Jerry Jones on loss: We got beat soundly

October, 2, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cowboys turned the ball over five times, resulting in two scores for the Chicago Bears on Monday night.

The Cowboys also fumbled twice, but recovered both, and had another poor performance in the running game (2.9 yards per carry).

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It all led to a 34-18 loss to the Bears at Cowboys Stadium.

"We met a Chicago team that made big plays with the ball," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "They took care of the ball. They made plays with the ball. We didn't. We got beat soundly. That's all there is to it. I'm very disappointed to get beat at home in front of our fans. We thought a lot was at stake here. We got a long way to go."

The Cowboys have lost all the momentum they had after beating the New York Giants in the season opener. It was such a solid performance by the Cowboys, considering they almost needed to beat the Giants after losing both meetings last season, including the regular-season finale which knocked them from a playoff berth.

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Over the last three weeks, the Cowboys have lost at Seattle, beat Tampa Bay and now lost to the Bears.

At 2-2, the Cowboys' odds of making the postseason stand at 35.3 percent. Under the current playoff format, 71 of 201 teams in their position have made the postseason.

Jones isn't thinking about the postseason, especially when he says the team has "a long way to go."

"I know it's the same make-up of the team," Jones said when asked if this is the same team that beat the Giants. "Same personnel. ... We've seen this team play well and we can play a lot better. ... We have a lot of work to do."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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