Here’s how you can tell things are bad in Dallas.
There were cameras and reporters in the Cowboys locker room, and owner Jerry Jones didn’t jump in front of them to insist that they were on the verge of fixing things.
According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys owner declined his normal post-game interviews after his team’s flat-line loss to the Bills, which left them 4-11 and in contention for a top-five pick.
His son Stephen, the team’s executive vice president, did talk, but didn’t have much more to offer when asked about potential future changes or draft priorities.
“We’re worried about this week,” Stephen Jones said. “There will be plenty of time to deal with evaluating what this team did for the season at the end of the season. We’ve got a game left against the Redskins and that’s what we’ll focus on.”
Stephen even mixed in a “next question,” when the next question came in, so you know they’re in a great mood.
Of course, Washington has already clinched the NFC East, so they might be sitting some guys next week, such that it will matter. Things stopped mattering for the Cowboys months ago, and the fact that the elder Jones can’t even talk about it underscores his frustrations and their own inability to fix it.