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Cowboys owner Jones moves past big loss to Eagles

The Cowboys, at this time last year, already were toast. They were 1-6, Tony Romo was out for the season with a broken collarbone, and the only drama left in Big D concerned when Jerry Jones would send the Grim Reaper for dear old Wade Phillips.

So forgive Jones for refusing to wave the white flag after Sunday night's 34-7 loss to the Eagles that dropped Dallas to 3-4. The Cowboys have endured their share of disappointment, but their fate hardly is sealed. That was the point the Cowboys owner attempted to make during a Tuesday radio interview that turned testy.

After repeatedly being asked on KRLD-FM why he wasn't concerned, Jones replied that he had spent the last 10 minutes explaining why, then offered this:

"I think we'll go right back. We just have to do that," Jones said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "In my life, I've stuck my head in the sand and not recognized and dwelled on the situation, because if you do, you'll become the situation. I just want us to move on past this one."

Perhaps someone should alert the radio host that Jones can buy him and have him working at an industrial rock quarry with the wave of a hand.

"In my perspective, when we have a quarterback that's healthy -- Romo -- that can play at the level that I believe he can play at, then I don't think you ought to lower your expectations," Jones said when asked if fans should expect less than Super Bowl contention. "I think you've got an opportunity to have a good team. Consequently, when I look at the makeup of our team, that's why I don't want to -- and fans shouldn't either -- dwell on this game."

The Cowboys' inability to compete against the Eagles was discouraging, but Jones is right. The Cowboys have time to get going, and with an upcoming schedule that includes the Seahawks (2-5), Redskins (3-4), Dolphins (0-7) and Cardinals (1-6), now isn't the time to write Dallas' obituary.

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