While accepting an award last month, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said that the Cowboys would win the Super Bowl next year.
It’s a move that seemed to come directly out of owner Jerry Jones’s playbook, although that book may be up for revision before it heads to the printers for a new edition. Jones said Wednesday that he “completely” understands why Romo said that, but he won’t be setting the bar quite that high even if he shares Romo’s good feelings about the team.
“Let’s don’t confuse how good we feel about our team with putting [the Super Bowl] around the neck of something that if we did know [we] could beat those kinds of odds, then life would be a lot different for all of us,” Jones said, via ESPN.com. “That’s a statement that is real hard to live up to. No one knows it better than we do.”
Indeed they do, but Jones’s unwillingness to shoot expectations into the stratosphere is probably a good thing for a team that’s still putting together their defense for the coming season. Jones said he thinks the signing of Greg Hardy and drafting of Randy Gregory will help the team generate the kind of pressure they didn’t consistently get last season, although the question marks about both players help explain why he’s not ready to shoot for the glory hole in May.