Jerry Jones: The Cowboys are in “nearly as good as we have ever been”

FRISCO, Texas – In January, Dallas Cowboys proprietor and normal supervisor Jerry Jones handled the frustration of dropping yet one more playoff recreation to the San Francisco 49ers. Going into his thirty fifth season, Jones believes this yr’s Cowboys are higher than the group that completed final season.

“Some years later, I spotted we have been in higher form than the others,” Jones stated in a dialog that will likely be broadcast on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown.” “There are components of this group which can be nearly as good as we have ever been since I used to be a Dallas Cowboy.”

Earlier than Sunday’s season opener in opposition to the New York Giants, Jones is not describing 2023 as a Tremendous Bowl season or a failure.

“I really feel very strongly that we must always aspire, frankly, to do something at any time that may make us higher now to compete at this stage,” he stated. “I believe I am saying loads after I say that. It isn’t concerning the years forward. The excellent news is that you could make selections that may allow you to now before everything, however that can be a plus for the longer term.” .These are the individuals I look as much as and quit on each single day.”

Jones continued to help Dak Prescott, who’s coming into his eighth yr because the Cowboys’ quarterback. Prescott hasn’t made it previous the divisional playoff function 4 occasions in his profession and he is attempting to do what solely Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman did for Dallas.

When requested what Prescott wants to point out to show he is a Tremendous Bowl quarterback, Jones stated, “I believe we first have to appreciate how few Tremendous Bowls even the best quarterbacks get to. And it is by no means too late to begin. So if it is Ought to Duck begin this yr with a Tremendous Bowl after which battle for an additional title or two, he’ll be up there with one of the best Dallas Cowboys ever.”

Jones stated he believes Prescott’s play will enhance in 2023, partly as a result of coach Mike McCarthy is now calling performs, the one offensive modification Prescott has ever made.

McCarthy “will profit from (former OC Killeen Moore) however on the similar time he’ll be capable of actually, I believe, profit from seeing these gamers play, having seen the professionals and cons of what Killeen has completed as a play-caller,” stated Jones. “I believe all this stuff will make us a greater group now.”

And what occurs if the Cowboys do not win the Tremendous Bowl this season, extending the championship drought to twenty-eight years?

“How we as a group as we develop by means of this season, we’ll hold all of that in thoughts,” Jones stated. “We may simply have a group that does not win the trophy however is vastly higher than a group in the event you clear the home. So we’ll depart that set of details, (let) play by means of this yr 23 one of the best.” Impacting issues once we get to ’24.

“You are asking me: Is successful the Tremendous Bowl needed with out destroying this group?” And I say: No, it isn’t.”

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