SAN ANTONIO (Texas News Radio) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was in a sour mood when he spoke to a Dallas sports radio station after his team’s Thursday night loss to the Chicago Bears.
“We’re not playing very well,” Jones told KRLD-FM’s hosts Kevin Hageland and Cory Mageors Friday when asked how the team is playing.
And then the fireworks started immediately after.
Jones was asked if he and his organization was embarrassed by how the team was playing.
“Hey! Get your damn act together yourself. Okay? We’re going to have a good visit this morning, but settle down just a little bit,” the Cowboys owner sternly stated about 30 seconds into the interview. “I’m going to give you the answers I want to give you this morning and I don’t like your attitude. I’ve been traveling all night and don’t have the patience to jack with you today.”
The hosts tried to asked about the owner’s emotions after the loss, but Jones said the talk pair needed to ask questions instead.
The interview regained some traction when the hosts asked Jones, who is both owner and general manager of the team, who gets more of the blame in a loss like this: the coach or the players.
“We’ve got players out there that didn’t have a good game last night, haven’t had a good game the last three games. We’ve got to play better. That’s all there is to it.”
Jones pointed out the weak kicking play of late, though snapped again when the hosts asked if the owner could explain the process of mid-season player changes and why they are difficult to make.
“I’m giving you my answer,” Jones interjected while being questioned. “So, you go and ask your questions and I’ll give you my answers this morning.”
On the topic, Jones said there are no people he could bring in at this point of the season who would either be ready to play for the Cowboys or have the talent level that would make their inclusion a benefit to the team.
He said most of those people — even alluding to possible coaches — are already working this season and interacting with them, even just to talk, would be considered tampering.
Jones said he hears the unhappiness Cowboy fans have toward him, but said he would rather fans be passionately upset than be apathetic.
He told the hosts that while he’d love to speak more openly about his thoughts on people he’d like to bring into the organization, he wants to be careful with how he speaks.
“We want to do a good job here, I want to do a good job with you guys, but there’s a whole bunch of time I have to bullsh– the hell out of you,” Jones stated. The hosts said they totally understood where the owner was coming from.
“Do you understand bullsh–?”
The hosts then chuckled, saying they had to hit the “dump” button twice on Jones and ended up having the call drop.
Jones came back on the line and said it took him a while to realize he had been talking to himself for a few minutes.
The rest of the interview was more in line with a typical Jerry Jones conversation, though had an interesting end when the hosts told Jones to go fix it, which sent him into a laughing fit.
“Yeah, then I’m going to move on and fix the country’s problems,” laughed Jones. “But seriously, that’s fair. That’s very fair. ‘Jerry, do something, go fix it. Do something different, even if it’s wrong, go fix it.”