Jerry Jones just wants to “win a damn football game”

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Several years ago, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones infamously said, “I want me some gloryhole.” His current goals are far more immediate.

A day before his team’s annual Thanksgiving Day contest, Jones provided an exclamation point for repeated concerns regarding the team’s current shortcomings.

“Let me just say this,” Jones said on NFL Network when asked about quarterback Dak Prescott‘s contract negotiations. “I think all of us, including the fans, wanna win a damn football game, OK? Now I know we’ve got a lot of other things to think about. Who’s coachin’? Who’s playin’? Who’s compared to another player someplace else? How ‘bout let’s win some ball games folks? We can take that other stuff. I’m not known as a guy who gets hand cramps when I’m writin’ checks, but I wanna win some football games.”

His focus on wining “a damn football game” does nothing to lower the perceived stakes for Thursday’s visit from the Bills. Failure to win could result in an in-season coaching change.

And while Jones separately declared himself to be a “Jason Garrett guy,” Jones made it clear that success in the NFL is narrowly defined: Win the Super Bowl.

I want Jason to get it done,” Jones said.

His frustrations with Garrett became obvious during Jones’ post-game comments after Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. And Tuesday’s radio remarks in Dallas showed that he wasn’t backing off. The puzzle pieces are now there, and they could fall into place if Dallas fails to hold serve at home against an 8-3 Bills team that may give the Cowboys everything they can handle.

55 responses to “Jerry Jones just wants to “win a damn football game”

  1. ……quiet as i’ll keep it….I seriously got the Juggernaut Bills in arlington!

    The AFCBEAST runnin’ ripshod!!!

  2. Bills vs Cowboys – the midseason battle of Wild Card round teams from different conferences, that don’t have a chance in hell at making it to the divisional round.

  3. It is the NFL… Many teams can peak at the right time and make a playoff run. However, Dallas and Jones need to be realistic too. This year there are so many teams playing great in the NFC and the top 3 contenders in the AFC who could be waiting in a Super Bowl are all capable of winning any game they are in.

    Just looking at their path to winning the Super Bowl based on current standings, the Cowboys would have to play the Seahawks then likely the 49ers just to make the Championship game. Good luck with that.

  4. I’m 100% on board with Jerry Jones. The guy is a Hall of Fame owner who’s already won 3 super bowls. He knows what it takes to win, and he’s proven it beyond a doubt. I think he’s going to make Dak Prescott a very wealthy man, and he’s going to go after Baylor’s coach, Matt Rhule. That’s my guess. But I’m just like most other fans. I know very little about any of this stuff, but PFT provides me with an opportunity to express my opinions. My opinions and $5 will get you a cup of coffee. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  5. Jerruh does have some awesome quotes though, “I’m not know as a guy who gets hand cramps when I’m writing checks.”

  6. Jones gets what he earned. What has he done since he let Johnson go. Don’t give me Switzer. He won with Johnson’s team.

  7. The Cowboys have their issues and Jerrah is responsible for most if them if not all but the players love Garrett and it’s going to show tomorrow.

    The Cowboys are the lock of the year, they’re going to smoke the Bills.

  8. “Now I know we’ve got a lot of other things to think about. Who’s coachin’? Who’s playin’? Who’s compared to another player someplace else? How ‘bout let’s win some ball games folks?”

    You see….this is why teams are reluctant to sign Kaepernick. When every day the media and fans are clamoring for answers to the questions above, it makes it difficult to focus and to go out and win football games.

  9. Jerry is walking talking catch 22.

    Because he wants to run the show, hes only gonna bring in a coach that’s a Yes Man. But then he wants to win and gets frustrating that the coaching isn’t better.

    Until Jerry is ready to give up a little control and identity of this team, hes going to get more of the same.

  10. Maybe Garrett is secretly wanting to get fired? Some decisions in the Patriots game made no sense. Why did he opt for a FG towards the end of the game? 3 points did them no good, whatsoever. Even if they don’t convert 4th down, the Patriots would have taken over deep in their own territory, and, because of weather, it wasn’t like either team was moving the ball up and down the field. Dallas makes a stop, and they likely get pretty good field position for another try before the end of the game. Opting for a FG made no sense, IMO. Sure, they could have gotten the ball back scored and won, but that seemed very unlikely based on what they had done prior.

  11. ivotedfornixon says:
    JERRUH-Offer Bob Kraft 10 first and second round picks for BB
    ______________________

    But then Jerruh would have to fire himself.

  12. Does anyone besides me feel that Jerry wants Garrett to win a Super Bowl not for Garrett’s sake, but rather Jerry’s?

    JJ: “See, I told you Garrett was a great coach!”

  13. I actually want the Cowboys to beat the Bills but it would be super hilarious to see what Jones does if they lose. His new face might fall off!

  14. joetoronto says:
    November 27, 2019 at 12:04 pm
    The Cowboys have their issues and Jerrah is responsible for most if them if not all but the players love Garrett and it’s going to show tomorrow.

    The Cowboys are the lock of the year, they’re going to smoke the Bills.

    ———-

    Perhaps but no team as been smoked all season as badly as the Jets smoked the Raiders. The Jets….think about that

  15. The sad thing about all this is, if the Cowboys win Thanksgiving day Jerry is going to proclaim Jason is the BEST head coach ever!…till the next week when they lose again. It’s a messed up relationship they BOTH have.

  16. If the Bills win tomorrow Garrett will not see the end of the season.

    Garrett will not see the end of the season.

    Interestingly enough though, Garrett’s W/L percentage as HC is higher that Jerrah’s W/L percentage as a GM. Can’t help but wonder if the wrong guy will remain in his current position after tomorrow.

  17. In addition to smoking the Raiders, the Jets also beat the Cowboys by 2 points earlier this year. They also lost by 1 point to the Bills, so “On any given Sunday”.

    I also think the Bills will beat the Cowboys.

  18. If I were you Cowboys fans I would not be over looking this scrappy Bills team! I think its a good possibility that they hand Dallas another L.

  19. If Jerry Jones had kept Jimmy Johnson he would have had to built a bigger trophy case by now. Instead he had to be a glory hog and try to take credit for the teams success. Instead they have been a grease fire. Cowboys fans deserve much better and have for a long time.

  20. Not loving how desperate the Cowboys will be tomorrow, but w/ the schedule the Bills have coming up, they should be just as desperate.

    Two pretty evenly matched teams, imo – especially with the Cowboys at home. Excited to finally have a T-day game that means something for me as a fan.

  21. Hang in there Garrett, Elway will be calling you soon. The AFC West awaits your skill and ability as a coach to lead them nowhere!!!

  22. Dak will not get signed as he is just another average Qb….Jerry knows this and he doesn’t want another Joe Flaco with guaranteed contract…..

  23. So sick of the same teams playing on Thanksgiving. I’d like to see an annual contest which consists of the team prior year winning on Thanksgiving vs a new contender. If you win on Thanksgiving every year, it becomes much more prestigious to play on thanksgiving.

  24. The players should revolt and overthrow the general manager and owner. He is a bigger problem than the coach. I’m not saying the coach is anything special. He was hired by the GM/owner.

  25. backindasaddle says:
    November 27, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    Jerry wants to win before he’s in diapers and still has enough memory to remember it.

    ———-

    He is already in diapers

  26. I think a couple of NFC teams are hoping for the 5 seed so they get to play these clowns in the playoffs. This year, the 5 seed is almost as good as the 1 or 2 seed, because you still get a BYE, but you have to play Dallas.

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