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Stephen Jones expects “something special” from Cowboys

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Don’t tell Cowboys Executive V.P. Stephen Jones that this is going to be another year out of the playoffs in Dallas.

Jones told the Dallas Morning News that he still thinks the Cowboys’ best football is ahead of them, with three regular-season games that, if they win, will lead to an NFC East title.

We don’t accept it’s going to be like every other season,” Jones said. “We’ve got three games left. That’s what we’re focused on. When the season is over, we’ll focus on other things. Right now, we have a great opportunity to go out and do something special and win these three games and get on a hot streak.”

The Cowboys have been 8-8 the last two years, but Jones doesn’t see that happening this year.

“We have to get out of this 8-8 situation,” Jones said. “We are totally committed to these last three games. We really feel like and believe this is not going to be business as usual in terms of the last two years. We think our guys are going to step up and make a difference. We’re going to get these last three games, starting with the game against the Packers, and do something special.”

It’s nice that Jones is confident, but it’s been a long time since the Cowboys delivered something special. Their fans would rather see it than hear about it.

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  1. jimnaizeeum says: Dec 14, 2013 11:09 AM

    “We’ve got three games left. That’s what we’re focused on.

    Wonder why they didn’t start focusing last week.

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 14, 2013 11:09 AM

    If you feel anything other than 8 – 8, you still might be drunk from the day before.

  3. sportsfan18 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:10 AM

    Oh boy! 9 & 7 IS special compared to 8 & 8 the past two seasons and compared to daddy’s .500 record for most of the past two decades.

    When did the level of expectation for the Cowboys dip so low?

  4. boogymanoflamancha says: Dec 14, 2013 11:11 AM

    “We have to get out of this 8-8 situation,”

    Hello 7-9

  5. jimr10 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:12 AM

    But Stephen… you have the worst coach and general manage in the NFL.

  6. tinbender2000 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:12 AM

    As the Church Lady used to say on SNL, “Isn’t that Special?”

  7. sociosquatch says: Dec 14, 2013 11:12 AM

    jerrah’s son is executive veep? coeboys are screwed for a long time to come..

  8. mad55555 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:14 AM

    Does anyone else believe there is something special about these cowbabies? What have they shown you this season that says special?
    thumbs up if you think they are special.
    thumbs down if they are not special.

  9. hockeyfan28 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:17 AM

    A three and out on defense?

  10. jimmysee says: Dec 14, 2013 11:18 AM

    If he’s Jerry Jones’ son, then he has to be piece of work, himself.

    No doubt GM in waiting for the Cowboys.

    Kind of like being the Prince of Wales.

  11. whatjusthapped says: Dec 14, 2013 11:24 AM

    Beyond 8-8, why don’t you ask yourself how many playoff games the Cowboys have won in the last decade? The single digit salute is the right answer to both the question and the Cowboys.

  12. nfloracle says: Dec 14, 2013 11:26 AM

    Interesting how Stephen seems to be talking more and more to the media these days. I guess his dad’s grooming him to be GM in 2038 when Jerry finally steps aside.

  13. allday420ap says: Dec 14, 2013 11:28 AM

    Delusion runs strong in this organization.

  14. randymac99 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:31 AM

    Well guys/gals, here we go again! All the talent on this team and we are approaching mediocrity yet again. The only reason we are there or getting there is because of how bad the NFC East is this year. How does Kiffin still have a job? Worst defense in the league! Worst defense in Cowboy history!! Rapidly approaching the worst defensive showing for a team ever in the NFL. It is truly hard to stomach what has happened to this once proud franchise.

