Jerry Jones basks in afterglow of Cowboys’ win over Eagles
Jerry Jones was riding high after the Dallas Cowboys’ road victory over the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles on “Sunday Night Football.” As is often the case with the Cowboys owner/general manager, Jones articulated those good-vibe feelings quite colorfully.
Dallas stopped the bleeding with Sunday’s 27-20 win, improving their record to 4-5 and stopping a two-game slide. The victory also pulled the Cowboys into a second-place tie with the Eagles in the NFC East, currently led by the Washington Redskins (6-3).
Even if the Cowboys have plenty of work to do before the team can be considered a legitimate postseason contender, Jones could not help but bask in the afterglow of Sunday’s victory.
“When you’re feeling low and you’re seeing the Grim Reaper and then come in and have your team perform the way these guys did, I promise you it’s a special feeling,” Jones said, via NFL.com. “I won’t need any wings on that airplane getting back to Dallas.”
Jones did pump the brakes, though, when asked if beating the Eagles on their home turf means the Cowboys are on-par with the defending Super Bowl champions.
“I don’t want to go that far, at all,” Jones said, via The Dallas Morning News. “The win over the Super Bowl champions is particularly impressive to me because they are the champions, and I know what they’re made of.
“I’m envious of what they did. I covet what they did last year. They have done a great job. And I want some of that.”
The Eagles obviously are suffering from a Super Bowl hangover, which is troubling but not uncommon. That said, a win, especially a divisional one, is a win. Whether Sunday’s positive outcome will serve as a springboard to get the Cowboys back on track remains to be seen.
At a minimum, Week 10’s victory probably means the “Jason Garrett on the Hot Seat” chatter will quiet down a bit, at least for one week. It also likely made the day of one young — and disgruntled — Cowboys fan who recently penned a scathing letter to Jones.