A lot of people didn’t think the Green Bay Packers had a shot at beating the Dallas Cowboys last week. At the top of that list might have been the Dallas Cowboys themselves.
Maybe they hadn’t been paying attention. Maybe they thought their home-field advantage was just too much to overcome. Maybe they were just overconfident.
Whatever the reason, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his team underestimated Aaron Rodgers.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan contributed some of Cowboys' slow start to "underestimating a little what we were up against in Rodgers."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 17, 2017
That was stupid.
Rodgers and the Packers’ offense had been on an improbable run coming into the game. Rodgers hadn’t throw a pick in eight weeks and the Packers weren’t even pretending their defense was going to stop anyone. They were just going out there and outscoring people.
Sunday was no different.
As soon as the Packers held the Cowboys to field goal on the opening drive, we were all confident that Rodgers & Co. would put up seven and then it was off to the races.
Perhaps that explains why the Cowboys looked so dumbfounded early on in the game.
I really enjoy the Cowboys looking like they don't know what hit them.
— Total Packers (@totalpackers) January 15, 2017
I really would have liked FOX to have shown a Jerry Jones reaction shot to the 3rd and 20 pass, which I call the Genuflection Reception, and then double down with his response to Mason’s bomb. The networks love to focus on him during the annoyingly good times, but forget to show the counterpoint.
This is actually disguised arrogance by the arrogant Jerry Jones. When someone says they underestimated someone or something they are basically saying they did not try their hardest. Jones is in delusion mode though I don’t know if he is deluding himself or the Cowboys fans.
He is saying that if the Cowboys would have brought their A game they would have won. He is saying the Cowboys are the better team even though they lost. Instead of the Packers winning the game he is indicating the Cowboys lost the game.
We could have a decent debate which team is better and which would win the most games against each other out of ten or 100. However, Jones is doing it in a punk way as if it is a forgone conclusion the Cowboys are a better team. Jones has always been a greedy egotistical arrogant jerk and I guess he always will be.
At the same time, if the shoe was on the other foot this is exactly the kind of delusional arrogant crap MM or Rodgers would spew as well.