IRVING, Tex. - Quick — name three Seattle Seahawks. Any three. Can't do it, can you?
Cowboys not panicking
"I think we'll go right back," Jones said. "We just have to do that. In my life, I've stuck my head in the sand and not recognized and dwelled on the situation, because if you do, you'll become the situation. I just want us to move on past this one."
Jones is upbeat because of quarterback Tony Romo and likely because of the Cowboys' upcoming schedule that features games against the Seahawks (2-5), Redskins (3-4), Dolphins (0-7) and Cardinals (1-6) in addition to the Bills (5-2).
"In my perspective, when we have a quarterback that's healthy — Romo — that can play at the level that I believe he can play at, then I don't think you ought to lower your expectations," Jones said. "I think you've got an opportunity to have a good team. Consequently, when I look at the makeup of our team, that's why I don't want to — and fans shouldn't either — dwell on this game.
"Philadelphia is a good team. They are a good team right now. It was maybe an aberration that they started off like they did. But good teams don't always win the Super Bowl. That gives everyone else a chance, too. We caught them right. They played well.
"We didn't play well at all. Let's look and see what's down the road for us."
* Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan took full blame for the Cowboys' loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
He said he was outcoached and outschemed. He said put it all on him.
"I was outcoached, out-everythinged," Ryan said. "So it was all on me. It's a terrible game plan. I never gave our guys a chance. We got killed by the flash play over and over and over, did a lousy job adjusting to it. It's all my fault. I never gave our guys a chance."
On Monday, other Cowboys shared in the blame for the 34-7 blowout loss, including coach Jason Garrett who said Ryan's accountability is one of the things that attracted him to the Cowboys.
"I think one of the things we talk about as an organization is having the right kind of people in your organization as coaches and players and everybody involved in our football operation," Garrett said.
"When you lose a game there are two ways to go. You could say it's somebody else's fault or you take responsibility, accountability for what your job is within that ball game and I think we had a lot of guys who want to take responsibility and be accountable for what they did or didn't do in the game and Rob is certainly one of them. I think we have a number of players who have the same approach, a number of really good players who have the same approach said the same kind of thing to me today."
CowboysHQ.com Recommended Stories
Dr. Roto Video: Week 8 Strategy
Should you keep Fred Jackson or cut him? Should you cut Zac Stacy or trade him? Each team requires its own strategy based on different circumstances and Dr. Roto does his best to clarify your…Read More
Who's Hot? Week 8: Trevone, Pitt D, Kirby
The stud teams, players, coaches and trends from Week 8Read More
10 Rules For Night Shift Walleyes
Autumn walleye anglers turn their bows toward the launch ramp as the sun sets and evening temperatures begin to fall. That’s when Steve DeZurik begins his fishing shift.Read More
National Anthem Played with a Gun!
Musical targets? Yes, this guy plays the national anthem while shooting musical targets.Read More
The Haunted History of the White House
The Executive Mansion isn't just home to the First Family. It's also home to a variety of...ghosts.Read More
- GAMETHREAD: Giants@Cowboys | October 19, 2014 | 3:25PMCT | FOX
- Haven't beaten team that currently has a winning record
- Garrett told Linehan we want to run the ball like the 90s
- When did this site begin?