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Jerry Jones calls Cowboys' 51-48 loss to Broncos a 'moral victory'

October 07, 2013|By Chuck Schilken
  • Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones feels good about his team even after a tough loss Sunday to the Denver Broncos.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones feels good about his team even after a tough… (Rick Diamond / Getty Images…)

Jerry Jones went there.

The Dallas Cowboys owner said the two words that make many people involved in sports cringe after a tough loss.

Moral. Victory.

Sure, the Cowboys hung tough against the still unbeaten Broncos, keeping up with near-perfect quarterback Peyton Manning until the very end. And, sure, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had the first 500-yard day in franchise history to go along with his five touchdowns.

Of course, all of that was negated by a costly Romo interception deep in Cowboys territory that set up a last-second field goal for the Broncos and sent Dallas to a 51-48 loss.

Repeat: 51-48 loss.

"I know what’s going to happen to me when I say this, but that’s a good term," Jones said. "This is a moral victory. It’s not a loser talking here. We can build off this.

"I feel as good as you could possible feel at 2-3. We are going to win enough games to get where we want to be. And get knocking on the door to where we want to be. This was a moral victory today for us. Yes."

Of course, Jones is just trying to put a positive spin on a devastating loss for the Cowboys and their fans. But I'm guessing that few people in the fan base are in the mood to hear that kind of talk -- particularly from the owner -- right now.


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