    I’m speaking to the fans here. Jerry Jones and his people do not read this kind of blog or care for that matter. But, Cowboy nation, fans, we do have the power to effect change. This is lengthy but hang with me; here’s how:
    Wal-Mart shoppers can relate to this example. Ever find something in Wal-Mart you really like and buy it every week only to find out it is not there one day?
    The reason for that is it did not sell enough to be profitable for them to continue to stock it. Bottom line on this is if you put a product or products on the shelf that people don’t buy; you won’t be in business very long. How does this relate to the Cowboys you ask? Right now Jerry Jones is putting a product on the field that no Cowboys fan should like and he has been doing that for 15 years now. How do we effect change? DON’T BUY THE PRODUCT. Now, this is a lot easier said than done and I realize that.
    As long as Jerry Jones sells his product by selling out the stadium every week and selling the luxury boxes for millions of dollars, selling parking spaces, concessions (food, beer etc), Cowboy merchandise, and so on and so on, why should he change things? He is laughing all the way to the bank!
    The absolute only way to make a statement to a man like this is to work on his ego. Here is how we do that. The stadium is his baby. He also has his wife in the mix with her art and design/decor in there as well. He beams with pride every time those cameras pan around and show all the activity going on inside (the product he is selling). What if those cameras pan around a half-empty stadium and 30% of those people are wearing the opponent’s colors? That would stick in his craw – trust me on this. When those same cameras paned up to his owner’s box, you’d see a look on his face that fans have never seen before.
    The only way to send this message is to boycott a game – perhaps even a couple. The difficult part of this would be the fans determining what game(s) to boycott. It would have to a unified effort to work. And, I know, a massive coordination effort. Social media may be the way to go to get word out? It would probably have to be next season. Now, if the Cowboys are out of the hunt by week 17 this season and the Eagles come to town, that may be just the time to do it.

    If they are in the hunt and do squeak into the playoffs, it will be a one and done. No way this team advances with the worst defense in the league.
    They have not beaten a team with a winning record this season and all teams in the playoffs will have a winning record.

  15. officialgame says: Dec 14, 2013 11:37 AM

    I am sure Son of Jones got something “special” in mind for Garrett and his staff after the season, walking papers.

  16. janvanflac says: Dec 14, 2013 11:38 AM

    with that defense they’ll be lucky to be 8-8. They’ve turned in 2 of the worst performances i’ve ever seen (vs. Saints + Bears) and now both Lee and Carter are out.

  17. nawlinssaints1956 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:40 AM

    Seems to me that an average 8 – 8 season would be something special for a below average organization…

  18. ncheelsboysfan says: Dec 14, 2013 11:41 AM

    SHUT UP Jr.! Lean from your Dad that you DONT need to be talking to the media all the time. Please! Let the players do it on the field and give them what they need otherwise just shut it!

  19. hjb99992013 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:47 AM

    Is schadenfreude considered a sin?

    If so, regarding the Cowboy situation, I am guilty

  20. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Dec 14, 2013 11:48 AM

    hope young steven can play linebacker or safety…

  21. arwiv says: Dec 14, 2013 11:49 AM

    They have possibly the worst current defense in the NFL. They did get lucky missing Rodgers though and they should beat the skins. I cant see them beating the eagles but even if they somehow pulled off that minor miracle, theyre getting killed by the panthers or niners anyway.

    The cowboys are not a horrible team, they are just mediocre though…..like they seem to be EVERY year. They had their one shot with Romo in 2006 and blew it.

  22. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:53 AM

    Stephen Jones expects “something special”

    Hahahahahahahaaaaaa

    Apple does not fall very far from tree.

  23. jucam1 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:53 AM

    Is there anything more delightful than to know that after Jerrah, comes Stevie?…. I am so happy that the NFC East now only has two respectable teams for decades to come. The Giants and the Eagles. Between Dan Snyder and the Jones family it is a fact that the Gmen and Eagles are the only real contenders for the next 2 decades out of that division.

  24. seabreezes51 says: Dec 14, 2013 11:54 AM

    It looks more and more like Steve is a chip off the ole block. Gonna be a loooong time before there is a truly successful Cowboys team. :)

  25. camdenyard says: Dec 14, 2013 11:56 AM

    Hope he doesn’t mind being disappointed. Oh wait, of course he is…

  26. thejuddstir says: Dec 14, 2013 11:59 AM

    Stephen needs to go back to cleaning dad’s glasses!

