It was only about 24 hours ago that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was talking about the “glitz and glamour,” of his team.
(We just kind of assume at this point he’s always thinking about gloryhole too.)
But today, he was singing a different tune, painting a less shiny picture of what might be about to happen to his team.
At the team’s kickoff luncheon (rarely the kind of event that brings realism, much less pessimism), Jones told his players: “our back’s up against the wall.”
“You know that we have an uphill battle this year,” Jones said, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “And we do have an uphill battle. But most of you had an uphill battle when you came to camp. Most of you did. And some of you have absolutely rose to the occasion.”
It’s hard to find too many who are optimistic about their chances, coming off three straight 8-8 seasons, with no real improvement to a defense that wasn’t good to begin with.
And the fact Dr. Jones himself is tempering the expectations now shouldn’t be a good sign.