Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledges that he didn’t think his team could win three of its first four games with Tony Romo sidelined.
“I didn’t expect it,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I really didn’t expect it.”
Jones said he’s particularly pleased with the way head coach Jason Garrett and his staff have been able to coach up young players like rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott.
“We’ve got a bunch of young guys out there,” Jones said. “We know that we have some guys who will be coming back, but now to some degree we know we can win if they’re not back on time. This is a competitive league. I didn’t expect to do it without Dez, without our left tackle, without key players like Scandrick. It says a lot about our depth. It says a lot about Jason and our coaching. I’m really proud of those guys. They are doing a really good job. They are not looking back. They are lining up with literally who we have at game time. We warm them up out there. If they can go or if they can’t, we find out at warmup. That’s who is going to play.”
After being one of the league’s major disappointments last year, the Cowboys are one of the pleasant surprises of this NFL season. They’re even better than the always-confident Jerry Jones thought they’d be.