  27. fordman84 says: Dec 14, 2013 12:00 PM

    Steven and daddy are the only “special” things about out team

  28. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Dec 14, 2013 12:00 PM

    “We are totally committed to these last three games”
    As opposed to being partially committed to them? I’m sure your fans will love to hear that but even the average product of the Texas public school system is smart enough to know that your team will collapse down the stretch as usual. Then we can all have another talk about Romo’s ridiculous contract.

  29. damcmp says: Dec 14, 2013 12:03 PM

    The Jones and McNairs deluded oil guys from Texans…well at least Jones pays for all of he delusions

  30. firerogergoodellnow says: Dec 14, 2013 12:14 PM

    After years of outcry from fans and experts, Jerry Jones has finally hired a general manager to oversee football operations of the Cowboys. Jones plans to introduce Matt Millen, formerly of the Detroit Lions in an upcoming news conference.

    “We were so lucky to find someone who is a perfect fit for our organization.” said Jones. “We see Matt coming in and taking over football operations without missing a step from the work he did in Detroit.”

    Millen’s record during eight years as general manager for Detroit was 31-97. The Lions became the first team to finish 0-16 in 2008. Notable draft picks included Charles Rogers, Roy Williams and Joey Harrington.

    “Detroit was foolish to ever let this talented professional get away,” said Jones. “We hope that Matt can help us bring John Kitna and Roy Williams back to the organization.”

  31. djstat says: Dec 14, 2013 12:14 PM

    Wow. Your committed to these games huh? Were you not committed to all the others?

  32. fiverings37 says: Dec 14, 2013 12:15 PM

    that J.J. will step down as G.M.? Now THAT would be special.

  33. richndc says: Dec 14, 2013 12:25 PM

    when the Cowboys win on Sunday, the noted football geniuses above will chirp incessantly about how “awful” the Packers are….

  34. deinoslogos says: Dec 14, 2013 12:28 PM

    I can’t wait to watch Chip Kelly’s offense annihilate this pitiful defense on national TV in week 17.

  35. xbam1 says: Dec 14, 2013 12:28 PM

    LOL the Jones are delusional…

  36. paulsmith107 says: Dec 14, 2013 12:29 PM

    So Dallas’ d sucks but we don’t lead the league in points against. We have had two truly horrible games against the saints who were at home off of a bye and a loss and our d was super banged up at that time. Then Chicago well there is no excuse except it was cold and with all the hamstring and other muscle injuries well I can’t blame them for pulling back. Either way the point is we have given up yards but it doesn’t equal points given up as for nobody seeing how we can beat Philly I have to laugh. Dallas beat you rather handly in your house our putrid d gave up 3 yes 3 points. They split against the giants who we swept they were blown out by KC and Denver who we hung with we own that phony foles. Either way you heard it here first Philly will lose to the vikes and then get clobbered by the bears where Dallas will win the next two rendering week 17 non factor

  37. pingguy says: Dec 14, 2013 12:35 PM

    There is not another team in the league I love seeing fail more than America’s team!

  38. petehemlock says: Dec 14, 2013 12:38 PM

    The Joneses are trying to keep up with Irsay.

  39. bertyboz says: Dec 14, 2013 12:38 PM

    “They have not beaten a team with a winning record this season and all teams in the playoffs will have a winning record.”

    Did they not beat Philly earlier this year?

  40. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 14, 2013 12:42 PM

    Confidence and big talk is no substitute for quality football play. The Cowboys mngmt has that stuff in spades, yet I’m betting against them. I don’t think they make the playoffs.

  41. allday420ap says: Dec 14, 2013 12:43 PM

    BTW the peckers are awful so Dallas should win.

  42. sfniners4life says: Dec 14, 2013 12:50 PM

    It’s time for romo and cowgirls to choke it to a 7-9 record. Gotta be embarrassing to watch a less talented team make the playoffs with a bum coach. Advice for Dallas fire Garrett and Jerry jones cause anyone could do a better job then them.

