Cowboys, but I’m really getting tired of hitting myself in the face.

  23. Grulks says: Aug 28, 2013 8:51 AM

    I wish you and your father would put your money where your mouth is: so you have the secret sauce? then if…ahem, WHEN, you fail to make the NFC championship game, you should be forced to strong arm your father into hiring a real GM, and getting his skeletor face as far out of the personnel business of this game as possible.

    Your rhetoric isnt endearing to fans, nor does it fool us. It just infuriates the loyal, NON bandwagon fans, bc we see through it. And we expect more mediocrity until you really truly address the O and D lines.

  24. seauxwhut67 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:52 AM

    And I’ll bet that “secret sauce” is 151 proof.

  25. seabreezes51 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    Oh no…. Jerry didn’t really say this did he? Man…don’t be eating any Tacos at those home games, all you Cowboys fans…

  26. norseyapper says: Aug 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    Sounds like the secret sauce that Jerry has been partaking of for some time is now being shared with the rest of the family.

  27. jbl429 says: Aug 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    Maybe they can use that secret sauce to keep the door from slamming shut.

  28. vickwalksmydog says: Aug 28, 2013 9:02 AM

    Its a marinara base with some chopped onion, HGH, roma tomatoes and hot sauce.

  29. mykelane says: Aug 28, 2013 9:03 AM

    Someone is on the sauce alright.

  30. cowboyhater says: Aug 28, 2013 9:05 AM

    Who’s Joe Biden pointing to in that picture?…..

  31. sea3369 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:05 AM

    Dallas Cowboys problem is Jerry Jones… Nuf said

  32. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 28, 2013 9:06 AM

    There is reason for optimism but super bowl talk is a big reach. The defense should be improved and Frederick at center makes the offensive line slightly better. But still this team will do well to win 9 games this season and with injuries it could be much worse. .

  33. elliottcovert says: Aug 28, 2013 9:08 AM

    Did he just admit the Cowboys are all on drugs? I thought the 90’s were over with.

  34. thejuddstir says: Aug 28, 2013 9:08 AM

    The six dumbest NFL executives and coaches have to be (in no particular order):
    Jerrah Jones
    Stephen Jones
    Woody Johnson
    Rex Ryan
    Rob Ryan
    Mark Davis

  35. natijim235 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:08 AM

    hope the sauce flys all over jerry’s face

  36. jazsrt says: Aug 28, 2013 9:10 AM

    Clearly the recipe is wrong on that sauce…

  37. cooklynn17 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:12 AM

    Lame and Confused are the best terms to describe this franchise over the last two decades.

    Case and Point…

  38. src3084 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:12 AM

    Did they get the “sauce” from Rex Ryan?

  39. cooklynn17 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:13 AM

    They probably got it from KFC

  40. mtyson227 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:14 AM

    I guess the past 10 years they have been choking on that “secret sauce”.

  41. wozzmann1955 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:14 AM

    They are sauced alright

  42. eviltwin007 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:16 AM

    So what’s this “secret sauce” you talking about Jerry?

  43. waitingguilty says: Aug 28, 2013 9:18 AM

    Jack Daniels?

  44. mdd913 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:19 AM

    OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN I can’t wait to see all the jokes, so many ways you can go with this one.

  45. cooklynn17 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:19 AM

    Two all beef patties SECRET SAUCE lettuce cheese on a sesame seed bun!!!

    Whatever Jones…

  46. weezycat2 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:22 AM

    “Secret sauce”? You deluded Cowboys fools gonna be cryin all year long fo sho.

  47. russrpm says: Aug 28, 2013 9:23 AM

    Please link to interviews with other teams GM’s and executives who are giving up on the playoffs before even playing one game this season. This is just what these guys say at this time of year, regardless of what team they work for. It’s only noteworthy because it’s a Jones saying it, and that’s always good for a lot of comments, mostly by people who think they are funny.

  48. irishgary says: Aug 28, 2013 9:24 AM

    Jerrys drinking the sauce.

