Monday, January 6, 2014
10 outrageous, totally real things Jerry Jones said in 2013
This ought to be fun.
Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Jerry Jones always has something to say. Here are the 10 most noteworthy, attention-grabbing things he said this season.
Jones during the preseason: "My CAT-scan said it was like a brain of a 40-year-old. … The guy really did not know it was me. I was there anonymously. He said, 'I just wanted to come down and I saw your chart and I know how old you are. That part is really impressive.'"
Jones on the Giants faking injuries in the season opener: "I thought us experts on football were the only ones who could see that. I didn't know everybody could. It was so obvious it was funny. It wasn't humorous because we really wanted the advantage and knew we could get it if we could get the ball snapped."
Jones following the Cowboys' 51-48 loss to the Broncos in Week 5, which dropped the team to 2-3: “I’m so encouraged. I’m extremely encouraged over the way we competed, the way we were undaunted. I’m encouraged we played at the level we played in a lot of areas. This was a moral victory today for us.”
Jones to the Washington Post in October, defending Redskins owner Dan Snyder for his refusal to change the team's nickname: “It would be a real mistake -- a real mistake -- to think that Dan, who is Jewish, has a lack of sensitivity regarding somebody’s feelings. I promise you that.”
Jones when asked whether he was more worried about Reggie Bush or Calvin Johnson ahead of the Cowboys' Week 8 matchup with the Lions. Johnson went on to record 14 receptions for 329 yards, the second highest single-game total ever: "Well, I think Bush. When I look at where we seem to have some vulnerability using the passes out of the backfield, I look at what San Diego did, I look at times what Philadelphia did, if they were able to do anything at all, coming out of that backfield. That seems defensively to be a rough area for us."
Jones to CBS This Morning in November: “I probably listen to more talk radio than anyone. I think I love the pain. I recently, after a serious loss, I was doing a lot of blood work. They said, ‘We want to be sure and get this nurse in that really knows how to be gentle, and get it done quickly on the first time.’ And I said this morning, ‘I need one that needs to try 10 times. I want some pain.’ That happened, and I need to cry a little bit. That’s not a bad thing.”
Jones after the Cowboys' 24-21 win over the Giants in Week 12: "This game was not about Jason. But it was about, to some degree, giving us a chance to do something about this team and as it's perceived since Jason's been the coach. It's a big deal. Part of my job is I want everybody to think highly of Jason Garrett."
Jones following a 45-28 loss to the Bears in Week 14 in which Kiffin's defense gave up 490 yards of offense: "I like if we were going to have somebody take us where we are with our personnel, for better or for worse, where we are in the bye week, what adjustments we needed to make, getting these guys that are coming back healthy, there's nobody in coaching I'd rather have managing that than Monte Kiffin on defense. Nobody."
Jones responding to criticism of the play calling after the Cowboys gave up a 23-point lead and lost to the Packers in Week 15 thanks in part to two late interceptions and a lack of running plays: “Frankly, when they would score, I wanted to answer them. I was for the aggressiveness that we showed in the [second] half.”
Jones the Friday before the Cowboys' Week 16 game against the Redskins. The Cowboys haven't had a winning season since 2009 and have one playoff win since 1995: "The facts are, I really do think that the way that things have rolled out, that I'm getting to do some of the best work that I've done, relatively speaking, in my career, these last several years."
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