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Jerry Jones on close call with Vikings: “There are no 1-7 teams”

Selena Gomez, Jerry Jones AP

The Vikings are, at 1-7, one of the worst teams in the NFL. The Cowboys are in first place in the NFC East, but they needed a touchdown in the final minute for a comeback victory over the Vikings. Should that be alarming in Dallas?

Not according to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who says that just because the Vikings’ record is 1-7, that doesn’t mean they’re a bad football team.

There are no 1-7 teams in this league,” Jones told the San Antonio Express-News after the game. “That’s not the way it is with an NFL team. These guys play better than 1-7 when we play them.”

Jones said there were times during the game when things were going against the Cowboys and he started to panic, but he credited the players with hanging tough. The win improved the Cowboys’ record to 5-4 and kept them in first place in their division, a game ahead of the Eagles.

The Vikings, meanwhile, are in last place in their division by 3.5 games. Jones may not view them as a 1-7 team, but Jones’s former employee Bill Parcells would say the Vikings are what their record says they are.

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64 Responses to “Jerry Jones on close call with Vikings: “There are no 1-7 teams””
  1. nfl4days says: Nov 3, 2013 9:06 PM

    Jerry Jones makes more comments than any head coach or QB in the league. Im shocked he hasn’t come down from the booth and call plays..

  2. thesmartest1 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:07 PM

    This guy should sit back and count money. He has done virtually nothing well as GM 15 years.

  3. rollinghighwayblues says: Nov 3, 2013 9:09 PM

    After Watching this game, I hope whoever runs the film sessions for the defense absolutely lambasts Ernie Sims. His lack of tackling was laughable. Plenty of times in the first half Sims had ample chances to make the sole tackle or at least slow down the ball carrier, but it looked like Sims tried everything in his power NOT to get his nose in the middle of things.

  4. melikefootball says: Nov 3, 2013 9:09 PM

    Jones has to be happy they play in the division they play in. With all the talent they have they are pretty lucky to have a winning record, although they do have Dez Bryant he is always something to entertain you.

  5. packownsu says: Nov 3, 2013 9:11 PM

    Do your research MDS, Parcells said his “you are what your record says your are” comment was said at the END of a season and does not apply while still “in” a season.

  6. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Nov 3, 2013 9:13 PM

    It was nice to see the defense step it up today and Adrian had a good game, too. It was the perfect outcome. Close, entertaining game, but the Vikings maintained their stranglehold on a top-3 pick.

  7. nnagi says: Nov 3, 2013 9:14 PM

    Just shut up already Jerry, why the hell are you always seeking the spotlight? Your team sucks, nobody with any decent pedigree wants to work with you and for all your financial savvy, your salary cap situation for next year is horrendous which means there’s not much you can do to improve, get out of the way…

  8. bender4700 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:15 PM

    Moral victory again?

  9. bengalsfan1919 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:15 PM

    If playing close with the Broncos is a moral victory then playing close with the Vikings has to be a moral defeat right?

  10. f1restarter says: Nov 3, 2013 9:15 PM

    Jerry’s half right. The Vikings are a 1-7 team, but they play like an 0-8 team. The Cowboys’ pitiful defense actually made Ponder look like an average QB.

  11. 700levelvet says: Nov 3, 2013 9:17 PM

    The “most mediocre franchise in sports”….

  12. GenXJay says: Nov 3, 2013 9:18 PM

    sad when Jerry Jones is a better sportsmen than packer trolls. ) that means you, filthymcnasty.

  13. mellish225 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:20 PM

    The Vikes need a top draft QB, a head coach, and an actual defensive coordinator. Another beautiful loss in that direction. From a life-long Vike fan – go Skins next week and let’s keep rollin’!!

  14. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 3, 2013 9:21 PM

    Jones has to love hearing himself talk. Does he ever not say something crazy? “….These guys play better than 1-7 when we play them.” You know, because the Vikings don’t get near as pumped up to play the Bears or Packers as they do the Cowboys.

  15. trevor123698 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:21 PM

    after the fight the vikes showed last week, the vikes were easy money this week. dallas is my NFC super bowl pick but to cover -12 is not easy.

  16. raiderapologist says: Nov 3, 2013 9:21 PM

    Someone needs to tell Jerry that Halloween is over. Money might make the pretty girl smile, but she is still throwing up in her mouth.

  17. jjackwagon says: Nov 3, 2013 9:22 PM

    By that logic, then there are no 7-1 teams either. Sorry Denver, you don’t exist.

  18. kaeptaincrunch says: Nov 3, 2013 9:26 PM

    Jerry, have your son in law clean your glasses and then go check the standings again. Vikings are 1-7 no matter which way you look at it.

  19. backdapack4evr says: Nov 3, 2013 9:28 PM

    I was really hoping the Vikes would have won!
    I don’t like the Vikes, but they are my neighbors!!
    Can’t stand the overrated co

  20. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Nov 3, 2013 9:28 PM

    “There are no 1-7 teams in this league.” Maybe not, but I can think of a team that’s 1-6 in the postseason since 1996.

  21. firerogergoodell says: Nov 3, 2013 9:29 PM

    Did I just get sympathy from Jerry Jones?

