On Monday, Jones spoke to the media about the team’s poor play as of late. The Dallas Cowboys lost 25-3 to the Washington Football Team to fall to 2-5 on the season. Head coach Mike McCarthy has come under fire, but Jones gave him his vote of confidence.
According to Jones, McCarthy has proven himself “year-in and year-out.”
Despite the team’s struggles, which includes two blowout losses since Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending injury, Jones believes the Cowboys will “evolve” over time.
“You’re gonna watch a team evolve over time,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “Mike McCarthy has proven he can do it year-in and year-out… I’m not sticking my head in the sand. I understand there’s gonna be frustration. We deserve criticism, but I do think this will evolve.”
It’s going to be hard to convince the fan base that the Cowboys are true contenders. Before Sunday, at 36 points per game, the Cowboys had allowed 30 or more points in five straight games.
Altogether, the Cowboys tied an NFL record last Monday for most consecutive games of allowing 34 or more points. The Cowboys have allowed 34 or more points to the Browns, Cardinals, Falcons, Giants, and Seahawks. The lowest of lows was allowing 49 points to the Cleveland Browns at AT&T Stadium. Even the 1-6 Giants scored 34 points on the Cowboys.
Despite all of this, the Cowboys still have a chance to make the postseason. The Cowboys have a chance to take sole possession of the NFC East on Sunday. The 2-4-1 Eagles will try and dismantle the Cowboys’ season altogether when the two rivals play in the afternoon.