Jerry: 'Bottom line is we can compete'
August, 20, 2013
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com
Jerry Jones says he has to be guarded about setting expectations for the Cowboys this season.
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There will be some wiggle room for circumstances such as injuries. However, Jones is clearly sick of coming close after having the last two seasons end with losses with the NFC East title and a playoff berth at stake.
“The bottom line is we can compete,” Jones said during a Tuesday appearance on KRLD-FM. “We’ve competed with a lot of the players that we have right now. Over the last two years, a lot of people would say, ‘I don’t call 8-8 competing,’ and they’d be justified in saying that.
“We were real close to getting down there at the end of the year. We were very close to getting in the tournament and doing some good things.
“Now, ‘maybe,’ ‘close,’ ‘hopes,’ all those things, they’re hard to chew after you sit back and look back on it after the season’s over. That’s what we’re trying to reverse.”