    Fire Spielman dot com! Rick will be gone before the draft.

  22. backdapack4evr says: Nov 3, 2013 9:29 PM

    Cowboys!
    Wow did they get lucky
    AP = class act!!

  23. ralphwilsonisrich says: Nov 3, 2013 9:30 PM

    This guy is so full of himself, kinda like Donald Trump

  24. backdapack4evr says: Nov 3, 2013 9:33 PM

    If having a lot of money makes you stupid, that answers a lot of questions!
    Shut up Jerry!

  25. cannonballdookie says: Nov 3, 2013 9:33 PM

    thesmartest1 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:07 PM

    This guy should sit back and count money. He has done virtually nothing well as GM 15 years.
    ——————————————–

    Oh, I guess he wasn’t responsible for them getting Romo, Ware, Bryant, Witten, Lee, Spencer, Claiborne, etc…

  26. jredshoes says: Nov 3, 2013 9:35 PM

    Maybe Jerry but there is one 9-0 team and they beat your mediocre squad earlier this year

  27. jayhawk777 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:35 PM

    Rick Spielman is DEFINITELY a magic man.

    He makes Viking wins disappear.

    All that pre-season smack talk and now it’s
    root to lose for another shot at a QB..

    He drafted Ponder, for Pete sake. Vikings are Doomed.

  28. mightyminer says: Nov 3, 2013 9:38 PM

    Hey Jerry, if it seems that every team plays better against Dallas…maybe there’s a reason why it seems that way.

  29. staffordsyear says: Nov 3, 2013 9:38 PM

    That girls smokin!

  30. gb4mn0 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:45 PM

    GenXJay says: Nov 3, 2013 9:18 PM

    sad when Jerry Jones is a better sportsmen than packer trolls. ) that means you, filthymcnasty.
    —————————————————-
    “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser.”- Vince Lombardi

    Can’t think of a more appropriate quote to describe the Lavender Larry toads just halfway thru the season.

    Keep on Embracing the Suck…………..LOSERS!

  31. metintodd says: Nov 3, 2013 9:48 PM

    The Cowboys always play to the level of their competition even if their competition is the worst team in football. They are an absolute joke.

  32. jimthebuilder27 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:51 PM

    Skeletor has spoken!

  33. joenash72 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:04 PM

    Ain’t that Justin Beiber’s ex-girlfriend ?

    Disney channel chick?

  34. aljack88 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:05 PM

    staffordsyear says:
    Nov 3, 2013 9:38 PM
    That girls smokin!

    ———————————–

    WHO is that with Jarrah?

  35. i10east says: Nov 3, 2013 10:06 PM

    Ah, Jerrah rubbing it in, even though the Cowboys got lucky. Classy owner….

  36. couchbasher says: Nov 3, 2013 10:07 PM

    … there’s my sugar daddy!!!

  37. sabatimus says: Nov 3, 2013 10:09 PM

    Utter halfwit.

  38. 7mantel says: Nov 3, 2013 10:10 PM

    This guy is a total joke !

  39. farvite says: Nov 3, 2013 10:10 PM

    Nearly two decades of irrelevance.

    You’re only a legend in your own mind Jerrah.

  40. i10east says: Nov 3, 2013 10:11 PM

    @aljack88

    Selena Gomez.

  41. conormacleod says: Nov 3, 2013 10:17 PM

    The Vikings have lost many close games. Is that the GMs fault? That sounds like coaching to me.

  42. wafflestomp says: Nov 3, 2013 10:21 PM

    cannonballdookie says: Nov 3, 2013 9:33 PM

    thesmartest1 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:07 PM

    This guy should sit back and count money. He has done virtually nothing well as GM 15 years.
    ——————————————–

    Oh, I guess he wasn’t responsible for them getting Romo, Ware, Bryant, Witten, Lee, Spencer, Claiborne, etc…
    ————————————————————————————

    And exactly what has that done for you?

  43. bugorfeature says: Nov 3, 2013 10:22 PM

    There actually is a 1-7 team. There’s also a 0-8 team.

  44. bobnelsonjr says: Nov 3, 2013 10:34 PM

    Just be quiet and accept the charity Jerry.

    Had you lost to the viklings you would have had to face a lot of questioning by the media. Face it Jerry you just missed a terrible week after the season’s most embarrassing loss. The best thing to say is you are getting ready for next week and ignore saying anything about the vikings; except how the NFL is going to move that franchise out of Minnesota.

  45. donttrip22 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:40 PM

    funny how some say Mr Jones talks too much but maybe they should ask them selves WHY they read everything he says or why the media is always after him to ask him questions

  46. i10east says: Nov 3, 2013 10:40 PM

    One 1-7 team
    One 9-0 team
    Two 0-8 teams (unfortunately my Jags are one of them) :(

  47. hpeters77 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:43 PM

    Actually cannonballdookie coach Payton was responsible for getting romo not jerry jones

  48. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 3, 2013 10:47 PM

    I think what Jerry means is that the Vikings don’t really qualify as a NFL “team”.

