Winning cures all. Everyone can agree with that.
Losing in the NFL isn’t fun. Losing upsets people. Losing makes people snarky. Losing creates an uncomfortable environment. Nobody wants to lose.
From a literal standpoint, the Cowboys have lost more through three weeks than they have any other year of this decade through the first three games. Jason Garrett’s teams had been 2-1 at this point in literally all of his first seven seasons, but for the first time under his leadership the team sits at 1-2.
The feeling of discomfort isn’t just present in the living rooms of Cowboys fans across the world. The Dallas Cowboys themselves obviously want to win, and they don’t like it when they don’t (who does?). This extends all the way up the ladder to Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Jones of course, and on Friday he showed a bit of emotion during his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan.
Here is the Jerry Jones vs. @MikeBacsik transcript.— Mark Lane (@therealmarklane) September 28, 2018
It starts out with @JC1053 asking if Jerry saw the Rams last night. He says no. Then, Jeff asks, "What is it that you've seen from your guys this year that makes you think you can match that sort of offensive design?" pic.twitter.com/2lc5QVF8pU
As you’ll note Jerry clapped back at host Mike Bacsik and pulled the ‘ol “that’s why you’re a radio guy and not a football guy” move on him which is a defensive move at best. Jerry was obviously frustrated about being pressed about the Rams compared to the Cowboys and reacted outwardly towards the questioner.
The Los Angeles Rams had quite the performance on Thursday Night Football. Quarterback Jared Goff threw for 465 yards and five touchdowns in the performance. Dak Prescott has 498 yards and two touchdowns (plus two interceptions) through three games this season. Needless to say, people want to be LA.
While Jerry Jones did note that he wanted to be the Rams as well, he did also say he didn’t watch the game on Thursday night. It’s understandable to aim to be a high-powered offense like Sean McVay’s, but the Cowboys are at a point performance-wise where people want answers for why they’re not and how they intend to get there.
Everyone is still searching.