IRVING -- It will take more than a 34-7 blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles to shake owner Jerry Jones' confidence in the Dallas Cowboys.
He said he wasn't worried after the game and reiterated that point Tuesday on his radio show on KRLD-FM, even getting a little testy when asked repeatedly why he wasn't concerned.
Jones snapped that he had just spent 10 minutes explaining his position then offered, "I think we'll go right back. We just have to do that. 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."
Jones is likely positive because of the Cowboys' upcoming schedule that features games against the Seattle Seahawks (2-5), Washington Redskins (3-4), Miami Dolphins (0-7) and Arizona Cardinals (1-6) in addition to the Buffalo Bills (5-2).
He said he is also confident because of quarterback Tony Romo.
"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.
"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.
"Philadelphia is a good team. They are a good team right now. It was maybe an aberration that they started off like they did."
Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware's performance was lost in the 34-7 loss to the Eagles. He had 11 tackles, five for loss, with a career-high four sacks, four other quarterback hits and a forced fumble.
"I thought it was an amazing performance," coach Jason Garrett said Monday.
Jason Garrett was asked on Monday when tight end Martellus Bennett was going to run out of chances after he dropped a pass against the Eagles that led to an interception.
Bennett has been unproductive since being drafted in the second round out of Texas A&M in 2008. Drops have been a big problem.
Garrett is not ready to give up on Bennett, who is a valuable blocker.
"Well, Martellus is not a guy that you would say we feature in the offense," Garrett said. "There are certain things that we think he does well that we want to give him a chance to do during the ballgame."
Bennett is in the last year of his contract.
Felix still slowed
The decision on whether rookie running back DeMarco Murray has done enough the past two weeks to compete with Felix Jones for the starting job might have to wait another week.
Jones, who has missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain, didn't sound optimistic about returning Sunday. He said he is just starting to run on the ankle.
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