Gone but hardly forgotten during their bye week, the Dallas Cowboys are still dealing with the aftermath of last Sunday night’s both-sides-of-the-ball blowout loss to the Saints.
On Friday, owner Jerry Jones acknowledged that the 49-17 defeat will linger.
“That was one that will hang with us for a little while, but it’s not the end of the world,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Friday.
Well, it’s not the end of the world. But it could be the end of the season. And also the end of the line for coach Jason Garrett, especially since firing the G.M. isn’t an option.
“We’ve got things, with this team, that can compete with anybody,” Jones said. “It’s before us if we want to take it. It would be wrong to look at this past weekend and say, ‘That’s it — count us out.’”
We’re not ready to count them out when it comes to making the playoffs, but based on the inability to compete with the best teams in the conference, what’s the point of making the playoffs? While the Giants managed two years ago to win the NFC East and then win the Super Bowl, the Cowboys don’t seem to have the ability to run the table after finagling a way to get a seat at it.