  49. gibson34 says: Nov 3, 2013 11:00 PM

    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!! 1ST PLACE BABY!!!

  50. matthewmegabush says: Nov 3, 2013 11:13 PM

    jerry jones looks like the old preacher.in Poltergeist II

  51. bert1913 says: Nov 3, 2013 11:26 PM

    if jerry jones the owner fired jerry jones the gm, jerry jones the gm would never be offered another job in the nfl

  52. stevent92 says: Nov 3, 2013 11:29 PM

    Call me and most of my Viking brethren whatever you will. I am pulling for 1-15 this season. 3-7 wins does nothing to help this team in the long run.

  53. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 4, 2013 12:05 AM

    Packers fan here. Does Jones think the Cowboys really beat the Vikings today? I think it was a moral victory for Minnesota.

  54. divan22 says: Nov 4, 2013 12:10 AM

    Keep hating, inferior fans of inferior teams!

    Meanwhile, America’s Team is enjoying the win and 1st place.

  55. Ferdinand says: Nov 4, 2013 1:05 AM

    Every time Jerry Jones opens his mouth I am reminded of a line from an old TV show that stuck with me — namely, “I should walk on my hands, I talk out of my ass so much.”

    (I didn’t say it was a good tv show, just memorable.)

  56. logic4sale says: Nov 4, 2013 1:45 AM

    I’m a die hard Cowboys fan… that being said, is it sad you know the future of your team is average under current and future ownership? Jerry has put his team in salary cap hell by overpaying underachieving athletes after said athletes put up ONE good season worth of stats. His son is heir to the throne and it looks like the apple isn’t far from the tree.

  57. jimmysee says: Nov 4, 2013 3:15 AM

    That’s Jerry’s 40-year old brain talking.

  58. bendover09 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:34 AM

    Funny thing is .. people complain about how the cowboys have not one in so many years .. okay ?? If they’re so bad why hasn’t your team caught them in superbowl wins ? Hmm … That’s right sit down and shut up . Lucky this comment at the bottom

  59. jonsilver1947 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:44 AM

    GenXJay: You just don’t get it, do you? He wasn’t being a good sportsman…he was hiding under the cloak of “good sportsman” to deflect the criticism of the Cowboys for barely beating a 1-6 (going in) team…he’s always got an excuse or three for his team…

  60. iluvbears says: Nov 4, 2013 5:01 AM

    Easy to say when it is your team that isn’t 1-7.

  61. allday2k says: Nov 4, 2013 5:46 AM

    conormacleod says:
    Nov 3, 2013 10:17 PM
    The Vikings have lost many close games. Is that the GMs fault? That sounds like coaching to me.
    ______________________________

    It is definitely the coaching, the coordinators to be precise since they are calling the plays, but this s***show has become Spielman’s fault. He is too stubborn and incompetent to have complete control of a team. It was obvious that Musgrave has to go after the wild card loss. I have been calling for Musgrave to be fired since week 1 after his preseason-style showing against the Lions. It became painfully obvious that Alan Williams needs to be fired by week 3 and every fan can see they need to go. How does Spielman not see this? By now he has to know, yet he lets the circus continue. If he pulled the plug by week 3 we may have stood a chance this year.

    FIRE SPIELMAN, MUSGRAVE, AND WILLIAMS. But wait until the end of the season so that these three a**clowns can secure a top 3 pick.

  62. whatjusthapped says: Nov 4, 2013 6:51 AM

    Sad, but the Vikings lost to one of the few teams that have a worse GM than Spielman.

    I think Spielman and Frazier will turn this around eventually. Give them a few more seasons before deciding, no need to be hasty.

  63. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Nov 4, 2013 7:25 AM

    That’s JJ’s way of saying that no NFL team sucks in comparison to the Cowboys.

  64. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Nov 4, 2013 11:08 AM

    cannonballdookie says:
    Nov 3, 2013 9:33 PM
    thesmartest1 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:07 PM

    This guy should sit back and count money. He has done virtually nothing well as GM 15 years.
    ——————————————–

    Oh, I guess he wasn’t responsible for them getting Romo, Ware, Bryant, Witten, Lee, Spencer, Claiborne, etc…

    *************************************************

    Your kiddin’ me, right? Ware should have been a Lion (if Millen hadn’t been smoking crack before the draft), Bryant was a gift from the Patriots, to keep him away from the Ravens, Spencer is way overrated and not worthy of being franchised back to back years (stealing over $20 mil from Jerrah in the process), Claiborne appears to be a miss, certainly not worthy of a Top 5 pick (not to mention the 1st rounder we gave up to draft him), Witten was a Parcells pick and Romo? Well, I guess on one hand you could say as undrafted free agent, look at his numbers….. but on the other hand, you could easily say, look at his lack of playoff success and big game blunders…. GM Jerrah made the cap a mess and it will continue to be next year forcing the team to make some tough decisions on Bryant, Ware, etc… GM Jerrah also made horrible finacial decisions on Bernadeau, Spencer, Ratliff and Romo. GM Jerrah has also made some memorably bad trades (i.e Roy E Williams). If Jerrah was simply hired as a GM, he would have been fired a long time ago.

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