Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones has no doubts that his team is better right now than it was last season.
Jones said after the NFL draft that it’s clear to him that the Cowboys’ roster is stronger than it was in 2013, when Dallas completed its third consecutive 8-8 season.
“Yes, we are better,” Jones said. “There’s no question about that. Relative to where we played last year, we’ve had a very impactful draft. We actually have had an impactful offseason, relative to the way we play. We’re better. And consequentially, when I look over at the offense, we haven’t taken a step back on offense at any place and matter of fact, without being trite, we’ve gained on it in my opinion. For me, I feel better tonight than I did when we quit playing last year. To me that isn’t just optimism for me. I do, factually, can look down here and say we’re a better team than we were this time last year as reality would have it.”
The Cowboys have been mired in mediocrity, and if Jones is wrong about them being better this year, Jones may fire head coach Jason Garrett. But one thing Jones won’t do is fire himself as G.M. Jones is confident that the Cowboys’ general manager is getting the job done.