  43. flyeaglefly says: Dec 14, 2013 12:57 PM

    Anyone with half a football brain that saw that cowboys DEFENSE against the saints and bears knows this is one of the worst defenses in nfl history…40 first downs given up to the saints, a record, and the bears scoring on all 8 possessions and taking a knee on the ninth on the boys ten yard line, is truly, indeed…SPECIAL…

  44. dirtydrew says: Dec 14, 2013 1:10 PM

    Typicle, born on second base, and acts like he hit a double.this clown must realize he and his old man suck at personal.

  45. kelsey59 says: Dec 14, 2013 1:11 PM

    Meet the new head coach of the Dallas Cowboys – Stephen Jones.

  46. rajbais says: Dec 14, 2013 1:20 PM

    Only because Matt Flynn will be playing.

  47. pipedreamer79 says: Dec 14, 2013 1:22 PM

    If by “something special”, he means it in the same regard as the “special” students at school that have to wear a helmet and need an aide to follow them around and wipe their arses for them, I agree…

  48. dickshotdogs says: Dec 14, 2013 1:28 PM

    I believe nothing I hear and half of what I see. So far, I have seen little. Here’s some advice for you, sir. Stop talking.

  49. skinsgal4life says: Dec 14, 2013 1:35 PM

    Yes, my team is in shambles, but at least the Cowboys are, too! Go Packers!!!!

  50. ragingmouse says: Dec 14, 2013 1:43 PM

    I wish people would stop interviewing “Heckel and Jeckel”…

    They cant evaluate talent and run a successful NFL program…

    FYI: just because you know how to make money, doesn’t mean you can do everything and anything…give up this disastrous foolish attempt to play GM and VP!

    Signed,
    Common sense

  51. icebowler says: Dec 14, 2013 1:48 PM

    He doesn’t appear to be taking it one game at a time even though he gave lip service to the Packers at the end. The Packers D is getting healthy and Flynn is improving. The Green & Gold my be “delivering” something special on Sunday.

  52. shlort says: Dec 14, 2013 1:51 PM

    If the Cowboys lose to a Packers team, QB’ed by Matt Flynn, at the Cowboys home stadium, what will that say, Jr. Jones?

    You have a beaten down, injury riddled Packers team at home this week. Then you go on the road to a horrible Redskins team. Then you finish up at home against the Eagles. You are looking at 9-7 at best and home for the playoffs.

    The Cowboys aren’t very good. They will pick up a couple wins in the next 2 weeks over teams that are even worse than the Cowboys. Then they run into the Eagles and that is the end of their season.

  53. ydousuk says: Dec 14, 2013 1:55 PM

    paulsmith107 says:Dec 14, 2013 12:29 PM

    So Dallas’ d sucks but we don’t lead the league in points against.
    ———————————————————

    Well, that’s something to hang your hat on………

  54. andreweac says: Dec 14, 2013 2:00 PM

    “Something special”. Does this mean the GM will be fired? I’ll take that as a Christmas Day present!

  55. steeltuff says: Dec 14, 2013 2:23 PM

    How about them 8-8 Cowboys! And nepotism isn’t going to help them get better either.

  56. bleedgreeninpa says: Dec 14, 2013 2:25 PM

    Have been hearing how much talent the cowboys have every year. Would like to know who? Romo is above average. Witten and Ware are great. Lee can be but injury prone Bryant could be but is a head case and inconsistent. Who else do they have? Seems like they have fewer talented players than most teams.

  57. freebird2011 says: Dec 14, 2013 2:35 PM

    Stephen Jones expecting something special from Cowboys?

    So do Lions fans, at least this weekend….

  58. mcdall20 says: Dec 14, 2013 2:43 PM

    Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt

  59. averagjoe says: Dec 14, 2013 2:43 PM

    … and I’m expecting to win the Mega-Millions jackpot next week.

  60. mikeking55 says: Dec 14, 2013 2:48 PM

    We don’t want something special
    Just show us that guys we have get paid to do what they are supposed to do
    If I did not do my job properly every week I would be sacked

  61. birdfanatdabeach says: Dec 14, 2013 2:58 PM

    It is odd when the henchmen are blood. SJ is setting the dominoes in place for JJ. If this goes right then all is good in D-TOWN. When/If it crumbles than JJ points to SJ’s expectations and starts swinging the axe. If the COWPOKES don’t make the playoffs I cannot see where Jason Garrett has a chance.

