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

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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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’!!

  7. 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.

  8. Did I just get sympathy from Jerry Jones?

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

  9. 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.
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    Oh, I guess he wasn’t responsible for them getting Romo, Ware, Bryant, Witten, Lee, Spencer, Claiborne, etc…

  10. 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.

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

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

  12. 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.
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    Oh, I guess he wasn’t responsible for them getting Romo, Ware, Bryant, Witten, Lee, Spencer, Claiborne, etc…
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    And exactly what has that done for you?

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.)

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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…

  21. 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.
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    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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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…

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    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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