Owner Jerry Jones came into the season with high hopes only to see the Dallas Cowboys lose their top two players to injuries and drop four straight games.
It has left Jones feeling helpless and a fellow owner offering up less than sobering advice on how to cope with the situation
“He said, ‘Drink a lot’,” Jones recalled after Sunday’s 27-20 loss to the New York Giants.
Jones said he didn’t take the advice “but it was genuine advice. But nothing more serious than that I’ll assure you.”
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What is sobering is the tasking facing the Cowboys (2-4) and their hopes of keeping their season alive until quarterback Tony Romo returns from a fractured clavicle Nov. 22.
“It’s daunting what we’re facing here,” Jones said. “We need to get in here and win some ballgames to get us in better contention as we get guys back and of course we know we got all the challenge in the world when we get guys back. We’ve dug ourselves a real challenge.”
The Cowboys have as many losses as they had all last season when they went 12-4 before losing in the NFC Divisonal playoffs.
They are currently in last place in the NFC East behind the Giants (4-3), the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) and the Washington Redskins (3-4).