    What a messed up franchise

  49. 80sbroncofan says: Aug 28, 2013 9:26 AM

    Does secret sauce=P.E.Ds?

  50. logicailvoicesays says: Aug 28, 2013 9:27 AM

    A second rate franchise with a joke of a QB. It’s embarrassing for the NFL that the flagship Redskins team has such low class, low quality division opponents. #NFCEastistheRedskinsplaygroundyearafteryearafteryear

  51. djstat says: Aug 28, 2013 9:27 AM

    New season….same lines. Every year the Jones boys feel this way

  52. imbetterthanyou says: Aug 28, 2013 9:28 AM

    Hmmm…bitter, sour and dissappointing. Sounds like its the same special sauce they’ve been using since 1995.

  53. imbetterthanyou says: Aug 28, 2013 9:29 AM


  54. thetroofishere says: Aug 28, 2013 9:34 AM

    – Cowboys had enough to franchise Anthony Spencer at 10.6M

    – They extended two cornerstone pieces of the franchise in Tony Romo and Sean Lee

    – According to, the Cowboys currently have $6,906,266 in space

    Salary caps in the NFL aren’t that hard to get around. They chose not to try to go out and overpay for an underperforming veteran. We already had a few on the team 😦

  55. mattjay0101 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:34 AM

    With Romo at the helm…What a laugh!!

    NOBODY TAKES THE COWBOYS SERIOUSLY!!!!! There nothing but a fruit fly that won’t go away.

  56. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Aug 28, 2013 9:35 AM

    Jones is right. The Cowboys won’t be 8-8 this year. Given their failure to improve the O-line and lack of depth (which means that the injuries which fall on any NFL team will impact the Cowboys even more) mean that they are headed for a 7-9 season this year at best.

  57. dallasbaby says: Aug 28, 2013 9:36 AM

    Rest assured that the Blue and Silver Brotherhood waits with bated breath, fingers crossed, and alcohol to kill the pain

  58. patriots123456 says: Aug 28, 2013 9:36 AM

    There is nothing secret about the sauce Jerry is on…

    Most local watering holes carry it….

  59. njgiants says: Aug 28, 2013 9:38 AM

    “Our commitment when we started was no more 8-8s.”

    you’re right it’ll be 6-10 now.

  60. marcolamorsa says: Aug 28, 2013 9:41 AM

    what is this secret sauce you speak of and where can I get it?

  61. wilsonwillbreaku says: Aug 28, 2013 9:53 AM

    Secret sauce? That just something left on your chin from the Seattle game…lol

  62. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Aug 28, 2013 9:55 AM

    Last year it was wanting some glory hole. This year secret sauce.

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

  63. nananatman says: Aug 28, 2013 10:33 AM

    HGH, Adderall and coke? Purple Drank?

  64. drewsylvania says: Aug 28, 2013 11:36 AM

    How many Joneses we got on this ship, anyhow?

  65. rasta028 says: Aug 28, 2013 11:44 AM

    HGH, Adderall and coke? Purple Drank?

    We’re talking about the Cowboys, not LSU

  66. 23chameleons says: Aug 28, 2013 11:51 AM

    Thanks for waiting 18 years to re-release your “secret sauce”. Nice of Jer to let some other teams win a few for a while … #clueless

  67. footballhistorian says: Aug 28, 2013 12:20 PM

    Hey Jerry – “Remember Thou Art Mortal…Remember Thou Art Mortal…Remember Thou Art Mortal…”

  68. delshofner says: Aug 28, 2013 12:42 PM

    Secret sauce = Kool-Aid.

    That’s all they serve in Big D this time of year.

  69. rpetosky says: Aug 28, 2013 2:00 PM

    The best thing about the Cowboy’s is that Jerry Jones is the GM. Lol

  70. marshallheartskungfumaster says: Aug 28, 2013 8:54 PM

    What he didn’t mention was that the ” secret sauce” is collected from Jerry’s glory holes…

  71. gdeli says: Aug 28, 2013 9:07 PM

    Crock of crap!

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