Jerry Jones continues to be “scared” of the Philadelphia Eagles, and he hopes his team feels the same way.
The owner of the Dallas Cowboys first talked about his fear of the Eagles on his weekly radio show Tuesday. Some in the media perceived the comment as a sign Jones lacks confidence in his team heading into Saturday’s rematch with Philadelphia, which handed the Cowboys a 34-7 pummeling on Oct. 30 at Lincoln Financial Field.
But on Wednesday, Jones said he didn’t regret using the word scared, pointing out that fear of failure has driven him throughout his life.
“Being afraid of messing up has caused me to be more conscientious, caused me to be more prepared,” Jones told reporters after Thursday’s practice in Irving. “I’ve said that all my life. Fear is a great motivator, great, and especially in this sport.”
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