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Jerry Jones reacting to Eagles' game-clinching TD is pure schadenfreude

Jerry Jones reacting to Eagles' game-clinching TD is pure schadenfreude

While the city of Philadelphia was celebrating the soon-to-be crowned NFC East champions, things were a little less sunny in Texas.

Cameras caught Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as video of Boston Scott scampering into the end zone played in the owner's box. Not only did Eagles fans get to celebrate their team's victory, they also got to see the look of defeat on Jerry's face.

It's priceless.

The Cowboys went on to win their game against the Redskins but fell short in their quest to keep their season alive.

You know Eagles fans were going get their schadenfreude on.

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Jerry Jones was BIG cranky on radio interview day after Cowboys' Week 14 loss to Bears

Jerry Jones was BIG cranky on radio interview day after Cowboys' Week 14 loss to Bears

The one bit of solace Eagles fans can take from the 2019 season so far is that it’s been a complete disaster for the Cowboys too. 

On Friday morning, the day after the Cowboys lost to the Bears to fall to 6-7, a cranky Jerry Jones joined 105.3 The Fan in Dallas for his weekly spot and the station had to briefly drop his call after two consecutive swear words in the interview. 

But Jones came out of the gate cranky. 

The Cowboys’ owner and GM was asked if he had any answers for the way the team is playing right now and his answer was short: 

“We’re not playing very well.”

Are you embarrassed? 

That was the question that set him off a little bit.  

Hey, get your damn act together yourself. OK? Now, we’re going to have a good visit this morning but settle down just a little bit. We’ve got a lot to go over, now go on with your question. But I’m going to give you the answers I want to give you this morning. And I don’t like your attitude to come in. I’ve been traveling all night and I don’t have the patience to jack with you today.

A little later, Jones was asked if he understands why there are so many questions about head coach Jason Garrett. 

Here was his answer with the swear word at the end. 

Of course I understand why they come up. Our fans are interested. They’re frustrated that we’re not playing better and I understand that and I know. That goes with the territory. And I fully expect to have those questions and I know that if you really think about it, if I did have answers as to different directions regarding talent … if I did, I would not share them right now. Because, first of all, if you’ve got other teams’ talent in mind, that’s tampering. Even if you had something in mind, unless they’re not involved in the National Football League right now and that wouldn’t be smart if they were involved other places. So we want to do a good job here, I want to do a good job with you guys but there’s a whole bunch of time where I have to bulls--- the hell out of you.

One of the hosts then said he totally understood that. 

To which, Jones replied: “Do you understand bulls---?” 

That was when the radio station’s system took over and dropped the call with the Cowboys owner. The program director explained that they had to hit the dump button twice in a short span of time and the system is designed to then kill all sound but the hosts. 

A bit later, Jones rejoined the program. 

“I had been talking the whole time,” Jones said. 

Strange interview, but definitely worth the listen. 

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The Cowboys are awful and Jerry Jones is a gift that keeps on giving

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The Cowboys are awful and Jerry Jones is a gift that keeps on giving

With a 3-5 record after an embarrassing home loss in primetime coming off a bye, the Dallas Cowboys are officially a punch line in 2018.

Thing is, there are a lot of bad football teams. The Eagles haven’t exactly looked great this season, for that matter. Unthinkable as it might sound, they could even lose to the Cowboys this Sunday night. You can never be too sure in the NFL so tread carefully with the trash talk this week.

But being an out-and-out laughingstock, on the other hand, is supposed to be cyclical in a league with manufactured parity, which it is for most franchises. What’s amusing is the Cowboys are not one of those franchises, haven’t been for some time, and it’s largely the fault of one person.

Jerry Jones. Cowboys owner, president, general manager, coaching staff puppeteer and chief physician (probably) Jerry Jones.

It wasn’t enough for the Cowboys to be bad this season, you see — although, the signs were all there. Jones stuck with Jason Garrett at coach a year or three too long, then failed to surround his young, regressing quarterback with anybody who could remotely be considered a weapon in the passing game. Yet, like a musician who strays too far from the formula and makes a bad album, it was all correctable with next year’s edition.

Except Jones wasn’t content with merely being bad in 2018. He ensured the Cowboys would be going nowhere for seasons to come when he traded their first-round draft pick — currently projected in the top 10 — for Amari Cooper, doubling down on a team with an embattled coach, floundering quarterback and losing record.

And Jones appears prepared to further entrench the Cowboys in mediocrity, repeatedly announcing his intentions to extend the contract of said quarterback who appears to lack the tools necessary to be the focal point of an NFL offense. Dak Prescott has been held back to some degree by coaching and an insufficient supporting cast, but nearly three years into his career, most teams would at least be mulling Plan B.

Not Jones, who operates as if the Cowboys are in a permanent state of Super Bowl contention and makes decisions with the discipline of a teenager playing Madden. He’ll throw money at his favorite players until the organization is in salary cap hell, or trade draft picks for costly short-term fixes when the roster really should be replenished with inexpensive, developing talent. He’ll choose the shortsighted move again and again, no matter how many GIFs pinpoint the exact moment his heart breaks again inside a posh luxury box.

Sure, occasionally the high-profile moves break right, and the Cowboys make the playoffs, much like in 2014 and 2016. Only Jones’ methods since the late 1990s have proven more likely to produce an 8-8 squad or worse, while the occasional good year in between is seldom sustainable.

The Eagles may not repeat as world champions this season and may have just one Super Bowl to the Cowboys’ five. Yet, much like how Cowboys fans used to say the Eagles would never win that first one, there is a new line of trash talk that will ring true in any year, no matter the records:

The Cowboys will never win another Super Bowl while Jerry Jones is in charge.

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