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Jerry Jones ‘hoped we’d be better than’ Cowboys’ 4-3 record

The Dallas Cowboys righted the ship last Sunday with a dominant win over the Philadelphia Eagles, but Jerry Jones isn’t exactly pleased with where the team stands after seven games.

With the much-needed victory, the Cowboys sit alone atop the NFC East with the 4-3 record. While that’s all well and good to a certain extent, Jones envisioned a far more successful start to a season that began with Super Bowl aspirations.

“No,” Jones said when asked Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan if the Cowboys have played as well as he had expected. “I thought our record would be better…We didn’t think the Jets game would have the outcome it had. I had hoped we’d be better than this.”

The Cowboys’ 37-10 victory over the division-rival Eagles obviously was critical to getting things headed back in the right direction. After all, that win came after three straight losses to the Saints, Packers and the hapless Jets, a losing streak that followed a stellar 3-0 start.

Despite expressing some disappointment with how the season has progressed thus far, Jones, ever the optimist, believes the Cowboys can still make a deep postseason run.

“I think we’ve got a chance to get into the playoffs, and if healthy, a chance to advance,” Jones said.

That said, the Cowboys owner believes winning the division is critical for the team’s postseason prospects with the Vikings (6-2), Seahawks (6-2) and Rams (5-3) leading the way in the NFC wild-card chase.

“I wouldn’t say it’s the only way, but it certainly is the way,” Jones said. “It’s what we’ve got to have our eyes on to win this season.”

It would not be a trademark Cowboys season without a dose of drama, so the three-game slide — especially the brutal loss to the Jets — is essentially par for the course. Add in the fact that every loss seems to make the hot seat Jason Garrett has been sitting on for years rise another few degrees, and the table has been set for a wild run down the stretch for the Cowboys.