ARLINGTON, TX – Jerry Jones still believes the Dallas Cowboys can get in the playoffs. He even mentioned Super Bowl after yet another loss.
Well, the Cowboys (6-6) still lead the NFC East after a 26-15 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day. And Jason Garrett is still their coach.
“I’m looking ahead at another ball game. I’m looking ahead at winning four or five straight. Five straight and helping write a story they will talk about, how it looks like you were down and out, and got it done,” Jones said. “I mean that. That’s the way that I’m operating. Every decision that I make over the next month will be with an eye in mind to get us in the Super Bowl now.”
While obviously still disappointed and emotional — Jones clearly had some tears in his eyes after exiting the locker room from which the muffled shouts of players could be heard — it was a far different mode than when the owner blasted the coaching staff after a 13-9 loss at New England.
After another loss four days later, Jones instead said he wasn’t going to panic and was looking for ways to help the team.
“One of them is not a coaching change. One of them is not reworking the offense or the defense,” he said. “Those aren’t alternatives for us to be ready to play over the next month and give us a chance to be what we want to be.”
Jones believes some games can turn out differently if the Cowboys stay healthy and other teams don’t, “and all of a sudden we start jelling and we start getting some turnovers. ... I like our bet there. I do, even though we haven’t played well the last three games.”
Dallas plays at Chicago next Thursday night, and has games left against the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia and Washington.