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What Jerry Jones said after Cowboys dominating win over Eagles

Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones reacted to Sunday night’s 37-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles with measured relief.

Here are his post-game comments to the media.

Jerry Jones’ thoughts on the game:

“Well, I think it’s one game, and we sure needed to get out here as a team and as an organization. We need to basically demonstrate to our fans, to ourselves, and to everybody that we’re capable of playing a team like the Eagles. We have a lot of respect for their personnel, we have a lot of respect for their quarterback, so we knew we were glad to get this one at home rather than play up there in Philadelphia. This is not only a feel-good win, but it’s one where we can move forward positively. I saw a lot of energy. I saw high-level energy from everyone involved in the game. I think that when you have adversity or setbacks the way we did against the Jets last week, that’s how you want to see a team respond.”

Jerry Jones thoughts on negative comments after three consecutive losses:

“I want our fans to always be looking at things and talking about things that we can do better. All of this stuff counts, everything counts, and I mean that. How we are as a team, how an individual player, how our coaching staff, from my perspective, I don’t like it when it’s negative. I want it to be positive. That kicks in at some point in the season, and that little butt-kicking that we got last week from everybody including ourselves probably had a lot to do with inspiring a better performance tonight.”

Jerry Jones on Doug Peterson’s comments:

“Well, he’s a good coach, a Super Bowl coach. I really did see his comments on ESPN as it turns out, but I really think he was talking generically as a coach about what they need to have a good week of practice and get a win. I think anytime anybody says you can’t do it, there’s a human element that usually means you are going to show it. So, in that respect, I think that might have had that impact. If that helped them out, then so be it.”

Jerry Jones on 3-0 record in the NFC East:

“We get in if we win the division, but the division as we all know is your win-loss record. And so, you certainly do two things when you get a win against your division opponent, so this was a very important night for us, and I think this is rock building for us.”

Jerry Jones on the Cowboys’ running game:

“Well a lot works when Zeke [Elliott] can physically run the ball. I thought Zeke just appeared to be at an extra strength and extra physical tonight. A lot of it has to do with the blocking and the line, and we did a good job with that. But there’s no doubt that’s what we’d like to be, and that is using that line and using Zeke.”

Jerry Jones on Jason Garrett:

“The head coach, right there beside him, the offensive coordinator, the play caller, they’re all going to get a lot of shots from time to time because we all know it doesn’t always go right. But I’ve seen [Garrett] and I’ve seen him handle it. But I have not seen a concern and I haven’t seen key players have an issue with the coach. I haven’t seen that with Garrett.”

Jerry Jones on trades as the deadline approaches:

“I think probably not. Knowing that this time last year in the vicinity we had some idea that we might be talking about getting Amari [Cooper]. Based on what we have a sense of this year, I don’t see the likelihood that we would do something like that.”

Jerry Jones on the Eagles:

“I respect the Philadelphia team, and its personnel, and its coaching, and its pedigree. This is a confidence builder for me and for our team.”

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.