Jerry might be scared, not players

December, 20, 2011
12/20/11
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IRVING, Texas -- Earlier on his KRLD-FM radio show, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones admitted he was “scared” of the Philadelphia Eagles after the 34-7 annihilation on Oct. 30 at Lincoln Financial Field.

“I think sometimes I know I do my best when I’m scared,” Jones said.

Scared wasn’t a word the players used when told about Jones’ comment.

“That's Jerry," defensive end Jason Hatcher said. "I understand because he's the owner, he ain't gotta strap it up. We as players, we've got a chip on our shoulders, too. We're not scared of nobody. We're looking forward to the challenge."

Coach Jason Garrett was jokingly asked if he was glad Jones wasn’t playing this week because of the “scared” comment. It was followed by 20 seconds of laughter.

“He said that this week? Because I know going into the last game he was saying something else,” linebacker Bradie James said. “So really we play the game and look forward to going out there and just playing.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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