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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not believe now is the time to get “panicky.”
If not now, then when?
Dallas was recently dismantled during a 49-17 loss against the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday. New Orleans compiled 625 yards against Dallas’ putrid defense, while Dallas’ offense could produce only nine first downs and 17 points. Dallas (5-5) is currently tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East.
However, Jones is not ready to make any changes.
“5-5 is not acceptable,” Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM Tuesday, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “But we can we can say we were close in four of the games we lose. You can get critical of everything you saw in New Orleans. But we had a chance to win at Kansas City and we had a chance to win against Denver. Don’t look at what happened to us the other night (in New Orleans) and become panicky. I’m not going to address the coaching staff and whether they are safe. We are 5-5. We got players coming back. We got one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. It doesn’t call for much changes at all.”
It is easy for Jones to say that now, but we will see where he stands after this season.
Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin has the NFL’s worst-ranked defense, and he is most likely candidate to lose his job after this season. Dallas is giving up a league-high 439.8 yards per game and 25.8 points, which puts more pressure on quarterback Tony Romo, who has played well this season.
Dallas coach Jason Garrett is also on the hot seat, but that is nothing new. Garrett may not retain his job if Dallas misses the playoffs. Of course, Garrett’s future is questionable even if Dallas makes it to the postseason.
Jones is not ready to panic, but that does not mean Cowboys fans are at ease.
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