It’s a Tuesday during the NFL season, and you know what that means for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans, we get to listen to Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones talk about his team with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. You never know what will come out of Jerry’s mouth when he gets behind a microphone and we capture some of the fun for you.
Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s with Jerry, after a great win to start the season.
If anything could top Sunday’s win: “Always want to put it all together, especially after training camp. You see our main guys on the field and play an entire game. To see them execute that way was really fun.”
Jerry Speak: When our best players are on the field, with the right systems in place, this is how we should play every week.
Reality: No fluff here, Jones is right.
On Dak Prescott’s play: “He had a top day, pleased with Dak, he’s really improved…I don’t think Sunday gave us answers (about Prescott’s play), it just proved where he is. And he’ll continue to get better. We’re happy where he is with Kellen (Moore).”
Jerry Speak: We’ve always thought Prescott had this type of ability, but the right coaching from Jon Kitna and Moore has made a difference.
Reality: Again, there’s some subtlety to what he’s saying, but making a point to mention Moore provides a glimpse into Jones’ thoughts on the coordinator change.
On Prescott’s big day impacting his new contract: “Not really. If Dak went out and had a bad game, it wouldn’t impact anything. Can’t think that way.” Jones went on to praise the supporting cast on both offense and defense.
Jerry Speak: I don’t want to the extension money to get any higher, so I’m going to make a point to say it doesn’t matter how well he plays, but in my mind I see the dollar signs going up.
Reality: The longer Jones waits to get a deal with Prescott, the more it’ll cost, especially if Prescott continues to play this well.
On a deal with Prescott being imminent: “It (imminent) means ready to take place, close, near. About to happen. I do think we’re fast approaching, but that might not be Dak’s opinion.”
Jerry Speak: I’d have a deal done today, but Prescott’s representatives are the one’s holding this up.
Reality: A deal appears to be close, but no one knows what Prescott’s agents are thinking.
On Cowboys paying market value on contracts: “That’s wrong, it implies we’re not in the market, that’s incorrect…we do have a number of good players, but there isn’t enough money to go around. We need to be judicious on how we spend it.”
Jerry Speak: If you want to be a Dallas Cowboys, you better be willing to work with us to get a deal done sooner rather than later, we’re running out of money.
Reality: The Cowboys have money to invest, but if you don’t get a deal done fast, they’ll move onto another good player who is willing to re-sign.
Before Jones ended the call, unprompted he went out of his way to praise Jason Garrett: “Wanna give kudos to Jason Garrett, he put this coaching staff together. He’s put this mix players (and coaches) that we’ve got, wouldn’t have been comfortable without him there to oversee it all…He’s doing a tremendous job.”
Jerry Speak: I’m trying to find ways to tell you how much I like Garrett as my coach, but no one seems to listen, so here’s my answer to a question that wasn’t asked.
Reality: Jones didn’t want everyone getting credit, except the head coach. Jones wanted to make it clear Garrett was doing a good job.
Jones also had an incredible analogy about a beautiful woman being the sum of her parts, but it was difficult to follow, so I encourage you all to try and find it for yourselves. I’m staying out of trouble trying to explain that one!
*Please note, not all quotes are exact, but the words come straight from Jerry Jones
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