Jerry Jones on loss: We got beat soundly
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).
"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.
|Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he is disappointed with the loss to the Bears and surprised the team didn't play better. |
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."
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