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Jerry's Quick Fix: 'Let's Win Some Ballgames'


There have been weeks around The Star in which Jerry Jones hasn't been so vocal.

This hasn't been one of them.

Jones was as critical about the coaching staff as he has ever been following Sunday's loss to the Patriots. He didn't back down from that Tuesday on his weekly radio show, or even Wednesday when he made a guest appearance on Good Morning Football on NFL Network.

As the Cowboys sit with a 6-5 record, the owner knows the best way to right the ship in a hurry.

"I think all of us, including the fans, want to win a damn football game. OK?" Jones said while on NFL Network to promote The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign. "I know we've got a lot of things to think about. Who's coaching, who's playing, who's compared to another player someplace else. How about, let's win some ballgames, folks. We can take that other stuff. I'm not known as a guy that gets hand cramps when I'm writing checks. But I want to win games."

Jones reiterated his support for head coach Jason Garrett, but also pointed out that he's in a "bottom-line business."

"No one in this country has earned the right to say, 'I'm a Jason Garrett man' more than me. I am his man," Jones said. "And we want the very same thing, and that's for our players to play at their very best. And we want his staff to coach at their very best. The bottom line is we get graded. I'm in business – I don't have to win the Super Bowl in business every year. I can come in sixth and have a hell of a year. But in this business, you've got to come in first. And so fundamentally, you've asked for something that's a very narrow window to begin with. I want Jason to get it done."

It starts on Thursday against the Bills in the Cowboys' annual Thanksgiving Day game at AT&T Stadium. Dallas is looking to remain in first place in the NFC East, holding a one-game lead over the 5-6 Eagles, who play the Dolphins on Sunday.