Postgame Euphoria Leaves Jerry Jones Anything But Speechless
It has long been a mystery as to what exactly Jerry Jones sees from his skyward suite at AT&T Stadium. And on Sunday night, Jones re-affirmed the suspicion that he sees, yet cannot for the life of him grasp, reality.
Basking in the glow of Dallas’ shocking 38-17 defeat of New Orleans, Jones told reporters that he was so impressed with his team taking a 24-0 halftime lead that he couldn’t recall a Cowboys team playing a better half since he bought the team in 1989.
Considering the fact that more than twenty years have passed since, Jones may have simply forgotten about Dallas’ fourth-quarter onslaught against Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVII, as well as their 24-0 second-half outburst a year later to down those same Bills yet again.
Then again, the Cowboys’ owner may have simply been suffering from a selective memory which seems to be failing him more frequently these days. Jones couldn’t even get recent events down pat on this night, as the franchise celebrated its third consecutive victory.
“Three in a row,” Jones said. “First time ever with Jason [Garrett] as head coach. His first time to win three in a row since he’s been the head coach. That’s notable, especially against a team like New Orleans.”
For the record, Dallas won three straight games in December of 2012, and even had a four-game winning streak under Garrett in 2011.
And so ended what was nearly a perfect day in Arlington. On a night when the Cowboys were a pleasant surprise on the field for a change, Jones couldn’t help but be his normal self off it.