Jerry Jones Wants Everyone To Know He’s Not The Same Guy He Used To Be

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Jerry Jones believes he’s not the same guy he used to be. At least so he says.

And depending on what type of Dallas Cowboys fan (or hater) you consider yourself, that could either be a good thing or a bad thing.

Speaking to reporters at the Senior Bowl earlier this week, the 80-year-old Jones harped on how much he’s changed in the last three decades (the Cowboys’ early 90s heyday was, notably, about 30 years ago).

“I get amused when people talk about this is the same — same old, same old, in reference to my 30 years. If you had any idea how many ways I’ve changed in 30 years. If you had any idea how many different directions I’ve gone in 30 years. Both in personnel and in coaching,” Jones said while talking to reporters at the Senior Bowl this week.

“I know I’m sounding defensive, but if anybody thinks they’re looking at the same guy here at the Senior Bowl that was here five years ago, 10 years ago, 15 years ago, they don’t know how this works.” [via ProFootballTalk]

The Cowboys certainly face a lot of questions as they head into the 2023 season, as whoever the team hires to replace Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator will be tasked with fixing the turnover issues that ailed quarterback Dak Prescott during the 2022 season. Despite missing five games due to injury, Prescott threw a league-leading 15 interceptions (which was tied with Houston Texans QB Davis Mills).

Still, given the constant state of delusion that surrounds the Cowboys, they’ll undoubtedly head into the 2023 season with Super Bowl aspirations. While the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles — their divisional rivals — had the best record in football and are set to play in the Super Bowl, there has not been a repeat division champion in the NFC East since 2004.

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