OXNARD, Calif. — Over time, Dallas Cowboys proprietor and normal supervisor Jerry Jones has not been afraid to speak about Tremendous Bowl goals earlier than the beginning of a season. However because the franchise’s championship drought pushes previous 25 years, Jones stayed away from making headlines Wednesday.
Nonetheless, making it to Tremendous Bowl LVI is on the prime of Jones’ thoughts.
“I might do something identified to man to get to a Tremendous Bowl,” Jones stated. “That is a reality.”
Jones grew to become emotional at a number of factors of a virtually hourlong information convention, beginning with when he was requested how he intends to get the Cowboys again to a time after they gained three Tremendous Bowls in a four-year span within the Nineteen Nineties.
“I’ve all the time needed to be pragmatic on the finish of the day, as a result of if not, you may find yourself on the skin trying in. It’s a must to be actual,” Jones stated. “However alternatively, I’ve by no means thought that we could not be higher or by no means thought that we could not make it occur, even after we weren’t on paper or we weren’t as technically pretty much as good or sound. However I’ve by no means thought that, and I’ve bought too many examples of how short-handed folks have knocked them out of the park earlier than. Plenty of them. In plenty of totally different areas.
“I actually do not know that I’ve any days or have any weeks the place I do not suppose, ‘There is a pony in right here someplace.’ You’ve got plenty of days the place you ask your self, ‘What are you doing in the midst of this?’ That has served me effectively. This is not an ‘I, me,’ however I’ve had lots of people inform me, ‘You are naive,’ or say, ‘He is naive.’ Properly, it is an exquisite world. … It is a greater world to be naive than to be skeptical and be destructive on a regular basis.”
Jones choked up when discussing former coach Jimmy Johnson’s tenure with the Cowboys now that Johnson is headed to the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame subsequent month.
“Properly, I simply consider these nice instances, and Jimmy’s an awesome coach,” Jones stated. “Ridiculous. My position right here was, my job was to maintain it collectively. It was my job. Ought to have had deference to one thing that was working good. These are the issues that come to my thoughts. We had an awesome run of it. He is an awesome coach, and I am proud to have him as a buddy, and proud to have had the instances that we had. We simply had an awesome expertise.”
The present Cowboys have missed the playoffs in three of the previous 4 seasons, together with a 6-10 end in 2020 in Mike McCarthy’s first season as coach. Quarterback Dak Prescott performed in simply 5 video games due to a compound fracture and dislocation of his proper ankle, however he might be a full participant when observe opens Thursday. A variety of different key gamers additionally missed important time due to harm.
“I feel we bought a option to make it work large for this season,” Jones stated. “You place these two issues collectively, and I feel we bought an opportunity to be a extremely good staff.”