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 another disappointing loss:
What are the Cowboys after three easy wins and two losses to good teams? “Like to have a firmer answer. What (the games) it can show you against top teams, teams you’ll have to beat, we have certain areas we would win. The last two games, if we split’em, it would’ve been good, not great. Instead, we dug ourselves a hole.”
Jerry Speak: It’s like drilling for oil, sometimes you’ll hit, sometimes you won’t. I’d prefer we hit more often!
Reality: There is no reason the Cowboys shouldn’t have won at least one of those measuring stick games of the last two weeks.
On the Cowboys going into the Green Bay game unprepared: “That makes no sense, this was a big game, we had a big crowd, and they were ready, all of the things were ready for us. The coaching staff and the team fit like a glove…we need to play better.”
Jerry Speak: We had a really big crowd, which means almost as much to me as winning. Once they’re in the building, I win no matter what.
Reality: The reason there was such a big crowd was because the Packers fans travel well. It wasn’t about being unprepared, it was about executing better.
Did the Cowboys learn more in the two losses than in the three wins? “I understand the question, I also know the same circumstance doesn’t happen if the teams play again. Can I see this team walking out there and beating anyone? Yes, I can…Glad to be doing it with this group.”
Jerry Speak: I can’t believe we lost to the Packers and played such a crappy game, I’d like to have another crack at them.
Reality: The Cowboys have the talent to beat anyone in the league, they just need to prove it and play up to their talent level.
On abusive language penalty assessed to Jason Garrett: “In general, if anyone thinks there’s Marquess of Queensberry etiquette going on on that football field, they’ve got something to learn about pro football.”
Jerry Speak: If that were me on the field, I would be cursing like a son-of-a-bitch out there!
Reality: It was a ridiculous penalty and Garrett had a right to be upset.
On pass interference calls being reviewable: “Be careful what you wish for…it leaves too much up for interpretation. Replay should be used for egregious cases, like the one in New Orleans.”
Jerry Speak: We’ve enacted a dumb rule that should be rarely used.
Reality: The league approved a rule that virtually has no chance of being overturned and they’ve instructed their officials as such. It was an irrational decision made out of emotion. It’s a non-issue and not at all what teams had in mind.
On Dak (Prescott) winning money the first three weeks of the season and losing in the last two: “That narrative is laughable, too much to equate his performances in the teams’ wins and losses, especially with me.”
Jerry Speak: The Johnny Blue will flow after a game, no matter what, nothing has changed.
Reality: Jones keeps telling us they will be getting a deal with Dak done, and it will be for a lot of money, regardless of what happens.
On having confidence in Brett Maher: “We got spoiled around here for a while (with Dan Bailey), the reality is when you line up to kick, we don’t know if it’s going in or not. Really need to make our decisions based upon scoring touchdowns.”
Jerry Speak: A field goal is only three points, why do that when you can score seven.
Reality: Maher is a real problem and should be replaced, although I don’t know who is available that is any better?
On missing both starting tackles against the Jets: “I’m optimistic, Tyron (Smith) is looking promising and La’el (Collins) has a chance, he’s tough.”
Jerry Speak: I expect them to play, unless they can’t.
Reality: It feels like the team is pushing for both to get back and play, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see both out against the Jets. This is about the following 10 games, not just this week.
On Amari Cooper’s injuries: “I don’t know if (the foot) is an issues at all. He’s playing at a top level.”
Jerry Speak: If he’s hurt, why is playing so well?
Reality: Cooper does look like he’s banged up, but he’s continuing to play through it.
On Vegas having short odds for Jason Garrett getting fired during the season: “I’d dispel that, don’t bet any money on it happening.”
Jerry Speak: Let’s get those odds a little higher and I’ll put some good money down!
Reality: Garrett isn’t going anywhere during the season, Jones likes him too much to fire him in the middle of the year.
*Please note, not all quotes are exact, but the words come straight from Jerry Jones
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