    In my perfect world the COWPOKES lose this week and next, MY Eagles continue to win and the last week of the season has MIKE VICK and our backups playing against whoever from DALLAS.

    Make this come true SANTA.

    ICWT

  62. broncostevenp says: Dec 14, 2013 3:08 PM

    Reality is a tough pill to swallow for the Jones boys.

  63. capegolfer says: Dec 14, 2013 3:11 PM

    The last time GB won in Dallas was Dec. 24, 1989.

  64. bleedgreen says: Dec 14, 2013 3:14 PM

    bertyboz says:
    Dec 14, 2013 12:38 PM
    ——–

    They did, but Philly had a losing record at the time.

  65. icebowler says: Dec 14, 2013 3:45 PM

    The last time Green Bay won IN Dallas was the 2010 Super Bowl.

  66. ekw060911 says: Dec 14, 2013 3:56 PM

    After watching the Cowboys last week I hope Stephen Jones is right when he said there best football is yet to come. I’d be really disappointed if that was their best football.

  67. darocnessmonsta says: Dec 14, 2013 4:13 PM

    I could see the Cowboys winning out to end with same record as philly giving us the tie breaker we beat Philly in their place and were 5-1 at home hopefully 6-1 sunday so i could see this happening

  68. victorycruz says: Dec 14, 2013 4:54 PM

    Yeah, and when I get a hamburger at McDonalds I expect it to be real beef. We all don’t get what we hope for

  69. 25cuts says: Dec 14, 2013 5:34 PM

    Sorry jonesy, eagles taking the division and when we come to Dallas we’ll be resting our starters with div already in hand.

  70. stellarperformance says: Dec 14, 2013 6:13 PM

    Each week Matt Flynn becomes a little more comfortable with the Packers offense. He engineered a sixteen point come-back against a determined and confident Viking team in one-half of play, nearly engineering a win, and led another eleven point comeback against the Falcons, who still possessed enough of their on-field talent to also feel confident.

    He needs two adjustments to take control….better assigned pick-up blocking (Lacy,) and don’t hold the ball too long. They do that……and the Packers win on Sunday.

  71. stonedwhitetrash says: Dec 14, 2013 8:43 PM

    Even as a rabid Cowboys fan I must state Stephen Jones is living proof with that remark “That the nut does not fall far from the tree.”

  72. maraneso says: Dec 14, 2013 10:01 PM

    Have fun being owned by America’s REAL team. Backup QB, 400 yards, 3 TD. #13>5

  73. soaringeagle13 says: Dec 14, 2013 10:52 PM

    paulsmith107 says: Dec 14, 2013 12:29 PM

    So Dallas’ d sucks but we don’t lead the league in points against. We have had two truly horrible games against the saints who were at home off of a bye and a loss and our d was super banged up at that time. Then Chicago well there is no excuse except it was cold and with all the hamstring and other muscle injuries well I can’t blame them for pulling back. Either way the point is we have given up yards but it doesn’t equal points given up as for nobody seeing how we can beat Philly I have to laugh. Dallas beat you rather handly in your house our putrid d gave up 3 yes 3 points. They split against the giants who we swept they were blown out by KC and Denver who we hung with we own that phony foles. Either way you heard it here first Philly will lose to the vikes and then get clobbered by the bears where Dallas will win the next two rendering week 17 non factor
    ———————————————————-
    Whatever you have to tell yourself,Brah

  74. hescominsoon says: Dec 15, 2013 9:19 AM

    I don’t know anything about JJ son but as long as JJ thinks he’s anything worth a crap as a gm making player decisions the Cowboys will be mediocre at best. You only have to look at the past 20+ years to see that. I’m form Dallas..i root for Dallas no matter what..but i’m also a realist. If the son is just as bird brained as his father it’ll be two generations of a Cowboys team like we have now.

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