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Stephen Jones: 2010 Cowboys 'worst one we've had'

Posted on: January 29, 2011 12:43 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

No doubt about it -- the 2010 Dallas Cowboys were bad. They were even worse than their record indicated, though, because the team had such high expectations around it, with many a pundit picking Dallas to represent itself in the Super Bowl.

So it's not unusual to hear Stephen Jones, Cowboys Executive VP and son of Jerry, express disappointment. But are they bad enough to be the worst Cowboys team he and his dad have had since they took the team over? Apparently so.

"In the 21 years we’ve had it, I’d say it’s the worst one we’ve had," Jones said per Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports. "We’ve had bad teams that didn’t do well, but maybe you had that feeling going in. This year, we were so hopeful about our chances, and there we were at 1-5 with no quarterback and pretty much knowing where we’d end up."

So, yeah, that's pretty tough to hear. But it's probably a good thing to make sure everyone know how bad things really were. Doing so helps provide some of the much-needed culture change for Dallas football. But right now, it's especially painful, considering the focus that will center on Dallas for the next 10 days.

"We had such high expectations for this team – and that’s why this is the toughest season we’ve had," Jones said. "The overwhelming thing you think about is what went wrong. And to sit there and have to chew on that, there’s not a lot of happiness."

2011 seems like it should be more fun, if Jason Garrett's run as interim coach is any indication of his future production for the team. The team struggled some after the departure of Wade Phillips, but part and parcel of that is having Jon Kitna at quarterback.

It's clear the offensive and defensive weapons are in place for a return to the postseason, and with an early-round pick, it's possible the Cowboys only get better.

But, as Jones pointed out, talent doesn't always necessitate production.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:38 am
 

Stephen Jones: 2010 Cowboys 'worst one we've had'

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Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Stephen Jones: 2010 Cowboys 'worst one we've had'

he's not a bad owner. what he needs to do is hire a real gm



Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Stephen Jones: 2010 Cowboys 'worst one we've had'

1. Al davis - Worst owner in history of NFL
2. jones- worst owner in NFL history.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Stephen Jones: 2010 Cowboys 'worst one we've had'

 the dallas organization has had high expectations since parcells left. The truth of the matter is that they are not all that good.Paper lions!! They havent done squat and it will take more then a new stadium to get you back in the dance .dallas will only see superbowls when city  host them.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Stephen Jones: 2010 Cowboys 'worst one we've had'

Jerry Jones doesn't care, as long as people are looking at him.  He and Al Davis will be the first inductees into the hall of fame to have their bodies stuffed, and put on diplay there. 



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Stephen Jones: 2010 Cowboys 'worst one we've had'

So . . a few (hundred) million here (in salaries), a billion $$ there . . for probably the most show-cased stadium in the world - at least until the Arabs do theirs for the World Cup in 2022 . . and no really good judgement in the 'football arena' for bringing in talent.
   One only has to wonder what type of backup is there for those that do down . . Kitka did a fine job with what he had to work with.  Keeping up with the Jones's is difficult and not always predictable, except for coming up with the unexpected.  For you Cowboy fans, "America's Team" is wounded . . maybe shore up with another that is more prone to playing the game for the fans.




Since: Jan 30, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Stephen Jones: 2010 Cowboys 'worst one we've had'

I agree 100%.But  don't think that is going to happen.Jery is a controll freak and thats will hurt us.



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 10:56 am
 

Stephen Jones: 2010 Cowboys 'worst one we've had'

lol I could name 6 or 7 seasons in the past 20 yrs worse than this one. Jones is just mad because the boys were heavy favs this year


OK, GO!!! First name me ONE......remembering of course the expectations were the SB.




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