Jerry Jones 'very, very, very sorry' for Cowboys fans
Jerry Jones is so dumbfounded by the Dallas Cowboys’ season that he apologized for them being 1-7.
Thing is, the Cowboys aren’t that bad. Not yet anyway. The Cowboys were drilled at home on Sunday by the Jacksonville Jaguars 25-17, a loss that dropped them to 1-6 on the season. Who knows? Maybe Jones is projecting ahead a week. Whatever, his team is done for this season and the eternal optimist has finally admitted pretty much just that.
Jon Kitna picked right up where Tony Romo left off, losing, and the Cowboys have now become a punch line in an NFC that is awfully watered down to this point.
“I'm embarrassed. Of course I am," Jones said following the latest setback, according to ESPN Dallas. "And, to every fan, I should have and do take the ultimate, ultimate responsibility. I do. That's the way we're structured. That's the way I run it. There's no question that I have the plan and executing it to have the best players and the best coaching that we can have. I'm dumbfounded that we are 1-7."
Of course, that doesn’t mean changes are coming. Not yet anyway. Jones has sworn up and down he will not be doing anything about head coach Wade Phillips. Perhaps that is because Jones designed the staff in such a way that there isn’t a person he could turn to at this point to be an interim coach. Anyone want to see offensive coordinator Jason Garrett promoted? He’s been terrible too.
“You know that I thought we had a team here that could be one of the top competitive teams in the NFL," Jones said. "I'm very, very, very sorry to our fans. You should have better than this.
"I am not in any way for making changes," Jones said. "I have always thought our best chance to win, when you've got three-day weeks and you've got to get ready to go to play a team, the best chance to win was to continue to be coached and continue to do some of the same things. There's not enough time to change."
There will be plenty of time for change after the season. Perhaps Jones will rethink his hands-on approach too.
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