Jerry Jones: 'We haven't met our expectations'
SEP 03, 2013 2:32p ET
Jones said during a Tuesday interview with the New School show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] that he was up since 4:30 a.m., adding that the excitement is "almost more than I can handle."
Does that excitement come from it being another new season — Jones' 25th as owner of the franchise — or because the Cowboys have frequently failed to meet expectations?
Jones said he does feel pressure entering this season and much of it stems from the team finishing .500 the previous two years, missing the playoffs both seasons after losses in Week 17 win-or-go-home games.
"I feel pressure because of the fact that we haven't met our expectations," Jones said. "These last two years have been arguably … the most disappointing years in my career with the Cowboys. So, we needed to make some changes, and we did and have. Now, will they work? Will they be effective and productive? That's what's there. But we've given ourselves a real chance to maximize what [ Tony] Romo brings to the table, to maximize our talent.
"I do feel pressure. But we do that to ourselves. We basically shove it all out there. We put it all on the line every time we throw. And I think that's the only way to go. Consequently, we have big swings. We have big disappointment when we don't get there. But that doesn't do anything unless you do something about those disappointments. I think we've done that."
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