Jerry Jones on playoff urgency: ‘I don’t have time to have a bad time’
Jerry Jones, known for being quite the wordsmith, delivered a great line when asked this week about whether or not he feels any sense of urgency to go on a run as the Dallas Cowboys enter the postseason.
“I don’t have time to have a bad time, it’s not on my schedule,” Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], as transcribed by The Dallas Morning News. “Each year does create more urgency. But it’s always been our goal to get in one of these playoff games and go from here.
“The next thing you say is get into the playoffs with a team that’s arrow is pointed up. Get into a playoff that you give yourself a chance health-wise. Get into the playoffs with a motivated situation – a young team in our particular case. …It’s a tournament, it’s a new day, let’s get in as good as we can be.”
The Cowboys will welcome the Seattle Seahawks to AT&T Stadium Saturday night for an NFC wild-card round showdown. Given how the season started, even the eternally optimistic Jones presumably had his doubts about the Cowboys’ postseason pedigree.
After stumbling out of the gate with a 3-5 record, the Cowboys won seven of eight games down the stretch to secure a second NFC East title in three seasons.
Jones feels that the adversity the Cowboys faced early on only makes them better prepared for the intensity of the playoffs. Further, Jones hopes the Cowboys will finally enjoy a postseason victory for the first time since after the 2014 season.
“I want it for everything we stand for,” Jones said. “I want it for these players. Obviously, we want it for our fans. I wouldn’t want a redo. If we started at training camp, I wouldn’t want a redo.”