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Was this Jerry Jones’ most disappointing season? He gives convoluted answer

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) is unable to reach a pass from Kellen Moore as and New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilis makes a play for the ball that was intercepted by Marcus Williams late in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. The Jets won 19-16.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) is unable to reach a pass from Kellen Moore as and New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilis makes a play for the ball that was intercepted by Marcus Williams late in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. The Jets won 19-16. AP

Jerry Jones was asked on his radio show on 105.3 FM Tuesday morning if the 2015 season was his most disappointing as Cowboys owner.

Considering the Cowboys came into the season with Super Bowl hopes after winning 12 games and making it the NFC Divisional playoffs a year ago, going 4-10 certainly would have to register high on his negative list.

The Cowboys went from 12-4 last year to 4-10 so far in 2015. It’s already the biggest one-season collapse in franchise history.

Jones, however, was noncommittal in his elongated and convoluted answer.

"Well, I would say that relative to the players, relative to what I think of this coaching staff, which I understand the criticism that we're under right now," Jones said. "But when I look at the players, what I thought we could be defensively, and then what we certainly were just a few short -- I almost called it months ago, but it was last year -- and you can't live in the past. 

"But when I looked at what we had put together on the field, maybe we were going to be struggling in those first four ballgames, maybe we might split those first four ballgames. I'm giving you my thoughts. But once we got [Greg] Hardy out there, once we got [Rolando] McClain out there, once we got a few games underneath our belt, I thought we were going to be a whale of a football team. 

"And, yes, it's far different and much less than I had anticipated, much less than we paid for, much less than we put the money out there for, if that counts. We put it in the places that I thought we had a chance to get better, get where we needed to get better, particularly in the pass rush. I thought we would be pretty dynamic in the pass rush, and certainly whether it be field position or whether it be what we've asked them to do, we just haven't been what we thought we'd be."

 

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