ARLINGTON, Texas – After the loss on Monday night, Jerry Jones said he sees no change in either head coach or attendees, much less players or no movement of personnel.
However, the Dallas Cowboys owner's disheveled face showed the frustration he felt in a defeat that was not even by chance budgeted for the Cowboys, who lost 28-14 to the Tennessee Titans before 90,466 fans at AT & T Stadium.
It was supposed to be one of those games that were considered "winnable" against a team that came with the same mark in wins and losses, but with a worse offensive and less defensive and for which, in addition, they had two weeks to prepare.
"The only coaches thing is that the other team did a great job tonight," Jones said minutes after the loss. "You have to give them credit. They had a good game plan. They arrived ready to stop Zeke (Ezekiel Elliott). They were able, for some reason, to put some pressure on Dak (Prescott). We could not connect some of the passes we might want.
"They did a great defensive job. They detained us on the offensive, "added the team's general manager.
The problem for the Cowboys is that it is customary for rival coaches to come up with a better game plan or adjust quickly on the fly, something that does not happen with Jason Garrett.
Against the Titans, the Cowboys started fast on both sides of the ball. The first offensive series, nine plays and 55 yards, culminated in a failure in the rookie field goal attempt Brett Maher.
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Afterwards, a very aggressive and quick defense got two steals, but the Cowboys attack barely managed a touchdown, because after the second ball recovered, Prescott was intercepted.
From that moment, the Titans, seemed dying, revived and practically no longer turned back to appropriate the ball with a time of possession of 34:26 compared to the 25:34 of Dallas, the result of converting third chance opportunities to pleasure (11 of 14) to showcase Garrett and his assistants in the three phases of the game, as has happened routinely in the current one and in previous seasons.
"We have eight more games. We have a long way to go this season. We want to play better than tonight, "Jones said. "Every player, coach and person in the office has to do a better job, including me."
Jones added that in no way does he see a scenario in which he will change coaches already with the advanced season, but it is a fact that neither with the arrival of Amari Cooper, the catcher they acquired two weeks ago from the Oakland Raiders for a collegiate first-round pick in the 2019 draft, the offense looked different after the first quarter than he has taught the first seven games of the season.
Cooper served well in his Texan debut with five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown, considering that he has only been six times with the Cowboys.