Cowboys’ Jason Witten backs up Jerry Jones critical comments
Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones was not shy about expressing his frustration with the team’s loss against the New England Patriots in Week 12. It seems tight end Jason Witten has no issue with the comments that were made.
Jones pointed out that this team was far too talented to still be coming up short in games like those. Witten feels there was actually some truth to them, via ESPN’s Todd Archer:
“Passion, emotion, the energy he brings, that is Line 1 for Mr. Jones, I feel like from my perspective,” tight end Jason Witten said Tuesday. “He wants to win. He expects to win. He feels like he’s put a great team together, which he has, and we haven’t played to our expectations of where we should be. That’s completely fair. I think it’s just the raw emotion of it all. He’s been around a lot of great football and knows what he wants it to look like.”
There is certainly plenty of truth to both Witten and Jones’ comments. There is no question that the Cowboys boast one of the most talented rosters in the league with stars on both sides of the ball. The veteran has become well aware of the expectations after being with the team for 16 years
As a result, the seat for head coach Jason Garrett is seemingly hotter than it has ever been. Despite Jones’ efforts to downplay his doubts in Garrett’s shortcomings over the years, it may very well be starting to reach its boiling point since Dallas is still struggling to take that next step as bonafide championship contenders.
The Cowboys find themselves in a must-win situation heading into the final stretch of the 2019 NFL season. The result could very well have a major impact on Garrett’s future in Dallas.