Stephen Jones on state of NFC East: We need to worry about ourselves

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The bad news for the Cowboys is that they have lost two of their first three games of the regular season.

The good news is that’s still good enough for them to have a piece of first place in the division. Washington has the same record, Philadelphia is 0-2-1 after a Week Three loss and the Giants have been outscored by 41 points while opening with an 0-3 record.

During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones was asked if he draws optimism from the overall state of the division.

“I don’t know that I would use that term, but obviously we’re still very much in the mix,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think we’re tied for first place as we sit here right now. So, we just got to go to work. We need to worry about ourselves. We don’t need to worry about other people, about other teams. We need to worry about our team and I think things will take care of themselves.”

The Cowboys haven’t played a divisional opponent yet and doing well in those contests would be the best way to take advantage of underpowered competition for a playoff spot out of the NFC East.

13 responses to “Stephen Jones on state of NFC East: We need to worry about ourselves

  1. Mr Jones, we’d like you to worry about player evaluations and the draft. Perhaps consider drafting a safety or three in something other than the 6th round. It might be time to look at how you are evaluating OL since your recent 2nd round pick from Texas is a turnstile and your 3rd rounder from Penn St can’t get on the field. LB’s who can read a play and change directions with two good legs and a functioning neck would be nice to have. Finally, a couple more CBs would really hit the spot…the kind that can track the ball, keep up with the receiver and maybe catch an errant throw every now and then. You are in the mix, sir…in the mix for another Top 12 first round drafting position. Lots of recognizable names. Lots of big contracts. Lots of jersey sales. Not a lot of wins.

  2. Unfortunate that Dallas can’t take advantage of a horrible division the way the Patriots have for the last 20 years.

  3. Just FYI we were Starting 3rd stringers and Undrafted FA’s at both tackles spots as well a rookie center, let that sink in. Defense, well All New Coaches New players New scheme No preseason so pretty much learning on the fly thus with missing starters in the secondary and starting a rookie CB not to mention miss our starting LB. we are down like 10 starters and playing back ups to our back ups. Just posting Facts, and it just isn’t us it is the entire NFL. Look at the EAGLES they are in the Same boat! People act like we all just suck but truth is the team that is the healthiest will win PERIOD!

  4. The Cowboys are going to win the NFC Least because they have the one and only unit out of the four teams that’s functioning: their offense. And this hurts me to admit as an Eagles fan but the proof is in the numbers and the eye test.

  5. Dallas is long on talk, but short on wins. Jerry can’t find the proper balance. Dallas had a great O-line, but suspect skill players. The skill players are better now, but the line is breaking down. Total bummer

  6. Gameplan for the NFC East: one bad team bests three awful teams for the privilege of looking atrocious in the wildcard round.

  7. Dallas remains the laughing stock of the league. Every year they talk grand talk; and every year they faceplant. Love it.

  8. cowboyzcali says:
    September 30, 2020 at 9:21 am
    Just FYI we were Starting 3rd stringers and Undrafted FA’s at both tackles spots as well a rookie center, let that sink in. Defense, well All New Coaches New players New scheme No preseason so pretty much learning on the fly thus with missing starters in the secondary and starting a rookie CB not to mention miss our starting LB. we are down like 10 starters and playing back ups to our back ups. Just posting Facts, and it just isn’t us it is the entire NFL. Look at the EAGLES they are in the Same boat! People act like we all just suck but truth is the team that is the healthiest will win PERIOD!
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    I agree with a lot of what you said. The one thing though, that is helping your team, is that you guys still have all of your offensive playmakers. Philly is also missing a few o-linemen and a few guys in the secondary, but what really is limiting the offense is the lack of playmakers(and wentz’ play). Eagles wr core looks just like it did at the end of last year with the top 3 wr hurt and on top of that we’re missing goedert now too. I think that is the big difference and what currently gives dallas the advantage to take the division.

  9. Dallas is till fine, but my Eagles are a mess. Our WRs are hurt again, missing OL again, and our defense looks terrible. Even if we started Jalen Hurts in place of Wentz, he still has nobody to throw to except for 3rd stringers and rookies. But, maybe he could develop a rapport with them, who knows? At this point it’s worth trying anything. Heck just run a wildcat option every play, at least we have healthy RBs.

  10. Stephen: Pick up the phone and Call Earl Thomas’ agent and strike a deal. Get him into camp tomorrow.

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