It was good to hear Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones give the team some good advice after the game on Thursday. Jones addressed the team in the locker room after their 24-7 Thanksgiving Day victory, and cautioned them not to lose focus or get too far ahead of themselves.
“This is a time when there shouldn’t be anybody smug, shouldn’t be anybody feeling full of themselves by where we are. We should really sit down here and see because we may not, on an individual basis, ever get to be in a spot like this again. So, let’s spend the next six weeks really blocking everything out as much as we can and zero in on the playoffs.”
I have no doubt that Jones was probably thinking about last season, when the Cowboys went 1-3 in December, before addressing his troops. Last year he watched silently as the Cowboys were eliminated from playoff contention. I’m glad he reminded them how easily a two game lead can evaporate.
Head coach Wade Phillips seemed to echo his employer’s sentiments when he later added;
“We have something to prove the next game, that’s where we’re going,” coach Wade Phillips said. “I am happy we have won three in a row on Thanksgiving but we have more to accomplish.”
Always two there are… a master and an apprentice.