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Jerry Jones: I’m surprised we’re the favorite at San Diego


The NFL frowns upon discussions of point spreads. Everyone knows gambling on the NFL is a popular activity in American society, but NFL players, coaches, owners, officials and others around the league generally are encouraged not to say anything about the Vegas odds.

Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones, however, acknowledges that he looks at the point spreads. When the Cowboys lost to the Chiefs this season, Jones noted that their loss was expected, as the Chiefs were the favorites. And in a video on the Cowboys’ website previewing Sunday’s game against the Chargers, Jones notes that the Cowboys are favorites at San Diego.

“I’m surprised we’re the favorite, being on the road,” Jones said.

Still although Jones was expecting the Chargers to be the betting favorites, he said he likes the way the Cowboys have shown improvement this season.

“This team is getting better, and this team is better than the team we’ve had the last few years,” Jones said.

As the Cowboys keep getting better, it won’t be long before Jones isn’t surprised to see the Cowboys favored. Even on the road.

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37 Responses to “Jerry Jones: I’m surprised we’re the favorite at San Diego”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 28, 2013 5:54 PM

    More Redskins news please.

  2. jredshoes says: Sep 28, 2013 5:55 PM

    Way to control expectations Jerrah. Now when the Cowboys lose because ther aren’t playing the Rams again what words are going to escape your pie hole?

  3. thundastormz says: Sep 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    Regular season I’d bet on the Cowboys. If its playoffs I’m taking the other team…even if its the Browns. Did I just say Browns and playoffs in the same sentence??

  4. truckenlauten says: Sep 28, 2013 5:58 PM

    These Jerry Jones stories just about every day are getting a little tiring. This guy is nothing but a publicity seeking idiot.

  5. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Sep 28, 2013 5:58 PM

    It’s not that unusual for Jones to surprised by his ever-growing list of off-the-mark football assessments.

  6. ttommytom says: Sep 28, 2013 6:01 PM

    I’m surprised this dolt is a billionaire.

  7. bucsfan5000 says: Sep 28, 2013 6:04 PM

    Will he be surprised if Romo chokes the game away?

  8. wearethesteelers says: Sep 28, 2013 6:05 PM

    6 RINGS

  9. aljack88 says: Sep 28, 2013 6:14 PM

    wearethesteelers says:
    Sep 28, 2013 6:05 PM
    6 RINGS
    yea, the Steelers don’t have any history with gambling and betting odds.

  10. treesloth16 says: Sep 28, 2013 6:20 PM

    That’s cuz my hometown team are chokers. They’ll give up a 10pt lead early in the 4th quarter this Sunday and lose again. Bet on it

  11. bassnw says: Sep 28, 2013 6:23 PM

    “As the Cowboys keep getting better…” LOL, the Cowboys are the favorite team of people who know nothing about football, which apparently includes PFT…

  12. fifthmaze says: Sep 28, 2013 6:28 PM

    Who cares what the Cowboys do in the first two months of the season… They’ll just choke again in December.

  13. lanzurrah says: Sep 28, 2013 6:30 PM

    Chargers are missing 3 OL starters…of course Dallas is favored.

  14. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Sep 28, 2013 6:32 PM

    hahaha jerrah trying to pump up his team, 6-3 chargers win in OT

  15. tvjules says: Sep 28, 2013 6:34 PM

    We’re all surprised that you’re 2-1.

  16. 12444uggg says: Sep 28, 2013 6:35 PM

    I’m surprised Jerry said anything about this.

  17. ambitoos says: Sep 28, 2013 6:37 PM

    After you see our defense, you won’t be surprised anymore. Ranked dead last. Ugh.

  18. cguy7 says: Sep 28, 2013 6:56 PM

    This is the year that Dallas goes 13-3 because they play in the NFC Least… Then they’ll lose their home playoff game to San Fran., and Jerrah will be flabbergasted…

  19. germanstingray says: Sep 28, 2013 7:01 PM

    Jerrah’s cranium keeps getting larger and more powerful.

  20. yourmomsnewfriend says: Sep 28, 2013 7:18 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Sep 28, 2013 5:54 PM

    More Redskins news please.

    – – – –

    Certainly. The Redskins aren’t any good. But that’s not exactly news, is it?

  21. richndc says: Sep 28, 2013 7:19 PM

    Totally convinced most of you girls post crap you think is populist so you can get a lot of likes–I also cannot think of anything more truly pathetic than that….Keep listening to ESPN for your football knowledge–everyone will respect you.

  22. sportfanz says: Sep 28, 2013 7:22 PM

    We’re all SURPRISED !

  23. redfield11 says: Sep 28, 2013 7:31 PM

    Why is it so hard for this guy to just shut up

  24. blackcatnfl says: Sep 28, 2013 7:33 PM

    So he expects his team to lose? Nice.

  25. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 28, 2013 7:35 PM

    cguy7 says: Sep 28, 2013 6:56 PM

    This is the year that Dallas goes 13-3 because they play in the NFC Least… Then they’ll lose their home playoff game to San Fran., and Jerrah will be flabbergasted…

    Assuming San Fran makes the playoffs.

  26. myuratich says: Sep 28, 2013 7:39 PM

    Bruce Jenner said it’s time for Jerry to get another facelift.

  27. rodh32340 says: Sep 28, 2013 7:51 PM

    If you are so surprised JJ…why not bet the house on the ‘boys?

  28. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 28, 2013 8:09 PM

    Dallas is only a 1.5 point favorite.

    Jerry needs to realize that bookmakers use the odds to even out bets. So they may set it at a point to make sure there is money on both sides.

    They aren’t neccesarily picking Dallas to win.

  29. dirtydrynn27 says: Sep 28, 2013 8:11 PM

    The Cowboys are always favored to win,No news here!!!!…..OVER RATED!!!!!!

  30. pzkslc says: Sep 28, 2013 8:29 PM

    He stopped short of saying ..” As a matter of fact, I’m suprised when we’re favored anywhere”

  31. saints4life57 says: Sep 28, 2013 9:21 PM

    The person doing the point spreads was prob. drunk that night and wrote the numbers backwards! LOL Ahhhh I guess the Cowgirls aren’t that bad this year! They deserve to be favorites to win at least a couple games! ; )

    GO SAINTS!!!!!!

  32. saints4life57 says: Sep 28, 2013 9:23 PM

    Jerry Jones is going to be the next Al Davis! Just not as cool! He needs to start wearing some pimp shades! ; )

  33. thetooloftools says: Sep 28, 2013 9:53 PM

    WHEN are real COWBOYS fans going to realize this guy is FAKE?
    I welcome your Cowboys thoughts.

  34. cowboyfan45 says: Sep 28, 2013 10:01 PM

    Cowboys fans have stopped listening to what Jerry says 15 years ago, cowboys record 130- 129, doesn’t sound like then cowboys are getting better, more like treading water…

  35. ivanpavlov0000 says: Sep 29, 2013 3:07 AM

    If Dallas can’t do a better job of protecting Romo, he won’t finish the game.

  36. The Whisper Report says: Sep 29, 2013 3:20 PM

    To all of you who HATE on the Dallas Cowboys …Tsk Tsk Tsk mii Feeble minded person!! The Dallas Cowboys was the team that paved the way and set the bar of GOOD Football so before you come and try to Bash a Legendary Team. Know your background Imbecile.

  37. shatho1 says: Oct 1, 2013 1:11 PM



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