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.