"We're not in anything if we don't play better, " Jones said after a 28-14 loss to the Titans that looked like it could be a blowout win for Dallas midway through the first quarter. "What I recognize is not so much the three wins and five losses but the way we lost this game and the way we played in the game".
The Cowboys had almost two weeks off and made two drastic desperation moves, firing their offensive line coach and trading a first-round pick for an upgrade at wide receiver.
The 25-year-old Titans safety then ran to midfield and posed on the Cowboys' star logo.
Jones has made only one in-season head-coaching change since purchasing the Cowboys in 1989, and that was elevating Jason Garrett to his current role in favor of Wade Phillips after the Cowboys got off to a 1-7 start in 2010.
"I don't know how to articulate my patience or lack thereof, and I'm not trying to be smart, " Jones said.
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Daniel Sturridge started for Liverpool in Serbia, but was replaced at half-time (Marko Drobnjakovic/AP). But after the second goal they could smell it. "Hendo was close, but not close enough".
After leading the Cowboys to a 13-3 mark in 2016, when he threw 23 touchdown passes and just four interceptions on his way to winning the Rookie of the Year award, Prescott is 12-12 in his past 24 games with 32 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions. "I just don't have an assessment of my patience right now".
While it's realistic to expect Prescott and Cooper to need time to work together and an offensive line to adjust to an in-season coaching change, the Cowboys are running out of it.
Garrett revealed a possible crack Tuesday.
A lot of this game went more towards the negative for the Cowboys, with the team falling to 3-5 overall. "He's young and he's going to get extended".