ARLINGTON, Texas — Jerry Jones was at a loss.
Over the decades, the good teams and Septembers tend to bleed into each other. It’s usually the endings that are most memorable for most team owners — and certainly all of them that would presume to be a general manager as well. NFL failure leaves a bookmark in the brain, whereas success fades into oblivion unless it’s memorialized with a Lombardi Trophy.
So it’s understandable that when Jones was asked Sunday night whether he could remember a more authoritative start to a season than this one, his memory failed him. Either that, or there simply wasn’t a memory to reach for, given the rarity of a 2-0 beginning that has been punctuated by a combined score of 70-10.
Any help, Jerry? Could he recall any dominant start like this?
“I don’t,” Jones said. “Just offhand, I do not.”
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott catches some air after a scramble against Jets safety Tony Adams (22). (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
He doesn’t remember it because it’s the stuff of dreams. You don’t open an NFL season by going into the house of a playoff team from the season before and thump the hosts 40-0. And you don’t follow that up by beating down what is expected to be one of the best defenses in the league 30-10 (and it could have been a lot worse than that). Yet, that’s what these Dallas Cowboys have now done, wiping out the New York Giants and New York Jets in back-to-back weeks. They’re notable results because the past six Dallas teams that won 10 games or more all suffered a loss in the first two weeks of the schedule.
The last Cowboys team that won double-digit games and also started 2-0? That would be the 2007 team, which is arguably the most talented collection in the past two decades that failed to advance in the playoffs.
For those who have forgotten, that 2-0 Dallas team finished 13-3 and featured 11 Pro Bowlers, two Hall of Famers in their prime (DeMarcus Ware and Terrell…
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Publish date : 2023-09-18 04:35:44
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