I missed this yesterday, but it’s worth posting today because it’s Jerry Jones again saying less-than-inspiring things about “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys, who have won 3 playoff games since 1996.
Jerry goes on a Dallas radio station after every game, and Tuesday he told 105.3 The Fan that field conditions at the Los Angeles Coliseum contributed to the Cowboys giving up 273 rushing yards to the Rams:
“I’ve had the benefit of the tape, looking at the tape, the evaluation by both scouts as well as the coaches. We frankly had never gotten traction. And I mean that literally. That was a slippery field. If I had to do it over again, we would be really scrutinizing our footwear. Our cleats. We had trouble digging in, so to speak.
“Well you say, ‘That’s an excuse.’ It is not because not only physically but we had trouble digging in with just the effectiveness of our defense. And we did not stop them, and we did not stop the run.”
The Rams did not have trouble with their footing, as they held Zeke Elliott to 47 yards on 20 carries.
Speaking of digging in, Jerry also backed head coach Jason Garrett for the umpteenth time, after the jump:
“If Jason Garrett had been out on the market two weeks ago, he would have had five offers for head coaching,” Jones said. “I know that. And so, you’ve got to look at what your alternative is. We’ve got a very young team. … We’ve got players we’ve got going in a direction. You make changes and you’re going to change direction. …
“Making a change each year is tough. I’ve done that. I’ve been there, and I know the price you pay.”
The Cowboys had a nice season. They were shit to start, made a great trade, then won the NFC East. But when you’re the Dallas Cowboys, the standards are higher than second round playoff exits. Eagles fans know it, Cowboys fans know it, and the media knows it. The only person who doesn’t get it is Jerry Jones.