IRVING Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the Cowboys were evolving into a team that can compete for a championship this year.
A somewhat surprising statement considering the team is 2-3 and not resembling a playoff contender. The Cowboys are in last place in the NFC East and 20 NFL teams have a better record.
So what does Cowboys coach Jason Garrett think about the team's owner and general manager making such a projection?
"We're not real focused on that right now," Garrett said Wednesday. "We're focused on meeting well on Wednesday and preparing for Carolina on Sunday, so that's where our emphasis is as players and coaches."
Does that put any added pressure on the team when the boss says that?
"Again, we're not focused on that," Garrett responded. "We think Jerry Jones is an outstanding owner and we appreciate everything he does for our football team. But our focus is on practicing well today."