Jerry Jones, Emmitt Smith tout Cowboys’ prospects in 2019
Jerry Jones has high hopes for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2019 NFL season, and Emmitt Smith recently took his outlook to another level compared to the outspoken owner.
With the first wave of free agency and the NFL draft now in the rear view mirror, NFL teams are taking stock in where they stand heading into their offseason programs.
Jones, whose Cowboys made some positive moves in free agency and received overall high marks in the draft, believes the team will make great strides this coming season after rebounding in 2018 with a 10-6 record and an NFC East division title.
“Everything we were about was improving from where we were this year,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “There is no reason. There is no tangible reason we shouldn’t be expected to be better than we were last year.”
Smith, the Hall of Fame running back and Cowboys legend, concurred, saying on Dallas radio this week that “all the pieces are in place” for the team to be a Super Bowl contender.
Jones also specifically addressed the shakeup in Jason Garrett’s coaching staff, where up-and-comer Kellen Moore replaced Scott Linehan as offensive coordinator.
“I think we have (made improvements) coaching wise,” Jones said. “We are going to do that scheme-wise. We are going to have real scheme changes on offense. That is going to improve us. I don’t mean to be trite. We are going to make a big effort to be better offensively. We are going to try to challenge the defense more. We are going to try to expand our options.”
Jones of course is positivity personified when it comes to his beloved Cowboys, and Smith obviously still has intense loyalty to the organization. Their optimism is to be expected.
Whether or not the Cowboys realize the grand success as set forth by Jones and Smith, however, will play out in the coming months and into fall and winter, but almost every team feels pretty confident about their prospects at this point in the offseason. The Cowboys are no different.