There has been a lot of rumors floating around this week about the Dallas Cowboys. Many know the Dallas Cowboys dominate on Turkey Day, but this year maybe a little different. They are about to face the 8-3 Buffalo Bills at Jerry’s World and at this point it sounds like the team is imploding.
There were rumors this week that Jason Garrett is on the hot-seat, more rumors that they Cowboys head coach could be eyeing the Giants head coaching position if it comes available, and after the loss to the Patriots, their owner is sick of all the talk.
Jerry Jones joined NFL Network’s Good Morning Football to promote The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, the owner did not want to talk about paying Dak Prescott or the coaches, he just wants to Win.
“Let me just say this: I think all of us, including the fans, want to win a damn football game. OK?” Jones said. “I know we’ve got a lot of things to think about. Who’s coaching, who’s playing, who’s compared to another player someplace else. How about, let’s win some ballgames, folks. We can take that other stuff. I’m not known as a guy that gets hand cramps when I’m writing checks. But I want to win games.”
Jones noted that while he is a big Garrett supporter, anything short of Super Bowls is considered a loss in the business of the NFL.
“Let me tell you, no one in this country has earned the right to say ‘I’m a Jason Garrett man’ more than me. I am his man,” Jones said. “And we want the very same thing. And that’s for our players to play at their very best and we want his staff to coach at their very best. The bottom line is we get graded. I’m in business. I don’t have to win the Super Bowl in business every year. I can come in sixth and have a hell of a year. But in this case, you’ve got to come in first. You’ve got to come in first. So fundamentally, you’ve asked for something that’s a very narrow window to begin with. I want Jason to get it done.”
“Well, I think that I speak for everyone on our team. No team has felt like it’s played at its very best,” Jones said. “No team feels that way. We’re always looking for improvement. I’m the general manager. So, I’m the one who puts those coaches out there. I’m the one who put those players out there. They’re out there on my decision. So, when they don’t have a good day, I don’t have a good day either.”
“It’s important that we all realize that we all have a wonderful chance to come in here and play hard and beat Buffalo,” he said. “And when we do, we’ve got a great chance to go up and play Chicago. And we can be sitting there where we want to be. And we don’t need to think about doing it the next year or the next year.
“Let’s do it right now. Let’s put it in the end zone, right here when we’ve got the ball and have Zeke jump in that Red Kettle with the ball. That’s what we’re looking for tomorrow.”
For the Cowboys sake, I hope they can beat the Bills, but that may not be an easy task. On National Television when everyone is sitting down to eat their dinner, the Bills and Cowboys will be battling. If the Cowboys lose tomorrow, it could be the end of Jason Garrett in Dallas.