No team since the merger in 1970 has started a season with a 1-4 record and gone on to qualify for the playoffs. Many think the Cowboys, who are "loaded with talent", could be the first team to do accomplish that feat.
Dallas Head Coach Wade Phillips spoke with reporters via conference call today...
"I believe in these guys," Jones said. "I believe in the coaching staff. I believe in Wade Phillips."
The Cowboys' owner also talked about how he was still confident that his 1-4 team could make the playoffs. Despite acknowledging that Dallas has dug itself a hole, Jones refuses to give up on the season.
Considered by many to be the best team in the NFC East heading into this season, Dallas dropped to 1-3 yesterday with a 34-27 loss at home to the Titans. The Cowboys had 511 total net yards, 370 from the right arm of Tony Romo and 109 yards on the ground from Felix Jones. So how did they lose? Three Romo interceptions (someone must have convinced No. 9 that this was a playoff game), 12 penalties?for 133 yards,?one missed field goal, 131 yards?running from?Chris Johnson, and 109 yards by the Titans on kickoff returns. Dallas had the ball for 36:44, but in typical Cowboys' fashion, they still lost. It doesn't get any easier for the Cowboys, who head to Minnesota next week.
Meanwhile, the Giants, Eagles, and Redskins won, with each improving to 3-2. Dallas is two games back, and though they've yet to play the Giants and Eagles, the Cowboys lost to the Redskins on opening day and are 0-2 in NFC games. They're also 0-2 at home.?Despite having what should be a prolific offense, Dallas has scored the fewest points (81)?among NFC East teams.