It’s a Tuesday during the NFL season, and you know what that means for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans, we get to listen to Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones talk about his team with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. You never know what will come out of Jerry’s mouth when he gets behind a microphone and we capture some of the fun for you.
Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s with Jerry, after a disappointing loss:
On the offense and the game plan: The Saints have an outstanding defense, we made one touchdown, they didn’t make any…it’s bigger challenge with their defensive line, it’s a good one.”
Jerry Speak: We “made” a touchdown, they didn’t make any, so that means we won, right?
Reality: The Saints have an OK defense, the Cowboys just didn’t have the correct offensive game plan.
On too much running early on downs? “We could’ve tried to do some more things to more to get us some running room, that’s second-guessing, it’s not something I have a problem with going forward. We need to learn from this.”
Jerry Speak: We should’ve tried more than just running the ball, I’m second-guessing giving a 31-year old the reigns to my offense.
Reality: There wasn’t enough creativity or variety on offense, it was an odd game plan after watching the first three weeks.
Was the offense more conservative against the Saints? “I thought we could have success against their secondary, they did a good job. The first play was a pass, we moved those chains, they have to adjust and it’s a different ballgame.”
Jerry Speak: The first play was a pass, we weren’t conservative. If the first play worked, they should all work.
Reality: The game plan was much too conservative and looked different from what we’ve seen.
On how much blame goes to Kellen Moore: “It’s not just Kellen, it’s the position coaches that weighs heavily. Jon Kitna’s influence with Dak is significant…it looked like they had us covered tight and that was surprising.”
Jerry Speak: All the coaches stunk the other night.
Reality: It wasn’t the best-called game, but the execution was off and the Saints playing their best defensive game didn’t help matters much.
Any thoughts on moving La’el Collins to LT with Tyron Smith out: “There’s an old adage, you’ve lost two players when you move a starting playing to substitute an injured one…La’el’s doing a great job. The soundest move to bring a player (Cam Fleming) in there.”
Jerry Speak: Why lose $100 when you can lose just $50!
Reality: There is no reason to move a player when he’s playing the best football of his career. Why mess with his mojo?
On Robert Quinn’s great start: “He’s playing like hair on fire, so to speak. He’s got some speed, a veteran…he’s got what we call some gumby, he can bend and bend around a block. It’s helping him that he has some fresh legs and it’s helping him that we have a rotation.”
Jerry Speak: He’s playing like a man possessed, but I don’t remember seeing Gumby play football?
Reality: Quinn has been fantastic in his first two weeks with the Cowboys, they need to keep him fresh.
On when Michael Gallup can return? “Not ruling it out Sunday, we have to take a look at it tomorrow.”
Jerry Speak: If he wants to get some of that money I’m throwing around, he’ll play Sunday.
Reality: The offense needs Gallup to help take pressure off of the rest of the passing game.
On a 17-game schedule: “We don’t have it down as to how it would work, but there’s an emphasis on where to play, in England and I love the Cowboys playing games in Mexico.”
Jerry Speak: We’ll (the Cowboys) be playing in Mexico.
Reality: If the league does go to a 17-game schedule, neutral site games will likely be on the rise.
On being on Bourbon Street Saturday night: “I had a function, my son’s 50th birthday.” Jones went on emphasize that he’s been in New Orleans a lot: he played in the Sugar Bowl when he went in Arkansas, as well as when he came out as a young man, it was in New Orleans.
Jerry Speak: New Orleans is where I do some of my best partying!
Reality: Jerry is out having fun all the time, New Orleans and Bourbon Street are surely no exception.
*Please note, not all quotes are exact, but the words come straight from Jerry Jones
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