Jerry Jones’ assessment of Cowboys season: ‘All I see is ass’
Jerry Jones didn’t mince his words in describing his less-than-flattering take on the Dallas Cowboys’ 4-12 season. But while doing so he sure did find a colorful way to articulate his disappointment in ending up in last place in the woeful NFC East.
“I’m looking up, on my back and all I see is ass,” Jones said, via NJ.com. “I want a different perspective.”
Injuries to offensive standouts to Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, among others, essentially derailed the Cowboys’ season before it could even get going. Bryant played in the season opener — a win over the New York Giants — but didn’t see the field again until November.
Perhaps even more damaging was Tony Romo suffering a broken collarbone in a Week 2 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Things quickly entered into a downward spiral from there, with Jones and company making questionable decisions at the quarterback position.
With Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel not playing anywhere near up to snuff, Romo didn’t play another game until Nov. 22. And his return to the field was a short-lived one, as Romo suffered yet another busted collarbone a week later.
With all that in mind, Jones, who acts as owner and general manager, sees hope for the Cowboys next season after plummeting from first-to-worst in the NFC East in 2015.
“I do see opportunity though,” he said. “But I want a different view and that will ring and intertwine through every meeting, every personal visit I have with everybody involved with the Cowboys. I want to see a different look.”
With the hopeful return of a healthy Romo and a hungry Bryant, not to mention some upgrades at other positions, there’s no reason to believe the Cowboys are destined for the NFC East cellar for a second-consecutive season. The Eagles and Giants both are undergoing drastic changes in the offseason with the hiring of new head coaches, so the opportunity is there for the Cowboys to regain a foothold in the division.
Either way, the hope is for Jones to have a better view next season than he enjoyed after the last one.